The nest egg…that’s what my mom called her collectibles. My mom had a passion for pretty figurines and certain collectible pottery. I remember the year I married and left home. I would come over weekly (mostly because I was homesick and hungry) and my mom had been to an “estate sale” and purchased more prized pottery pieces.
The term “estate sale” was relatively new to me and I think a great deal of other people. It was the 80’s and people were hiring “estate sale” companies to come into their deceased loved one’s home and sell everything! Why? Are you not supposed to hang on to every thread of evidence including pottery that a person left behind? It seemed so cold and cruel to have strangers pilfering though Granny’s drawers and closets. I would imagine my grandmother sitting on a cloud drying her eyes seeing that some stranger was walking off with her precious Desert Rose that she used to serve all those wonderful meals on. But then after a few years, I too became a serious estate sale goer. I was hooked. My house became full of wonderful things that I had purchased at a fraction of the cost from someone who no longer needed it. I was proud of my purchases and had benefited from the resale… or nest egg as my mother called it. And then I got well… good at it.
The nest egg… that’s what my mom called her collectibles. My mom had a passion for pretty figurines and certain collectible pottery.
I could spot a deal long before Ebay or internet valuation sites. I learned to stage from my Aunt Caroline who was a beautiful and complicated antiques dealer. She had red hair, coffee colored skin (although a bit orange) and long nails that seemingly grew overnight. Her gold slippers were pointed and her polyester peacock pant suit was intimidating if nothing else. She was a fabulous cook but I never really trusted that the first inch or so of the camel didn’t end of in her famous peanut butter pie.
The Nest Estate Sale Services was a great way to meld together my Real Estate career and my love for furniture, antiques and collectibles. From farm and ranch, high end estates, to commercial liquidations, we do it all.
I now see the estate sale business as not only environmentally friendly but also a responsible way to re-purpose, reuse, rebuild and replace every item this country produces, and as another way to build the “nest egg.”