Art of Downsizing

(828) 772-5959  Bonded and Insured Member since May 4, 2017 - 4 years in business

About Art of Downsizing

Art of Downsizing offers on-line and on-site estate sales and downsizing services to senior citizens, their families and busy professionals in need of assistance during times of transition. We specialize in selling entire estates, attracting quality buyers, minimizing your stress levels, and helping with packing, buyouts and "clean outs" to prepare for the real estate market. We customize our services to your unique circumstances to educate you on your options, leverage your satisfaction depending on market trends and research of your belongings. We also give you complete records of your inventory for tax purposes and help with estate liquidation planning.

Why Choose Us?

* NC auctioneer firm license # 10088

* Honesty, transparency, attention to detail, consideration, and thoughtfulness

* Assurance that you are more important than the stuff we are selling

* Highly knowledgeable with an expert staff on hand

* Connections to high-end and minor auction houses and appraisal services

* A personalized, customized experience and one-stop solution for you

Service areas

Based out of Asheville, NC

Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Online Auctions
  • Clean-out Services
  • Personal Property Brokering
  • Packing and Planning for a move
  • Sorting, Organizing and Decluttering


  • Licensed Auctioneer (NC Auctioneering Licensing Board Firm License #10088)
This company does not have any active sales.
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

Beyond Basic in Black Mountain Estate Sale

Art of Downsizing

We are pleased to assist the Fitzgerald family with this important transition. This onsite walk through tag sale will give new home owners and serious collectors alike an opportunity to find many unique and cared for collectibles, antiques, old quilt...

Black Mountain, NC 28711
Sale ended Sat. Aug 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

Significant Ethno-Art, Americana and World Antiques

Art of Downsizing

This premier Maggie Valley online auction estate sale features significant pieces of ethno and American art work and desirable antique accent pieces to enhance the ambiance of your home, awaken and inspire. Included are exceptional items- the majori...

Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Bidding closed Fri. Jun 21, 2019 at 10:21 PM EDT

Curtis Creek : Saddles, Patio Furniture, Thomasville.......Online Estate Sale BID NOW

Art of Downsizing

This Enka/Candler area (off Hwy 151) online auction only sale from the family farm features gently used western riding saddles by Longhorn, SaddleKing et al and tack; high quality Windham Castings Elysee heavy aluminum patio furniture; a collection o...

Candler, NC 28715
Bidding closed Thu. Apr 4, 2019 at 7:37 PM EDT

Mr. Mullaney's Online Estate Auction Bid Live Now

Art of Downsizing

This Arden area (off Christ School Rd) online auction only sale from the family home features gently used outdoor gear such as an Old Town Camper canoe and Trek Touring 24 speed bicyle; power and hand tools: Stihl chainsaw and gas leaf blower; garden...

Arden, NC 28704
Bidding closed Thu. Mar 21, 2019 at 9:53 PM EDT

Rough Gems, 70's Southern Studio Pottery and Native American Artifacts

Art of Downsizing

This comprehensive Royal Pines area (S. Asheville) online auction only sale features a large collection of rough gems, minerals, crystals and rocks along with glass front display cases. Also a large collection of North Carolina Native American artifa...

Arden, NC 28704
Bidding closed Fri. Feb 8, 2019 at 4:43 PM EDT

Better Living Through Design

Art of Downsizing

Ahem..... QUALITY ALERT!!! This N. Asheville mid-century deck home is well-apppointed with luxury Italian designer furnishings known for clean, architectural lines incorporating natural high end materials. The name brands listed are found in upsca...

Asheville, NC 28804
Bidding closed Fri. Oct 26, 2018 at 2:24 PM EDT

Online Total Buyout Estate Liquidation Sale

Art of Downsizing

Offered by Art of Downsizing. NCALB Firm license #10088. Here is a remarkable opportunity to make one bid on all items shown in listing. Pick up is in Naples, NC. These items have been well cared for and come from a smoke and pet free home. There ...

Hendersonville, NC 28792
Bidding closed Sat. Aug 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF Sunday July 8th 1pm to 4pm Oakley Estate Sale

Art of Downsizing

This easy to find brick home located off Sweeten Creek in Oakley is teeming with treasures for resellers, rental property and new home owners. Many resellable "smalls" in this sale as well as solid wood furniture. The treasures in this partial e...

Asheville, NC 28803
Sale ended Sun. Jul 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

SPLASH of Color Decorator Estate Sale 50% OFF SATURDAY ONLY

Art of Downsizing

Finally! Everything you've always wanted for updating your living space in one place! A splash of festive mediterranean colors, at great affordable prices. We're selling a houseful of quality decorative art pieces, custom painted and natural wood coo...

Black Mountain, NC 28711
Sale ended Sat. Jun 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT


Art of Downsizing

Bid online only Monday May 13th to Friday May 18th. A lovely vacation home with many well cared for name brand and quality items for house, office, garden and garage. Many are nearly new or in extraordinary vintage condition. Very little fluff in ...

Nebo, NC 28761
Bidding closed Fri. May 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM EDT

Mills River Hunting Cabin to Farm House Estate Auction

Art of Downsizing

PICK UP is SATURDAY JAN 27th 12pm TO 5pm NCALB Firm #10088 Living estate of third generation Mills River family. Items are available for sale at online auction only. Many of the antique items being offered were recovered from a hunting cabin...

Mills River, NC 28759
Bidding closed Fri. Jan 26, 2018 at 1:20 PM EDT

Star Spangled Early Americana Online Estate Sale

Art of Downsizing

This lovely Kanuga Lake home in Hendersonville is resplendent with collectible red, white and blue decorum that salutes pre civil war American history. Custom framing on many reproduction Early American assemblages incorporating Presidential memora...

Hendersonville, NC 28739
Bidding closed Sat. Jul 15, 2017 at 6:17 PM EDT

Avid Gardener's Indoor and Outdoor Sale W. Hendersonville

Art of Downsizing

This lovely Tamarac neighborhood home in W. Hendersonville off of S. Rugby Rd. belongs to an avid gardener who is moving and offering many outstanding pieces of yard art, gardening containers, planters, utility items, porch swing, rain catcher, hoses...

Hendersonville, NC 28791
Sale ended Sat. Jun 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT

Off Main St. Weaverville Memorial Weekend Estate Sale

Art of Downsizing

This sale features many well cared for antiques, hand made quilts and handwork, solid wood furniture, collectible art glass, home essentials for the new home owner, appliances and craft supplies We hope you will come out and find something from th...

Weaverville, NC 28787
Sale ended Sat. May 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
What People Say About Art of Downsizing
“Words can’t convey how much I appreciated what you’ve done for me and my family. Your professional expertise is exceptional. But even more impressive is the heart you put into your craft. You care about your clients, your finished product, your interactions with others. Thank you for your help. I’ll never forget how your calm presence guided me through a difficult emotional journey”.
Elaine Barnes
It was a pleasure to work with this company, great communication & very helpful with the pick-up process. They were available each time I had a question that needed answered. Would greatly recommend them. Looking forward to checking out their other upcoming auctions.
Donna Ballew
Michele is very professional and responded quickly with any questions I had. The pictures taken displayed the complete product and her detailed description was wonderful. I purchased and recieved exactly what I was expecting.
Stephanie Lanning
Everything exceeded my expectations dealing with this company...professional, on time and they went out of their way to meet me on my schedule to pick up my purchases. *****
Bob Lentini
My husband and I recently sold our house in North Carolina while living in New York.We needed to empty an entire house in a short time. Michelle was suggested to us and she came to our rescue and managed everything! She is honest, competent and timely.We thoroughly enjoyed working (long distance) with her. She did a great job with the sale and helped us with any snags we ran into. We are grateful for her efforts and highly recommend her.
Cheri Natoli
I was able to see first hand how much Michelle and her company Art of Downsizing care for their clients! Michelle was called in to assist in organizing and manage the belongings for a estate sale here in NC.
I could tell she truly cared about the family and respected their belongings. It was obvious that the person who lived in the home truly cared about their home and belongings that took a lifetime to acquire.
Michelle did an incredible job selling their treasures and belongings. I felt she respected her clients through the entire process. She truly cared about the legacy that a lifetime's worth of treasures represents. I want to also mention she went above and beyond as my husband and I purchased a flat screen TV and forgot to get plug and remote while at sale. She was very kind and brought us the cord/remote to our home.
I highly recommend Art of Downsizing you will not be disappointed. A company that truly cares ! August 2017
Lori E. Greene
Michelle got right down to work as soon as she arrived and went through every area of the home and organized and prepped everything. She made donations of items that didn’t sell according to our wishes. August 2017
Richard D. Shimek
“We are appreciative of someone like you who has come into our lives and handled such a huge task for us with skill and grace. Thanks to your hard work, this has been a huge success in my opinion. One thing I appreciated most was your sensitivity to my Mother—you never made her feel as if her things were being taken away—but rather that they were being taken care of. This is a vital distinction and you handled it in such a way that Mother is happy and does not feel violated in any respect. Not everyone could do that and I will always love you for it and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! “ May 2017
Wanda C. Rice
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