Sterling Transitions

(828) 338-8448  Bonded and Insured Platinum member since Jan 22, 2015 - 8 years in business

About Sterling Transitions

Sterling Transitions is a full service estate liquidation firm. Contact us for a free consultation if you need direction on what to Keep, Sell, Donate or Throw Away.

We are experts in simplifying the process of downsizing or liquidating and offer customized solutions to meet your needs. This includes estate sales, online auctions and buyouts.

Sterling Transitions Inc NCAL#1011
Betty Baker, auctioneer, NCAL#9997

Service areas

Based out of Asheville, NC also serving areas near Asheville , NC , Hendersonville , NC , Lake Lure , NC , Marion , NC , Waynesville , NC and Weaverville , NC


Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Online Auctions
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Off-site Sales
  • Live Auctions
  • Clean-out Services
  • One on One Sorting
  • Packing/Unpacking
  • Move Management

Memberships & Associations

  • Auctioneer Association of North Carolina
  • NASMM Circle of Service
  • Rotary Club of Asheville

Credentials

  • Licensed Auctioneer (Sterling Transitions NCFL#10011, Betty Baker, NCAL #9997)

High up in Black Mountain you'll find views and a great online auction. This mountain retreat has great furniture (modern and antique), games, tools, iron stove, art, dining tables and chairs and more! Be sure to check out all the lots so you don't...

Bidding starts Thu. May 26 at 6:00AM EDT

This rare find is a wood and marble dry sink made by Princess Dressing Case Co. of Michigan. The patent dates on the door date back as far as 1856. The sink and it’s surrounding base are marble, with a brass and metal plug. There is a water collectio...

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

Lot includes a Whitehall Hammond Synchronous Movement electric clock mounted in stone. Clock did not work when tested. Shipping Available

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

Measurements-7”x12” Shipping available.

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

Antique wooden dresser with a veneer. There are multiple chips in the veneer and some larger areas on the side where it is delaminating. Multiple knobs are damaged. See photos. All drawers open and close, but are a little sticky. Large drawers have k...

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

This sleek MCM solid wood table measures 19” x 48” x Local Pickup Only

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

Lot contains five wooden boxes including one box with a carved top, one pair of matching boxes, a small two toned box, and a treasure type box with metal adornments. Carved box is missing one foot. Largest box measures 7.5” x 10” x 6.5”. Shipping Av...

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

All 6 figurines are wood. The John Deere tractor is signed "Ben Bar". Note the pig was likely originally used as a salt shaker so has holes on its back and a larger hole (presumably to fill it) on the belly. Shark measures approximately 20” long x 13...

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

This sturdy solid wood set of shelves includes a built in central cabinet with brass hardware. Measures 62” wide x 9” deep x 36” tall. Local Pickup Only

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

Lot includes a large collection of baseball, football, racing, and basketball cards. Cards appear to be from late eighties and early nineties and are made by Topps, Fleer, Score, Pinnacle and more. Shipping Available

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

This lot includes one lightweight wooden rocking chair and a side table. The side table has some slight dark discolorations on the top and the chair has some discolorations on the seat area (see photos). Otherwise both pieces appear to be in good con...

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Black Mountain, NC 28711
Starts May 26, 2022 at 6:00AM US/Eastern

The lots listed in this auction are an interesting selection from a lovely English couple who enjoyed golfing, gardening and travels around. There are lovely local pottery pieces, vintage furniture, Hermes Scarves, Chanel bags, Royal Air Force swag a...

Bidding closed Mon. May 9, 2022 at 8:57 PM EDT

Spectacular Downsizing Auction in Asheville. You'll find wonderful high quality items for your home for every room in the house. Nice classic style goes with everything. Don't miss this one! Preview: By appointment only April 25th, 12pm-2pm. Please...

Bidding closed Tue. Apr 26, 2022 at 8:51 PM EDT

Up the hills in Hendersonville you will find a wonderful hideaway as the setting for our online auction. This home was a family gathering destination for many years. Unfortunately it is time to say goodbye and we are assisting the family with selli...

Bidding closed Mon. Apr 11, 2022 at 8:30 PM EDT

The Haggards are moving out and their house is full of wonderful items for entertaining including china, high end jewelry and purses, sterling flatware, glassware, brass and drop leaf tables and chairs. There is a wonderful collection of artwork, in...

Bidding closed Wed. Mar 23, 2022 at 9:37 PM EDT

Collector's Dream Sale…This collection was years in the making! This is a rare treat to be able to find such hard to find collectibles in one place. There is amazing history in these pieces and they should go to those who will appreciate them and ret...

Bidding closed Mon. Mar 14, 2022 at 12:59 AM EDT

North Asheville estate near Beaver Lake full of charming antiques and vintage fun. Check out the metal cabinets, patio set and table from another era. You'll also find some nice antique furniture, sewing machine and fabric. The items in this estat...

Bidding closed Wed. Feb 23, 2022 at 9:18 PM EDT

Are you ready for your garden this year? Do you have the lawn equipment you need? This sale has great farm equipment as well as household goods. Enjoy! Preview: See items in person on Tuesday, February 15th from 2pm to 5pm. Call to schedule your pre...

Bidding closed Wed. Feb 16, 2022 at 8:08 PM EDT

***Please note-- On Tuesday, Jan 25th, we had to pull ten lots from the auction due to a binding agreement the family had in place. Please accept our apologies for these last minute deletions. There are still fabulous items in the sale!*** An amaz...

Bidding closed Mon. Jan 31, 2022 at 8:10 PM EDT

This estate is home to some cherished finds from a family of collectors. Several generations have had fun collecting items and displaying them in their homes and then passing them down. Some collections include, a beer stein collection, Norman Rockwe...

Bidding closed Sun. Jan 16, 2022 at 8:35 PM EDT

Huge new year auction with over 430 lots! Art Deco, Antiques, Vintage collectibles, Jim Shore, Art Deco, signed paintings, leather books, jewelry, and more. Start your year off with a bang. Give yourself the time and satisfaction of reviewing all th...

Bidding closed Sun. Jan 9, 2022 at 11:17 PM EDT

Enjoy the contents of this luxurious vacation home. The family is unable to visit as often as they would like, so these beautiful pieces can be yours and they are in terrific condition. This was a family home and was not rented to visitors. You'll fi...

Bidding closed Sun. Dec 12, 2021 at 9:32 PM EDT

Get all the things you need, want and wish for in this fabulous finds auction in Fairview. We have lots of everyday items and some fun finds too. This is also a great sale to get gifts for your family or yourself with some early bird shopping. Some ...

Bidding closed Sun. Nov 21, 2021 at 7:49 PM EDT

Generations past of antique dealers have created an antique haven in Asheville. This estate has some beautiful pieces that are hard to find. Add something unique to your treasure chest. You'll find furniture, china, silver and collectibles in this sm...

Bidding closed Mon. Nov 8, 2021 at 7:10 PM EDT

Items are still being added to this sale so please keep checking back! This gorgeous three story Biltmore Lake estate includes some fun artwork by the estate owner artist and nice, clean useful items. You will also find high end antique furniture and...

Bidding closed Wed. Oct 20, 2021 at 8:29 PM EDT

We are lucky to be hosting an amazing estate auction at a historic home on main street in Brevard. This estate was owned by the publisher of the local newspaper who was loved by the community. Her love of auctions and deep family history has a hous...

Bidding closed Sun. Oct 10, 2021 at 10:04 PM EDT

Beer City loves their beer so why not drink out of a classic beer stein!! Our client has downsized and left behind a wonderful collection of steins for your enjoyment. You will find them in the last lots of this sale. She also left behind some beaut...

Bidding closed Sun. Sep 12, 2021 at 9:18 PM EDT

Shop til you drop in our Labor Day auction!! This mountain hideaway in Burnsville was the home of an artistic couple who have downsized. Our clients kept busy with their creative projects of sewing and gem work. The home has great outdoor rockers, al...

Bidding closed Tue. Sep 7, 2021 at 10:16 PM EDT

Large Country Estate in Candler. This large home has over 425 lots available in the auction. Antique furniture, Boyds Bears, Candles, Longaberger baskets, yard art, tools, kitchen items, piano, household decor, XXXL Men's and Women's clothing, faux ...

Bidding closed Sun. Aug 22, 2021 at 10:08 PM EDT

Clean lovely home was well cared for and full of gems for your home. Check out the video sampling. There's a whole second floor of great items not picture in video! You’ll find great dining and kitchen items, a game table with four comfortable chai...

Bidding closed Sun. Aug 1, 2021 at 9:57 PM EDT

We love auctions that benefit a great cause and this is one of them! By purchasing from this West Asheville Online Auction, your money will help fund a nursing scholarship at AB Tech! We all know healthcare workers are vital for our well being, so he...

Bidding closed Sun. Jul 18, 2021 at 9:15 PM EDT

July 4th spectacular! Join us online this holiday weekend for some great deals for your home. This charming three story brick home offers elegance and essentials that you don't want to miss. You'll find mirrors, sofas, dining tables, side board, ba...

Bidding closed Thu. Jul 8, 2021 at 8:19 PM EDT

This sale has tons of jewelry and vintage finds for your home. There is a riding lawn mower and more lawn and work tools as well as several sewing machines and accessories. Enjoy! PREVIEW- Friday, June 25th from 9am to 12pm. Call to set your appoin...

Bidding closed Sun. Jun 27, 2021 at 9:02 PM EDT

This online auction offers everything from functional to funky. There are garden statues, pagodas, furniture pieces, Asian decor, lots of kitchen goodies, tools, office supplies and great collection of vintage toys. There is also an impressive coll...

Bidding closed Sun. Jun 13, 2021 at 9:13 PM EDT

Enjoy some Memorial Day savings at our Biltmore Commons online auction in Asheville. This former owner was from Greece, so you'll find Greek inspired items as well as some great vintage finds. The best part is that the net proceeds from this estate ...

Bidding closed Wed. Jun 2, 2021 at 7:27 PM EDT

Mrs. Mary Olson, a beloved art teacher, has downsized from her beautiful home in the picturesque rolling hills of Flat Rock. She had a wonderful collection of art, rugs and antiques that she is leaving behind. She kept many records and some handwritt...

Bidding closed Sun. May 16, 2021 at 9:36 PM EDT

Lovely home on Kimberly Avenue with gorgeous views of the infamous Grove Park Inn. Our client is downsizing and moving to a condo near their grandchildren so they are leaving quite a bit behind in this large home. You'll find plenty of bedroom suit...

Bidding closed Thu. May 6, 2021 at 7:55 PM EDT

Items being uploaded daily up until Auction Start!! This is the auction you’ve been waiting for! Enthusiasts of turntables, record players and radios will delight in all the items available in the online auction! This former RCA engineer employee...

Bidding closed Wed. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:41 PM EDT

For our next online auction you will find lots of great items for your home! This clean lovely home in Fletcher has a great stuffed bear collection and lots of fun kitchen ceramics as well as outdoor furniture, bikes, a cool bedroom set and more. The...

Bidding closed Tue. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:10 PM EDT

This artsy home was owned by a local school principal who was incredibly creative and great with tools. You’ll find a large workshop with any tool you may need to add to your collection. You’ll also find Handmade furniture and a gorgeous wooden Kroeb...

Bidding closed Tue. Mar 30, 2021 at 8:23 PM EDT

A vintage Datsun 240 Z is up for auction! One owner vehicle has been sitting in garage for some time now. Vin# HLS30-22865. Auction begins Saturday, March 20th at 6:00am and ends Monday, March 29th at 6:00pm. See Terms and Condition of Sale. ...

Bidding closed Mon. Mar 29, 2021 at 6:14 PM EDT

A top engineer at RCA records, this bachelor filled his home with turntables, music, and fun. He loved tinkering with old Victrolas, Radios and Record Players so you are going to find some great stuff if this is your thing. This large Fairview home ...

Bidding closed Wed. Mar 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM EDT

This estate is located in the beautiful gated community of Carriage Park. Our clients have downsized and moved to a new home nearby. They have had to leave behind some wonderful pieces that can now be yours. You will find some fine furnishings that i...

Bidding closed Wed. Mar 3, 2021 at 8:47 PM EDT

The entire estate went to a storage unit a few months ago. Now it’s time to sell. We are offering the items as a "BUY IT NOW" online estate sale. Just click the BUY button during the sale dates of February 22nd to 26th. and it's yours. All items mus...

Online sale closed Fri. Feb 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT

This feel good auction supports Phoenix Landing Parrot Rescue, a local non-profit dedicated to the welfare of parrots. The owners of the home were bird lovers that donated their estate to this cause. You will find an eclectic mix of items collected...

Bidding closed Tue. Feb 2, 2021 at 9:57 PM EDT

2003 Buick Park Avenue with just over 135k miles and good running condition. Vin#1G4CW54K534153261 1988 Chevy Sienna with almost 52k miles not currently running. Vin#1GFC24K5JZ157710

Bidding closed Mon. Jan 18, 2021 at 6:13 PM EDT

Start your 2021 with an online auction on the southwest side of Asheville! This lovely home in Bent Creek Community bring a great selection of household goods, furniture, tools and yard tools. Lots of fun items in the auction. Be sure to look through...

Bidding closed Tue. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:12 PM EDT

Sterling Transitions takes you to the top of the mountain (0.7 mile long driveway) in Black Mountain to find your Christmas treasures! This estate has some amazing views and some fun items to take home. You'll find antiques, vintage toys and dolls, p...

Bidding closed Wed. Dec 16, 2020 at 10:24 PM EDT

Wow! Look at all the gorgeous pieces of art and masks in this auction. This is a consignee auction from several estates. You'll find some incredible artist names here like Robert Watson, Shepard Fairey, and Jack Youngman not to mention art in style o...

Bidding closed Mon. Dec 7, 2020 at 8:06 PM EDT

1985 Jeep Wrangler CJ seven the last of the CJ's This jeep has been completely overhauled last summer, (completed in October 2019). All rust has been removed and repaired properly, the interior has been rhino lined and the entire undercarriage the e...

Bidding closed Sun. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:11 PM EDT

What a treasure trove of fantastic items. Lots of fun collectibles that are unique and hard to find as well as useful household goods. Enjoy looking at all the items in this sale and feel free to come to preview to see them in person and see the vi...

Bidding closed Tue. Nov 17, 2020 at 9:43 PM EDT

Online auction for the living Estate of Eileen Klope. Help our client during her transition as she downsizes and moves close to her daughter. All items are very well kept and clean. beds, lamps, mirrors, prints, curio cabinet, garden tools, bistro ta...

Bidding closed Tue. Nov 10, 2020 at 6:54 PM EDT

Online auction for full estate in a sweet Fletcher neighborhood. Help our client during her transition as she downsizes into a smaller home. She left some wonderful items for you to enjoy. This includes several chair/footstool sets, bedroom suite, j...

Bidding closed Sun. Oct 25, 2020 at 8:33 PM EDT

A chance to get a lot for your money in this online auction in East Asheville. Entire estate includes 40 large lots. Includes sewing, furniture, lighting, yard tools, jewelry, and more! There is even a hot tub in this auction. Check out all the ph...

Bidding closed Wed. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:28 PM EDT

Lakefront Brevard home with charm and history. Enjoy items from this sale that includes a nice selection of history books and first editions as well as a nice sun porch seating, bedroom suite, kitchen items, records, and so much more. PREVIEW DAT...

Bidding closed Wed. Oct 7, 2020 at 7:58 PM EDT

Come for the shopping, stay for the views! This great mountain home has all sorts of treasures from several generations past. You'll find unique antiques, primitive tools, artwork, collectibles, and even a workshop with tools. Over 250 lots of fun it...

Bidding closed Tue. Sep 22, 2020 at 9:38 PM EDT

The Lots listed in this sale are from the deceased estate of Patricia Ann Fisk and is a bulk auction. This bulk auction allows that family to empty the home quickly and give you an opportunity to get a great deal! Entire house is in TEN lots. You'll ...

Bidding closed Thu. Sep 10, 2020 at 5:14 PM EDT

This lovely home has all the signs of a great life had in Western North Carolina. You will find all the home essentials you need plus bikes, smoker, beautiful rugs, gorgeous jewelry, art, home decor, Tons of ladies shoes and soooo much more! This hom...

Bidding closed Sun. Aug 30, 2020 at 10:36 PM EDT

This home has heirlooms from generations past that can continue on to your family. So much gorgeous sterling silver that will last a lifetime and is a wonderful investment! This lovely estate is the living estate of Ms. Margaret Simpson. She has mov...

Bidding closed Tue. Aug 11, 2020 at 8:53 PM EDT

This sale has wonderful and practical items not to mention great tools. Enjoy bidding on a workshop full of useful items to help you through your next project. There are also battery powered lawn mower and weed eater, and teak patio set. But do not...

Bidding closed Tue. Aug 4, 2020 at 10:20 PM EDT

Check out these lovely items from the living estate of Mrs. Alice Betts in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood near downtown Hendersonville. Estate items include wooden furniture, vintage finds, coins, train collection, yard tools and more! PREV...

Bidding closed Tue. Jul 28, 2020 at 7:54 PM EDT

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What People Say About Sterling Transitions
Hi Estate Sales group,
Joined a few weeks ago and have bought a few things in several auctions since. I bought some jewelry from Sterling Transitions auction - not knowing it was pick-up only (still learning and thought I had checked shipping only). Long story short, I paid but was worried about getting Task Rabbit or other pickup and didn’t want to violate my agreements etc. I reached out to let them know I was trying to arrange pickup, they got back to me and said not to worry, they would drop off at UPS store ( who got in touch for payment etc).
Just wanted to let you know how great they are- they just offered and did it and I am super grateful. Please share with leadership.
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