Murphy Bell Inc., dba: Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc.

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About Murphy Bell Inc., dba: Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc.

We have been in the service industry for nearly 40 years. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR MAIN PRIORITY! We understand that THIS IS NOT COMMON AMONG ALL SERVICE BUSINESSES.
As a service companies; Including building contractors, licensed General Contractors and certified Home Inspectors and private investigations, we have thousands of customer referrals and most of our business is gained through referrals from past clients. This is due to professional, high quality work, personal service and outstanding customer service. Being in several areas of the service business, including the building and inspection business, allows us to offer many additional services, including home repair, home inspections, hauling/delivery and more. We can not only liquidate your estate, we can get it completely ready for resale quickly and efficiently. We do it all from start to finish or any specific service individually. All with no upfront costs to you!
Our onsite sales are extremely professional, well organized and managed. We make it easy for potential buyers to navigate the home/business and see all your items for sale.
Call us today so we can get started assisting you during this stressful and emotional period. The process may seem overwhelming to you initially, but we will make it painless and stress-free.
We generally service Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter and Nevada Counties. But will consider any other California county on a case by case basis.


Service areas

Based out of Roseville, CA also serving Davis , CA , Elk Grove , CA , Pleasanton , CA , Rocklin , CA , Roseville , CA and Woodland , CA


Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales

Memberships & Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
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In-Person Estate Sale

This sale in Sun City Lincoln has a bit of everything for everybody, with many unique and fascinating items.  The owners lived in the UK for much of their lives and had very artistic taste.  You will find property at this sale you have ne...

Lincoln, CA 95648
Sale ended Sun. Nov 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

We have acquired over 6,000 books that are in new or near new condition.  They are modern day books on every subject, including:  Military, legal, language, travel, medical, religion, instructional, music related, biographical - and SO much...

Lincoln, CA 95648
Sale ended Mon. Nov 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale is one for the books!  So many diverse items, something for everyone.  We have the following for sale this weekend: Comic books (so many, and in perfect preserved condition)Baseball cardsLegos of all sorts/collectionsDolls (Barbi...

Antelope, CA 95843
Sale ended Sun. Oct 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This will be an incredible sale, consisting of so many collectibles and very unique items you won't find at most other sales.  The property owner had multiple spaces at the Roseville Treasure Trove, but all the property now awaits you at this ma...

Newcastle, CA 95658
Sale ended Sun. Sep 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale not only has unique and fascinating items, but also many things a college student may need to furnish their space on a budget. Including: Leather swivel and reclining chairs with ottomans (2)Upright deep freezer (near new condition)Vi...

Davis, CA 95616
Sale ended Sun. Aug 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

Yes, the is the one you have been waiting for in Granite Bay!  The culmination of several storage facilities and much of the interior of the home as well.  So much of this upscale property is still in the original boxes/packaging and never ...

Granite Bay, CA 95746
Sale ended Sun. Jul 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale has many unique and antique items, including: An Edison phonograph, circa early 1900's- works perfect!Estey Antique OrganAntique furniture in fantastic conditionAntique/vintage doll collection Vintage typewriter/phoneCeramic figurinesKnic...

Antelope, CA 95843
Sale ended Sun. Jun 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale includes: Vintage clocks, some more than 200 years old Beautiful, contemporary furnishings Recliners Rare items from other countries tools patio furniture Office equipment/furniture Dinette set Clothing Shoes Bed sets Yard art Kitchen app...

Novato, CA 94947
Sale ended Sun. Jun 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale has so many unique and collectible items, including: Industrial grade wood working tools (very high quality band/table saws)Huge assortment of rare and exotic hardwoods for furniture and hobby enthusiastsHundreds of cork sheets Hand/power ...

Pollock Pines, CA 95726
Sale ended Sun. Jun 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This estate sale has a little bit of everything and some very unique items, including: Stainless steel Kitchen Aid refrigerator Whirlpool Duet front loading washer & dryer (electric), with pedestalsHand wood carved cross bow and smoking pipe brough...

Roseville, CA 95747
Sale ended Sun. May 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale has so many great and unique items.  You will want to check this one out for sure!  Including:Heavy Asian hardwood and leather furniture, very unique and spectacular piecesGrandfather clockLarge, exquisite hardwood dining room set...

Vallejo, CA 94589
Sale ended Sun. Apr 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This estate sale has some very nice property, all priced at a very good value for you! Included in the sale: Kimball pianoEntertainment CentersYard itemsElectronics Limited edition artwork Quality hardwood furniture Exercise equipment Sleep Number ...

Folsom, CA 95630
Sale ended Sun. Mar 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This is the second part of our recent Nipomo sale, which includes newly added cars/car parts, tractors, implements, trailers, boats, collectibles, etc. from the first sale.  Also included is: Caterpillar Dozer D-4 tractorHor...

Nipomo, CA 93444
Sale ended Sun. Feb 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale is a car pickers dream!  So many classic cars and older trucks and vans.  This estate sale spans a few acres, with cars, car parts, accessories and household items as well included throughout.  Car chassis, some more i...

Nipomo, CA 93444
Sale ended Sun. Feb 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale is comprised of wine making tools and machinery (tractor, grape harvesting machinery, etc.) and many unique items.  Including: Kubota full size tractorGrape harvesting wagons & other wine making toolsSprayersGolf clubsMusical in...

Napa, CA 94559
Sale ended Sat. Feb 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

You have probably never seen anything like this at an estate sale.  This sale will be one-stop-shopping for all your Christmas needs! The majority of the property at this sale is brand new, still in the original box (never used), many still in ...

Granite Bay, CA 95746
Sale ended Sun. Dec 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

This estate sale in Fair Oaks has very modern and higher end items- by Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc.  Everything is very well taken care of and in excellent condition.  No animals have lived at this property, so no damage to furniture or o...

Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Sale ended Sun. Oct 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM PST
In-Person Estate Sale

Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc. is hosting this Auburn sale including a household full of unique, interesting and valuable items.  This sale has so many collectible and unique items, MANY items for men and women!  You will want to ...

Auburn, CA 95603
Sale ended Sun. Oct 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Train collectors, this is your dream estate sale!!  Collection spanning over 60 years, with unique and one-of-a-kind pieces/sets.  So many trains, impossible to list all.  Most in original boxes, some never even opened or used!  N...

Sacramento, CA 95819
Sale ended Sun. Sep 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Granite Bay Estate Sales is hosting an estate sale in Roseville this weekend, Thursday-Sunday, 9/15-9/18.  This estate sale ecompasses all kinds of  quality items, including: Teak wood patio furniture (large table and smaller bistro styl...

Roseville, CA 95678
Sale ended Sun. Sep 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

This is a great sale for sporting men and man cave mania!  Women, you will find some great things too, so come check out this sale this weekend, Friday-Sun at noon.  Pick up some great property at a fraction of the cost of retail or even Cr...

Colusa, CA 95932
Sale ended Sun. Sep 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

aGranite Bay Estate Sales, Inc. is conducting an appoinment only sale in an exclusive West Sacramento neighborhood from 9/6-9/10/16.  This sale has extremely unique and rare items, as well as high-end and high quality items for sale, all at...

West Sacramento, CA 95605
Sale ended Sat. Sep 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Come see a ton of very unique items and quality furniture this weekend, starting Friday, 8/19, and going through Sun, 8/21. Steinway & Sons grand piano (absolutely perfect condition and routinely tuned)  Asian hand carved wood che...

Loomis, CA 95650
Sale ended Sun. Aug 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

This is a beautiful Loomis custom built house that includes all high-end and unique property.  You won't find stuff like this at your average estate sale!!  This first weekend is showing by appointment only, open up to all next weekend (8/1...

Loomis, CA 95650
Sale ended Mon. Aug 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc. is hosting an estate sale at a ranch property in Newcastle.  This estate includes many pieces of fine art, equestrian items, as well as many unique and quality property/furnishings.  Items specifically includ...

Newcastle, CA 95658
Sale ended Sun. Aug 7, 2016 at 3:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc. is hosting a Fair Oaks estate sale from 7/29-7/31.  This estate is full of a lifetime's worth of varied collectibles, some very unique and valuable. Items include: High quality tools (Craftsman, etc.) Old farm...

Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Sale ended Sun. Jul 31, 2016 at 2:30 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc. is hosting an estate sale in Newcastle, appointment only for the first two weeks, then we will open it up to the general public.  There are lots of great items, all high quality and cared for property.  T...

Newcastle, CA 95658
Sale ended Sun. Jul 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc. is hosting an estate sale in West Sacramento that includes an entire huge household full of very attractive and quality items.  Everything in this sale has been very well cared for and maintained.  This sal...

West Sacramento, CA 95691
Sale ended Sun. Jul 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale will end at noon today.  Still many great things for sale.  This is your opportunity to own high end items for pennies on the dollar!! Art lovers and those who appreciate luxury and custom furnishings will not want to miss this...

Granite Bay, CA 95746
Sale ended Fri. Jul 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale has fabulous furniture pieces, stereo equipment, tools of all kinds.  Includes: Heavy duty table and chairs circa 1920 Beautiful hutch with lighted interior and details abound Oak corner desk Knick-knacks Artifical plants ...

Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Sale ended Sun. Jun 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Crate & Barrel furniture Living room furniture (tables, sofa, love seat, etc.) Bedroom furniture Lots of jewelry, mostly costume One of a kind art, including an original John Elway (Denver Bronco's), charcoal drawing Washer & Dryer Re...

Stockton, CA 95209
Sale ended Sat. Apr 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST

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What People Say About Murphy Bell Inc., dba: Granite Bay Estate Sales, Inc.
After the passing of my step dad, it quickly became clear that we were faced with an impossible situation. Items left by a collector/hoarder take on a life of their own and in our case could fill a football field. We knew there was money in the items that fell from every nook and cranny of the estate but there was also a lot of trash and ruined things. This estate sale would push the limits of any liquidating company.

Then there are all the horror stories of liquidating companies taking advantage of their clients by ripping them off. So after interviewing a number of liquidators, we focused on honesty and competency. We immediately felt comfortable with Granite Bay Estate Services. 

In 100+ heat, the Granite Bay Estate Services team undertook the task of uncovering, sorting, cleaning, pricing and selling an enormous amount of stuff including many vintage and collectible items, old cars, unusual antiques and a variety of everyday items. Advertising over 200 items online, contacting their buying clients and strategically placing signs around town, the sale lasted for four days, was well staffed and regulated. We were provided a reconciliation sheet and and given a check for our percentage in a quick and timely manner.

Facing the removal of this vast amount of stuff including furniture, ten old cars, 300 radios, many antiques and the multitude of junk on the property, just brought tears and frustration and was utterly impossible. But GBES broke down this enormous task and made the impossible... possible. We would Never have been able to come through this stressful situation without the GBES crew's fortitude, positive attitude and hard work. Thank you for seeing us through one of the most stressful situations anyone could face.
Gretchen Morales 10/23/17
"Our sale went off without a hitch. Tim, Helen and staff were punctual, knowledgeable and efficient. They did an effective marketing job and great sales work with buyers. We had a very tight schedule with the sale and close of escrow. We were pleased to find the house completely cleared Monday morning when the home buyers met to turn over the keys. We recommend Granite Bay without reservation".
Rich & Lousie Laing
"Helen and her team did a phenomenal job in carrying out all aspects of our estate sale.  We highly recommend Granite Bay Estate Sales for any expert, estate liquidation". 
Fran K.'
Thanks again for all your help!
Fran K.
"This was an excellent company to deal with. They were extremely well organized, knew their markets and there were no hidden costs. Both Helen and Tim know which of your items will appeal to their contacts. My sale was by invatation since I lived in a gated community and their were no problems. Every item that wasn't sold initially was transported to their storage facility and sold at subsequent sales. They worked very well with my organizer and were a huge help in my move. I would recommend them highly".
Ruth Alexander
"I have been working with estate sale companies for several years. Many of them talk about service and representing themselves with the highest integrity, Granite Bay Estate Sales does not just talk about it, they deliver it. it's very difficult to balance the seller and buyer and ensure both are satisfied with their transaction. I can speak first hand that this is truly their goal. I have been extremely happy with my purchases and will suggest them to all my acquaintances in the industry. These guys are good!!"

Greg Bodine
"Recently I employed Granite Bay Estate Sales to handle the sale of my all of the items in my home before my move. This consisted of everything from large appliances and furniture to small knick knacks.

I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and courtesy they provided. This was a very stressful and difficult time for me. The wonderful personnel at Granite Bay made the experience stress free and enjoyable.

The Granite Bay personnel are extremely trustworthy and efficient. I am recommending this amazing company to any of my friends who are looking for a top notch estate sale company."

Sincerely,
Linda Goddard
"We highly recommend these folks. From the first meeting and evaluation of our sale items, we knew we were dealing with professionals who would maximize our returns. Pricing, display, human resources, and constant communication were all evident throughout the process. Helen and Tim delivered in a most unbelievable way. We can't say enough about them."




Randy and Barbara Stricklin

Newcastle
Randy & Barbara Stricklin
"When our widowed 84-year-old mother decided to downsize from her large home in Cameron Park to a smaller place, we (her daughters) decided that we didn't have the expertise, energy, or time to invest in trying to sell the furniture, tools, and other items she was not going to take with her. We agreed that going through an estate sale company would be our best solution. We investigated several estate sale companies online. We needed a company who could respond quickly because our mother had already moved and the real estate agent wanted the house empty for better showing. We needed a company who would be able to get everything out, whether it sold or not. We wanted a company who would understand the value our mother placed on her things and treat them accordingly. If we could find a company with expertise in tools- our mother had inherited a great many tools from our step-father- that would be a big plus. Finally, we wanted a company that would charge what we thought was a reasonable commission.

Granite Bay Estate Sales was the only company who met our criteria. We invited representatives from three companies to walk through the house with us. Based on their proposals, we would select one of them. As we walked through the house with Tim and Helen, we noticed immediately that they understood how much these things meant to our mother. Time had the expertise in tools that we wanted. Helen clearly appreciated the value our mother placed in her things, pointing out to us some items that might sell easier or faster than others. We chose Granite Bay Estate Sales.

Helen was our main contact. She held our hands through the whole thing. We had not been involved with an estate sale before. And since two of us would be directly involved in the process, she'd have to help us both be clear about everything. Helen managed our expectations very well. She explained the process and answered our questions. She worked with us to customize and rephrase the contract so that the financial arrangements as well as the service to be performed were explicit and adequately detailed. She helped get appraisals where necessary and did lots of research to determine the value of various items. She was available, via phone and email, for additional information before and after the sale. She also spent much time and effort in trying to sell items that had value but did not sell during the 2-day sale itself.

From our viewpoint, the biggest differences Granite Bay Estate Sales made in our estate sale were:

-Communication- expectation-setting, availability, progress updates, status of various high-value items that didn't sell during the 2-day sale, etc.

-Trustworthiness- because we wanted to get the best price possible on all of our mother's valued items, it was critical to us that we could trust Granite Bay Estate Sales. We felt they dealt with us honestly, treated the items with care, did the research that was required, and went above and beyond our expectations to try to sell items that had value but a very limited market.

-Efficiency- we needed to turn this task over to professionals partly because we didn't have time to do it ourselves. Granite Bay Estate Sales were able t take on this task and hold the sale two weeks later. This was a lot of work to do in a short period of time, counting the preparatory research, planning, marketing, and organizing, and they pulled it off.

Finally, as with any situation of this type, when the inevitable customer service issue arose, Tim and Helen immediately jumped in to resolve it. In our case, we found some items left under the house in a dark back corner after the sale. Within 2 days, Tim was there to remove that stuff- mostly trash.

We can unreservedly recommend Granite Bay Estate Sales for an estate sale. While we didn't get as much money from the estate sale as we had hoped- probably a common occurrence- we did have a very positive experience with Tim and Helen. They did everything they could, and far more than we would have or could have done ourselves, to find buyers and sell these items. What wasn't sold was donated, where possible, and only a small portion was taken to the local dump- both actions handled completely, with our consent, by Granite Bay Estate Sales. They managed to make this experience pleasant and far less stressful that it might have been".
Dorene and Denise Matney
"I was referred to Granite Bay Estate Sales and all I can say, it made my life so much easier. I meet with Tim and Helen at the house gave them the keys and they took over. They were honest, efficient, professional and basically came in and handled what was needed. Which was a stress free process. They cleaned all the extra items that didn't sell and then had the house professionally cleaned along with the carpets. Which looked amazing after!!! I would highly recommend having Granite Bay Estate Sales handle your transition in life's bumps in the road."
Jason Darneal
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