The process of liquidating an estate is often a trying time. We always aim to make this task as stress-free as possible and always treat the estates we handle with the utmost care and respect. With these principles at our core we often form meaningful connections with the families, attorneys, and real estate agents we get the privilege of teaming with.
Below is a collection of just some of the kind and greatly appreciated thoughts and feedback we have received over the years.
"Several months ago I called upon Shawn and Mike to handle the estate sale following the death of my husband. I was facing a mountain of exhausting work, at the most difficult time of my life, with very limited mental and physical energy and no other outside help to bring to the task. Then Mike and Shawn stepped up to the challenge and expedited the entire process with exquisite patience and fastidious attention to detail, always keeping in mind my specific needs. They were more than thoughtful--they anticipated my needs and met every small and large obstacle with insight and creative problem-solving. Compassion, sensitivity, and spotless integrity are the hallmarks of their business model. From beginning to end, they helped me get through what felt like a tragedy, and move on, literally and figuratively. I would never recommend anyone else."
-- Rosemarie Newton
"They were life savers when we were moving from a 3100 sq. ft home to a 1240 ft. cottage. The house was crammed full with antiques, collectibles and furniture. We found Mike and Shawn to be hard working, organized and well informed. They communicated well about how the process worked from set up, pricing and staging. The sales results were better than expected. The payment was prompt. They even helped move some of the items we were keeping. We would highly recommend them."
-- Carol and John Stetson
"You will not be disappointed if you choose Mike and Shawn for your estate sale.
I came in from out of town for just a few days with a huge task before me - to clear out my mother's home that was filled with a ton of stuff. Alone in a town where I knew very few people and next to nothing about businesses that I might need to utilize for assistance, I was overwhelmed.
Our realtor had given us a few estate sale referrals and it was such a blessing that I called Mike Ferguson. He and Shawn were genuinely caring and went out of their way to help me in every way that they could. They were diligent, compassionate, professional, and experts in their field.
By the time I left, I was not at all worried. I knew that the task was being left in very capable hands. They completed sorting through and pricing items and staging the house. When the sale was held, it was very successful. They had marketed it well and sold most of the items. After the sale, they communicated with me to figure out what to do with the remaining items. It was all completed and the house was vacant in time for closing."
"I was at the point in my life where I needed to move from my home to a much smaller apartment. As a widow, I was overwhelmed with what to do with all the furniture and things that we had accumulated over the years. My realtor recommended Shawn and Mike. I can't tell you what a God send they were to me. They totally handled everything. Within two days of the end of the sale, they presented me with a check. More than I had imagined. I would highly recommend them."
-- Mamie Baker
"I was liquidating the estate of my late brother accumulated in a large home over many years. I live in another state and relied on my realtor in the area to find a company to dispose of everything for the house to be sold. The realtor recommended Mike and Shawn with Great American Estate Sales & Services of North Florida because their reputation of taking care of everything to be sold or donated. The results were excellent. All items of value were inventoried, cleaned, tagged, displayed, advertised and sold. After the sales I received the proceeds along with copies of the receipts. I was kept informed in the whole process and was able to save a good deal of money for the heirs. I highly recommend their services without any reservation at all."
-- Tom Moran
"After Spending 44 Years In One House We Finally Made The Decision To Move. The Task Seemed Overwhelming. Fortunately We Were Introduced To Mike Ferguson And Shawn And Found Their Professional Advice To Be Invaluable So We Ask Them To Do Our Sale For Us! It Was The Best Decision We Could Have Made! They Did An Inventory, Priced All The Items, Made Repairs That Were Needed And Even Dusted The Furniture Before Setting It All Up For The Sale. We Left The House Before The Sale Started To Avoid Watching All Of Our "Treasures" Disappear! As A Result Of Their Honesty And Integrity We Would Highly Recommend Mike And Shawn To Anyone Who Is Planning An Estate Sale!"
-- Pat and Barney Cuddington
"Mike and Shaun and the team at Great American Estate Sales were a complete pleasure to work with on our estate sale in Gainesville after our mom passed away. My brother and I both live outside of Gainesville and needed someone we could handle an estate sale from start to finish. They were professional and kind, noticing items that we may have missed that could be considered family heirlooms and taking the time to confirm they were to be included in the sale. They researched all of the art work and collectibles, and priced them fairly to sell. They organized and displayed all the sale items throughout the house, manned the sale, and coordinated the donation of items that were left at the end of the weekend. The home was in perfect condition when they left, and they even came back later in the week to put the trash out on the street. It really was a turnkey sale, and I am grateful for all of their hard work and attention to detail."
"From the very first meeting with Mike and Shawn, we knew immediately their company was the perfect fit for our family and to manage our very extensive Estate Sale. The task at hand included a large house built in 1892 with 4 generations of 'stuff' that seemed insurmountable and overwhelming for our family. Mike, Shawn and their crew worked tirelessly week after week to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. They were extremely knowledgeable, incredibly professional and above all did a great job communicating with us throughout the many days we worked together. Our Estate Sale was a great success and we truly owe it all to Mike and Shawn and their amazing company. Thank you Great American Estate Sales and a huge thank you to our new friends Mike and Shawn... we truly couldn't have done it without them and would wholeheartedly recommend them for anyone that is in need of help in liquidating an Estate. You won't be disappointed!!"
-- The Richardson/DeLucas/Hall Families.