We hired Wayne to conduct an estate sale of the contents of our parents’ home in Nanaimo. It was such a relief to meet Wayne and realize he was the “real deal”, and that we could let go of some of the overwhelming stress of trying to get the house ready for the new homeowners on short notice.
Wayne took the load off our shoulders with his can-do attitude, humour, and confidence that comes from experience. When it looked like we might not have enough for a 3 day sale, he was unruffled and flexible enough to negotiate a slightly different deal and a two day sale. He listened empathically to our concerns, consulted with us every step of the way, and yet took care of the “heavy lifting” both literally and figuratively himself. This was such a relief as none of us lived in Nanaimo, and we were having a hard time trying to get everything completed at a distance.
I was very impressed with Wayne’s use of professional contacts to help him assess the value of some of the art work. Wayne took care of everything from emptying out the storage unit and bringing it to the house, arranging the items in an organized way and pricing them, advertising the sale to his long list of contacts, to doing the research on individual items to make sure we maximized return on each item. He also offered to list some items for us on Ebay.
Wayne has created an infrastructure of professional contacts and a well-developed customer list that was evident by the human traffic that was directed to the sale. Now that the weekend is behind us I can say it has been nothing but a pleasure working with Wayne, that we are very pleased at the outcome of the sale, and that we would highly recommend his services.