Estate Sales, Decluttering, Staging, Senior Transition
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Thought the whole process went very well. I was happy with my better than expected results. B. Johnson, Summit
Hi Jill, This is to thank you for all your hard work and dealing with an extraordinarily complicated, unusual and difficult situation. You and your staff worked tirelessly to meet all deadlines and always with a smile. More importantly, you never lost patience with me and always came through for me despite a few crazy incidents. You and your crew are at the top of my list when I need your services again and would recommend you wholeheartedly to whomever asks.
Simon S., Chatham
Thank you again for all the work to pull together the estate sale at
my mother's house. I appreciate the work your team did to stage the
house contents and move them. It did so much better than I imagined
and has reduced the work left for me. I am very grateful.
S. Hearn, Morristown
Another happy customer bought an entire dining set at a sale we did in Livingston!
After making the decision to move out of state and downsize, we unexpectedly sold our house in one weekend with a 30-day close. Thankfully, the BHM flyer was in our realtor's packet, and we met with Jill immediately. She was professional, warm, patient, and straightforward as we discussed the best strategy for selling the contents of our home - we signed on immediately.
Working with Jill and her team is a wonderful experience - she is easy to talk to, quick to respond, and thoughtful with her advice and answers. As she and her team prepared for the sale, we found that they were efficient, friendly, and showed a genuine interest in learning about and taking care of our belongings. They priced and organized everything from large pieces of furniture down to office supplies!
The sale brought in much more than we expected, which speaks to BHM's ability to advertise and also price things appropriately. The team made sure that the remaining items were removed and that the house was ready to go. We would recommend working with BHM Estate Sales in a heartbeat. (Carole D., South Orange)
Jill's word is as good as gold, literally. While prepping for the estate sale of my father’s house in West Orange, her staff came across a couple of buckets filled with some kind of unusual scrap metal. They took it to a refinery for tests. It was 99.9% pure gold, a lot of it, for which they got top dollar. They could have sold it behind our backs, and we would have never known because we had no idea it was even in the house. We are extremely grateful to Jill and her staff for doing an outstanding job during the sale and cleanup, and, of course, for their astonishing honesty.
Steve and Mark Landsberg (West Orange)
When we downsized from our suburban house into a small New York apartment, BHM Estate Sale Services handled our moving sale and successfully sold everything we could not take with us. They were easy to work with and dealt with every detail of organizing, pricing and selling our stuff - from furniture and art, to jewelry and clothing, right down to kitchenware and more. They even handled the clean-out and donation of whatever was left over. Jill and her crew were professional and friendly, making the whole experience painless and easy. David L. (South Orange)
A happy customer sent us this picture of her new lamp that she had purchased from one of our consignment clients. (South Orange)
One of our customers sent us this picture of the dining table they bought at one of our recent sales in (South Orange)
Jill had me at "hello"! She arrived promptly on a stormy Saturday morning to check out the items I was planning to sell, and to let me know what her company could do for me to facilitate the move I was planning to make. Her presentation was precise, and concise, and I immediately felt confident that she was up to the task. She patiently answered all my questions, and explained how I was to prepare for the sale. I hired her on the spot, never bothering to interview anyone else.
In spite of some very poor weather, the sale went well, better than expected. What impressed me further was her follow-up. After the sale, she provided further assistance for the few items that didn't sell! I would not hesitate to recommend Jill, as well as her staff, to friends, business associates and clients.
Ellen Kazanoff (Mountainside)
As a client I want to thank you for being the person that handled my estate sale at my home in South Orange. You did so much better then I thought we would do.
You where so professional. You organized every thing so quickly and you sold everything. I made so much more then I thought I'd do.
You ran the sale quickly without one problem. I recommended you to a friend and you ran her sale recently and she was so happy with your service as well.
I would recommend you to anyone as far as I am concerned you are the best in the business and treat your clients fairly.
Once again thank you. As you know, I've moved to Oregon, but when and if, I have another move and need an estate sale I will fly you out here to do it
Thank You Jill
Steven Kenneth Applegate
This is a story of a woman who was drowning in STUFF. Antique stuff, kitchen stuff, bedroom stuff, big stuff, little stuff, all kinds of stuff. Then she found Bargain Hunter Mama. They came in and did all the research on the stuff and moved the stuff so people could see it and they had two estate sales for this woman. I am that woman and thanks to them am no longer drowning in stuff but received a very nice check for the proceeds. This story has a very happy ending as you can see.
The moral is….. call Bargain Hunter Mama for the best price, care, and research of your precious (and not so precious) stuff and you too will be very happy with the outcome. They also have resources to market your things in the most appropriate way. They do all the advertising and it is a big load off your shoulders to have everything taken care of.
Thank you Bargain Hunter Mama
BHM Estate Sale Services did a magnificent job finding buyers for a few specialized items
of furniture with artistic value. We were on the point of letting them
go for a nominal amount when we ran into Jill. She rapidly got a very
fair value for the pieces as well as finding buyers for some nice rugs
we didn't even realize were marketable.
(For more details, ask for Gregory Cherlin's contact information from Jill.)
- Gregory Cherlin and Regina Bockenek
Great service, great people, great results! We gave you a very challenging job and everything worked out fine!
K. Herrera/M. Braverman, South Orange
Wow, You are a miracle worker! You took the stress, the mess and the responsibility for cleaning out a huge house with 40 years worth of "stuff". As a realtor, I need vendors I can count on and you went over and above that. I was more than thrilled with what you and your amazing staff were able to do with the contents of a house. You are more than a vendor, you are a miracle worker! You are reliable, hard working and above all honest. I recommend you and your company without reservation. Looking forward to our next adventure!
Barbara Rich Meranus - Coldwell Banker Livingston
Purchased at a sale we did in January 2014 in Mountainside. Customer was so happy with table she sent us a picture of it in her dining room. (Mountainside,)
The chandelier arrived a few days in good shape on a truck load of Argentine garlic. We have it safely in our garage in Bakersfield. We purchased a condo in San Diego which will allow us to spend more time close to our daughter and our first grandchild. We are remodeling the condo with the help of a designer who does this type of work in the San Diego area. She is the one who found that chandelier which was featured in an article written about a condominium in Manhattan. She thought if we could find a chandelier similar to the one in the article it would work for us. Luckily in a google search I found your chandelier….Thank you for all your help and patience….Best Regards, John
I was about to throw out/donate an enormous amount of items when we moved from our house. BHM swooped in, set up a sale and made us lot's of money. Thanks, BHM!
I have used Bargain Hunter Mama Estate Sales and would like to recommend them highly. The team came in like gangbusters, organized and priced everything I had collected for the sale. They were fast, efficient and fun to work with. After the sale was over, they cleaned up and put the unsold stuff out to be collected. Photos of some big unsold items were put on their website. I made money and didn't have to run the sale myself.
S. Amato, South Orange
When one is confronted with the task of selling one's childhood home and contents, it is overwhelming and heartrending. My sister and I needed to sell our dad's house after his death. Unexpectedly, the house sold in one day. There was a timeline that had to be followed. Both of us were taken aback by the amount of items that needed to be organized, assessed, evaluated, dispersed, and donated.
We knew we needed help. From my hometown in Tampa, I researched estate sale companies. I called Bargain Hunter Mama and Jill immediately returned my call. She answered my questions and arranged to meet me in West Orange. From the very beginning, I was impressed by her compassion and professionalism.
Jill took her time to answer all of my questions and also arranged to meet with my sister at a later date. I must be honest and tell you that I did contact two other companies. Obviously, we chose to work with Jill. From the start, I never had cause to doubt her honesty and her sincere desire to help us in any way.
I would recommend BargainHunterMama to anyone who is looking for a company that has integrity, compassion, and the knowledge to help you get through what is a trying time on one's life.
J. Wittcoff, West Orange
It was a pleasure working with you on the estate sales for 301 and 302 Montclair Ave. Your professional help was truly appreciated. I always felt I could trust you and you were always very reliable. Thanks again.
Elaine White (Newark)
My wife and I closed on our house in Maplewood in June to move into a villa in Winchester Gardens which had less than half of the floor space as our home. Thus we had a lot of furniture and many other items that we did not have room for.
Jill checked them out and advised that there was not enough for an estate sale by themselves, but that she could merge what we had with another home in South Orange to make a viable sale grouping. We agreed and transported our items to the SO location and held the 2 day sale which drew 300 buyers.
She sold 97% of our items netting us just under $1000. We enjoyed working with her and were delighted with the result.
Charlie & Emily Bibbins
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Jill and her very capable staff were a Godsend to us at an extremely difficult time. She has a thorough understanding of the value of a wide variety things from jewelry to furniture to military mementos to name just a few. We had no idea how we were going to handle the remaining contents of the house and I was so stressed. They took care of everything and sold things that I would probably have thrown out without realizing their value. Jill is also willing to listen - I left her a lot of notes and she worked with us to sell as many things as possible for a good price.
Thanks for everything Jill, Helen C. (South Orange)
One of our regular customers was so happy with his purchases he sent us pictures. The items were bought at one of our South Orange estate sale and from a Montclair estate sale.
When we decided to put our South Orange home on the market, we also made the decision to sell most of our furniture. Because I knew absolutely nothing about the process, I researched and interviewed four different estate sale businesses. Upon meeting Jill, I liked her instantly. She explained the/her process with enthusiasm, excitement about what could be accomplished, and interest in our needs, expectations and goals. Our estate sale was conducted by Jill and her excellent team at BHM on November 7th and 8th. It was professionally and perfectly executed. We were very happy with every aspect of the sale process (from her quick responses to our questions to the promoting of the sale, prepping, pricing, set up, volume of items sold, clean up, etc.) We were completely comfortable throughout the entire process (she assured us with practical and honest responses about what to expect.) We could not have been any happier with the outcome and thought it was hugely successful. We have already recommended BHM to a couple of friends that are moving/downsizing and would also highly recommend them to anyone in need of selling the contents of an estate. Jacqueline D. (South Orange)
Amazing!!! The girls went over and beyond; even selling my stuff on their sites after the sale was over. So happy.
This gorgeous chandelier was purchased at a South Orange sale back in June 2014. This crystal fruit chandelier was the big hit at this sale. Everyone wanted it. Lucky for one of our early birds they got to it first. (South Orange)
You and your staff did a fabulous job, including researching the value of items and giving solid advice. All in all, you made what could have been a very emotional experience much easier. Thank you.
The service was wonderful. The staff was delightful and professional. Any apprehension I initially felt about an estate sale was immediately alleviated once I met the staff. I recommend Bargain Hunter Mama without reservation.
I was made aware of Jill at Bargain Hunter Mama by my realtor. I only had a limited amount of time to clear out my 5-bedroom house before the quick closing our buyer had requested. Since we were moving to a 2 bedroom apartment we had a lot of stuff to get rid of!! I literally did not have to lift a finger to get the house ready for the sale and Jill was truly accommodating in the quick window of time we had to work with. My only regret is that I said I would handle the items left after the sale, don't make my mistake - have Jill handle that too!!!
Ellen (South Orange)
Long before I put my house on the market, I contacted Bargain Hunter Mama to get some ideas of how to make my house ready for sale. Over time the house had accumulated a lot of possessions and a lot of junk, and I was moving to a much smaller home. Jill came over to go through the house with me and help with the initial clean-up. At that time she had no idea whether or not I would use her services for an estate sale. We went from room to room and I told her what items I planned to take with me. She advised me how to get rid of the clutter and told me what items she thought would sell. I wanted to throw out a lot of the furniture, but she said most of it was saleable and, thankfully, convinced me not to get rid of those pieces. Months later when I did sell the house, I hired Jill to do an estate sale. Prior to the sale, she arranged
for linens to be brought to an animal shelter to be used for bedding and helped me tie up books to be given to a charity. She did the advertising and staged the items for sale. I found her very efficient, professional, and trustworthy; and she was able to sell much more than I thought possible. I would highly recommend Jill Mendelsohn, Bargain Hunter Mama to assist in any kind of house sale, or even help with a pre-sale cleanout.
When my boyfriend and I decided to combine our respective households (six kids between us!), we found ourselves in a lovely new house so packed with the contents of each of our former homes that we couldn’t even unpack properly—we had duplicates of most everything, furniture that didn’t work well together, stuff from our former lives that we needed to let go of, plus an abundance of the kind of stuff that we simply had no use for (toys the kids had outgrown, books that we no longer needed to keep).
To the rescue: the amazing Bargain Hunter Mama crew, who swooped in and made sense of it all. Most estate sales are much more straightforward than ours:
everything in the house goes. In our case, there were lots of items we wanted to keep, which made pricing and displaying our stuff complicated. The women who spent several days organizing it all were pleasant, patient, professional, and prompt.
Ultimately, our sale went off without a hitch. Afterwards, the leftovers were packed up on the porch to be picked up by a charity organization, within a few days we received both an itemized list of everything we’d sold and a check, and now we’ve got room to breathe and a tidy little profit to put toward a fresh start in our new house, with our new family.
Whatever type of home sale you may be planning, I would highly recommend Bargain Hunter Mama. I can’t imagine that our own experience could have gone any smoother.
M. R., (Montclair)