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"Everything was ok before the sale. Other than the fact her employees drove on and messed up the lawn it went pretty well. But after the sale I found lots of things" that could have been recycled or donated to charity in the trash. But the biggest problem is that I was supposed to get a full accounting and payment in 30 days. This should have been received December 21, 2014 and it is now March 16, 2015. After contacting her several times and getting lame excuses I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and contacted an attorney. I recommend that you do not use Estate Sales Unlimited under any circumstances and go do your own
at the Better Business Bureau . Whomever you use make your own inventory and take lots of pictures.

-Gail S.

"Very efficient. I contacted Fine Arts Consultant and Appraisals and he contacted
Stump. She called me the next day. all went well

-betty K.

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Auction Service reviews in Columbia City


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spent hours with me - helping me with pricing, valuation and most of Support for my situation.
I definitely felt like I made New Friends ! They are Super! Couldn't be happier and would recommend them 150% !

- Dory K.

This review is specifically regarding "appraiser"
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, as she is our only contact with this company. First, I must say that if you need an appraisal, do not call
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Appraisal Express or The
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. I am not sure which (or if both) this appraiser works for. Some of her paperwork was for one, some the other. However, I would not have confidence in a company who allows her to represent them. Secondly, if your financial institution says they need an appraisal, request that they not use these companies. Had I known in advance who our bank would use, I would have requested another appraisal company.

Third, this particular appraiser is the most unprofessional, snotty person I have ever had to deal with. For example, she came to our door. I let her in, and she did not introduce herself or even acknowledge that she was walking into someone's living space. She walked past me and began looking around. After a minute or two I made a point to introduce myself and put out my hand. She did not respond. So I finally said, "And your name is...?" She replied, "
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." At the time I did not even know how to spell her name; she did not ever give us a business card or anything with her name on it until a week or so later when the appraisal came in via our bank. It was because of her unprofessional entrance that I should have kicked her out, but instead I walked around with her. She pretty much ignored me for her entire visit.

Fourth, Ms.
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's appraisal was so low compared to a year-and-a-half earlier when we purchased this house as a foreclosure. When we purchased the house, it had not been maintained for a few years and was severely lacking maintenance work both inside and out. There were some interior areas that were unlivable and unsafe. But the appraisal back then still came in at 450k. In addition, almost all of the purchases we made between then and now were to fill the vacancies that the former owner left and/or to repair severe damage due to neglect. We also made some upgrades that were quite costly. Ms
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was told that, and she was also given the information on the previous appraisal. However, she neglected to take those things into account either deliberately or because she did not pay attention.

Fifth, some of her appraisal notes are inaccurate, i.e. the number of bathrooms, the square footage, the "comparable" homes that are NOT comparable in size at all (3 were around 100 sq ft too small), the stated distance to local businesses and schools, the type of fencing, the list of upgrades and expenses to replace what was "missing," not what was general upkeep. Ms.
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's entire attitude, both in person and on paper, is self-righteous. She gave me the impression that she is gloating right now over each low-ball appraisal she has made because she has the power to do so. Originally I chose to walk around with her to explain what we had done to the house in the past 1-1/2 years to upgrade and improve and to show her some of the
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rooms she might not see, but as we moved through rooms, I stuck with her because she was a bit peculiar and I did not trust her in the house without me.
- Jack or Dove A.

This company handled the sale of the contents of my parents' house in a very professional manner.
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's knowledge of antiques, collectibles and mid-century items was impressive. She also had a good grasp of current
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values. Organizing and staging was great, as was the promotion of the sale. She has a huge following for sales. I live out of town, yet
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worked with my availability; she also accommodated several special family requests. This kind of situation is never easy; regardless of the exact circumstances, it is always emotional. But
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was sensitive and supportive. She did a great job for us.
- Gerald F.

The sale went great I feel she got the best price that could be gotten on all articles. Her staff at the sale were very professional & were willing to answer all questions.
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worked with customers on the phone & mailed paintings for me,made sure it was properly packed. Took care of all paper work & was prompt with payment to me after sale. The thing about this company, they are there after the sale if you have questions.
- Patricia L.

They overpriced everything and they never followed through to meet the donation company and clean the house and they never paid a dime to us for the sale. Several attempts were made to reach this company and they ignored the situation.
- Janice G.

The Grangers did a fabulous job in all the preparation necessary for the estate sale, and had a team of very friendly, professional people who worked not only with the preparation phases, but also the onsite two day sale.
- Russell C.

The process went well, It was determined that I did not need to utilized the services that were reviewed with me. Again, I appreciated his approach, honesty and thoroughness.
I would contact Accurate again in a heartbeat.
- S. Dean R.

I had, in passing, mentioned to a friend that I was likely going to have to dispose of the contents of my parent's condo sometime soon as my step-father was quite ill. She mentioned she had a friend that does that kind of work (although had never personally used this service) and gave me
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's information. I met with
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while the condo was being prepared for sale and was impressed with her honesty, knowledge and advice. I did my homework and contacted other firms for comparison and came to the conclusion that
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was my best choice and I was not disappointed.
Once the condo went up for sale, it sold quickly.
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was ready to go in an instant. She listened to all my concerns and wishes and went over and above. Much had already been removed, but she brought in some buyers who took some items prior to the final clean out. The day before the move out,
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and her staff came in and packed up everything and got it ready for donation or disposal. Additionally, she found a wonderful charity that carefully took everything that remained and left the place absolutely clean (even vacuumed the hallway).
I never once felt that my interests and wishes were not being honored and
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was always sensitive to the fact that this was an estate sale and respected the emotional attachments that existed. At the end, I felt like I had a friend at my side, helping me to navigate all the details. I would recommend
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to anyone and only regret that I had not brought her on earlier to help me clear out the items that I ended up bringing to my own home.

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Auctions By Maggie Inc

3350 Harrison Ave


Fort Wayne


1270 E 100 S
Columbia City


14781 W Wood St.
Moores Hill

Kyle Ness Real Estate Agent

10910 US 24 W
Fort Wayne


515 E Paulding Rd
Fort Wayne


1025 Touby Pike

Ness Bros Real Estate & Auction Co

10910 US 24 W
Fort Wayne


Columbia City

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