ConsignWorks is New England's premiere and most trusted estate and moving sale company. Since 2001, we have proudly served the Boston/Metro West, Rhode Island, and Connecticut communities. As the area's premier estate sale company, we have run hundreds of moving and estate sales, auctions, and non-profit fundraising events over the years, right here in New England. Our sales span everything from antiques to modern and contemporary furniture, decor and furnishings, average homes to the largest estates. (Our largest sale had over 2,200 attendees!)
Why is Consignworks different? Selling furniture, home furnishings, antiques and quality items IS our business--we know our markets and buyers as well as the items we sell. Our roots are in antiques, retail and management. We handle estates with antiques and collectibles as well as those with contemporary furnishings. Our own experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff personally handle each estate sale. The professional staff of full-time and permanent part-time specialists have years of direct experience in a variety of areas, including antiques, appraisals, public and charity fund-raising, retail and more, so you can be sure your items are properly identified, and your sale expertly managed. Our "bench" is deep with experience, and our sales are properly staffed, with 6 to 25 associates per sale, and with one or more cashiers and our own movers. Employees are bonded to $30,000, and we have complete ($2MM) and comprehensive insurance for general liability, workmen's comp, theft, fire, damage and more. We are legally registered to operate in other states and pay payroll and unemployment taxes where required.
We design a custom online picture gallery for each sale so buyers can easily view sale items and descriptions. We accept credit cards and checks, which results in higher sales results, and our sell-through rates are typically 80-99% for each sale. Our references are UNMATCHED, and we are highly recommended by top realtors, move managers, estate clients and buyers.
Our estate sale process is professional, and comprehensive, and completely transparent-from fully documented inventories and price schedules, individual invoices for each sale, fully-staged, fully tagged sales (yes, we tag everything), donations and furniture pickups, clean-outs and more. Pricing is fully disclosed and fully documented to clients before (an inventory schedule with prices), during and after the sale. Each client receives a material inventory post-sale so you can see what your items sold for!
We NEVER enhance sales by bringing in other items such as jewelry or memorabilia--we are here to sell YOUR items only. We DO NOT buy-out estates at the end of the sale. We will work with our clients to identify items for optional post-sales, donations or disposal. We are A+ BBB certified, Massachusetts licensed (AU3081) business. Our associates are specialists in antiques, art, china, pottery and collectibles.
As a local company, our staff are members of various antiques, collectibles and civic organizations and active within non-profit auction and fund-raising events in Wellesley, Wayland and metro Boston. We partner with the finest area companies and auction houses to find the right market, before the sale and after. Sometimes, estate sales do not find the right buyer for a special item, a work of art, or fine antique, and should never be liquidated for a quick sale. We will find the right buyer or channel for you, from auction houses, on-line marketplaces, high end consignment stores, specialty shops and dealers.
Did you know that Consignworks furnished two movie sets in 2010 (including Dreamworks!), was chosen by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to resell their museum store items, by the Spookyworld developer to run his mega estate sale? We were also selected to run the magnificent estate sale of the Nightingale Inn in Wenham/Beverly with over 15,000 sq ft of furnishings. We were also selected to handle the estate of Daphne Farago of Little Compton, whose collections are featured in the Farago wings at the MFA and RISD, and whose collections of Americana, Contemporary Art, and Jewelry are documented in numerous catalogs and books?
We are about worry-free, prompt and professional resale services backed by years of experience. Our multiple-market strategy, and extensive background in antiques and vintage items, estate sales management and item resale, assures our clients of the best resale value and the proper management. Visit our website for more information at www.consignworks.com and find out more about all our sales, our team, company, customers and events. Visit our sales, or contact us for more information or a free consultation.
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Architect’s Mid-Century POP-Up Sale, Audi 2012 Q5, Herman Miller, Alvar Aalto & Artek, Knoll and More!Consignworks
Our client just received a wonderful offer but that offer takes him out of the area - and fast! Help us empty his hip Cambridge townhouse this coming weekend! MCM is our clients passion and that is to your benefit! This sale features: *Audi Q5 with ...
One of the prettiest sales of the year and just in time to find that something special for the holiday! We will be posting so many more pictures over the next weeks, so, stay tuned!!
This is one of the most beautiful antique homes that we have had the pleasure of working in! Pictures will be coming on the weekend of November 23! Keep an eye out!
Our client is fabulous! That is the only way to put it! When you have a fabulous client, typically a fabulous sale ensues! The house is packed and you will find treasures in every shape and size! Many more pictures to follow.
This is a fantastic sale, chock full and ready for holiday shoppers! Giant expanded cape features 4000 square feet and everything has to go! Pictures will be posted by Wednesday night!
This is a superb sale; elegant, eclectic in ways, and packed with everything your could want or need - all in exceptional condition. We have both pristine antiques as well as contemporary furnishings, spectacular original artwork, tons of interesting...
Stunning Concord Estate! Anthony Casay and Lots More Art, Baker, Contemporary Furnishings, Pottery Barn, Vintage Electronics and More!Consignworks
This stunning home has something for everyone! The home is just fabulous! We need your help to empty this home for our clients who are excited to more on to the next chapter! This fabulous sale features: The largest Anthony Casay ever painted - meas...
Created in the 1920s and 1930s in the “anti-suburban” design philosophy, Wellesley Farms is located in a unique part of upscale Wellesley. The home is absolutely gorgeous as are the contents on the inside! Whether you are looking for antiques, contem...
Estate Sale! Louis Fry Handmade Furniture, Silas Seandel, Movie Posters, Leather, Artwork including Haitian Sculpture and More!Consignworks
Our client had 13 crates of wonderful furnishings locked away at a storage facility and had no way to conduct an estate sale! We came across an empty store front that we could use temporarily and our client's items were relocated to the store front! ...
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author’s Estate! 10,000 Books, Rare and Collectible, Estate Jewelry, MCM, Art, Oriental Rugs, 18th C Celestial Map and More!Consignworks
Parking is at the elementary school just up the road from the house. It will be well signed and we will have a police officer there on Saturday to help. If you need to drop your passengers off and then go park - we will help you with that! Holy Moly!...
Wow! What a Sale! All manner of estate jewelry - coral, jade, every semi-precious stone, watches, (which I am going to have serviced pre-sale) old mine cut diamond pins, vintage stick pin collection, 14K, 18K and 22+ K jewelry, vintage pieces, antiqu...
We are happy to host our estate sale this week in this lovely home!! Our clients are downsizing and switching up their style so pretty much everything in the house is up for grabs! We have handsome leather sofas and loveseats, upholstered furnishings...
Happy Mother's Day! This is a sweet sale just in time for Mother's Day! Everything is in great shape, elegant but utilitarian! Highlights include: Towle Old Lace Sterling Silver - big set!Henredon Asian Inspired Burled Dining Table and ChairsHenredon...
Okay! Here we go again with another fantastic sale filled with great furnishings, household decor, clothing, signed art glass and pottery pieces, jewelry and so much more! Everything has to go so be sure to be there early on Saturday to be sure you a...
Wonderful sale! Help us empty our client’s home! Lots of wonderful treasures in this home! In addition to the great household decor and high quality furnishings, there is the opportunity to purchase the cabinetry in the kitchen - which is gorgeous, a...
Sweet Newton Estate Sale: Gorgeous Furnishings, Household Goods! MInton-Spidell, Hickory Chair, Collection Reproductions, Jewelry!Consignworks
Stunning home in Newton and it has all got to GO! Our clients are doing a dramatic downsize and their treasured belongings need to find new homes! We have an incredible selection of high end furnishings as well as a dizzying array of home decor, artw...
Oh what a wonderful house and its contents are spectacular! Filled with gorgeous furnishings inspired by a keen designer eye, everything thing is in pristine condition! We can't wait to welcome you to Carlisle and get your new treasures packed into y...
More details on the way!
Tons of great home furnishing - contemporary -- heavy on the Restoration Hardware, Arhaus, Magnusson Home Furnishings and so much more! This gorgeous Weston home has something for everyone! Highlights include: Boston Grand Piano designed by Steinwa...
Stunning Sherborn Sale Stuffed With Treasure! Persian Rugs, Rare Collectibles, Sterling, Jewelry, Antiques & Contemporary Furniture, Tools!Consignworks
Truly our most amazing sale! To ring in the New Year we are honored to host this epic sale, full of treasures from every continent! Our clients have traveled the world- China, Malaysia, France, England, Australia- and have hand-picked fabulous and ex...
We are proud to host this special sale filled with unique and extraordinary treasures! Our client has had an astounding military career and worked for the government at the highest levels - and his absolutely sublime collection reflects his truly ama...
Bountiful Belmont Estate feat. Tiffany Harp Floor Lamp w/ Damascene Shade, Audubon & Gould Birds, Tiffany Sterling, 18c American FurnitureConsignworks
This sale features many treasures only one of which is a Tiffany Harp Floor Lamp with a Damascene Shade! We also have a Tiffany tea set, an original Robert Verity Clem, John Gould and Audubon birds, Tiffany sterling silver and so much more! Highlight...
Must be seen to be believed and it all has to be sold!! Just the chandeliers alone are fabulous but the entire home boast other treasures as well. Parking will be right on Wellesley Street. There will be a police detail to help you! Get there early! ...
We are having so much fun uncovering all the treasures in this lovely home! Every closet and every box contained a surprise! We have original art, Persian Rugs, some sterling silver, all sorts of unique items, unusual Kosta Boda, Antique Chinese Cele...
Fantastic sale with lots of fun and unique items! This impeccable home is loaded with custom contemporary furnishings, extraordinarily detailed, GORGEOUS needlepoint works of art created by a MASTER, jewelry, great clothing, elegant antique bride's b...
Extraordinary Estate Sale in Exceptional Weston Home! Fine Furnishings - Tom Seely, Tools, Kayaks, Packed Garage, Housewares, Fishing and Camping GearConsignworks
We are so excited about this extraordinary Weston sale! This is one of those homes that you will want to visit just to ogle! Just lovely in every way! Our clients are making a huge move and heading out across the pond. They really are taking very lit...
Packed with lovely items searching for a new home! We have a stunning Charles Lotton table lamp, a Tiffany antique carriage clock, stunning rugs in unusual sizes and shapes, rooms packed with household items, oil paintings and so much more! Highlight...
Fine Furnishings, Aboriginal Art, Silver, MCM, Eclectic and Unique Household Goods, ART, Pens, Baccarat, and SO MUCH MORE!Consignworks
This is one of our very favorite sales ever! Our client is wonderfully knowledgeable in the area of aboriginal art and the home reflects a lifetime of travel and adventure! Our sale in this packed house is of course on Saturday and Sunday, but, we ha...
Winsome Westboro Estate Sale! Casual Home Furnishings, Jewelry, Kitchenwares- Something for everyone!Consignworks
Great sale! Our client is saying goodbye to just about every item in the house and starting over! This creates the perfect opportunity for you to start thinking about some changes in your spring decor! We uncovered veritable treasures as we move forw...
This is an absolutely spectacular sale! Not only is the house gorgeous but everything in the house is top notch and virtually new! From Ethan Allen sleigh beds to Asian Antiques this house has it all! Leather sofas, chairs and recliners look like the...
Littleton Treasure Hunt! Brimfield Early! Collectibles, Hundreds of Pieces of Jewelry, Vintage 1950s - 1970s, HUG painting, Chromcast table and chairs and More!Consignworks
This sale is just plain fun! Whether you are a dealer headed to Brimfield looking for cool kitsch or just looking for something that makes you all nostalgic for your grandmother's house! We have jewelry of all sorts - vintage, costume, sterling, copp...
ConsignWorks is delighted to present this lovely Lexington home for our client who is moving on leaving lots behind for you! Check back tonight for photos!
Welcome to the New Year! Consignworks is proud to kick off 2018 with absolutely one of the most stunning contemporary homes that we have seen! It's filled with spectacular items for you! We have everything from contemporary furniture, clothing, house...
Treasures abound at this timeless Weston Estate! Plenty of unique finds waiting to be gift-wrapped for the holiday! Plus, we have Persian rugs, Henredon furniture, vintage kitchen and dinnerware, teak outdoor furniture, elegant federal style antique ...
Start your holiday shopping in this over-the-top gorgeous home in Sudbury! Our client's home and decor are absolutely stunning and they are moving on without any of it! Stay out of the stores - at least for Saturday, November 25th and 26th - better v...
Sumptuous Sudbury Home-Start Your Holiday Shopping HERE! D.R. Dimes, Fine Antiques, Persian Rugs, KPM Porcelain PaintingsConsignworks
Start your holiday shopping in this over-the-top gorgeous home in Sudbury! Our client's home and decor are absolutely stunning and they are moving on without any of it! Stay out of the stores - at least for Saturday, November 25th and 26th - better v...
Beautiful Westwood Estate Sale! Everything Must Go! FULL DARKROOM, Gold and Silver Jewelry, House is FULL!Consignworks
Our client's are moving into a fully furnished home which means that this is a great opportunity for you to pick up great items at great prices! Many household items, kitchenware, jewelry, furniture, an ENTIRE DARKROOM for the amateur photographer an...
Estate Sale! Wonderful Wakefield Sale is Chock Full! High End Furniture, Designer Clothing, Jewelry, Brown Jordan, PortmeirionConsignworks
Absolutely beautiful sale in Wakefield! Everything is in excellent condition and is priced to GO! Our client has found another place and there is no need for him to bring anything with him at all! With few exceptions, everything, including designer c...
ConsignWorks is thrilled to bring our customers this dynomite sale! If you are interested in top notch furniture in beautiful condition at a fraction of the price you would pay new, then this sale is for you! Whether you are furnishing your home for ...
Our client’s impeccable taste will surely make this a not-to-be-missed sale for anyone searching for just the right addition to their home! Everything is in wonderful condition, clean and from a pet-free home. Highlights include: Unusual Vintage B...
REMEMBER! This sale happens to be directly next door to our other Medway sale! Double the opportunity to find something you love!! Our client, an expert in the area of oriental rugs and antiques, is closing his store and liquidating everything in it....
Phenomenal Fisher Hill Brookline Estate: Silver, Mont Blanc Pens, Fine Furnishings, Artwork, Oriental Rugs, Unique Items!Consignworks
Fabulous Brookline estate in the desirable Fisher Hill area! More detail coming soon!
Beautiful home in Southboro has lots to offer! Our client is downsizing and moving and and leaving many beautiful things behind for you! Elegant furniture -Domain, Baker, Ethan Allen, Henredon and Drexel - along with tons of home decor, outdoor furni...
Hi there! This is a sale to travel to! Our client's immaculate home is chock full of super items you need - all in beautiful condition! Another tidbit: Everything has got to go! We have priced everything with that in mind but want you to know that we...
If you missed our last Bolton sale - don't miss this one! This well-appointed and delightfully inspired home is a joy to behold! Every room has been designed with each detail carefully though out! We haven't even begun to open stored away boxes and s...
STYLISH FRAMINGHAM ESTATE SALE W/ UNIQUE TREASURES, GREAT FURNITURE, JEWELRY, MURANO, LEATHER SOFAS & DESIGNER CLOTHING!Consignworks
This amazing sale crept up on us and caught us by surprise! Our clients are opting out of the snowy New England weather and moving south - and - everything must go! The house is packed! Tons of costume jewelry, beautiful dishes, stylish furniture, le...
CHARMING ESTATE SALE IN CONCORD -UNIQUE ART & SCULPTURE, VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES, KAI KRISTIANSEN DESK, ANTIQUE CAMERASConsignworks
Our client's beautiful home is packed with all manner of furniture, books, art, unusual pieces of art-sculpture, photographs, Toikka ceramics, etc., MCM furniture and smalls, a gorgeous granite sculptural birdbath, vintage Steuben, antique cameras, C...
Hello everyone! This is one you won't want to miss for a wide array of everyday useful items! There are plenty of interesting not so everyday items for you as well! Our clients are moving away and leaving everything behind for you! Everything's got t...
We have a great sale for you in Wellesley -centrally located right off of Weston Road in a grand old Colonial! The more we root around in this house the more we come up with! The sale is chock full of all sorts of interesting and useful things - som...
Magnificent Eclectic Hingham Estate - C.R. Macintosh, Mario Bellini, Original Art, Louis XVI Antiques, Unique Items Abound!Consignworks
Our client's summer home has been featured in New England Home Magazine and we are excited to open her main house to you just in time for the holidays! This house is truly one of the most spectacular estates that we have seen in a long time! Our clie...
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I just went to an estate sale in Hingham sponsored by Consignworks and was very impressed with the way Debra worked with me to help me purchase some furniture. She was extremely patient, knowledgeable, responsive, accommodating, and flexible, and did it all with a great sense of humor. Her staff were terrific too, providing guidance and information, (without pressuring me), as I remained indecisive. Debra goes the extra mile with buyers while at the same time making sure that she can best serve her estate clients. Plus, she and her client provided a shuttle bus to take people back and forth from the home to a parking lot. Also, I thought it was very important that Debra allowed buyers arriving early to start their own list so they could organize themselves before the sale began. That way, it's first come first served, in an orderly fashion. Debra and staff made it as convenient and enjoyable as possible for buyers and I really appreciated that. I had a lot of fun too. I highly recommend Consignworks!!!Martha B. Hingham, MA (January 2017)
We recently sold our family home of 25 years and down sized to a townhouse, and used Deb and the crew from Consignworks to help clear out our home. Deb was great to work with in every aspect. She has a great sense of items that will sell and their value and she and her mom, Linda were a pleasure to have in my home. And they spent several days in my home setting up, staging and pricing items. Items were grouped together carefully and everything was tagged and priced, even to the point of tying up groups of napkins and table linens. These attentions to detail made a huge difference to me. The jewelry case, carefully placed at the checkout table, was a lovely way to display many old pieces of my families items along with costume jewelry. The day of the sale, the house looked more like a retail shop than my home. Their experience and following of customers lined up early the morning of the sale (according to my neighbors). Over the course of two days the vast majority of my items were picked up and off to their new destinations. Deb helped me with ideas and referrals for places to donate the remaining items. Her detailed list of my items, their asking price and selling price, along with my check for the proceeds (less her commission) was mailed to me promptly. They deserve ever penny of the commission they charge for the hard work, dedication and thoughtfulness they put into their business. Selling your family home can be emotional and a hard thing to do and Deb, Linda and crew were wonderful in every way!! Five Star!! Thanks very much!Marcia, Weston, MA (February 2017)
I am incredibly impressed with your organization , dedication and attention to detail. Your “family” run operation is truly impressive. You basically handled everything for us and did an incredible job helping me sell everything in the house. It seems you have a great source of “followers”. I was particularly impressed with your professionalism and honesty. I have to tell the story of getting into my car the day before the sale and finding my sapphire earrings on the console. Either your Jeff or your son left them for me after sorting through one of the boxes. I was really touched as I bought those a while back for my daughter. In short I would highly recommend your services to anyone!!Irene, Cambridge, MA (October 2016)
You were a pleasure to work with. I also was so happy with the amount I made for everything!
— Irene, Cambridge, MA (October 2016)
Deb and her mom Linda were fantastic! Highly professional and extremely efficient and effective. I highly recommend them to run your estate sale. They were great to work with and very good at what they do!Dianna F, Framingham, MA (September 2016)
— Dianna F, Framingham, MA (September 2016)
Many thanks from a most happy customer! Deb & Rich at Consignworks were perfect professionals during all stages of the sale, and wonderful to interact with. Recommended with 100% confidence!Otto R, Acton, MA (October 2016)
— Otto R, Acton, MA (October 2016)
Consignworks came highly recommended from my realtor. Now I see why. My brother passed away and as executor of the estate, I had to clean out the house before the sales closing date. Living in Florida with a 5,000+ sq. ft. house in Massachusetts to sell, I was a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of selling the contents of the house in a short amount of time. Consignworks came to the rescue. Kathy and the crew know how to price everything to sell quickly and get the most money for the estate. They were very professional from start to finish. A huge crowd came to the estate sale in a buying frenzy for the entire day. I could not believe that items sold at what I thought were prices that were marked way too high. They knew what they were doing and pulled the whole thing off flawlessly. Consignworks sent me an itemized list of all the items sold with a check in a short amount of time. It was an amazing experience. They got the job done, delivering above my expectations and precisely on schedule. Thank you.Scott, Medfield, MA (November 2013)
— Scott, Medfield, MA (November 2013)
I had to take a minute to tell you about the experience with having your crew for our Estate Sale last week and weekend-Kathy, Wellesley, MA (December 2013)
1) On Tues I met the staging and pricing crew at the property, they were great! They worked efficiently and professionally, everyone sprang to it and did a great job!
2) On Thursday a couple of girls returned to finish up on the pricing and get the credit card computer working. Again, great team work.
3) Sat was the big day, a whole new team showed up (except for Carolyn who had been there each day with a smile and kind word). I was nervous but became at ease quickly with the direction and support of Debbie, everyone fell into place and instinctively knew what to do. After a brief conversation with Deb, I knew all I needed to do was stay out of their way and offer support if needed. Deb is so knowledgeable and so good, along with the team of Mike, Drew and James(wow hard working and funny as heck). Andrea as cashier (she worked so hard without any break) and with the challenges of the credit card machine being down never ever complained. She was stationed at the front door and it was very cold, poor thing never moved or complained about that either. Carolyn did an amazing job covering a large and very full area always being friendly and cheerful. She was GREAT. Every single one of your team worked so hard and so professionally but the best part was they kept a GREAT sense of humor and made it so much fun for everyone including the shoppers. Deb was firm when she needed to be, patient, cooperative and friendly, extremely knowledgeable and as a result we had a very good day emotionally, professionally and financially! This is one of the best teams I have ever worked with, they work so well together and they deserve to be commended. They tidied up at the end, they thanked us, (we owe them all the thanks!) It was a wonderful experience!
You and Tana run a great business and this crew certainly earned their keep and then some this week and weekend! This is the third sale your company has done for my clients and I am so very grateful that I’ve had the privilege to work with you all again! My client was pleased with the results, and that’s what it’s all about!! Thank you all for your hard work- I am extremely grateful! Keep up the good work and I hope to work with you again very soon! Happy Holidays to all my new and old friends!
— Kathy, Wellesley, MA (December 2013)
My husband and I faced the dilemma of emptying an 8 room house where we had lived for over 15 years. A friend suggested looking into an Estate Sale and we found ConsignWorks on the internet. My first call convinced me that I found an organization that I wanted to work with and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Everyone we worked with was professional, reliable and enthusiastic. The whole process went off without a hitch and my husband and I were amazed at how ConsignWorks handled everything from beginning to end. I have no reservations in offering a ringing endorsement. What could have been a really stressful experience turned out to be fun.Adrienne, Wilbraham, MA (January 2014)
— Adrienne, Wilbraham, MA (January 2014)
Jack, Bryan, and I want to express our appreciation to you and the employees of Consign Works Inc. From my first meeting with Vicki through Sunday, February 9th, everything went very well. All of your employees were very professional, knowledgeable, suppportive as well as friendly especially Kathy. I also want to mention that John did and excellent job clearing out the house after the sale. Deidra, thank you for a wonderful estate sale experience. If you ever make it to Houston, be sure and look us up.Marie, Milton, MA (February 2014)
— Marie, Milton, MA (February 2014)
Consignworks held a sale at my Concord home several weeks ago. I want to thank Kathy and her entire crew for doing an excellent job. They were very professional and positive in our first meeting and that continued all the way through the sale. They did a wonderful job staging and pricing all the items the week ahead of time and were flexible when adding items up to the day of the sale. The staff was sure to research any items that held specific value and priced those pieces accordingly. The day of the sale went like clockwork from start to finish. They arrived early and helped deliver numbers to the customers and set up for an easy and efficient checking out system. Kathy worked extra hard to negotiate the highest price possible with all of the furniture and rugs and managed to sell almost everything we had. The crew then came the next morning to help with moving any additional items. Not a scratch on any wall or floor. Again - great job and we look forward to referring you to friends and colleagues.Sally, Concord, MA (March 2014)
— Sally, Concord, MA (March 2014)
I wanted to thank you and your colleagues at Consignworks for the great job you all did with our estate sale. I was impressed from the start of the process when I interviewed you and a couple of other estate sale companies. What I appreciated was Consignworks thorough, thought-out process; extensive knowledge and resources; responsiveness; adaptability to my needs; and high level of professionalism. You and the Consignworks team exceeded my expectations (which are quite high). I would highly recommend Consignworks and will surely refer you to anyone I know who is considering an estate sale.Jayne, Needham, MA (March 2014)
— Jayne, Needham, MA (March 2014)
I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the great job you and your staff did on the estate sale. Everything was handled in such a professional manner, and we really enjoyed working with the entire Consignworks staff. Downsizing and moving can be such a daunting and stressful task, but you made it a seamless process. Everything was displayed beautifully, and the turnout was absolutely incredible. There is, again, just no way we could have managed this sale without you and your help. Again, I just can’t thank you enough for all you did to make my sale a complete success.Pat, Reading, MA (April 2014)
— Pat, Reading, MA (April 2014)
Just wanted to take the time and send a note of thanks to you and your team for all your efforts in making our “estate sale” a success!! What a relief to have a group of talented stagers, researchers, photographers, movers etc. make this sale effortless for us. I have already referred Consignworks to three other families I know who will be moving in the near future. Please thank everyone for us and let them ALL know if they are in NC they should contact us. Great team, great success!!Roberta and Ted, Sudbury, MA (May 2014)
— Roberta and Ted, Sudbury, MA (May 2014)
I used Consignworks with a recent move from a home of 30 years and I was beyond pleased with their business and service. Everyone I dealt with, from the sales person who came to my house to go over the process with me, to the staff who handled the sale, was kind, attentive, professional and bent over backwards to make it painless and go smoothly. It is a very hard thing to move and downsize and Consignworks was a huge help with this process. I would highly recommend them!Sherborn resident, Sherborn, MA (May 2014)
— Former Sherborn resident, Sherborn, MA (May 2014)
I wanted to let you to know that the Consignworks staff was amazingly professional and well-organized. Even my neighbors commented on how thoughtful they were.Patty, Brookline, MA (June 2014)
— Patty, Brookline, MA (June 2014)
I have been meaning to get back to you since the Estate Sale on August 2nd. Thank you so much for everything. It was a pleasure to work with the entire Consignworks staff. In fact it was a little sad to see them all go after the 2 days here organizing and pricing everything. I received wonderful feedback from the neighborhood, as well as from people I knew who attended the sale.You won’t believe it, but apparently one of the customers who was at the sale, has a husband in the building business and he has offered to purchase the house. We are still working out details, but I am confident the sale will go through in the near future. This means no real estate agent, septic systems or home inspections, and we will be able to move on to Maine sooner than later. Keep your fingers crossed!Penny, Weston, MA (August 2014)
— Penny, Weston, MA (August 2014)
My 6,000 square foot house in Wayland MA was full of furniture and items accumulated over a life time of small treasures searches. Even the basement was full of practical and not so practical items. Your teams executed perfectly the plan we developed: a first estate sale before the house was put on the market, and a second estate sale when the house was sold. Many people told me how fascinating it was to see so many people coming through during each day, from beginning to end of the sale. As a result, I ended up with an empty house, and a good financial result. Most of all though, I appreciated the attitude of Kathy and her team on the job, preparing the sale, conducting the sale, and closing house afterwards. Thank you for a job extremely well done.Albert, Wayland, MA (April and August 2014)
— Albert, Wayland, MA (April & August 2014)
Best move we could have made!Alan and Theresa, Hopedale, MA (December 2014)
We contracted with Consignworks for our downsizing sale in December, 2014. We had a large Victorian estate, with a 5,500 square foot home and 3000 square foot carriage house. It was a lot of house to furnish, and it meant it was a lot of house to downsize.
I researched estate sale companies and found Consignworks and its web site. I connected with the owner, Deidra, and she came out to take a look, explain the process, etc.
From the minute we met her, my wife and I felt very comfortable with Deidra. She is realistic, direct, humorous and engaging, and she really knows her stuff. We walked through the entire house and all three floors of the carriage house and she took some photos of specialty items so she could do some additional research.
Once we signed on, the process was amazing. A team of Consignworks staffers arrived like clockwork (despite icy road conditions that day) early in the week of the sale. They were a pleasant and fun bunch – my wife and I spent a lot of time in the house with them that week, and they were fantastic. They organized and reorganized everything, staged it all, and priced it out over the next several days. Here’s an example of how efficiently they work: they took all of the drapes, measured each pair, folded them neatly by pair, taped them with blue painter’s tape by pair, and then marked the length and width on the blue tape. They had one room staged for all the linens, one for any clothing items (including my wife’s shoes and handbags), the glassware was all laid out precisely on our built-in buffet cabinets. Everything was made to be readily accessible by the buyers. Their team used iPads to research pricing for items they were unsure of, so that by the time Saturday morning rolled around, we were comfortable that the stuff would sell and we’d get a fair return.
Consignworks advertised the sale, including more than 100 photos of various items and a description of the sale. They have a mailing list of more than 4000 people who received it, in addition to advertising in local and state-wide newspapers, etc.
Early in the morning of the day of the sale, there were buyers waiting on my front porch at 6:30 am to get their numbers to be the first through the doors at 9 am. We knew then we’d sell a lot that day.
On the day of the sale, the team arrived, this time augmented by strong movers, who were ready to dismantle furniture, roll up rugs, etc., and carry it to the buyers’ vehicles. We spent the day moving into our new place, and arrived back just as the sale was winding up at 4 pm. The house looked completely different than it had that morning. Our dining room table was coming out the door as we were walking in. The rugs (we had dozens) were all gone. The countertops in our kitchen &Mdash; which earlier in the day had dozens of items on them — were nearly cleared of things. So much was gone — it was truly amazing. Consignworks got a nice return on their time, and we got a big fat check following the sale. We got rid of tons of items we didn’t want/couldn’t use/didn’t need in our downsized new space, and they sent a detailed, itemized list so we could see what sold and at what price.
Simply put, without Consignworks, we would have been screwed. They sold more than 1100 items in one day (the actual number is much higher as many were sold in lots of 10 or 12, etc.). I could have had yard sale after yard sale and used Craigslist for months on end, but would never had been able to rid the house of so much in just one day. From start to finish, we could not have asked for a better experience.
— Alan and Theresa, Hopedle, MA (December 2014)
The Consignworks Team took charge when I needed help with my initial move to Florida. Sifting through 30 years of keepsakes deciding what stays and goes, pricing, staging and selling, the team was professional and a delight to work with. Even when I misplaced a favorite whimsical bird and thought it was accidentally sold, they researched and replaced it without question... I eventually found it in another room and realized it was my mistake... I highly recommend them. They are hardworking and honest. I could never have done this myself.Didi, Wellesley, MA (December 2014)
— Didi, Wellesley, MA (December 2014)
We did enjoy working with you and your staff. They were very professional and did a great job of preparing for the sale. It’s unfortunate that the weather discouraged higher sales. We will recommend you to anyone we know who is thinking about a sale and would be happy to be a reference for you.E and M Shooman, Newton, MA (January 2015)
— E and M Shooman, Newton, MA (January 2015)
Consignworks Rocks!L Becker Young, Carlisle, MA (January 2016)
Thank you to Deb and her team for making the estate sale both effortless and profitable. She took care of everything: staging, pricing, selling, and donating what didn’t get sold (which wasn’t much!).
The process of cleaning out a loved ones personal possessions is a daunting one. Deb is sensitive to this, and helped at every step of the way. The sale was well promoted and the attendance was truly fantastic. Deb’s people made sure that everyone who came in was respectful, and the sale was well organized.
When the sale was finished, the accounting came within a week and it was clear and easy to understand.
In short, I would highly recommended Consignworks, and was thankful to have Deb’s team helping us during a difficult time.
— L BeckerYoung, Carlisle, MA (January 2016)
Earlier this month, after 25 years in our larger suburban house, we decided to downsize and move into a much smaller condo in the city. This move required that we dispose of a lot of furniture and other household items. We called Deb at Consignworks for help. She was absolutely terrific to work with on this project; responsive, emotionally supportive, and very thoughtful about how to best present/stage the sale and set prices to encourage buyers to purchase the items at our one day sale. She was instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of cleaning out the house, offloading the items, and defraying moving expenses. In addition, although her team certainly wasn’t obligated to do so, they helped us move some of the heavier items into our garage that were destined for gifting to a charitable organization.Joan, Weston, MA (March 2016)
Even after our sale, Deb continued to offer advice, support and guidance on how we might offload some of the larger pieces of furniture that did not sell at the consignment sale. She and her team are incredibly professional. I would recommend Consignworks to my friends and colleagues.
— Joan, Weston, MA (March 2016)
When I initially considered an estate sale I was confused by the options and unsure after reading a number of reviews of various local companies. There was a lot of bad press. I opted to contact a company with the most positive reviews and took it from there. I liked the fact that they had done some charity work and that they had a longer track record than most.S. MacMaster, Westborough, MA (April 2016)
Deb Bacon came to meet with me and survey the property. She was personable, factual and was forthright about what items sold readily and what were more difficult. Her team showed up 2 days before the sale, priced articles and staged the house. There was particular attention to traffic flow, protection of the floors and ensuring security for items that were not for sale. There was great communication throughout and if the team had any questions they readily asked for input. Consideration was also given to parking, traffic flow and minimizing the impact on my neighbors.
The day of the sale, they showed up early. There were adequate staff members to help buyers, move furniture and keep my home and belongings secure. The entire team were personable, respectful and honest. They also helped clean up after the sale was over.
The sale went very well and I was pleased with the outcome. Despite the commission rate, which was standard, I realized a tidy profit. This was forwarded to me within a week.
I had not realized how much work went into successfully running an estate sale. It is a fairly complex operation. Consignworks ran it like the professional organization that they are, and I was very happy with the process, from start to finish. My home, my possessions, my family and the buyers were all treated with respect.
I have recommended this company to friends . If I were to have another sale I would have absolutely no hesitation in contacting Consignworks to handle it. It was a pleasure working with them!
— S MacMaster, Westborough, MA (April 2016)
I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our estate sale. We were very pleased with the results, which you were pretty accurate in predicting (expectations are so important). I felt we profited from your advice, particularly on the advisability of moving out before the sale, so people could focus on the items for sale. I enjoyed working with you, which put a little bit of fun into a difficult process.J. Cohen, Wayland, MA (May 2016)
I wish you good luck moving forward and would not hesitate to recommend your company.
— J Cohen, Wayland, MA (May 2016)
We are grateful to the entire ConsignWorks team for working so hard on our behalf. They were a pleasure to work with, put in countless hours starting the week before our sale as they staged and priced the many pieces that we intended to sale. I highly recommend ConsignWorks. My husband and I are most appreciative of their expertise, professionalism and kindness as we tackled what felt like an insurmountable task of cleaning out our house.J. Sufrin, Waban, MA (June 2016)
— J Sufrin, Waban, MA (June 2016)
Consignworks is a professionally run company... Deb Bacon is awesome. Very detail oriented, thorough and wonderful at her job! The staff was incredible; sales were great and the house was left afterwards in impeccable condition. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you!Amy and Jeff, Sudbury, MA (July 2016)
— Amy and Jeff, Sudbudy, MA (July 2016)
Deb and her team were very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. Selling a family home after many decades is not without its challenges and Deb and Co. were kind and considerate guides throughout the entire process. We were grateful to have Deb’s help and if we ever have another estate sale we will certainly be giving consign works a call.G and M Hershenson, Wellesley, MA July 2016
Wonderful owner (Deb)...extremely knowledgeable/ educated about items for sale..works hard for the seller ! Gracious/ hospitable/ kind ....customer feels like you are entering her own home..always a lovely day at ConsignWorks! People will always find fabulous acquisitions!!!— Joyce and Gary (September 2016)
— Joyce and Gary (September 2016)