EstateMAX

(301) 332-5585  Bonded and Insured Platinum member since Sep 14, 2012 - 25 years in business

About EstateMAX

Serving Estates, Seniors and Boomers Actively providing Downsizing and Estate Sales and Property Services Since 1999,

EstateMAX is the Most Experienced, Results Driven Estate Sale Company in the Washington DC Metro Area with over 100 real client reviews. Please look at our real client reviews on Angi's (formerly Angie's List) https://office.angi.com/app/store/6178018/reviews and BBB. https://greatermd.app.bbb.org/accounts/customer-reviews/90160968

Accredited Member of the American Society of Estate Sale Liquidators!

23 years real estate and transitions experience working with seniors, boomers and estates.

Fully Credentialed and Vetted, Insured.

We use professional business practices!

EstateMAX has earned the Angie's List Super Service Award multiple years ( 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, 2020 and 2021) in Auction Services in the DC/Baltimore Area!

Listen Here WFMD radio interview of EstateMAX, for an explanation of how we do what we do: .https://omny.fm/shows/your-frederick-real-estate-update/march-31st-2018

Please email or call or text Laurie Zook directly with inquiries for fastest response. Estatemaxsells@gmail.com, 301-332-5585.


Service areas

Based out of Potomac, MD also serving areas near Washington , DC , Bethesda , MD , Chevy Chase , MD , Ellicott City , MD , Frederick , MD , Olney , MD , Potomac , MD and Leesburg , VA


Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Online Auctions
  • Appraisal Services
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Off-site Sales
  • Live Auctions
  • Clean-out Services
  • Professional Organization and Downsizing
  • Home Set Up
  • Staging

Memberships & Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • American Society of Estate Liquidators
  • LLC, State of MD, 2nd Hand Precious Metals Licensed, FBI Fingerprinted, Background Check
  • Accredited Member of American Society of Estate Liquidators
  • Angi's ( formerly Angie's List) Super Service Award Earning Company for 8 years

Credentials

  • Licensed Auctioneer

Large Home with good stuff, including: Patio, garage, glassware, Massage chair, Bookshelves, DVD, CD. BOOKS, Desks, Lounge Chairs, Bar Stools, Dressers, Tables, Mirrors, art, stained glass, curios and Decor, rugs, side tables, sewing table, MUCH M...

Sale starts Fri. Aug 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM EDT
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Sunday 75% Off All Furniture, 50 Off else, 30% Off Jewelry LAST DAY TILL 3PM !! A fun holiday weekend at this full home estate sale in NW Washington DC. Parking is easy- on street. Spaces will be reserved in front of house but you can park in the ne...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM EDT

Large Full Home Estate Sale MTV Tractor, garage, full house w loaded basement.....More! 50% Off All Sunday 10 to 3 only...... Make an offer on all else! This is a house full, including a basement and detached garage, with a huge variety of vintag...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 9, 2024 at 3:30 PM EDT

39% Off Saturday. Not including motorcycle and T. Kinkaide art. All else included. Come early for best selection! This is a full home downsizing sale. The owner is moving out with her suitcases to a new life and is leaving the house packed with ve...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 28, 2024 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% Off plus On the balance of gorgeous furniture From Paula Deen bedroom and other Queen size bedroom headboard footboard, vintage painted kids bedrooms. shabby chic, home decor , bar counter height chsirs, medallion back settee, white French sha...

Sale ended Mon. Apr 8, 2024 at 2:30 PM EDT

50% Off Extra on All Sunday! See our video walk through for all the details. Our still photos are just a sampling of what is here. Use the video for a realistic shopping preview experience. A four day sale, begins Thursday April 4th through Sunday...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 7, 2024 at 3:30 PM EDT

Here is the part 2 Preview video covering Second Floor stuff: ?si=w5aOEyMuSEQjwoyv Stay tuned for more photos and a walk through video of the entire house the week of the sale. Attendance list will be put out front the night before at 6. Whole H...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 24, 2024 at 3:30 PM EDT

This sale is just off of Butterfly Lane, convenient to Hillcrest and Route 40 West. A wonderful sale for new residents to Frederick on a limited income. Full Home Estate Sale. Vintage and Like New furnishings. Decor, Glass, China, small collectibl...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% FINAL offerd on ALL Furniture, decor, household contents SUNDAY See more photos of trailer at end of album.A whole home estate sale including like new lawn/garden/tools, Minnie Winnie 15' trailer, NEW Oak dining room table, 6 chairs, china cabi...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% Off Sunday off everything or MAKE OFFERS! A two story townhouse, walk in from garage and up a flight of steps to living areas. 30 years of furniture, household, kitchen, dining, decor, clothing, etc. Clients are downsizing 95% of their belongi...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM EDT

All tagged smalls are 75% OFF tags, Furniture is 50% OFF. Amazing Collectibles and Antiques and Like New Furniture for all rooms! This is a split level town home. It is not ADA accessible. If you have balance issues or use a walking device, it is no...

Sale ended Sun. Dec 3, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Train sale is cancelled. I sold it all to one buyer. Sorry for any disappointment.... The house will be open to sell the remainder of any track, train set up, etc as well as- Home theater set up, SONY CEILING projector, 4 leather lounge reclin...

Sale ended Sat. Nov 11, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Full House, 1000 plus items. 30% OFF all and 50% OFF all purchases over $200 Saturday. 1000 items, owners have added box after box of smalls, decor, collectibles etc. Large variety of items from small tools to linens, American girl dolls, handmade ...

Sale ended Sun. Nov 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Excellent values in home furnishings, lightly used in very good condition. Come shop quality furniture, garage items, pre-owned vehicles. See photos and video. For sale that weekend and by appointment following: 2003 Mustang GT- 186,000 miles w...

Sale ended Sun. Nov 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT

What's left of the furniture, books and household and additional decor and collectibles will be for sale. Including: Forest green 8 piece sectional for $375 ( clean), a pro microscope for $275, gorgeous 84" dia dining room table and 6 chairs for $77...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

50 % OFF all. A full home estate sale. 100's books including the entire Easton Press library buy 24 for 50 % off All novels/popular titles, science, philosophy- MOST like new. 84 " tall bookcases walnut, Custom walnut and oak storage including KING ...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 15, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% Off Everything Remaining on Sunday starts at 10am. This is a full deluxe townhome. For sale is brand new and like new staging furnishings and decor. Vintage and antique smalls and decor too. Some kitchen ware, crystal wine glasses and garage i...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 1, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday Special 50% Off of ALL TILL 2PM ONLY........... Full Home Sale and Clean out. Two Days Only. Bring your own labor and a truck to move. Everything will be priced right and polite negotiating is encouraged.

Sale ended Sun. Jul 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday 50% Off All 10 to 3! Last day everything must go. Make offers too... PLEASE ENTER FROM ROUTE 80 NOT MICHAELS' MILL RD FROM BUCKEYSTOWN BECAUSE OF BLIND CURVE IN FRONT OF THIS HOUSE AT THE MILL, AND OUR PARKING SET UP WHICH IS ON THE OTHER ...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday 50% Off All plus..... BOGO ON ALL TABLES /COUNTER IN KITCHEN AND FAMILY ROOM. 10 TO 3 ONLY... Full home true estate sale. Picker's welcome, Priced to sell, all must go! All kitchen and Xmas $1 to $3, Furniture $25 to $485 etc. Lovely, clea...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 4, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday Special! Get half off AND BUY 2 get one Free. 10 to 3 Only......... This lovely full home estate sale of carefully selected and loved collections all in excellent condition is yours to shop on a 3 day weekend. A full home of great quality ...

Sale ended Sun. May 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT

75% OFF 4 Like New Queen Bedroom Sets, 3 free mattresses with purchase. 2 Sets of Rattan and Glass top Tables with 4 Rattan Chairs on Casters, each. Striped damask sofa, 2 navy blue armchairs, oak slant front ladies desk, Pewter steel framed glass to...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Saturday Final Day @50% Off All. A well maintained home with everything in it! Like new, pristine Solid wood Oak and Walnut furniture, Bedrooms, Mahogany dressers, chests, Oak chests, bedroom suite, dining table, chairs, clock, painting on velvet, B...

Sale ended Sat. Feb 18, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT

Saturday and Sunday take an extra 50% off of everything tagged from 9 until 4!! Final on negotiated pricing. A lovely SFH full of top notch furniture, home decor, china, crystal, small collectibles, and a basement full of tools, shelving, outdoor...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

Saturday and Sunday take 50% OFF all furniture and decor, glass, china lamps art etc lawn tractors. MAKE OFFERS all unpriced items basement. Reasonable offers accepted. Negotiate ON PINBALL, SLOTS, REGISTERS . Starting and Buy it now on each machine....

Sale ended Sun. Jan 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% Off All Sunday 10 to 2 only! Update :My head is spinning from the density of quality collectibles in this house! A full first floor and basement with extensive inventory. After 75 labor hours of pre sale (real trash out to make room for the sa...

Sale ended Sun. Dec 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday 10 to 2 only....50% Off Everything on the house and patio. Vintage Sextant kit w case! Head Skis! Golf set Axial Ram Photography and Dark Room...Durst 606 Enlarger Bushnell High Performance Microscopes Fisher MT 6410 BELT DRIVE TURNT...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF all Sunday! This is the largest King's Farm townhome model, lived in by our client for the past 22 years, full of top quality furnishings, home decor, accessories: artwork, mirrors, storage, china, ironstone, lamps, lots of small items. Gym...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

.50 Off Sunday on ALL! Full downtown townhouse fully furnished and decorated with all the bells and whistles. Living room, bedroom den, library ( lots of books), lots of framed fine art, Local collectible Frederick MD artists from the 1980's throu...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 14, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF SUNDAY (on everything except jewelry ( 30% off is final on jewelry and jade.) An original mid century home in old Potomac full of American FOUNDER'S mid century, Living room, Dining room, Bedroom, Office, wall systems galore, Asian custom f...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF Sunday ESTATE SALE. EXCEPT SUBURBAN. SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION Here is part 2 of the preview video please go back and find part one if you have not seen it at this point. Please bring your own shopping bags boxes and wrapping as ...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 19, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

A whole house estate sale with Stickley Hepplewhite, Sheraton Dining and Living Room ( chairs, coffee table, love seat, round ottoman) Furniture, antique cane and walnut chaise, Hickory Chair Transitional Living Room sofas and arm chairs, nail head ...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% OFF SUNDAY. We have a packed house and its all gotta go so heavy discounting in place. This is a lovely colonial in Chevy Chase full of 60 years of personal property. Furniture, art, books, collectibles, china, crystal, flatware, dining, livin...

Sale ended Sun. May 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT

A lovely Potomac home with contemporary like new pool furnishings, sunroom furnishings, Arhaus dining farm table chairs, king bed, bunk bed, commercial heater blowers, movie posters, leather recliner, upholstered club chairs, treadmill, slant front d...

Sale ended Sun. May 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% Off All that is left of inventory! Large Potomac, MD Estate Sale! 6,000 Square Feet of EVERYTHING INCLUDED Estate Sale! Full Home, with garage and patio, pool furniture, finished basement entertainment, games, full home furnishings, LR, DR, BR...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Pickers dream sale on top of Braddock Mountain. April 15-17th. Must shop early! Frederick, MD. 50 % OFF STARTS SATURDAY AT 9AM THRU SUNDAY AT CLOSING! Bring a friend and a pickup. Load up on lots of goodies priced to sell! And MAKE OFFERS! ...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT

This is a beautiful old Kenwood home with 50 plus years of personal possessionS. These photos show only partially set up and YOU MUST WATCH THE VIDEO FROM FROM WEDS TO GET THE FULL PICTURE! Door opens Friday at 10am. Everything will be priced to ...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 10, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT

3,000 Square Ft. Giant Penthouse full in Frederick, MD in community of Worman's Mill. Check back for Sale Preview Video March 2nd. Address TBA here the day before the sale starts (March 3rd) 3,000 Square Ft. Penthouse top floor of Apartment in Fr...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Building 2, Unit 1621. Check in at guard station. Park in lot either side of building 2. Ring 444 from phone buzzer on lobby or garage freight elevator entrance. Come to 16th floor. Look for our red Estate Sale Signs. One more day to clear out the ...

Sale ended Sat. Feb 19, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday 10 to 2 only, 50% Off All, and must take with...... MOST IMPORTANT: SALE ON 16TH FLOOR. ENTER 444 TO BE BUZZED IN BY STEVE. ISSUES CALL ME 240 457 7097. LOADS of gorgeous high end cut clear to colored glass, Bohemian glass, Val St. Lamb...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

SUNDAY 50% OFF ALL INVENTORY. Very large estate sale of prominent educator. Fine and Decorative Art, Staffordshire Porcelain, Helen Smith Tole Ware, Statton Bedroom Suite with 4 poster, Clothing Armoire, Chest of Drawers, Misc. Side Tables, ARHAU...

Sale ended Sun. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

Sunday 50% Off most..... at....Old Town Ellicott City MD, Mid-Atlantic Primitives, English 18th and 19th century pieces, 4-Day Estate Sale. Park on street or in municipal lot off of Main. Pick up of furniture from driveway.

Sale ended Sun. Sep 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

NOTICE..........ONE DAY ONLY! Large workshop and Tool sale, including: Power compound miter saw Large router stand/table Eliptical trainer Large lag bolts and screws Large raw timber and cherry slats Misc lumber and plywood Stained glass ligh...

Sale ended Sat. Sep 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

Full home, 45 years of living. Mid Century Bedrooms, Table, Chairs, China, misc. Furniture, household, basement, tools, a few Mid Century pieces, lots. Set up begins Tuesday.Shop early for best selection.

Sale ended Sat. Aug 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

This house is lovely and loaded with quality goods. Henredon, Crate & Barrell, Pier One, Homewood. Like new pieces and decorative arts. Henredon Dining, 2 Double Bedrooms with free mattress and bixsprings, Grand Father Clock, Classic Storage Wall ...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% OFF starts SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH. BOAT SOLD AT OUR BUY IT NOW PRICE.. please shop the full home and large steel outbuilding garage basement three bedroom kitchen porch vintage dining room set etc come shop early for best selection. Gorgeous colle...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

This lovely large home in Middletown is full of quality household, furniture, costume jewelry, Story & Clark piano and lots lots more.

Sale ended Sun. Aug 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

Saturday and Sunday Couture and Brand Ladies clothing at rock bottom prices. Make offers on all other items in home unless marked including like new appliances and fixtures! This is a rough price list. Inventory includes but not limited to. Basemen...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% Extra Off Sunday! Full home estate sale, lawn and garden, tool, tractor, patio, decor, frig / freezer, decor and furniture, games and dvd, .....large! Check back Tuesday for sale preview video.......

Sale ended Sun. Jul 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% + ( volume gets higher discount) OFF Furniture, art, decor, glass, smalls, kitchen, china. Excludes crocks, primitives, quilts. PHOTOS ARE NOT UPDATED DAILY AS ITEMS ARE SOLD SO USE THEM AS GENERAL INVENTORY 65 acre Farmhouse, Barn, Primitive...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

Video shown and here is the #2 garage video: First floor and garage is packed with beautiful, stylish, like new, vintage and antique furniture, decor, art. Includes down filled custom sofa, arm chairs, yellow velvet ottoman, library glass door ca...

Sale ended Sun. May 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

This company has posted a total of 255 estate sales. Only the most recent 50 sales are shown.

What People Say About EstateMAX
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Review fromLinda G
5 stars
05/04/2024

What a wonderful business to deal with! All expectations were surpassed and a great stress reliever. My home was packed full with all my little treasures accumulated over many years that needed a new home as I downsized to an apartment. Laurie and crew were amazed at the many unique items I had and advised it would be a great sale and great it was! They handled every detail in organizing my precious items to show off their beauty. Their setup made my home look like a prestigious vintage store. When the sale was completed everything was sold. My home was returned to me ready for the real estate photographer. EstateMax achieved a near miracle.

Review fromDawn G
5 stars
02/25/2024

I used Estate Max to liquidate my mom’s estate and was very pleased with their services. Laura and her team were efficient, helpful and did everything just as they said they would. They made the process easy and stress free. I would highly recommend using them for an estate clearance.

EstateMAX Response
02/26/2024

HI Dawn, Your review is greatly appreciated, as is your business.

Review fromLynn Z
5 stars
01/06/2024

My husband and I are the Power of Attorneys for a friend who recently moved into assisted living. We needed to sell his house and therefore needed to sell the contents of his house and the items from his antique consignment collections. Laurie was very helpful in guiding us as to if an estate sale was the way to go or not. She was able to quickly schedule and handle all the details of the sale in a very professional manner. Her communication was great. She attended the 3 day sale, managed the donation of the items that did not sell and the clean out the house following the sale. The house was spotless when we went to check it. It relieved us of the stress of figuring out what to do with everything plus provided some income for our friend. We would highly recommend Estatemax for your estate sale needs.

Review fromKevin C
5 stars
10/26/2023

Very professional service. We able to have a complete sale will we were out if state and with no issue

EstateMAX Response
10/27/2023

Thank you C****** for your enthusiasm and support. You understood the value of our service up front which was refreshing.

Review fromJulie S
5 stars
08/07/2023

We chose Estate Max to assist with selling 30+ years of belongings and memories from our parent's home. We were feeling overwhelmed and Laurie and her team were professional, reliable and took care of everything for us. They had a two day estate sale and donated items that didn't sell. Her team performed an amazing job cleaning the house afterwards too. I would highly recommend this company!

Review fromCathy E
3 stars
06/10/2023

I was involved in the same estate sale as ****** * and concur with his rating and comments. Certainly Laurie and her team marketed the sale aggressively and brought the buyers, however her lack of a Plan B for last minute loss of donation receiver caused much scrambling on our realtor's end, and delayed our ability to prepare the house for market by almost a full week.

EstateMAX Response
06/12/2023

Plan A was our normal after-sale clean out, which would have charged your father out of the estate sale proceeds. I was under no contractual obligation to provide free removal but did so to save them money, per your request, which cost me time and money out of my pocket.( From our contract. Point 19: "Disposition: determining final disposition of unsold goods is the sole responsibility of the contractor, unless otherwise arranged by signing of this contract. Cost of removal to charity will be invoiced against estate sale proceeds. The cost of which will be deducted from the sales proceeds and the sub-contractor’s invoice will be submitted with the final project statement.)(If any, charity donation receipts will be submitted to the client at time of settlement of this contract and subsequently, upon donation.) So, I found a charity I have worked with in the past who scheduled with me 3 weeks prior to the sale to pick up the day after it was over. They backed out on your dad,,on the day prior to the beginning of the sale. Your realtor, upon my request, offered his cleaning woman who does charity clean ups. I called her and she was happy to handle the basement excesses removal after the sale. Your mother was an obsessive compulsive collector,as you know. There were thousands of items in this house that demanded 4 times my involvement. By the way, the excesses of the house that were not sold during my estate sale for them, were routed to an online auction, the results of which, will go to your parents, minus my commission. PLAN D!!! The expression, "no good turn goes unpunished", fits this situation.We went over and above to provide your father and mother with excellent, high return services and I saved them several thousand dollars by going the extra mile. I wish them well.

Review fromHarold S
3 stars
05/30/2023

Apparently, our estate sale went well and I was pleasantly surprised at the total of items Laurie was able to sell. However, the house was not emptied. The first and second floors were, but the basement was full of stuff (due to a sub-contractor 'bailing' on Estatemax I believe. Where was Plan B? Fortunately, my realtor and Laurie came to an agreement on cleanout (He's taking care of it) and all seems OK.

Review fromJan S
5 stars
02/12/2023

This is the most organized, well-run estate sale that I have ever seen. Prices are fair and the contents of a house are organized and presented beautifully. Checkout is flawless! There is assistance for heavier items...a huge bonus for the mature shopper! I highly recommend Estate Max!!!!

EstateMAX Response
03/14/2023

Thank you Jan for your review. It's most appreciated!
Jan
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Bruce B
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Verified UserAug 22, 2022
Review:
Estate Max did a great job selling the vast majority of our house contents at very good prices.
Bruce B.
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Peter M
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Verified UserSep 14, 2022
Review:
Laurie and Steve did a great job leading us through a difficult process. They were available on our schedule and efficiently organized promotion and execution of the sale. We were happy with the value we received and very pleased to have the house cleaned out for the new owners. I recommend Estate Max to handle liquidations. Efficient and professional. Thanks!
Suzanne G.
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Peter M
97214
Verified UserSep 14, 2022
Review:
Laurie and Steve did a great job leading us through a difficult process. They were available on our schedule and efficiently organized promotion and execution of the sale. We were happy with the value we received and very pleased to have the house cleaned out for the new owners. I recommend Estate Max to handle liquidations. Efficient and professional. Thanks!
Peter
3/31/2020 - Charles West

I am pleased with how Laurie at EstateMax handled the estate sale. She was very responsive to my questions, and we communicated regularly throughout the process. I found Laurie to be both easy to work with and very professional. She sent me a video of how they staged the house for the sale, and I was very impressed with how it looked. If I ever need to have another estate sale done, I will hire Laurie again.
Description of work:
Estate Sale
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 3/14/2020
Hire Again: Yes
6 Summerlea Ln
Columbia, SC 29203
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA

Mitchell, Thank you for the positive review. Much appreciated.
Mitchell and Marjorie West
Joe Amorati May 2019 Frederick MD

Moving? Downsizing? Need to empty a house for sale? Let EstateMax take care of it for you. I needed a house emptied so it could be ready for new owners to move in. They held a 2-day estate sale (Fri and Sat) and on the following Tue I had an empty house! I had no hassles, no issues, and didn't have to actually move anything myself. A great service by a great professional team.
Joseph Amorati
Darren Ahearn REMAX Results Frederick MD June 2019

Steve & Laurie are great to work with and have done an outstanding job to help our clients with estate sale. They are very knowledgeable and friendly making the process a great success for all.
Darren Ahearn, Realtor Remax
Jo-Ann Fiscina Rockville, MD July 2019

My husband and I retired and just sold our house in Rockville. We faced consolidating household furnishings and goods from this home and our vacation home into one new house 3 hours away. EstateMAX and Laurie did everything their advertising said they would and left the Rockville house ready for the new owners to move in. There was an additional expense to remove unsold bulk items but we were made aware of that possibility ahead of time. We were happy to "Break Even" after expenses and been spared the considerable hassle (and cost) of moving or disposing of items we could not use.
JoAnn Fascina
6/9/2019 - Cynthia Amorati

EstateMax did an excellent job. They took care of every aspect of the estate sale and the subsequent removal of all unsold items. The sale was conducted on a Friday and Saturday. The following Tuesday the house was completely empty. They're very good at what they do which allowed me to avoid all hassles involved in trying to arrange the emptying out of the house.
Description of work:
Sale and/or removal of all items in a house to get it ready for turn over to new owner
Category: Furniture - Sales
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 5/23/2019
Hire Again: Yes
1805 Chesterfield Ct
Frederick, MD 21702
Cynthia and Joseph Amorati
6/3/2019 - Abby Donnelly

They came in & evaluated everything, felt there was plenty of stuff for a sale, advertised the Estate Sale, prepped for the sale and cleaned up from the sale. They SOLD what they could, DONATED what they couldn’t and CLEANED out and trashed what was trash. My sister & I were long distance and needed the HELP that Laurie and ESTATEMAX provided!! We paid upfront, but made some money on the Estate Sale.... It was a godsend! We just wanted our Mother’s things to have a new home - sold or donated - and the house emptied. It was a blessing!!
Description of work:
We needed our Mother’s house CLEANED OUT of everything for the sale of the house
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
Work Completed Date: 4/11/2019
Hire Again: Yes
Bethesda, MD
Abby Donnely
4/6/2019 - John Lamberton

Working with Steve and Laurie was a very good experience. We would definitely hire them again due to their responsiveness, professional behavior, and attention to detail. Steve and Laurie paved the way for a stress-free move from selling a home. As it turned out, we sold our home earlier than expected and had to move quickly. Steve and Laurie adjusted their schedule to support us and made for a very successful sale of items and interaction. Thank you Steve and Laurie.
Description of work:
Selling of all items in a home
Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 3/14/2019
Hire Again: Yes
3900 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
J. Lamberton
6/23/2019 - Ian Wallace

I am shamefully late in completing this review! Laurie and Steve are so much better than my brother and I imagined. Prompt, knowledgeable, connected, motivated, successful, and dedicated experts in the field who delivering to their an outstanding product to their customers. FAR EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. They know and have solid relationships with real experts and collectors and can find amazing cash value in estate property. They seem to love their work and the results were outstanding! Very glad we picked EstateMax!!
Description of work:
Estate sale of mom and dad's property
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 11/15/2018
Hire Again: Yes
2780 S Delaware Dr
Easton, PA 18042
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Ian Wallace
02/25/2019 – Lark Abrecht
Laurie and Steve came to our family member’s home to help us liquidate his assets. I was able to reach Laurie directly on the phone, then she booked a time to come see the property promptly. They came up with an action plan, and got to work right away. We were impressed with the very quick turn around of the estate sale, and the amount of funds Estatemax was able to procure for our family. They did an excellent job! Reasonably priced, fast service, and quick pay out. Fantastic job!
Description of work:
Estate sale
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Moving, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 02/12/2019
Hire Again: Yes
Lark Abrecht
312 Braddock Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
Service Provider Response:
Thank you [Member Name Removed], We appreciate your trust and business. We had to light the wood stove in the garage where we set up the collection of 300 die cast toy tractors sold in two days, dug out of every corner of the home and property. Also uncovered the safe in the basement with the coin collection, and organized all the furniture and household goods. Start to finish 10 days from our initial meeting.
Lark Abrecht
Kellen Leister Laurie and Steve were highly professional and did a great job of selling several items that we knew would be difficult to find buyers for. After some large furniture items did not sell during the weekend sale, in part due to poor weather, they suggested continuing the sale for another day, advertising the remaining items at rock-bottom prices, and most of the remaining inventory was then sold. We needed to dispose of the furniture somehow, so selling it at low cost was better than paying for it to be hauled away. Steve and Laurie listened to our request to do this. Their setup and signage at the sale was very professional. They clearly have tons of experience conducting estate sales, and they know how to manage the process. Description of work: Estate sale to dispose of belongings unsuitable for new smaller house we are moving into OverallA PriceB QualityA ResponsivenessA PunctualityA ProfessionalismA Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales Services Performed: Yes Work Completed Date: 01/25/2019 Hire Again: Yes Kellen Leister 8451 Holly Leaf Dr Mclean, VA 22102 Service Provider Response: Hi [Member Name Removed] and [Member Name Removed], We were happy to run your sale for another day, by exception, and did so because weather made the sale a little difficult over the weekend. It is not a normal for us to do that. We appreciate your positive review and trust in giving us your business. Have a great 2019!
Kellen Leister
09/14/2018 – Melissa Williams
Laurie and Steve were extremely knowledgeable and professional about their work. The two of
them are a great complement to one another in regards to the estate and moving sale industry. Laurie
really knows the market (what works, what doesn't) and the value of goods and Steve is very organized and business focused. They really came through for us. They did all they could to meet every need we had, including a short time frame. We were more than pleased with the services of each and every member of Estate Max.
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
7819 Cadbury Ave
Potomac, MD 20854
Service Provider Response:
Hi [Member Name Removed], thank you for your praise. We are always up for a new challenge and your project certainly was that. Your house was FULL of beautiful, expensive furniture and decor a lot of oversized upholstered goods. The only drawback was that we could have used another weekend to sell- and we produced some very good results in a short period Of time and you were really under the gun to move I have the house cleaned out. We provided an extra 6 hours on Thursday as a preview sale afternoon/evening to promote the sale which brought in buyers after work. One service we were able to help you with was last minute packing then after the sale, locating carpet cleaners and house cleaners at the last minute. I was happy to help you with that since I was there watching the truck being loaded for charity. By the way Habitat for Humanity ReStore was overjoyed with your donations. Thank you very much and best of luck to you and your family.
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Melissa Williams
11/13/2018 – Dale Wallace
We don't know how this could have gone better. EstateMax was very punctual in the initial meeting
and review. Everything was spelled out for us beforehand. The best part was we did not have to lift a
finger...EstateMax handled every aspect of the estate sale. Throughout this whole process EstateMax was extremely professional and did all they said they would. We highly recommend them for this type of service.
Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $4000
19817 Belmont Ridge Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
Service Provider Response:
Thank you, [Member Name Removed]. We sold approximately 85% of salable goods overall. In the 5000 square foot garage we sold volumes of tools, thousands of books and LP's. What did not sell were fixtures ( bookshelves and cabinets in the garage that were en masse that held 14000 books and albums) Classical albums, and sundry random items that the right buyer just did not show up for. In the house old furniture and nice but plentiful small china items and such did not find buyers. The property posed the challenge to buyers of driving down a 200 yard gravel road to access the sale. It went well overall with a few issues, mostly from people who's driving skills are lacking. We had a full time parking attendant in the lot at the bottom. We remain available to hold another sale for you and your brother to clear out these things as well as a salvage sale of architectural elements, fixtures from the house.
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Dale and Ian Wallace
11/14/2018 – Julianne Mcnulty
The sale was performed according to our contract
Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales
Services Performed: Yes
13 Ludwell Ct
Sterling, VA 20165
Juliane McNulty
11/15/2018 – Diana M
It was great.
Category: Appraisals - Real Estate
Services Performed: Yes
6385 Overbrook Cir
Frederick, MD 21702
Service Provider Response:
Thank you [Member Name Removed]!
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Diane M.
These testimonials are REAL Client reviews from Angie's List. Looking for an estate sale company? Estate MAX has the credentials and 20 years under our belts. Research first before you send out a shotgun approach to a dozen estate sale companies. Interview a few, and interview the best.
Estate Sale
07/21/2018 – Susan Bhore
Very well. I was unable to empty the entIre home due to time but was allowed to place final personal
items behind locked room before sale began. I had expected better "broom sweep" which was in
contract at end of sale however any unsold items were removed and donated. Final clean up cost a bit more due to my husbands shop which included heavy equipment but it too was picked up. Payment was quick and donation forms were sent to me.
Category: Furniture - Sales, Antiques, Auction Services, Dumpster Service
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $4500
12907 Travilah Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
Service Provider Response:
Hi [Member Name Removed], thank you for your review. Because you were removing Furniture after we were complete with our cleanup we did not prioritize broom sweeping and the fact that. you were having the house cleaned as well immediately after....typically that's not even an issue as we remove all Goods that are left over to charity and make sure the place is broom swept otherwise. The total cost for the sale our participation was $3500 I assume you noted $4500 is including trash collection clean out of the trash left in the basement and your husband's three outbuildings. Not anything to do with our commission just so that's understood for anyone reading this review. Anyhow how we hope that you were pleased with our hard work which was a little more complicated working around your last minute move out and consideration that we did not get to see what was in the wood shop until the day the sale started. Thank you and we hope you're getting settled in your new home.
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A06/28/2018 – george shoenberger
They were outstanding! They got me much more money than i expected, they were very
professional and there is no stress, my house was left perfectly empty and clean. I highly recommend
them!
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $0
10221 little brick house court
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Service Provider Response:
Hi [Member Name Removed], Thank you for your persistence in leaving this review on A.L. And thank you for your trust and business. Best of luck to you in your new domicile.
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A06/19/2018 – Kelley Welty
My parents' house was full to the brim with items they couldn't take to their new home. 5500 Square
feet of 50 years of living! Just thinking about clearing it out was daunting. EstateMax came in and sold
so much of it without us having to be involved. They price the items, advertise, and run the sale. Turning over the house to them was a relief. They also offer services to clear away what's left and/or donate it. EstateMax is the way to go. They are professional and experienced and work to get the most people through the door to sell the most product.
Category: Moving, Furniture - Sales
Services Performed: Yes
242 Braeburn Cir
Walkersville, MD 21793
Service Provider Response:
Thank you [Member Name Removed] for your review. Yeah your parents house is beautiful and large and spread out people had a great time I'm going through it and especially the storage room over the garage that was like a treasure hunt was a lot of fun. Good luck with selling the home with Stacy Reno and call us anytime thank you.
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A06/16/2018 – Sharon Chearney
Great people. Will work with again.
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
6233 White Oak Dr
Frederick, MD 21701
Service Provider Response:
Thank you [Member Name Removed]
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B06/15/2018 – Bob Nicol
I would highly recommend EstateMax to anyone needing to downsize, move, or sell off items from
an Estate. My parents lived in their home for over 40 years and, as the Executor of their estate, I was
very concerned on how to liquidate the tangible assets in the house and dispose of what was left. Steve and Laurie were outstanding in the assistance they provided. They knew exactly what had to be done and had the Estate Sale conducted in three days and then emptied the house of all items not sold. They came in a week prior to the sale and took professional photos of the items for sale so perspective customers could review them on line before coming to the sale. They capably handled everything and did not need us involved in any part of the sale. They came in and staged the home to maximize the sale and then disposed of the unwanted items for a minimal cost to the estate. They provided receipts for every item sold so there was no doubt what items sold and what didn't. After the sale their team emptied the house so all we had to do was prepare it to put on the market. The whole process was very easy for us because they did everything. The loss of family members is always a difficult time and the services provided by EstateMax minimized the impact of this part of dealing with an Estate. My sincere appreciation to Laurie, Steve and the rest of their team in conducting this service with minimal to no impact on our family.
Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Dumpster Service
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
PO Box 398
Churchton, MD 20733
Service Provider Response:
Hi [Member Name Removed] and [Member Name Removed], Thank you for this detailed review. Your parents home was full of goodies and was fun to work with. We do our best to sell it all but what didnt sell went to use through donation. Thanks again for your trust. P.s.How did all A's add up to a final "B"? Lol
Angie's List
06/22/2017 – Virginia Manzione
From beginning to end, this was a professional job! Laurie and Steve answered all of my questions (as I had not done this before, there were many), and were very patient with me! They showed up when they said they would, and took care of the house as if it was their own. We were on a very tight timeline, as a buyer for the house wanted to close more quickly than I was ready to. The sale went well, and the clean out was done right before the buyer's last walk-through. The buyer and his realtor were very impressed with how clean the house was. I would use this company again!
Description of work:
Estate Sale of relative's possessions.
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3700
Work Completed Date: 05/27/2017
Hire Again: Yes
Virginia Manzione
136 Old Forest Circle
Winchester, VA 22602
VM
06/26/2017 – Mark Owens
Sale went smoothly. Funds were transferred per agreement. Items not sold were placed on consignment in their warehouse, donated to charity, or disposed of. I felt that they could have been a bit more organized and provided a bit more unsolicited communication throughout the process. Other than that I think they did a great job.
Description of work:
I was downsizing and needed sell off most of what I had in my house.
OverallB
PriceA
QualityB
ResponsivenessB
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismB
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3200
Work Completed Date: 05/13/2017
Hire Again: Yes
Mark Owens
10 Spring Farm Dr
Lovettsville, VA 22314
MO
08/09/2017 – Richard Scissors
Laurie and Steve were very professional and easy to work with. They were able to accommodate our request to move up the Estate Sale a week, when we found out we needed to move a week earlier. They were able to sell everything for more than we expected. I contacted Laurie based on EstateMax's glowing Angie's list reviews. They lived up to their reputation. After exchanging emails, a phone call, and some pictures, she came out to look at what we had to sell. Laurie explained all of the services she provides and what the cost would be. She went over the details of the contract and left us a copy for us to look at in depth. After answering several subsequent questions, we signed the contract and paid the upfront fee. Laurie assured us that we had enough items of value to make a sale worthwhile. It turns out she was right. Because we did not have any experience with Estate Sales, Laurie advised us on what items would be sellable and which wouldn't. At Laurie's request, we provided preliminary pictures, so she could put one of the more valuable items for sale on the Internet. Laurie advertised our Sale on many websites including EstateMax's own website and Facebook page, several Estate Sale sites, and Craig's List. Because we ended up supplying so many good pictures, she didn't come out two weeks before the sale to take pictures for posting online. Starting the Tuesday before the sale, Laurie and Steve came over to price all the items and display them. They are truly experts at pricing. Some items were sold for much more than we would have on our own. To address the concerns of the new home owners, they put down paper runners to protect the hardwood floors and carpet. Areas of the house that had no sale items were blocked off. The sale itself was from Friday to Sunday. As items were sold, Laurie and Steve rearranged the remaining items to improve their chance of sale. They ensured that people who bought heavy items had the means and expertise to remove them before the sale ended. After the sale, Laurie and Steve came back to the house to clean up and remove the few items that didn't sell, so they could donate the items to charity for us. Laurie then wired us the proceeds of the sale minus some administrative costs and mailed us the all of the sales and donation receipts. In addition, She mailed us valuable item that the movers forgot to pack and one item that didn't sell that we decided to keep. All in all, we were very satisfied with EstateMax and highly recommend them. Their services were well worth the fee.
Description of work:
We needed an Estate Sale to sell 40 years of furniture, household goods, tools, artwork, and a car before we moved to Florida.
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
Work Completed Date: 07/14/2017
Hire Again: Yes
Richard Scissors
4273 Hermitage Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21042
RS
08/28/2017 – Lee Simkins
The event was well advertised and prepped. After the sale, the house was cleared promptly for the house closing two days later.
Description of work:
Estate sale, with tight timing constraints.
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Moving, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 08/19/2017
Hire Again: Yes
Lee Simkins
12504 Piedmont Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
LS
12/14/2017 – James Britton
Great company to work for. Highly recommend them if you are interested in selling your possessions and not worried about the process.
Description of work:
Rstate sale
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3000
Work Completed Date: 11/15/2017
Hire Again: Yes
James Britton
11519 Seneca Forest Circle
Germantown, MD 20876
JB
02/19/2018 – LINDA EDQUIST
Everything went very well, I netted a profit greater than expected though everyone should realize that most owners value their "stuff" much higher than is real so don't expect huge profits. Coming out in the positive and having the house emptied for the renovation to begin was well worth it. EstateMax did a great job advertising and setting up the sale and seeing it through to the end! I would highly recommend them as professional estate sale professionals.
Description of work:
I am moving to the West Coast from the DC area and I wanted to get rid of most of my "stuff" before putting the house on the market. I hired EstateMax after interviewing several other companies because they offered on site service, online advertising and agreed to the terms of emptying the house of everything that did not sell.
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessB
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
Work Completed Date: 01/26/2018
Hire Again: Yes
LINDA EDQUIST
6877 WASHINGTON BLVD
Arlington, VA 22213
Service Provider Response:
L. Edquist
A04/11/2017 – WELMOED SISSON
We were amazed at the attention to detail everyone put into the sale at our house. They photographed and made videos, marketed the sale widely, and did a lot of research into some of the items we were selling. It turned out that some of the pieces we had were actually worth a lot more than we ever dreamed! While we did not go to the house on the days of the sale, we did stop in the day before and were impressed with the extent of the preparation they put in. There were signs everywhere, and they did everything they could to protect the property. One thing that really impressed me was that they told me they had contacted the local police to arrange for some extra patrols near the property, since it could be a tempting target. They were very honest about how they would conduct the sale, and did not try to overinflate the potential sale proceeds. They were quick with follow-up and prompt with payment. Thanks to them, we were able to get a fresh start in our new home.
Description of work:
We hired Laurie and Steve to conduct an estate sale in our home to dispose of household goods from our downsizing.
OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Work Completed Date: 03/10/2017
Hire Again: Yes
WELMOED SISSON
18505 Crossview Rd.
Boyds, MD 20841
Service Provider Response:Edit
It was our pleasure to help your relocation along, and we will consider this to be a landmark sale for EstateMax for a long time! It was such a wonderful place with your and [Member Name Removed]'s great taste in furnishings it was fun! Stay in touch, you two. And thx for being our partners throughout the process.
W. Sisson
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