EstateMAX/OPS Onsite and Online Estate Sales and Auctions

(301) 332-5585  Bonded and Insured Elite member since Sep 14, 2012 - 22 years in business

About EstateMAX/OPS Onsite and Online Estate Sales and Auctions

Accredited Member of the American Society of Estate Sale Liquidators!

EstateMAX is the Most Experienced, Results Driven Estate Sale Company in the Washington DC Metro Area,

22 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 and 2020) 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 Rockville, MD


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
  • Montgomery County Md 2nd Hand Personal Property Dealer License
  • Angie's List Super Service Award 5 years
  • Accredited Member of American Society of Estate Liquidators

Credentials

  • Licensed Auctioneer

65 acre Farmhouse, Barn, Primitives, Antiques, Crocks, Tractor, tow plow,, tools, old tools, hardware,, Coin Stamp, Stereo, Books, Specialty records, Classical music and DVD, Check back for video on 06 / 22

Sale starts Fri. Jun 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

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

50% Off or final starts Saturday am thru Sunday.. shop early for best selection. Full Home Sale. Furnishings like new condition, American Drew and other brands, Dining room, 4 poster bedroom, Vintage and some antique pieces, lots of decor from Thaila...

Sale ended Sun. May 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

Full Home Sale of Like New, Lightly Used Excellent Quality American Drew, Stanley Thomasville, Bassett, Top Quality Brand Furnishings, Lots of Decor, Art, Hundreds of Retro Toys ( Hotwheels, Lego, Sponge Bob, Power Rangers, etc.) so many smalls not s...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

This is a lovely home full of several generations collections. Please refer to these initial pictures as reference to contents. Vintage cameras, WWII, Korean War era ( pilot) items, Monsters, Sports Memorabilia, Furniture, Antique and Vintage inclu...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday 50% Off All Green Tape pricing! (Cashier takes your discount at checkout.) Full Home Estate Sale, Wide Variety of Personal Property. Great for pickers. Collectibles to Hospital Bed, Off Rt. 26 Worman's Mill. Pyrex, Hawthorne Xmas Villages,...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

Vintage furniture ready to paint or live with, sold as is, priced accordingly. Kid's bedroom, chests of drawers, down filled French Louis style tub chairs, parquetry tables, mid century fiberglas Eames style chairs and table, Mid Century White Furni...

Sale ended Sat. Feb 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

Fully Equipped Fine Arts Ceramics Studio and adjacent Gallery with the best of Joyce Michaud's work created over recent years. For Sale over the Valentine 3 day weekend-Full ceramics fine art gallery with 100's of pieces and ceramics studio includin...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

What remains in this large house that was packed with stuff is significant. We have sold tons of merchandise but the remainder has to go and we have it priced right! Still have lots of Longaberger baskets and accessories 50% OFF, saturday. Danish...

Sale ended Sat. Feb 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

closed sunday because of impending weather disaster. Resumes Friday Feb 5 at 10 am til 4 and Saturday 6th 9 to 4. Watch for new ad . Watch the videos for inventory. This is a cursory list. Preview video part 1 of 2 Preview video part 2 of 2 is ...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 31, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

Take 50% off of whatever you like on Sunday 10 to 2, unless it's already discounted! Living Estate Sale of Joyce Michaud, a noted ceramicist and founder of the MFA program at Hood College- This is the home of Joyce Michaud a locally based award wi...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% Off All starts SUNDAY 10 am til 3 PM. Come and make deals. Beautiful items at rock bottom prices! Yes of course you will wear a mask and social distance. Full Home, Very Clean, Excellent Condition-Quality Furniture, Rugs, Art Deco Pieces/ Art...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT

A two day sale only. Not open on Sunday so come first for best selection! Solid, clean furniture, mostly vintage including a very nice Fairbanks Morse 9A console radio ( not reconditioned), Solid walnut 4 poster bed, Dovetailed Armoire and bedroom su...

Sale ended Sat. Nov 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT

MONDAY 50% Off except select items. I've added Monday as final clean out sale date! There's so much good furniture and small stuff in this home and great deals to be had! RELOADING BENCH FINAL $1200 ( $3600 ORIGINAL RETAIL))) Removal of bench can be...

Sale ended Mon. Oct 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% OFF Sunday unless marked final. Full home estate sale in McLean Va, Rosewood Dining Suite, MCM teak desk,etc/ Electronics, Tools, Lawn, Hshld.

Sale ended Sun. Oct 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

10 minutes from Frederick MD, 50% OFF a day early-Saturday. Must Sell all furniture! BASSETT Like New LOUIS PHILIPPE and HAWTHORNE Dining/Living Rooms, Vintage Furniture & Smalls-RED LEATHER RECLINER SOFA, ELECTRIC LIFT RECLINER, Medium Oak High B...

Sale ended Sun. Sep 20, 2020 at 2:30 PM EDT

TAKE 50% Off all marked prices and make offers on all else. All reasonable offers accepted. A full house estate sale. Some MCM DINING ROOM American Furniture, NEW QVC, Ladie's X to 3X Clothing, 1980's thru now ,Gold fill Costume Jewelry,NEW Kitchen ...

Sale ended Sun. Sep 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% Off Saturday all furniture, Art, Decor, Hardware, tools, household, etc. BRING BAGS pls. This lovely home has lots to offer the bargain hunter, furnishing shopper, collector and stylist- decorator. We have late mid century furniture, rugs, ...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

SUNDAY Furniture from $15 for chests of drawers, desk, bed frames,maple table, $50 maple hutch, $375 for 10 piece oak dining set, $150 dry sink, $70 table saws, etc. Lots of kitchen, glass, Christmas, holiday, books, household, canning jars, hand too...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF Sunday all items left in this shop . Not including personal care products. A wonderful Clearance of Top End Goods! TERRESSENTIALS, a well known retail shop in the heart of the historic district of Frederick MD, is moving their business fro...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF SUNDAY 10 AM TIL 2 PM. This is a whole rancher full of 1000 things, nice vintage 1930's thru 40's collectibles and some antique items and some newer furniture, and general household goods. and it's jammed with stuff so we will be doing o...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

There are 2 parts to our preview video for this appointment only estate sale: Preview video part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvNGwxktxcU&t=10s Preview video part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAgqSH8QJRM&t=8s This is a hous...

Sale ended Sat. May 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

There are 2 parts to our preview video for this appointment only estate sale: Preview video part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvNGwxktxcU&t=10s Preview video part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAgqSH8QJRM&t=8s This is a hous...

Sale ended Sun. May 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT

Sunday 50% Off All till 2pm only! tons left..... The kind of place you want to have a sale in! After we sorted through the stuff we found LOTS of great items for sale and still more to be discovered! The sweet house in Chevy Chase is loaded wit...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

Sunday is it; one day only 50% off of Saturday pricing on EVERYTHING PRICED - plus make offers! - Dickerson end sale 10am - 2pm ONLY........ We are just unpacking this house so these photos are not final. Stay tuned for Wednesday Video. This...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

SIGN UP SHEET TAPED TO SIDE DOOR ON THURSDAY MORNING. See both videos!! Video#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBwWOtytiP0 Video#2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgp3ZyPE 50% Off% OFF Sunday on everything! It's a classic 1960's neigh...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

BIG NEW FULL Preview Video just added Tuesday! Also see part 2 here: Also see part 3 here: Hi Estate Sale Friends- Price lists are posted through out home to use as guides. Ask sales person to write a ticket for you before going to cashier. Mak...

Sale ended Mon. Jan 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT

SAT. AND SUN. EXTRA 50% OFF of Reg. Prices! (Excepts Final Priced) Sale is November 15,16,17th. Video Preview is ready to watch here now! This is an early posting to get the inventory, so far, out to the public. We have some stellar pieces in this...

Sale ended Sun. Nov 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

Sunday, 50% Off of All,at our giant Leesburg sale! Final Day. This is a custom open plan home sitting in wine country outside of Leesburg VA. Near Willowcroft Farm Vineyards. Owners are moved out. This is what is a general list of what is for sal...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

50% OFF SUNDAY till 330pm! . . . . . . . . Nothing held back! For those who cant find the address here it is: Location is off 355 Rockville.https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNSkfOjHosDPEwOM6zYrf86hGHIoBQ%3A1570187275938&ei=CyiXXZP4O...

Sale ended Sun. Oct 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

Take an Extra 50% OFF on Saturday! Big 1910 Historic Home in Old Rockville, Near Rt. 28 at Viers Mill Tons of Country Collectables and Keepsakes, Farm House, Antiques, Vintage, Books and book cases, Classic and country furniture Oversized custom gar...

Sale ended Sun. Sep 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

Sunday 50% OFF Everything and BOGO off of tables in basement. Lots to pick from. 10-2pm only revised hrs..... A sweet little Mid Century home in the heart of Frederick MD, packed full of original furnishings, decor, collectibles, LP's other small i...

Sale ended Sun. Aug 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

75% OFF All Furnishings Unless Marked Final on Sunday, 50% OFF Everything Else! This is a Full Larger Home Estate Sale in Sykesville, Maryland. Full formal Living Room/Dining Room Suites Lounging couch and plush chairs Large coffee table and floor la...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

Shop us for Almost Give-Away pricing, 50% Additional Bonus Discounts on Everything remaining Sunday, Last Day, 10-12pm Only!! Even BoxLots are Half Marked Price! Full home with giant finished basement, loaded with stuff to pick through: *Giant Wall ...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Sunday, At Least 50% OFF. This is the last REAL day for this sale! Sunday is wrap up 10-1pm ONLY at 50% OFF. Historic District, Frederick, MD, Loaded Home, 2 1/2 Day True Estate Sale! MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF NEW/NEVER USED QUALITY TOOLS, BITS, BLADES, POW...

Sale ended Sun. Jul 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Pickers Dream, Full home cleanout, One Day Sale - Saturday 9-5 ONLY! MANY items between .25 - $5. plus great deals on larger items. Ladies apparel, Sofas, End Tables, Coffee Tables, Oak Costume Jewelry School Supplies Kitchen, Pans, Dishes, Crock...

Sale ended Sat. Jun 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

50% Off of everything Saturday and Sunday!......... This sale is in a very nice town home off of Tuckerman Lane- parking is throughout the complex. Everything is super clean, smoke and pet free home. Gorgeous bubble filled glass slab dining table 8...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

A good Friday but we have a lot of beautiful things to move out of this home over the weekend! (Bring a truck and labor to remove large items. Park on fence side of road at top of driveway, Driveway for pickup only. Thx.) CALL OR TEXT STEVE 240-457...

Sale ended Sun. Jun 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

SATURDAY 50% OFF. SALE IS OVER AT 5. COME AND SHOP. Lots of quality items. Mid Century Furnishings, Ethan Allen, Lane, household, decor, shed, lawn garden, bedroom, dining, living room, Make Offers throughout the sale! Preview Video TBA late Tuesday...

Sale ended Sat. May 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

Held at 256 South Carroll Street, the home of the Frederick Urban Growers' and EstateMAX's home headquarters, we are selling the GOOD STUFF that we have had in storage for a year, since the close of the OPS warehouse. Come first for best selection o...

Sale ended Sun. May 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT

50% OFF All Goods in this Full home full of Sports and Coca Cola collections, Homegoods Decor, Lazyboy and bedroom Furniture, decorative art in this full home UPDATED FRIDAY AFTERNOON VIDEO ON facebook.com/estatemax LIKE OUR PAGE WHILE YOU ARE THERE!...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

Preview Video just added! Address in Bethesda just Announced! 50% Off Sunday.... till 3pm! A sweet little MCM house off of Democracy Blvd in Bethesda. Some key Mid Century furniture pieces like a George Nelson planter side table, modern mahogany be...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

75% OFF and OFF All Furniture, china, crystal, kitchen, all SMALL ITEMS, 50% OFF what remains of smalls, tools, garage, sewing, toys, books, clothes,etc. Sunday! First weekend of April. Great Selection of Vintage and Antique Furniture, Sewing, Displa...

Sale ended Sun. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

This whole house, and huge basement is packed full of very nice quality mid century furnishings, collectibles, decor, vintage and antque goodies. FINAL PRICE discounted from Friday but not 50% off, on Arne Vodder rosewood dining table and 6 chairs F...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

Sunday take AN EXTRA 50% OFF OF ALREADY LOW ESTATESALE PRICING! EXCLUDES ITEMS MARKED "FINAL PRICED" and Fine Art. The list below is not edited for sold inventory SUNDAY EVENING PHOTOS ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG ON This superlative collection ...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

VIDEO WILL BE ADDED TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Done! Historic District Grand Town home Whole House Is Open to Sell. High to mid end quality furniture, antiques and vintage decor, mirrors, rugs, fine and decorative art, tools, lawn and garden ... a short...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

Full Multi-Level Home with Addition. Downsizing; All categories of stuff and all rooms of home! Very easy access in Silver Spring, super clean home! Pet and Smoke Free! 50% OFF SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY! SNOW BLOW OUT SPECIAL! *All home furnishings *Cust...

Sale ended Sun. Mar 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

50% OFF Sunday till 3pm only....... everything in This home and garage We still have several dozen Tractor and Agricultural, Farm COLLECTIBLES / Models, Die Cast, and lots of quality mahogany, oak, pine, Antique and VINTAGE FURNITURE, DOLLS, NUTC...

Sale ended Sun. Feb 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

start time: Tuesday 11AM ENDS AT 2PM MEANING WE ARE LOADING A TRUCK WITH WHAT IS NOT SOLD AND THE SALE IS OVER We are running the sale Tuesday 1/22 from 11 to 1 to sell what's left at rock bottom pricing! BRING A TRUCK, PLAN AHEAD. IT HAS TO BE...

Sale ended Tue. Jan 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

50% Sunday or marked Final on select items. Steve just added a NEW AND ADJUSTED PREVIEW VIDEO! This beautiful home is on the market and we are selling the contents. All furniture, artwork, lamps, accessories, any items in garage and all ceiling ...

Sale ended Sun. Jan 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

30% OFF Saturday.....nothing held back!......9-5 only....final day......tons of smalls and tools remain! Preview video is HERE: PLEASE BRING BOXES AND BAGS FOR YOUR SHOPPING CONVENIENCE. Full Garage of Tools, some old with old tool box, Base...

Sale ended Sat. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

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What People Say About EstateMAX/OPS Onsite and Online Estate Sales and Auctions
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.
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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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