When we decided to sell our 2300 sq. ft. home of 28 years and downsize to 1400 sq. ft., we were overwhelmed by the enormity of disposing of our many treasured possessions. Thinking we were faced with endless garage sales, posting on Craig’s List, eBay, donating to charities, etc., along with the work associated with all of the above, we couldn’t even think of where to begin.
Only after a consult with Ann Delaney of Delaney Relocation Services did we learn of the service provided by Vancouver Island Estate Liquidators. From the very first meeting with Wayne, we were assured that all we had to do was move with the possessions we required for our new home and leave the rest behind.
Wayne assured us that he and his staff would take care of it all and that it would “be a great sale”. We were still a bit skeptical, but after reading all the testimonials on the Vancouver Island Estate Liquidators website and seeing Wayne’s plan in action, we became believers. Wayne took pictures of items for sale, posted them on his website, notified his very large contact list of the sale, displayed and priced everything in our home prior to the sale dates, advertised in all local newspapers, erected directional signs on nearby streets, and greeted all buyers as they arrived in droves and waited in line on sale opening day.
Everything was conducted in a secure and transparent way; and at the end of each day, we were paid our portion of the unexpectedly large daily sales verified by us. Even though the sale was advertised as a three-day event, everything was sold in two days. What didn’t sell was donated to the Work-Ability charity, and we were issued a charitable tax receipt for same. By 3 pm on the last day of the sale our house was vacuumed, swept and clean – with no effort on our part.
We have been telling all our friends and acquaintances about the terrific service Wayne and his polite, good-humoured, respectful staff provide – they are amazing and have been a lifesaver for us. We would recommend them in a minute to anyone requiring assistance in downsizing.
Lynn and David Breese, Comox (now relocated in Courtenay)