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clients' trust – both buyer and sellers.
We are also A-PLUS rated by the
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REAL REFERENCES, LET US STRIVE TO MAKE YOU THE NEXT ONE!
Estate Sale Mendon, MA (Apr 2013)
The ConsignWorks staff is Awesome! A great group of people that work very hard as a team , great attitude, friendly perseverance and professionalism. The sale went very well and was handled seamlessly by the group. The results were great.
Linda was truly exceptional as was her immediate team that we dealt with the week before the sale.
Estate Sale No Easton, MA (Apr 2013)
Tana, so good to hear from you.
Dee and Dave had a great time, I am sure she and Jay got a real education into the tool business.
I thought you're team was very professional and did a marvelous job staging the house.
Most of the big items sold at reasonable prices. It was a totally worthwhile experience.
I want to thank you and Dee and all your staff for their hard work. A job well done. I have recommended you to other friends.
I hope you are doing well.
Estate Sale Sharon, MA (Apr 2013)
Just want to let you all know I am completely blown away at the way you
staged and organized this house ! It looks awesome and so organized!! Great
Estate Sale Andover, MA (Apr 2013)
It is our pleasure to recommend Consignworks. From start to finish, our
experience was very
positive. Consignworks went above and beyond what competitors do, including
our floors and making doubly sure that all items are priced correctly.
Staff is incredibly hard-working, friendly and professional. Just a
terrific team of people! We felt
very comfortable leaving them in our home to run the sale. They were very
respectful of our
belongings and our home, leaving things as neat and orderly as possible.
We would not hesitate to recommend Consignworks to family and friends.
Sheri and Jeff Lefman
Estate Sale Waban , MA (Apr 2013)
I was pleased with the estate sale. You have a wonderful crew of people who work on this.
I felt I was in good hands, which allowed me thankfully, not to be involved.
I would definitely recommend your service.
Estate Sale Duxbury, MA (Mar 2013)
Tana and Vicky, Just a quick note to thank you again for all your hard work in making our
estate sale such a success. Given the tight time line we had from initial contact, to the sale
and ultimate clean-out of the home, I can honestly say that I am beyond impressed that you were able
to get it all done in time. Of course, you didn't just get it done, you nailed it! At each step
in the process I felt well informed, and was constantly pleased by the level of professionalism and
care brought to the process by each member of your team. Even when it came to the late
Sunday evening clean-out in order to meet our Monday "house empty" deadline, you and your gang
never missed a beat. I received my check right on-time, and was quite satisfied with the value you
were able to extract from my items for sale. I've already passed your name on to others, and
definitely plan on calling you again in a few years when my wife and I become empty nesters and
move to a much smaller home. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to use me as a reference
for potential clients, I'll be happy to sing your praises to anyone who'll listen.
Best regards - Steve Dunn
Estate Sale Westboro, MA (Mar 2013)
Thanks for your kind words. I have been singing the praises of
ConsignWorks to anyone who will listen. A few neighbors have asked for your info for
future use. I put together a testimonial for you. Feel free to "tweak"
it if necessary. I mean every word and could have gone on and on.
ConsignWorks crew is THE BEST!
Gratefully and sincerely,
Dynamic, professional, uber-organized, sincere, trustworthy, forthright, -
just a few of the adjectives that describe the dedicated staff at
ConsignWorks. I was faced with the task of not only selling my home, but virtually
all of its contents. When changes in the closing date necessitated a
change in the Estate Sale date, they were understanding and flexible. They
gently guided me through the process and I am a huge fan of each and every one
on the team!
Tana - You not only helped me sell items, but you were sensitive to pieces
that you encouraged me to save. (I still have Dad's charm on my necklace.)
Deidra - Good natured and multi talented....thanks for helping me as I
struggled to install carbon monoxide detectors moments before the Fire
Inspector arrived. (We passed!)
The sale was a tremendous success and I am forever grateful for the
experience of working with the ConsignWorks crew. They are the best at what they
do - which is facilitating transitions seamlessly.
Sandra Backman Westborough
Estate Sale Needham, MA (Mar 2013)
My apologies for being remiss in sending you and Vicki an email.
I had that on my "to do" list but moving is such an adventure that it simply hasn't been done.
FIrst and foremost I want to thank you and your company for making this adventure such a manageable event.
You came to my home on Xmas eve 2012 and sold me on the company.
I was then lucky enough to work with Vicki when we finally sold our home in March 2013!
Your staff of folks who came to price everything for sale were outstanding.
They were helpful with my constant questions and sensitive beyond belief.
That was a hard day for me - seeing price tags put on years of memories.
They were respectful, great listeners, insightful, and cheerleaders regarding my decision to move.
The sale it self was beyond anything I imagined.
The morning we left I had no idea what I'd come back to.
I was thoroughly surprised to come into an empty home (thank guys - you sold almost everything) that had been cleaned - trash removed - all taping removed - swept and vacuumed.
Overall, I'd say that if I was staying in the area instead of moving to FL - i'd ask if you had any openings for employment! You folks were great.
I'll give anyone who inquires a glowing reference of the company.
I hope you're well and please thank Vicki and the team for all they've done for the Maloney's.
Your folks took a really emotional experience (moving after 24 years) and handled it with respect, support and emotional dignity.
Thank you. I appreciate it.
Estate Sale Springfield, MA (Mar 2013)
We had an excellent experience with your company. I was amazed at how quickly you were able to put together the sale for us.
I found you and your staff to be very professional and will definitely recommend your company to others.
Thanks again! Ann
Estate Sale Wrentham, MA (Feb 2013)
Now that the dust has settled and we are safely relocated to Northern California,
we reflect on our Consignworks (CW) experience. We found you on the internet and were impressed
by comments on prior sales and you were our first and our ONLY call.
We had first thought about auction houses or Craig's List,
etc. but time was short and we were approaching panic mode
facing a move to a nearly fully furnished home some 3500 miles away.
Well, CW guys were able to fit us in. After the initial visit, were convinced
we were correct and things just got better. The whole process went off seamlessly and literally
EVERYBODY from CW was extraordinarily qualified and knowledgeable about antiques and also everyday stuff.
At CW's suggestion, we included many items that we would have donated to the dumpster and most were sold!
It seems like the staff really enjoyed what they do and a number of unusual items
(100 year old wooden canoe and ancient research microscope, for example) triggered further
research by CW's staff specialists to establish final pricing.
As advised, we decided not to hang around on the sale day and CW dealt skillfully with the customers,
calling us when needed (not very often). This was a great help!
The sale went off without a hitch and while not everything sold, as expected,
we were able to take some things to the CW facility for later consignment sale. Pricing was fair as was our
return on the sale. We will highly recommend you to anyone.
In our minds, there is no doubt that Consignworks - WORKS and worked for us.
Thank you so much,
Richard and Pam
Estate Sale Concord, MA (Feb 2013)
Consignworks did an outstanding job of handling
our estate sale and managing the clean out of our mother's house under a
very tight timeframe and challenging conditions,
including a major blizzard on the day of the sale.
During such a stressful time, it was a source of comfort to know
that we were in good hands. Tana and Vicki are the utmost of professionals and
I would not hesitate to recommend Consignworks to anyone.- David Margolin
Estate Sale South Natick, MA (Feb 2013)
Hi Tana,I'm at my new place....going from a big place to a small one is a challenge
but it is definitely less stress full. Thank you very much for all the hard work and enthusiasm before the sale.
The sale went well even though it was the day after the snowstorm.
It was a very positive experience. Best Regards,Angela
Estate Sale Barrington, RI (Jan 2013)
Tana,I apologize for the delay we had some delays with our home sale due to the blizzard then unexpected storm repairs and now boarding a flight for a business trip!
Your service and what Vicki did for us was awesome. Nothing but positive feedback. Thanks, Kathy
Estate Sale Hopkinton, MA (Jan 2013)
We were so pleased with the staff you sent to our house to prepare and run the sale.
They were a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend
ConsignWorks to all my neighbors and friends. Thanks, Rosemary
Estate Sale Sherborn, MA (Dec 2012)
We greatly appreciated all the hard work from your team.
You took what could have been a very sad and stressful time and made it fun.
With your humor and kind heartedness we made it through. thank you so much. I will highly recommend you to my friends and family.
Estate Sale Needham, MA (Dec 2012)
I was pleased with your company and have recommended it to some at the office, in fact, ***** *****
has hired you to do a sale at her house. Thank you for all of your help. Martha K. (Realtor)
Estate Sale Dover, MA (Nov 2012)
Tana & Vicki,
Cathy and I were elated when we received an offer to purchase our Dover, MA home.
Unfortunately, the happiness turned to 'panic,' almost immediately.
How are we going to empty our large house, with over 20 years of stuff?
We had already furnished our new home in the south.
We didn't have family in need of the furniture, housewares, clothes, etc. and we really didn't want to spend the
next six weeks in New England packing and putting things in storage, with little prospect of ever needing these items.
I flew up to Boston to assess our options. Over three days I met with some auction houses, but my real estate broker
suggested that I talk to ConsignWorks. After speaking with Vicki it was apparent that you could make the task a no-brainer.
A week later I returned to Dover, with my wife. "You mean I should take just what I want out of the house,
and leave everything else, as is," my wife asked? "Shouldn't I at least clean out the pantry, the bathrooms?"
"No," said Tana. "just leave everything and we'll take care of it." over the next three days Cathy and I packed up
a small POD with the few items we wanted, handed Consignworks the keys and flew back to sunny Florida.
The following week, you ran a successful 2-day estate sale and sold over 85% of our STUFF. It was sort of fun accepting or rejecting offers over the phone. Certain items that didn't sell were shipped back to your showroom to sell, primarily through eBay. Then you arranged for a charity to pick up the remaining items. Than you arranged for a disposal company to remove those few items the charities would not take. Wow, you made it so easy!
Thanks for the nice check and complete accounting of every item. We also look forward to additional checks, as the consigned furniture sells. But, perhaps the biggest benefit of Consignworks was not having to deal with the work and emotional stress of emptying a house with 20+ years of memories. As George Carlin eloquently said, "it's only STUFF."
Formerly of Dover, MA
Estate Sale Brookline, MA (Nov 2012)
I can't tell you how impressed I was with the efficient and professional way you, Vicki and the staff handled the sale! To top it off, when you sent the check you included a detailed breakdown of every item sold! You should be pleased with the integrity of your operation.
Estate Sale Upton, MA (Nov 2012)
Good evening Tana,
Thank you and your competent staff for a successful sale. It was amazing to think that so many people came through this house.
You would never know except for the wear on the cocoa fiber front door mat. It is completely worn down on one side.
From staging to sale to cleanup, your team does a phenomenal job!
A friend thought I should have moral support when I got home today and met me when I arrived home.
It reminded me of you when you wanted to be here when I got home. She kept saying how different it looked here.
I was comforting her!
I will be in touch after we get settled in Naples.
Estate Sale Sudbury, MA (Nov 2012)
A great job done by all. I have already given your name to a few people
who should be contacting you. Thanks for every thing.
Estate Sale Higganum, CT (Nov 2012)
Thank you Tana. It was a pleasure meeting you and your team. You all did a great job. I received the check and list of items sold in the mail today.
Thanks again, Matt Green
Estate Sale Foxboro (Oct 2012)
As a newly appointed executor, I decided to hire ConsignWorks to manage an
estate sale that I personally thought would be quite a challenge. This
challenge was the enormous quantity of goods in an enormous home. I chose
ConsignWorks after interviewing a few companies with similar service
offerings. What I anticipated needing was the complete range of services
they made available, but what won me over was their unique efforts towards
presenting their service with a very attentive, sensitive and down-to-earth
manner in dealing with my own sensitivities towards disassembling (selling)
my deceased parent's belongings.
I was routinely impressed and pleased with the thoughtful and professional
crew that performed the work. It's not an emotionally easy task to have to
"undo" the years of your parent's possessions in their home, but Tana and
her crew made every effort to make me feel confident that everything was
well taken care of, and that every detail was addressed according to how I
wanted it and felt it should be. Tana was very present and hands-on, and
orchestrated a two-day sale (by necessity), facilitating dialogue,
publicity, crew, staging, pricing, and more. Everyone was put thru their
paces, to be sure, but it seemed like they were invigorated by the effort.
Maybe I would say that they even had fun doing it?
The sale was publicized like crazy and there were HUNDREDS of people that
came just on the first day. My directions were to "Please make everything
sell! I don't want anything left!" on the second day, and to empty the
house as best they could. And that is what they did! After the crowds and
buying frenzy were done and gone, they cleaned up, tidied, and made sure
that I was perfectly happy with how everything was before they all said
their good-byes and left for home.
I would highly recommend ConsignWorks, because the job I provided was a
challenging one on many levels, and the resulting experience was excellent
without reservations. It has made my job as the executor so much easier, so
much more pleasant, and I thank the team and Tana very, very much for
everything that they provided. L. Pepi
Estate Sale Sudbury (Oct 2012)
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for running our estate sale last weekend.
You team did an outstanding job staging and pricing all the various things in our home that were being sold.
They really made everything look great and attractive to the buyers.
You and your team were efficient, professional, and a pleasure to work with.
We cannot thank you enough for getting us the best value for our sale items.
We would recommend you and your company most highly to anyone interested in doing an estate sale.
As a final note, our home was left spotless after the estate sale!
Thank you, Maria and Peter Smail
Estate Sale Milton (Oct 2012)
I received the settlement sheet today and the detailed accounting. Thank you very much - again - for a fantastic job by your entire team.
I am absolutely delighted and I can't wait for Jake's Estate Sale - part II. Jake
Estate Sale Fitchburg (Oct 2012)
Hi Tana, Thank you for all that you and your staff did to make my estate sale such a
wonderful success! I am truly pleased with the integrity and
professionalism of your company Consignworks. I can't stop singing praises
to everyone I meet...and passing out your business card. You were
recommended to me by a past and very pleased client and she was right!
Everything went smoothly.
Tana, you returned my initial phone call promptly. We set a date to meet
and at that meeting we assessed my needs, set a date and started to work.
You advertised my sale in newspapers, on your website, plus other websites.
You blogged and tweeted, and posted pics of my stuff, too.
On the Wednesday before the estate sale, you and two members of your staff
came to price. It turned out to be a huge project because I had not just
the typical household items, but a special collection of weaving supplies.
I had four, yes four, looms to sell, plus all the
accoutrements...shuttles, heddles, raddles and more. Plus shelves of
weaving books, years and years worth of weavers' magazines and barrels and
totes of yarn. You called in two people, a weaver and a fiber arts
specialist to price for a second day. You advertised to all the weavers
and crafters, too. And they came.
From my neighbors and from customers, I heard that the estate sale was well
attended and well handled. The condo was left in excellent condition. The
sales report was detailed and clear. Your payment was prompt. And I had no
doubts that it would be.
I have nothing but compliments to you and your hardworking crew. They are
dedicated, polite, helpful, considerate and professional. I wish everyone
at Consignworks continued success.
Warm wishes, Laila Auvinen
Estate Sale Holliston (Sep 2012)
SO sorry for the delay in responding to your email. Within days following our move I was on a plane and gone for a week in Albuquerque, NM for a work convention. I have only just returned and have been focused on settling into our new temporary 'digs'....
Working together with Consignworks exceeded all expectations! Right from the start Vicki instilled the
confidence to assure me that the daunting task of downsizing and selling our things would be managed smoothly and successfully. CONSIGNWORKS DID NOT FAIL TO DELIVER! Your WONDERFULLY talented, dedicated team of hardworking professionals were an absolute pleasure to have in my home! It is rare to find individuals who love what they do, who work so well together (like a well-oiled machine!)
and who bring experience, savvy and humor to their jobs. You and your staff bring all this and so much more!
Many thanks to you, Vicki and everyone who contributed to the great success of our estate sale. I hope you will share our sincere, genuine appreciation with everyone. My husband and I could not have been happier! I look forward to seeing you all at one of your estate sales when we are ready to furnish our new home!
Warm regards,Ellen Role and Irwin Yanowitz
Estate Sale Needham (Sep 2012)
Thanks for checking in. Your crew were a terrific bunch. Sorry I haven't
gotten back to you sooner. Crazy busy with lots of follow up details for my
mom and my new job. Hope all is well with you.
Estate Sale Stow (Aug 2012)
Dear Tana and team:
What a pleasure it was to work with your team during the August liquidation of our much beloved furniture and other assets. We had a very tight window to work with but you and your team came through! Vicki Rellas was very efficient and professional and was always prompt in responding to my questions. I was truly amazed at the efficiency of the staging team. On the day of your visit prior to the sale, I very much appreciated your capable insight on the value and marketability of the various pieces and more importantly, you kept me informed and sought my approval on certain items when necessary.
Thanks also for leaving the premises immaculateâ€¦yes, it was a bit of a shock to see most of the contents gone, but that just means our goal was accomplished. Your follow-up after the sale was invaluable. Please use us anytime for future references.
All in all, we are extremely pleased with the outcome and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you in other facets of the business.
Thanks again! Jack and Linda Holder
Estate Sale Newton (Aug 2012)
Vicki is AMAZINGLY good. Loved her. Whole experience was really good...professional, efficient, lucrative.
House left clean and empty. Prices you guys got were appropriate and well chosen.
Hammond Residential had asked me to let them know if I found an agency that was good and I will be letting them know how pleased I was.
Appreciate that you took rug, vases and painting on consignment after sale. Thanks for everything!
Glad to be reference. Amy
Estate Sale Lexington (Aug 2012)
We could not have been more pleased with our experience working with
Consignworks. In the days prior to our estate sale, they made several trips
to our home, carefully pricing merchandise, staging the house, researching
the value of our items, and explaining the process. On the day of the sale
we were contacted more than once so that no item was sold below an
agreed-upon price. What was most impressive was to return to our home to
find all signage, taping, and "staging" evidence gone. Moreover, on the day
of the sale Consignworks hired people to move furniture out of the house so
that there was absolutely no damage to our home.
We cannot recommend Consignworks highly enough. In fact, we have already
passed their name on to several realtors. They were sensitive to our needs,
completely trustworthy, totally professional, and always willing to work
with us to make the sale successful. And it was VERY successful!
Fran and Gary Feldman
Estate Sale Marlboro (Aug 2012)
Yes, sorry, got your earlier email but we were traveling right after the sale so did not get to it.
I thought it went great. We were very pleased most of the items were sold.
You and your team are obviously detail and process oriented, friendly,
and motivated to do a thorough job. I have already recommended the company to someone.
Thanks for following up, Kathleen
Estate Sale Raynham (Aug 2012)
Laurie and I want you to know how much we appreciate the way in which Consignworks conducted our estate sale last month. Without your entire team's willingness to step up and handle the enormous task with enthusiasm, professionalism, and hard work, the sale would certainly not have had the same successful result.
Specifically, with our tight timeframe to get this done, I am sure it was difficult for you and your staff. However, they did an excellent job, in merchandising, selling, and removing the items from our home.
Thanks again, Bryan
Estate Sale Newton (July 2012)
You and the crew were fabulous. It was so easy working with all of you.
Everyone was so very nice and knowledgeable, efficient and caring. Even
though I missed having you here, Deb and Linda ran a great sale.
You are a wealth of knowledge. I have given your name to the ***(name removed by us) family
who live around the corner and would be happen to recommend you to any of
my friends and clients. Stay well,
Estate Sale Scituate (July 2012)
Thanks again for the great job by you and your crew in disposing of our parents' estate under difficult circumstances. The heat and and humidity was oppressive and the smelly cellar didn't help.
Your people were very efficient and enjoyable to work with. They obviously enjoy their work helping others. Stay cool, John
Estate Sale Carlisle (July 2012)
Hi Tana and Vicky,
It was wonderful start to finish working with Consignworks.
Lots of straight shooting guidance on the process, and it was a huge help for our downsizing move.
Also they are lots of fun!
Please quote me on that :)
Thank you for doing such a great job with the sale.
It also made clear what we could give away, and we had a good time placing the rest.
Thank you so much again. I hope the rest of your summer goes well, with fewer 'colorful charactors' too! best, Nora
Estate Sale Wellesley (July 2012)
You all did an amazing job. You made my move soooo much better and everyone was so professional. Thank you so much. Ruthie
Estate Sale Concord (June 2012)
Dear Tana, PLEASE forgive me for not writing much sooner. I look around at my new surroundings and thank the heavens that you and your team were there to help me make decisions, set up/stage the event, and complete the event. I never would have been successful getting out of our home with out your continuous help. How many times did I call with small probably insignificant questions, and you always took the time to answer them. Coming to my home to set up for the event with out me have to be there was much appreciated. I needed to stay at work and was very comfortable having you be there without me. Speaking of my home, my dog, Clifford, is still with us. That sandwich that he snatched from one of your assistants must have given him the strength he needed to keep on going!!!
It certainly doesn't surprise me that on the date of the sale there was torrential rain! However the upbeat attitude of those there made me feel more relaxed about the outcome, which ended up being terrific.
As expressed above we were Very happy to have done business with your organization. Every thing your promised and committed to became a reality. Please use me as a reference. I would be happy to express my pleasure!
Thank you so much for everything!
Mary Ann D. Strang
Estate Sale Newton (June 2012)
"We hired Consignworks to do a moving sale of the contents of our house in
Newton in June, 2012. From the first time we met them until the conclusion
of the sale, Tana Scouras and her team proved themselves to be capable
professionals who did their jobs well with enthusiasm, interest, and a good
sense of humor. Tana herself inspires confidence and was very
straightforward to deal with -- neither overpromising nor under-delivering.
Her people knew how to price, stage, and sell everything we had, from
valuables right down to paperbacks. We recommend them highly and would be
delighted to provide a verbal recommendation."
Bobbie and Rusty Tunnard
Estate Sale Jamaica Plain (June 2012)
Just a quick note to say thank you for the recent sale at my mother's house. You, Vicki and the entire staff were extremely helpful and very professional with the entire process. Because of your efforts, we were able to sell a majority of the items at a fair value. Most importantly, you all made the experience "stress-free" for me and my family.
Thanks again. Best wishes and continued success.
Jim C, CPA
Estate Sale Waban (June 2012)
I received the settlement check todayâ€¦thank you.
Everything is in order as you had promised.
I think the sale was a resounding success.
My interest in engaging you started with your professional approach to the process of the sale ...
you didnâ€™t disappoint
... my experience went further as I witnessed the planning and stagingâ€¦to the actual conduct of the saleâ€¦to the organized way items were removed from my home and the neat and respectful way the premises were left after the sale.
I thought your staff was very well trained and work efficiently staging prior to the sale and operating at the sale. I loved watching you work with the customers and up the potential for sale by restaging furniture on the fly to show it at its most attractive setting.
As you know, I had spoken with several other firms multiple times visiting their sales prior to making my final decision to run with youâ€¦I can tell youâ€¦none of them can hold a candle to your group.
Thanks again and best of luck.
Estate Sale Jamaica Plain (June 2012)
Just a quick note to say thank you for the recent sale at my mother's house. You, Vicki and the entire staff were extremely helpful and very professional with the entire process. Because of your efforts, we were able to sell a majority of the items at a fair value. Most importantly, you all made the experience "stress-free" for me and my family.
Thanks again. Best wishes and continued success.
Jim C, CPA
Estate Sale Wellesley (June 2012)
We were very pleased with all the work and the results of the estate sale Consignworks ran for us. The staff was very competent and friendly. They clearly
had the background knowledge to price items appropriately. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who inquired.Sincerely,
Estate Sale Franklin (May 2012)
I just want to thank you, Tana and your crew for staging a masterful, two day estate sale earlier this summer. This was a difficult time for me as I had recently lost a close family relative (owner of the estate). You and all the ConsignWorks staff were quite sensitive to my family's circumstances and I am so appreciative for all the kindnesses and sympathies
extended.. The professionalism and experience of the staff was striking and your use of technology in inventorying the estate sale items and recording their sales was state of the art. However, I was so impressed with the honesty and integrity of the staff. I was unaware of certain cash, marketable securities and silver which were hidden on the premises; but, you and your very
capable staff quickly brought these unknown assets to my attention. I am so very fortunate to have retained ConsignWorks and would highly recommend your firm to potential clients.
Estate Sale Sutton (May 2012)
Joe and I want to Thank you and your excellent team for all the hard work performed that resulted in an incredible Estate Sale. From start to finish I was truly amazed at the decree of professionalism. Your staff was knowledgeable, proficient and were respectful with our run of emotions due to the move out of state. I was pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response that early Saturday Morning. I'm sure it was due to the fact that you had so many advertisement's and details pictures that entice the most discriminating buyer.
Tana, you made me feel at ease during the whole process. You kept in contact will me the entire time from updates on the sale to what you needed from me to make things run smoothly and in a friendly manner. The end result was MORE than I truly expected. I will highly recommend to anyone that an Estate from Tana and her superb team is the way to go!!
All the best,
Patti and Joe Poirier
Ps. Just sorry I moved out of state. Would love to be there for the next one with my new friends!!
Estate Sale Clinton (May 2012)
I appreciate your flexibility (short notice) on working with me on this estate sale. Your team did a nice job organizing and preparing for the sale, as well as the clean up afterwards and making sure that someone was there to meet the people who purchased items but had to reschedule a pick up date. I had very little work effort in regards for prepping for this event, I was pleased how the entire process was managed. I would highly recommend Consignworks to anyone interested in downsizing.
Respectfully, P. Walsh
Estate Sale Reading (May 2012)
This weekendâ€™s estate sale exceeded all our expectations. Kathy and I are ecstatic with the results of the sale. You and your excellent team sold everything we needed to sell and then some. For people like ourselves who are downsizing and have a time schedule, it is a big relief not to have to go to Plan B. It is clearly apparent that the planning and marketing Consignworks does in preparation for the sale, resulted in such a successful outcome for us. I want to extend my thanks to Deb and her team, they handled everything very professionally the day of the sale. It was evident that they brought knowledge and experience that made the day such a success. Thank you for all your hard work.
Kathy and Tom
Estate Sale Hopkinton(May 2012)
Thank you again for running the estate sale at our house. You and your staff were a pleasure to work with. I am very pleased with the outcome.
Estate Sale South Natick (Apr 2012)
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your amazing team for such a successful estate sale.
My husband and I were faced with down sizing for an out of state move which came up rather quickly. There was no way we could have managed this alone. Your team was not only professional, they actually made the day fun!
We had great success, selling 90% of what we really needed to sell. I wish you and your staff continued success, and look forward to attending one of your estate sales! Warm regards,Patti Soukas
Estate Sale Sudbury (Apr 2012)
Tana - ...thank you VERY much for all your great help in our big downsizing adventure. So appreciated your sense of humor and house dismantling wisdom along the way....will definately recommend you and your team to all i know going through something similar.
Hope you are enjoying the great weekend weather today....
Estate Sale Westwood (Apr 2012)
We canâ€™t thank you enough for simplifying a totally overwhelming task! Consign Works stepped in and totally organized, planned and implemented an estate sale in our Westwood home. Downsizing after decades is no simple task.
The Consign Works staff was pleasant, very efficient, and a lot of fun to work with. They do it all...., stage the home for the sale, use their experience/expertise to price, pack large items in vehicles.....
And Tana, you are the best! I would highly recommend Consign Works!
Take care and let me know how the addition to the Gibson Sotheby vendor list is working for you!
Estate Sale Newton (Mar 2012)
Thank you so much for preparing and hosting the estate sale in my uncleâ€™s home. Not only were we thrilled with the results, it was all done long distance. I canâ€™t believe that we havenâ€™t actually met face to face as we were in continual contact in the short two weeks from when we engaged Consignworks to the day of the sale. Your communications were excellent and your advice and guidance on how to best prepare were extremely helpful. We repeatedly heard from our from our real estate broker, neighbors, and friends in the area was that you and your staff are incredibly hard-working professionals who know exactly what to do and get it done. Many, many thanks again. jg
Estate Sale Hopkinton (Mar 2012)
Tana, thank you so very much for your efforts in making our estate sale about as easy as one could be. We were happy with your team and their efforts as well....please forward our appreciation to them.
You will be recommended whenever I possibly can.
Please include how very easy you made it for us to empty our house at a profit!
Estate Sale Chelmsford (Mar 2012)
Hope things are well with you.
Our experience with ConsignWorks was very courteous, organized and professional.
I felt comfortable working with you and your employees.
We would certainly recommend ConsignWorks to others who need some help with an estate sale.
Thanks for helping us with the difficult (emotional) problem.
Estate Sale Providence (Mar 2012)
Tana, I wish that everyone could be as easy to work with as you are! I am so grateful to have found you. You were undaunted by my situation and didn't shy away from holding a sale which:
a) Was in an area you were unfamiliar with
b) Was a much smaller estate than you typically handle
c) Had to be held in a small apartment!
You and your staff went so far above and beyond my expectations, transforming an ordinary apartment into a little boutique, and demonstrating your obvious love for what you do in every detail. I needed your help to sell lots of items and you certainly did that, getting a great turnout for the sale through your ads and extensive network of contacts. At the same time you were very sensitive to the nature of the sale - liquidating my mother's estate - and showed tact and compassion. Your staff is amazing and so easy to interact with. In fact, two of my acquaintances attended the sale and both independently commented to me about the friendly, warm, and fun atmosphere. At our first meeting you told me that you promised to give 100% effort to the saleâ€¦. actually, I think you sold yourself a bit short there! Quite simply, I was blown away by your expertise, professionalism, and warmth. Thank you so much!
Emma St. Germain - Providence, Rhode Island
Estate Sale Acton (Feb 2012)
What can I say you and your team are amazing! Your professionalism combined with warmth made selling things I was not sure I wanted to part with feel fine. I could never have had a sale with any other company but Consignworks. The ladies that came in and got my house ready felt like family after a few hours in my house. My house was set up in an organized visually beautiful way that encouraged buying!
The day of the sale was purely organized chaos with a ringmaster, Tana, kept everything flowing so people got helped and made their purchases in a timely fashion.
From the moment I met Tana I knew her company was the right way to sell my lifetime of memories and household contents and get the correct fair price. I have already recommended Consignworks to a friend. She used Tana and her crew and was equally impressed!
Estate Sale Wellesley (Feb 2012)
I wanted to thank you for all you and your team did for me before and
during the estate sale....from helping me sort through my closets and
garage to find treasures to sell to taking care of every detail of the
estate sale. You guys were amazing and I thank you for it. I will
definitely recommend you to everyone I know; you guys were true
Estate Sale Newton(Feb 2012)
Thank you so much to you and your staff for preparing and running the estate sale for my late mother-in-law's house. You helped us by tackling a house full of treasures in a short period of time. It would have been too emotional for us to deal with selling her items, and we are so appreciative of all the hard work you put into staging, pricing and running the sale itself. We are grateful for your quick turn-around and kind demeanor. We are so pleased with the amount of items you were able to sell. It allowed us to move forward in the process of settling her estate, and preparing her house to sell. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and efforts - we are so grateful!
Laura & Greg Palmer
Estate Sale Jamaica Plain(Jan 2012)
We highly recommend the people at Consignworks . Tana and her team made our estate sale a great success . Her team was fun to work with .They were efficient, professional and hard working. It was a painless transaction. Do not go anywhere else for your estate sales. They can't be beat.
Estate Sale East Walpole(Jan 2012)
When we were looking to relocate, we knew we would need to downsize. Not knowing where to turn, we contacted Consignworks to see if they could help. It was the best decision we ever made. They understood our situation and were quick to offer guidance based on their experience. The best part was that the Consignworks team handled every detail â€“ from pricing to staging to the actual sale â€“ with professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone needing assistance with estate or moving sales.
Dean & Deanna
Estate Sale Newton(Jan 2012)
ConsignWorks did essentially ALL the work ... so I did not need to take
off any time from my paid employment. Throughout the entire process the
owner of ConsignWorks was ALWAYS accessible by phone; and she also kept
me informed of the progress of the sale while it was occurring. The
owner wanted to make me happy; and she DID.
Estate Sale Medway(Jan 2012)
Consignworks was very help to meet our objective of selling the items in a timely manner through estate sale. Deb and the team who planned, organized and executed were very professional. Specially Deb followed up even after the estate sale ,she responded to us in a timely manner and was very helpful. The team planned, organized, priced as prep activities and on the day of the estate sale came in very early, monitored and managed very well. The team was available when in need and did an excellent job.
Estate Sale Wellesley (Dec 2011)
Doing business with your company was a pleasure. From the beginning I appreciated your communication, and the timely return of emails and phone calls. You kept our family well informed of all the details of the weekend. Any questions we had you answered honestly. Personally, I appreciated your openness and accountability when we had the initial concern with the phrasing of the advertisement. Your willingness to change the ad, along with understanding the emotional component for the family, was greatly appreciated. During that conversation, you mentioned you would give considerable thought to future ads which demonstrated your sensitivity, ability to listen, and reflect on your business practice. A valuable asset.
My cousins were very happy with the way you handled everything. We felt you did a good job organizing, pricing and promoting the sale. We were especially impressed with the staging; you and the crew did a great job setting everything up. We liked the vision, and appreciated the hard work involved.
Overall we felt everything was well-executed from start to finish including the promptness of delivery soon after the sale of the detailed log of the items purchased.
M. Kevorkian & Family
Estate Sale Sudbury (Nov 2011)
Please accept my apology for not getting this done sooner. And don't think that in any way it reflects my enthusiasm for the work of your team!
Here are the top ten reasons why someone considering an estate sale should hire ConsignWorks:
10) ConsignWorks team is incredibly hard-working - they spent many long days preparing
9) ConsignWorks team did a fantastic job merchandising my things - they made me want to keep my "stuff"
8) ConsignWorks team delivered on all their promises
7) ConsignWorks team is very professional and organized - there were no surprises or mishaps when the crowds arrived
6) ConsignWorks team is friendly and helpful with the customers
5) Tana brought in more customers than my wildest expectations
4) Fantastic post-sale follow-up - advised me on how to handle the things that didn't sell (thankfully, in my case, that was very little)
3) Tana made a quick payment to me - within a week!
2) ConsignWorks team asked and got higher prices than I would have dared ask - markdowns on day 2 were fair
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
1) Made me lots of money!!!
Tana, your team is the BEST! Please thank them all again for me for making what could have been a stressful situation such positive and cleansing experience. I would be happy to serve as a positive referral for you anytime!
Congratulations on an incredible job of selling off the Family Ray
I never in my wildest dreams imagined that we could see this kind of money
for our old household items. You definitely have our endorsement for your
Cindy has kept me constantly updated on your team's professionalism and
excellence. From sorting and organizing items for optimum placement, to
pricing, to advertising (I couldn't believe the crowd of people outside at
the start - U2 doesn't get that kind of attention before a concert) and
selling -- oh, and protecting our neighbor from an overly zealous customer
wanting that guitar -- you all did a fantastic job!
Finally, this hopefully proves that yes, indeed, Cindy does have a husband
"trapped" in Paris!
Thank you again - you and your team are the best.
Estate Sale Newton (Nov 2011)
Seeing you and your staff in action eased my angst in selling my eclectic collection of belongings accumulated over 40 years with my husband and children, in down-sizing, and moving out. You and your staff were not only professional and highly organized but also sensitive, energetic, tireless, and creative with a keen sense of humor.
You helped make my move possible, manageable, and successful! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Best regards and wishes for the holidays,
Estate Sale Sherborn(Nov 2011)
I had to move in 30 days and didn't have a place to store my belongings and hold an estate sale. Tana was not perplexed or flustered by my unusual request to hold the sale in a store front I rented short term for the event! Her staff was extremely professional and set up the interior better than a design center! Organized and managed the day of the sale and I didn't have to worry about anything- I even took off and went to a concert in Connecticut! Any concerns that my family had were addressed by Tana and she never faltered when it came to dealing with any and all situations the days of the event. It is an emotional process to let go of one's acquired possessions and Tana was compassionate and understanding of this- allowing for all of us to make this life transition easier. Many thanks to everyone at Consignworks for helping me and my family move through this and get through this in one piece!!!
Estate Sale Chestnut Hill (Oct 2011)
I have recently had the the good fortune of working with Tana Scouras and her staff from Consignworks when they organized and ran a successful estate sale at my home in Chestnut Hill.
During my first meeting with Tana it was clear she was extremely professional, knowledgeable and very pleasant. Her honesty and vast experience in conducting estate sales was obvious and when comparing her to others I had spoken with in the profession, I instinctively knew that I wanted Consignworks to represent me.
The process could not have run any smoother, the research and preparation that went into the planning was organized and thorough. Tanaâ€™s communication skills are outstanding and she was always willing to explain and answer any questions I had. Consignworks has a system in place for the security of your home and belongings, and one for accountability that couldnâ€™t be more precise.
The staff is outstanding, very pleasant and experienced and I enjoyed having them in my home.
Because I made the right decision to have Consignworks represent me, my estate sale met my greatest expectations.
I canâ€™t imagine why anyone needing this service would choose another company!
Maureen Plotkin, Chestnut Hill, MA
Estate Sale Wellesley (Oct 2011)
Hi, Just want to say Thank You ALL for the wonderful sale you ran for me of my eclectic basement and attic items! I love Google and that is how I found you. I really thought when you saw the collection you would laugh and move on. NO WAY. Well I laughed and told the lady Good Luck when she gave me an estimate of what we â€œmight makeâ€! Big Dreamer.
Then the fun began, Consignworks came in with a crew of hard working Hot tickets, nicest gals I have ever met. Talk about upbeat!
They tagged, arranged and had so much fun doing it. I am still amazed. Meanwhile I sat on my duff thinking this is not real.
The results? Well "Doubting Thomas" that I am had to eat her words! (Glad I did not make a bet.)
This business is unbelievable, so very very well run! I miss everyone I met and cannot wait to ask them to do the other floors of my home as I downsize, my kids are afraid I will do it next week just to see everyone. Good idea, just do not sell my bed.
Thank You all for some of the best weeks of my life.
My check was in my hands less than a week after the sale.
If anyone of you are downsizing this is the place to go, you will not be disappointed.
Just wanted to thank you for lunch today- it is always great to see you!
I hope you know how much I appreciate all the help you have given Janee Gay. You and Tana have gone above and beyond
what any other business would do. In addition to doing your job so professionally, you have been compassionate and kind to JG during this
difficult time. I know she loves visiting with you!
After xmas, Janee Gay and I will take a ride to see your shop, and I will take YOU and Tana out to lunch!
HI to Tana!
Estate Sale West Newton (Oct 2011)
Dear Tana & Staff,
Any apprehension I had about having the sale at my home was eased quickly. Watching your staff in action, it was clear to me that not only were you professionals, but loved and were passionate in what you do. The sale went better than I had anticipated, the organization from beginning to end is admirable. I sincerely appreciate the option your services provided me on my move.
-- Lesley -- Newton
Downsizing Sale Sherborn (Oct 2011)
Our sale with ConsignWorks was a truly no fuss, financially successful and enjoyable day! Thanks for everything.
Estate Sale Westboro (Sep 2011)
Dear Tana and Staff,
My sincerest thanks for all of your hard work with my estate sale. It was quite a success! I truly appreciated all of your effort from start to finish. Every item was handled with care and the staff was incredibly organized and professional. I knew my home was in good hands throughout the process!..I will certainly continue to highly recommend Consignworks to my clients and associates. Once again, thank you!
Estate Sale Sherborn (Sep 2011)
Dear Tana and all of her wonderful staff at Consignworks,
I wanted to write you and tell you what a wonderful job you did on my house sale. Wow!! I could not imagine that in 2 short weeks you could organize everything from the tagging, to the promotion, to the selling of 90% of the contents of a 6500 square foot home. You were not only professional in all aspects but kind and very fun to work with through out the process.
When I first met Tana we had three weeks to move. The sale was set up for Labor day and she was not sure about that weekend because people tended to go away. We concluded that we really didn't have an option and she was willing to â€œgo for itâ€. She told me that she has been through some pretty amazing experiences in this business and one day she was going to write a book. I never thought I would be a candidate. Well, that was until hurricane Irene hit the week before the sale and we lost all power for six days. This meant that we did not have any water, light, air conditioning etc. This did not stop the Consignworks team. They ordered up a generator, put on their mining hats with attached flash lights and got to work. They worked tirelessly for 6 days tagging and arranging everything for the sale. It was amazing.
By Friday, the surrounding area was blanketed with signs for the sale which was to be held on Saturday and Sunday. Also by Friday there was still no power. We all thought "oh boy" this should be interesting. But then Friday afternoon the power was restored and we all breathed a sign of relief. I was amazed how Tana just kept going to Plan B if the power continued to be out. She set up a separate credit card system, she staffed extra people, (hard to do on a holiday weekend ) and she pulled favors to have a generator delivered. What a pro!!! The sale was a complete success with over 500 people coming over the course of the two days and as I said 90% of the contents sold and taken away by Monday morning. I honestly would have been lost without this team and highly recommend them if you ever are thinking of an estate sale or house sale in the future.
Laura N. Toner
Estate Sale Newton (Aug 2011)
Accolades to Tana Scouras and her colleagues from Consignworks for their herculean effort to organize and run an estate sale of my motherâ€™s possessions. With less than a two-week deadline for the sale and virtually no advance notice, Consignworks marshaled a team of experts who categorized, photographed, priced, and staged my motherâ€™s possessions. Newspaper advertising was put in place as was extensive web support. The sale was a tremendous success as it enabled us divest ourselves of the vast majority of her personal property. Moreover, Tanaâ€™s efforts yielded a significantly better financial return than we had thought possible. The Consignworks group is extraordinarily knowledgeable and highly professional. Moreover their trustworthiness and work ethic are unparalleled. I recommend Tana and Consignworks whole-heartedly.
Eric S. â€“ Newton, MA
Estate Sale Needham (Aug 2011)
Consignworks helped to make my assignment as Executor to an estate a breeze as to the tangible property in the house. The staff worked very hard, did an outstanding job of photographing and pricing each item and showing up when they said they would. The online catalog was amazing. The efficiency they displayed for the presale preparations was off-the-chart excellent. Feedback from people I know who went to the sale said that the staff on hand was friendly, helpful and very courteous. . Huge thanks to Tana, and her very professional staff.
Paul R., CPA
Estate Sale Norfolk (Aug 2011)
Tana, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to you and your team for all your hard work and dedication that was put into our estate sale. It was a pleasure to work with such a highly organized, courteous, professional and FUN group of people! The sale was a GREAT success and I would highly recommend ConsignWorks.
Estate Sale Natick (Aug 2011)
My husband and I recently hired ConsignWorks to sell items in our home as we are downsizing to a condominium. We found the owner Tana and her team to be extremely professional and very knowledgable about how to run a moving sale. Several days prior to the sale, Tana and her team took all of our items for sale which included furniture, appliances, clothing, china, sporting equipment, etc and turned our home into a store. They also took care of promoting the sale through newspapers and by placing signs around our neighborhood. On the day of the sale Tana and her staff of 6 managed the crowds flawlessly. They were available to assist buyers in moving heavy items that were purchased to their cars. If you are planning to run a moving or estate sale, We would highly recommend using ConsignWorks.
Susan B. Natick, MA
Estate Sale Sharon (Aug 2011)
It is with my great Pleasure!
After interviewing numerous companies, I decided to work with Consignworks. Tana and her crew are professional, caring, kind, and a great deal of fun. When I first met Tana, she was honest about what would and would not sell. She made sure I was comfortable about selling my things. Tana is sensitive to my needs and handles herself as a professional. Her crew are equally the same. I not only received information about her crew but also met them. I was amazed how they transformed my home into caveats of stories. The day of the estate sale went extremely well. I was so pleased with my experience with Consignworks. I highly recommend them for anyone's estate sale.
Estate Sale Weston (Aug 2011)
Downsizing from a large home to a much smaller home as well as a move all the way across the country can be very intimidating. Consignworks made that move much easier and less stressful. We were worried that we wouldn't sell everything we needed to sell but all that worrying was for naught. I believe we sold about 95% of what we needed to sell and more importantly the bigger, more awkward items sold! And, it was a pleasure to work with the fabulous staff of Consignworks. We would definitely recommend the company to anyone wishing to downsize!Thanks again for all the help in our estate sale. We couldn't have done it without you!!
Jeanne & Ken
Estate Sale Acton (Aug 2011)
I want to provide some feedback about how you helped us get rid of some of our things that we cannot take with us as we downsize.
First, you and your team are very organized and professional. It is obvious you have done this before because you are prepared and think of things that never occurred to me.
You were very helpful providing guidance to help us prepare for the event. You managed ALL aspects of the event; managing a crowd of approximately 300 people without incident.
We would not have been able to get rid of the volume of things that you did in one weekend. And we made money to boot!
Thanks for your help.
Estate Sale Chestnut Hill (July 2011)
From the moment we began our interaction with Tana of Consignworks,
we knew we were in good hands. She and her entire crew are a pleasure
to work with - professional, quick, kind and considerate. They make a
potentially stressful situation a pleasure and always arrive with a
smile. Tana has figured out the very best way to conduct every aspect
of preparing & running a sale. There are many horror stories of how
this business can end badly. I do not hesitate for a moment in
recommending Consignworks to anyone contemplating an estate sale.
Fran & Rob
Estate Sale Walpole (July 2011)
I just want to take a minute to say thank you to Tana, Deb and the rest of the Consignworks crew for a terrific experience. I was completely overwhelmed with the prospect of downsizing, but after meeting with Tana, felt the weight of the world lift off my shoulders. Tana encouraged me to have my sale as early as possible before our scheduled move, and I am so grateful for her advice. Prior to the sale, there was work to be done, and hard decisions to be made. Sale day came, and despite a terrible rain shower at the beginning of the day, both traffic and sales were brisk! The house showed no signs of the weather or the large volume of people that had come through the house. The sale was a complete success!
I have already referred several people to Consignworks and will continue to do so. The staff is professional, compassionate and competent, a pleasure to do business with.
Tanaâ€¦thank you for everything!
Jack and Joanne, Walpole, MA
Estate Sale Cambridge (July 2011)
The people at Consignworks were both knowledgeable about the things I was selling and very skilled at selling them. Tana Scouras was an impressive impresario at the sale. I felt I was in very capable hands with them.
Comment by Tana: Impresario: Definition: 1. entertainment manager: a producer or promoter of commercial entertainment ventures, especially in musical theater. Ok, Patsy...I suppose our estate sales are entertainment!
Estate Sale Andover (July 2011)
I hope you'll include this in your testimonials sections:
We LOVED the Estate Home Sale that Tana and her wonderful team did for us recently.
They were reliable, trustworthy and so organized!
I highly recommend this wonderful Team and Company to do anyone's Home or Estate Sales!
Great Job, thanks, Tana!!
...Anita and Ken of Andover, Mass.
Estate Sale Upton (July 2011)
Using Consignworks for my estate sale was the best decision. I moved with young children and needed a team that would take care of everything involved in the sale from start to finish. I choose the right team with Tana! Once signed up Consignworks took all worry from me and independently ran the sale beautifully. Everything sold and was removed without me having to do a thing. Accounting afterwards was concise and thorough. I would highly recommend Consignworks for any job-big or small!
Estate Sale Hopkinton (July 2011)
Tana, we want to thank you for our successful moving sale. After viewing your web site and having an initial meeting with you in our home, we were very hopeful that we had found a good solution for our moving/downsizing situation. The actual results surpassed our expectations.
With your experience in running estate/moving sales, your extensive advertising, and your vast network of followers, you were able to attract a larger and more motivated group of buyers than we would have been able to attract on our own. As a result, by the end of the day we had sold a lot of furniture plus many smaller items. We were especially happy that new owners were found for our bedroom, living room, family room, and kitchen sets.
Your staff members were friendly, professional, and very respectful of our home & contents. The accounting detail you provided after the sale was very thorough.
We have already told many of our friends about our successful experience with ConsignWorks.
Estate Sale Newton (June 2011)
Thanks for the (quick) payment from the Estate sale. Steven and I are very pleased with $ outcome, and really impressed with the way in which you conducted the sale. I had a good feeling about you since our first contact on the phone! Kudos to you and your staff.
Tana, you are terrific!
Here's why I'm glad you did our estate sale:
you do your homework- you researched our items to know their true value, and priced things accordingly
you have a huge email database and ran internet and print notices for our sale date. Signs, too - smart marketing!
you staged our inventory to maximum advantage - again, great marketing
you provided excellent service by delivering large items, and getting the unsold pieces to charity- I was too overwhelmed at the time to attend to that myself. Thanks so much for providing that service.
And, last but not least, we still have an opportunity to sell some of the pieces which didn't sell at the sale by putting them on consignment with you. I know you've got the pieces in your antique store, on EBay, and on your website.
What more could we have possibly done to sell our estate? You are worth every cent of your very reasonable commission fee.
With all our appreciation
Pat and Steven Stanton
Estate Sale Douglas (June 2011)
Consignworks is a highly professional team who treats the seller and
their items for sale with respect. I found Tana Scouras to be
attentive, responsive and highly organized. I would highly recommend
Consignworks if you are considering an estate sale. They work
tirelessly on your behalf and ensure every detail is covered. I felt
safe having the team in my home and they ensure the ultimate secure
experience. I am very satisfied with the results of my sale on June
4th, 2011. In addition, Consignworks has a following and excellent
marketing strategies to ensure a crowd at your sale.....!!! This
group is the way to go for an estate sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Estate Sale Milford (May 2011)
Now that the dust has settled and I am able to take a breath again, I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job assisting us in closing out one chapter of our lives so we could move on to a new and exciting one! We were thoroughly impressed with the service you provided to us but more importantly we were touched by the care you, Deidra and the rest of the team displayed in making this difficult transition as smooth and seamless as possible! I pride myself with being a good judge of character and from the moment we first chatted on the telephone to the final moment when the task at hand was completed, you made us feel incredibly comfortable and dare I say, "special". I will smile for some time to come thinking of Ellie lovingly arranging and re-arranging my dishware, etc., to be sure the new owners would appreciate the treasure that was soon to be theirs :-).
It was a pleasure doing business with you and the professionalism that is Consignworks and my personal honor to have made your acquaintance. If you ever decide to visit NC I was sincere with my invitation to come stay with us!
Thank you again and DON'T WORK TOO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Estate Sale Wellesley (Apr 2011)
Consignworks did a fantastic job of selling the entire contents of our mother's 5 bedroom home. The house was under contract and we had one month to prepare for closing. The Consignworks team spent 3 days researching and tagging all the items. We had antique furniture, china and glass, linen, jewelry, clothing, toys, books, and oriental rugs. They called local dealers and asked for prices of some items. Our parents had lived overseas and our grandparents had been antique dealers so there were many unusual items. Consignworks placed ads in several local newspapers and went to the town hall to obtain a permit. On the first day of the sale, there were 11 Consignworks personnel on site, including cashiers and movers. We had about 400 customers and sold about 80 percent of the items. The sale continued for a second day with discounted prices and almost everything else sold. One man even bought the front door mat. It was a huge success and a relief to have all the things move on to other families to enjoy. We thank Consignworks for their knowledge and professional style. We would recommend Consignworks to anyone in a similar situation of needing to sell a houseful of items in a short period of time at a fair price.
Carol Sweet and Jim Fletcher
Estate Sale Lexington (Apr 2011)
Thank you again for your exceptional work with the estate sale in Lexington. I chose ConsignWorks after quite a bit of online research. I found your team to be highly professional, with a great attention to detail evident from our initial meeting and early planning stages to the extensive advertising and effective staging of the home leading up to the day of sale. I also found your team to be very knowledgeable regarding pricing of the varied items and furniture, payment and inventory was prompt and accurate and your subsequent advice on the best consignment shops for the few items left over is appreciated. The whole process helped to reduce my burden extensively and eliminate quite a bit of stress from the physically and emotionally overwhelming task now before me regarding my mother's estate.
I have already recommended ConsignWorks to a few others who may be seeking your services in the near future.
Estate Sale New Bedford (Mar 2011)
I can't say enough good things about my experience with Consignworks. From the initial consultation to the after-sale follow-up I felt they had my best interest at heart. Downsizing a home can be very difficult, emotional time in one's life. But Tana and her team went above and beyond not only insuring the sale would be a success but making me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I couldn't be more pleased! K.Pearson
Estate Sale Holden (Feb 2011)
My sister and I couldn't be happier with Tana and her team; from her prompt
reply to our first contact (and she was on vacation!) to the clear and
informative final settlement of the sale proceeds, it was perfect.
Our parents house was well-protected during the sale and as promised was
left clean and neat.
We would definitely use Consignworks again.
From a buyer at this sale!
Betty and I want to sincerely thank each of you for your courtesies in relation to last weekend's estate sale in Holden.
We are very pleased to have acquired the Hitchcock bench and chairs.
They all look fantastic in our home - even better than we had hoped.
Should the opportunity arise, please communicate to the family that their furniture will continue to receive
the highest quality of care.
We are both looking forward to attending another of your estate sales in the future. Even with the cold, wind and long drive, the whole experience was a lot of fun for both of us.
Experience has taught me that it is a great day when you make a new friend. It is a greater day when you are fortunate enough to make three new friends!
Betty and Ev Millard
Estate Sale Wayland (January 2011)
We wanted to thank you for running a very successful estate
sale at our mother's home last month. Our mother had moved to assisted living and we were left
to sell the house and furnishings while living out-of-state. The staff took care
to research, stage and publicize far better than we ever could have done it ourselves.
We are very happy we called Consignworks and highly recommend them to others.
David & Robin, Exeter NH
Estate Sale Arlington (January 2011)
We were blessed to find Consignworks. Tana and her coworkers were so organized and helpful with all the stages we had to go through to sell everything. And with their expertise they sold far more than we thought we were going to!
I applaud Tana's clarity and communication with us as well. Thank you Tana for all you did!
(J.A.) Arlington, MA
Estate Sale Haverhill (October 2010)
Please add our names to the top of your long list of very satisfied clients. You and your staff did an outstanding job for us at our Estate Sale on Oct 30, 2010. Starting with the exceptional advertising, brilliant staging and pricing, and culminating with the actual sale which exceeded our wildest expectations.
Everything was superb!
In addition to the retail aspect of your business, your staff is very skilled at moving furniture, cleaning up and clearing out! Consignworks made it so easy for us, we almost wish we had another house to clear out!! Kudos to everyone!!
Jane and Mark Wilner
Natick Estate Sale (October 2010)
Frank and I wanted to thank you for the exceptional work you and your team did for us regarding the sale of our beloved possessions. Personally, I thought the sale would break my heart as not only was I selling my home of 20 years but also all the memories that were stored there. My children had all moved away and started lives of their own but still saw our home as theirs.
You, Tana, and your team made it effortlessly for us. You took charge but always took our opinion and feelings into consideration.
The preparation and staging for the estate sale was conducted without requiring much of my help. This gave me time to set aside the things that we wanted to keep.
The day of the sale came and surpassed all our expectations regarding turn out and the amount of things that sold. We did not have to be involved at all in helping you on the day of the sale except for being available for negotiations and you were even better than us at that.
All in all, our experience was incredible and we would not hesitate in recommending ConsignWorks to anyone who is planning an estate sale. All our neighbors have inquired as to who managed the sale seeing the success it was. We hope to keep in touch as you, Deidre, and the rest of the team were so kind and helpful that you made a difficult moment turn out to be fun.
Alicia and Frank
Northboro Estate Sale (September 2010)
This is a short note to thank you for the effort you put into a well staged, well publicized, moving sale for us in September. It was wonderful working with you and your staff, they were all so professional and it made the experience that much easier. I would be delighted to offer my testimonial to any client. You met and exceeded our expectations in every way.
Thank you again,
Judith and Chris Caldwell
Estate Sale Reading (September 2010)
We wanted to thank you again for the wonderfully successful estate sale that you and your team planned and executed for us. We were continually impressed by your professionalism, your expertise, and your in-depth understanding of what it takes to make an estate sale as successful as possible. At each step of the process, we greatly appreciated your ability to provide us sound and effective advice regarding what to sell and how it should be priced. And you and your entire team did a fantastic job of sorting through everything, pricing it, and displaying it attractively. And the extensive advertising you did really paid off based on the fact that over 600 people came to the sale this weekend! The results of all this work was highly evident based on the success of the sale, as we were able to sell far more than we ever expected.
If there is ever anything we can do to help tell others about your wonderful service, please don't hesitate to ask. And thanks again for all you and your team did for us.
All the best,
Steve and Paula Koppel
Estate Sale Newton (August 2010) (Email sent to the listing Real Estate Broker)
Wanted to give a shout out to the folks that did our estate sale-You will not believe how helpful and thorough they were and what attention they paid to the smallest detail. Everything was planned to a T. We raised a lot of money and I think you have a fellow equestrienne who is part of Tana's team- I've copied Tana on this email so you could connect--I think that you two should know one another.
Also here's a link to Consignworks . It's been a highlight of this moving experience.
Estate Sale Andover (July 2010)
"All I can say is if you need to do an estate or moving sale, these ARE the people to hire. From the moment I first met them through the finalization of the financial details, they were professional and enjoyable to deal with. I was moving out of a 4 bedroom home to a condo in the city. They put together an amazing sale of almost every stick of furniture in my house and got it all sold in one day! On top of that, the entire crew was great to deal with and made the whole process easy. I highly recommend Consignworks - they will get the job done and give you a few good laughs in the process."
Estate Sale Easton (June 2010)
Thanks so much for all your assistance Tana. Your staff was awesome and we could not have done it without you all! Hope you all have a great summer!
Chris and Kathy(and Stella)
Estate Sale Medfield (May 2010)
We sold our house in 12 days and were not taking the furniture to the west coast. A local real estate agent gave us Consignworks # but had no information about the company. We called and spoke to Tana and within minutes we were hoping she would work with us. Her professionalism and her hand holding when necessary was really appreciated. Her team did all the work, we only had to tell them what we wanted to keep and they tagged and logged every item. They were accountable for every aspect of the sale. They advertised heavily in the Boston papers, online and through their own list of clients. We had a fabulous turnout and by midday 75% was sold. They were happy to tag items sold and work with customers to arrange pick up times and were there to assist with that as well. The entire family was very happy to have Consignworks handle our estate sale. They were very aware that they were selling our home furnishings not just things. We were grateful and happy to have met them and would refer them to all with the greatest of confidence.
Estate Sale Ashland (April 2010)
We are moving 3000 miles away, and we found the moving cost for all of our belongings to be much, much higher than we had anticipated. Therefore, we decided to sell much of our furniture and belongings. I called several firms to which I had been referred, and I am delighted to have chosen Consignworks.
Tana explained her plan fully to me on the phone before she came out, and when she visited our house, she was very thorough about explaining the process. She chose a date that was perfect for the sale, did all the advertising, put up signs on the day of the sale, and was professional in every sense of the word.
She came to the house a few days ahead of time to "stage" and price the furniture and other things. On the day of the sale, she arrived early to make sure that everything was prepared. She had 7-8 associates with her to ensure that all went smoothly. She set up a cashier at a table in the hall and had people all through the house to be sure that visitors could be helped if they had questions.
We left the house soon after she arrived and returned once everyone had left. The house was spotless. Tana sold a great deal of what we had for sale. One bedroom set did not sell, and Tana offered to take it in her consignment shop to sell. She expects to get a good price for it.
I have never done this before, and Tana was great!
Estate Sale Brookline (April 2010)
It was so great working with you and I would recommend you to anyone. Many of my neighbors felt the same way and told me to keep your name of file so if and when they ever moved, they would use you as well. We are settling in and now spending our weekends in the Cape which is great since there are no boxes there!
Estate Sale Middleton (April 2010)
Consignworks.com ran a highly successful estate sale for our family in April 2010. Integrity, professionalism, creativity, and results are only a few of the positive attributes I can use to describe our experience with this company. I completely agree with Robert P's comprehensive review of the experience.
A value-add that really sets this business apart from the rest is that the company's owner and her team really understood the complex mix of feelings a family has when dealing with the sale of a loved one's estate.
In addition, Tana Scouras and her team worked incredibly hard attending to every detail in the most professional and caring way. From our first meeting to view the pieces for the sale, to the amazing photos taken for the http://Consignworks.com website, to their managing of the inventory, pricing, and staging of the items for sale, all was handled amazingly well. Our sale was a huge success and more importantly, we had fun (and peace of mind) in working with a company in whom we had great confidence.
We selected Consignworks from a sea of other possible businesses and remained pleased with their services from start to finish throughout the 3 month period.
We recommend this company without reservation and with great enthusiasm! Note: This is the first service/business I have ever felt compelled to write for!
Estate Sale Berlin (March 2010)
We used ConsignWorks for an estate sale in March of 2010. It was a big job, and one that we had no experience with. We called a few places and none of them seemed to be very good; either they weren't quick to come to the house or they didn't seem very enthused about the job. It turns out that estate sales is a sideline for many of these people, so it's not their primary business.
Fortunately we also stumbled about ConsignWorks, which isn't a name I'd normally associate with an estate sale. The owner, Tana, came out right away and walked us through the process in detail. Because of her we were far better prepared than we would have been otherwise. She had a large staff that came out and did the sale (I think there were 7 or 8 of them all together) and each seemed to have an area of expertise (e.g. furniture, tools, basements, etc.) so they could divide the work and come up with a rational price for each item.
On the day of the sale there were ~500 people that attended the first day. They handled this well and the house didn't look like 500 people had trampled through it when they were done. There was only 1 mishap, where somebody essentially stole on of the Bose cube speakers on a wall, and Tana took full responsibility and paid for the item - as that is considered part of the house and therefore belongs to the new buyer.
So, net-net, we were *very* pleased. I would (and have) recommend them to anyone looking to do an estate sale.
- A professional group who knew what they were doing and were efficient and effective.
- They were set up to take credit cards, which helps sell the higher priced items.
- They spent a lot of time working in the basement to prepare for the sale. I was surprised just how much work they did there.
- I liked all the people I met. All were friendly and easy to talk to.
- Tana does a very good job accounting for every sale, producing a spreadsheet at the end that tabulates every item sold.
- Nothing comes to mind...
Yelp Review 4/25/2011 Elizabeth S., Southborough, MA
Love, Love, Love this estate sale company. I have been to many of the estate sales run by ConsignWorks and I look forward to going to any estate sales they have in the future. Tana and her crew run a top notch, professional, fun, exciting atmosphere when having a sale.
They don't yell at you like another estate sale company does if you happen to ask a question they don't like--they are actually are happy that you are a customer and treat you with kindness. They also don't charge a huge amount of money for items--they price things very reasonable.
The first few hours of an estate sale can be crowded and very hectic as so many customers are asking questions, yet they handle it with such ease and are always smiling and making jokes which make you laugh while you are waiting in line.
They take credit cards so if you don't have enough cash, you don't need to run to an ATM and worry if the item will still be there when you get back.
This company is an A+
From a Happy Buyer (Acton Sale)
I was at the Acton sale, this morning, and purchased a number of art
works and other items. My family just loves them and we have found the
perfect place for the Raku piece as well as the casted fossil piece and
others. I like to think the lady who owned them would feel good to know
her treasures are so admired and enjoyed by us.
This was the most professionally run sale I have ever attended. You were
very fair and there was a strong sense of integrity in the whole process. Best, Joyce S. ( Acton Sale)