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JOHN

What a pleasure to work with these women.  In addition to Deene and Janie, who co-own and run SFES, they bring a competent team which does absolutely EVERYTHING to make your estate sale go well.  They "staged" the sale in such a way that traffic flow (there were a lot of people going through here in Presidio Heights) is optimized, and everyone has a chance to see everything in its best light.

A personal thank you to the hard work and professionalism shown by Deene, Janie and the whole team.  We would heartily recommend them to anyone.

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GEORGE

I was introduced to San Francisco Estate Sales because they were conducting an estate sale of a home near my mother’s property in Millbrae, which I would eventually handle as a rental for the current owner.

I visited the home on a Saturday afternoon and was very impressed at the organization, and the way the sale was run. The sale staff were attentive in monitoring the items and answering my questions, as well as the way items were checked for actual sale.

Months later, when my mother needed to leave her home for an assisted living community, I contacted S.F. Estate Sales for consultation.

Both Deene and Janie, owners of the company, met me at Mom’s home, and in their- southern Texas, accent’s, patiently spent the time with me, evaluating the contents and answering my questions. I got the sense that they were very sincere, genuine, and honest about what to expect, and felt that they respected an owner’s home and belongings.

They were punctual along with their crew, and spent at least a week going through, organizing, evaluating, and preparing for the sale.

I explained what things would not be for sale, and they were very careful to separate these items.

The overall process went extremely smoothly, the home was left wonderfully clean, items that were to be disposed of were left bagged on the side of the home, and the financial settlement at the end surpassed my expectations.

I have since received proceeds from items that did not sell at the property, but were taken to their future sales.

As a Local Realtor who works with many families who have the need to disperse of a loved one’s items, I feel very confident in recommending, and have recommended the services of S.F. Estate Sales – Deene and Janie.

 

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Justin

 

1st class company that provides a 1st class estate sale experience. The staff is great and went out of their way to help me in ways most companies don't. Their attention to detail and quality of work is why I would highly recommend them to anyone in the market!

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Betty

I still have one more day to go before we finish up, but I can state that Janey and Deene are the best!!  I've been cleaning up for the last 3 years to give you an idea of how much stuff we had.  I liked them immediately on our initial meeting and was happy to hear that they also helped some friends with their move.  They are very organized and have a great team working with them--the 2 Carmens were also wonderful!  Day one went amazingly well and I can't wait for Day 2!  I already have some champagne chilling in the refrigerator so we can celebrate when the sale is over.  It is amazing how far and wide their net of advertisement extends.  They have lots of contacts with lots of different regular collectors and dealers.  I recommend them highly. You can't go wrong!!

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Ken

San Francisco Estate Sales is wonderful; simply stated: Janie and Deene are Wonderful.  We have lived in our San Francisco home for 32 years and have collected/acquired a ton of fine things, and then some questionable Stuff!  We have sold our house, are considerably downsizing, and moving out of the country. We didn't wish to do a series of garage sales; a friend suggested finding an estate sale person. So I surfed the web and really liked SFES;  they came by for a very  informative and helpful, and free, appraisal...along with a lecture.  Subsequently they guided us through the stressful and tedious job of divesting home and almost all personal belongings/treasures....along with a couple more lectures.    Those lectures?   they read us well and knew the process: we would start out confused and frustrated; and then move into a state of great sadness and pain.  Without any kind of pressure they would ask: are you  OK with this? Do you still want to move along here?  THAT was endearing....very professional but also very caring for a client.  The Estate Sale went super well; as did their associates a nonprofit 'clear away the rest' folks.  If you desire a smooth and easy divesting/move then we say: call Deene and Janie. They are wonderful.

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Joanna

Superb In so many aspects!! Reliable, diligent, smart, hard-working, honest and efficient.  Can I say more???  They organized a house full of treasure and flotsam into an intriguing, thematic retail event with savvy display, well-researched pricing, and good experienced instinct.  They managed set up, pricing, sale logistics, every detail, including haul away, with grace, charm and efficiency!  They entirely understood the market and their customers (who clearly think as highly of them as we do!).  Trust these ladies to "get it done!!!"  Cannot recommend highly enough! Yelp, give me more stars!!!

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Carmen

OH MY GOODNESS!  

As a bonafide "Treasure Hunter" I absolutely adore the San Francisco Estate Sales Company! I discovered SFES about a year ago... and have tried to attend every sale since... along with the rest of the flock!  Janie and Deene have countless items that are unique, great quality, and are reasonably priced! I've purchased beautiful jewelry, fabulous linens, lovely clothing, books, albums, art, unique cooking utensils, toiletry items to name a few! Their events are welcoming and SFES personnel are always very helpful. Wonderful games, toys and books for my "grandkids" have been the focus at several sales. I've also been quite surprised to discover extraordinary, unique items... which I would only find in a special home environment!  (That's when I can pick up a "jewel" like a forty to fifty-year-old retro ice-bucket in PERFECT condition for my niece, who was stunned when I gave it to her!) It's also means a great deal to me to know that Deene and Janie are dedicated agents for their clients, which they clearly express to all of their customers. SFES is very well-respected and greatly appreciated by all!  If you're looking for a needle-in-a-haystack, I'd strongly suggest that you look for it at their sales! You're bound to find it there! 
HAPPY HUNTING!

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Martha

This company is excellent from beginning to end. Whether going through them to plan and conduct the estate sale OR if you love what estate sales have to offer - they are excellent! The people of San Francisco Estate Sales are  - by far - the friendliest estate sale people in the business. I've been to many an estate sale where the people running it are too snobby to make me stay. I am attracted to people, then products. The people at San Francisco Estate Sales impressed me to such a degree that I am writing a Yelp review about it. I'll be watching for more of their sales, just so I can deal with them again. ...And, their understanding and knowledge of individual items is clear.

Their prices are fair, both for the seller and the buyer. They are professional, kind, knowledgable, hard working, fair, and energetic. I *highly* recommend going through them for your estate sale needs, consultations, estimates, etc.

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