Category Archives: Estate Sales

Treasures in the Attic… & Garage & Basement & Back of the Closet

When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and be Nancy Drew, hunting for lost treasure and solving mysteries.  That’s why I love my job, because every day I get to fulfill my dreams.  We’ve been hard … Continue reading

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Why you don’t need to worry about what I might find in the house (’cause I’ve seen it all)

The phone rings and it’s a potential client (we’ll call her Mary) who has questions about a possible estate sale.  Mary tells me that her uncle (we’ll call him Otto) has recently passed away, and much to Mary’s surprise she … Continue reading

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Why it’s better (for both of us) if all the items the family wants to keep are out of the house before we start setting up for the sale.

Before I get to the subject of today’s blog, a few comments about the previous blog “So Why Do You Ask For That”. I’ve been told that the tone of that blog is “rather testy” “bitchy” and “cranky” … even … Continue reading

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So why do you ask for that?

(Modified on 8/22/2011) So, why do I ask for a copy of the Power of Attorney or the court order appointing you as Executor, and to see your driver’s license?  Because I’m very, very careful.  I want to make sure that … Continue reading

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We got rid of a lot of stuff before we called you…

One thing I hear over and over again that just makes me cringe is “We got rid of a lot of stuff before we called you.”  NEVER DO THIS.  You would be amazed at the amount of money items you … Continue reading

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Where did the name ‘Somerset House Services’ come from?

Have you ever read the Agatha Christie “Miss Marple” books, or watched the PBS Masterpiece Theater series?  In several of the stories, a main clue to the mystery was information Miss Marple obtained at Somerset House in London – from … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new blog for Somerset House Services, Inc.  I’ve been wanting to do this for about a year now, and finally forced myself to sit down, research blog sites, and figure out how the technical side of this works.  So … Continue reading

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