When my mother-in-law passed away last year, my wife and I were faced with the daunting task of administering her estate. Having never been in that position before, we did not realize how many duties would be on our plate. In the midst of losing a loved one, it was quite overwhelming.
We were beyond fortunate to secure the services of J&J Estate Sales in liquidating my mother-in-law’s material goods. We cannot express enough how grateful we were for everything J&J did for us. The owner (Joi Guthrie) personally met with us at the house to do an initial assessment and to thoroughly explain the process to us. When we agreed to move forward, J&J quickly put together a game plan and executed it flawlessly. All timelines were met, and everything that Ms. Guthrie represented occurred without fail.
J&J representatives performed a thorough inventory of the items in the house and organized the items throughout the property to enhance marketability. For the higher-value items, J&J staff extensively researched values through a myriad of sources to best determine item pricing. J&J had several staff available for the onsite sales which occurred over a three-day period. The company was very effective at moving the items and we received a considerable sum at the end of the process. J&J worked with various local charities to pick up the remaining items that family members did not want.
The J&J staff were reliable and honest, and they could be trusted with the estate valuables without us being on site. As a matter of fact, we thought we had cleaned everything out of the house, when J&J staff alerted us to several valuable keepsakes that were tucked away in various places throughout the house.
We’d be remiss if we did not mention the kindness and empathy Ms. Guthrie exhibited throughout this difficult process. My wife was having an especially difficult day dealing with the death of her mom, and trying to get everything done that we needed to do by certain timelines. Ms. Guthrie came over to pick up a few items in advance of the sale. The next thing we knew, she was doing dishes and cleaning the kitchen for us. We are not saying this is a service you should expect from J&J, but we think it speaks to the kind of people who work for the company. We wholeheartedly recommend J&J Estate Sales!