Heirloom Appraisal Services and Downsizing Solutions
About Heirloom Appraisal Services and Downsizing Solutions
The mission of Heirloom Appraisal Services and Downsizing Solutions is to guide the transition of all things cherished. We believe that the things we keep tell our story and we want to assist in curating the next chapter of those beloved items.
Growing up in and around the industry most of her life, Heather has experience handling many aspects of the appraisal, estate sale and auction business. In the past, she procured contracts with sellers for the online estate sale company Everything But The House. Heather was an employee of Dawson’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, a New Jersey Auction Company for over 25 years, where she assisted with many high profile appraisals and auctions. Working on behalf of Dawson’s often in conjunction with Sotheby’s New York, she contributed to the appraisal and liquidation of a vast range of collectibles, jewelry, fine art, furniture and more.
Heather apprenticed under Linda J. Dawson, who was a licensed auctioneer in New Jersey, a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (A.S.A.) and Appraisers Association of America (A.A.A.), an appraiser on Public Television’s “Antiques Roadshow”. While retired, Linda Dawson remains active in the online auction world on a part time basis and collaborates with Heather from time to time on a consultation basis.
In 2018 Heather founded Heirloom Downsizing Solutions and Appraisal Services. In addition to curating and managing online estate sale auctions, Heirloom Appraisal Services and Downsizing Solutions provides clients with appraisals for estate planning, insurance purposes, damages claims, probate assignments and divorce settlements. Heather is able to appraise collectibles, furniture, silver, porcelain, china, mid century modern items, contemporary household items, designer costume jewelry and decorative art.
Heather Dawson holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the School of Education at Syracuse University. She completed her auctioneer licensing course at the Southeastern School of Auctioneering. She completed her appraisal course work with the International Society of Appraisers, (ISA), core course along with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Please reach out to learn how Heirloom’s services can be tailored to fit your needs. Contact Heather Dawson at 843-437-9308 or Heirloom.Downsizing.Solutions@gmail.com
- Online Auctions
- Appraisal Services
Enjoy a quality collection of sterling silver, fine art and antique furniture. Pick Up of Purchased Items will be on Saturday the 16th at Morningstar Storage in Bluffton, SC. 1110 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Heather brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in appraisal services. I've seen her in action during my recent move. She helped me sort, estimate value and determine how and where to sell my items. Great service! I recommend her.Dana Slagle, CEO Thrive Lifestyle Solutions
“I called Heather for some reorganization help. She was able to help me weed through my basement full of antiques and directed me to websites to sell them on! Heather also gave me home organizing tips to maximize my living spaces. Very knowledgeable and helpful.”-D. Nockles, Downsizing Consultation
“We were staring down what I thought was an impossible task and timeline; cleaning out my grandmother’s large home and all its contents. To say she was a bit if a hoarder is an understatement. Heather was a lifesaver and critical piece of getting the task complete. She was crucial in finding resources and identifying items for auction, businesses we could donate items to and buyers for other items. Heather and Nikki were instrumental in getting tasks completed within our timeline (actually a day early)! The amount of stress and work they took off our plates was immeasureable and their services invalueable. We can’t say thank you enough!”-Tabitha, Estate Sale Client