Testimonials

Able to help in so many areas - appraisals, moving  floor plan of new home

"I LOVE your service because you were able to help in so many areas - appraisals, moving things to multiple locations and floor plan. You were very helpful in assisting both my mother AND myself. I will definitely recommend Alderfer Auction to friends who may be moving elderly parents or downsizing." - Transitions & Downsizing Customer


Such an enormous load off of us…You guys rock!

“The whole Transitions team simply did an outstanding job and you clearly understand the unique needs of older clients. My parents were not prepared for this move, but you expertly stepped in where they left off and got everything packed up to go on the truck. Such an enormous load off the minds of us adult kids already straining to assist our elderly parents in this transition. You guys rock!”  -N.P., Transitions Customer

You did an excellent job in photography… (Real Estate Auction)

"WIth thanks...Lori, I really appreciate you mailing 5 color property packets to my home. You did an excellent job in photography and description/sizes of all the rooms. My friends who have received them are very impressed! I also gave it to other realtors! Yes, I am proud of what you did and so are my relatives. Thanks again." - M.P., Real Estate Auction Customer, Lehigh Valley 

I’m glad I contacted your services…

What did you find most helpful? The homemade scones Alderfer Auction left at the end -:) Planning the room layouts and where to place furniture, etc. The expert packing and unpacking by your team. - Ray, Transition & Downsizing Customer

You explained the entire process fully and patiently…

"Thank you for the fantastic job you and Alderfer has done with the estate sale of my friend. Your hard work and dedication really helped me during this difficult time. From our very first meeting you explained the entire process of the auction and fully and patiently answered all of my questions. Vicki and the ladies did an excellent job sorting and photographing the lots. They did this in a friendly and professional manner. We highly recommend your company and look forward to working with you again!" - Sincerely, C.L., Online Onsite Auction Customer

You thought of everything…

"The wonderful people at Alderfer Auction made our days of moving bearable and even pleasant! Trudy thought of everything! Everyone involved with our move, packing and unpacking, Sherry, Trudy, Kathy, Dan, Chris & Mike (I hope I didn't leave anyone out) were wonderful!!!" - D & M R., Downsizing/Transition Customer

“You have our resident’s best interests at heart…”

Hi My Trudy,

So good to see you in action with our resident. I just had to tell you how thrilled I am that you are helping our residents. You are such a great fit for what you do and I praise God that we have reconnected. I can tell that residents trust you and know that you have their best interests at heart. You truly want them to love their new home and take away the anxiety of where everything should go. Keep doing what you are doing – YOU ARE LOVED!!!!! - Signed Director of Retirement Community

Alderfer Auction is the eagle of auction companies…

“Alderfer Auction is the eagle of auction companies.” - Gallery Estate Auction Customer

Your system is as impressive as the staff that makes it flow…

"Just a quick response...I thought the previous auction went well but today was like an "advanced placement" class*. VERY impressive with national and international phone bidding. Even this auction rookie observed a different atmosphere and clientele. There is an obvious spirit of family that is rarely seen. Several times I noted the number of staff on the floor alone serving in one capacity or another. The comments I heard from M's estate-following have been nothing but complimentary. Had it been otherwise, believe me I would have gotten an ear full. People at my end were happy campers.

Your system is as impressive as the staff that makes it flow. Equally impressive was how engaging everyone was. Was today an exceptional day...Sanford, Sandy, Vernon, Sherry, Lenny? It seemed like homecoming. Going into this I had little appreciation for the extent of the role Alderfer Auction provided. Basically, I expected to see the cream taken and we'd be left with a tanker load of skim milk. What was left behind was so very little and easy to dispense. Today was a VERY good day, Brent! Thank you.

*I never personally qualified for "advanced placement" in anything so I'm only imagining what that would be like." - B.B., Executor

Kindly sensitive to how difficult it is to dissolve a childhood home…

"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how impressed we were with the team you sent to work at our parent's house. Above all else, they were kindly sensitive to how difficult it is to dissolve a childhood home. They were also very efficient, professional and unobtrusively got the job done in a very timely manner." S.N., Green Lane, PA

Services are more extensive than converting “stuff” to cash…

"I wish to thank you Brent personally and the staff of Alderfer Auction for the efficiency and integrity in the disposition of M.S.'s personal property. Fortunately her wishes were clearly stated, and she appointed an excellent attorney. In my role as Executor, I gained an appreciation for the role of your services which is more extensive than converting "stuff" to cash. It was less than three months from when you first visited the property to the second and final assistance with shipping, moving, storage, additional sorting and appraisals, advertising, and two auction venues.

Particularly impressive was the recent fine arts catalogued auction. In addition to a full auction house, there were multiple online monitors and at least six or seven staffed phone lines receiving bids from around the world.

Without exception, those who knew and loved this remarkable lady had nothing but compliments for the role of Alderfer Auction. You maximized the potential for her named non-profit beneficiary. Simply stated, thank you for your exemplary service. A special note of appreciation goes to the A-team of Brigid, Vicki and Bryce who so efficiently and effectively packaged the contents of her house." --R.B., Doylestown, PA

The staff is experienced, responsive, and courteous…

"Have been going to Alderfer's for many years. I have purchased art, furniture,antique guns, etc. I have bid in person, online, and on the phone and have never had an issue. The staff is experienced, responsive, and courteous. Always a positive experience. 5 Stars." - P.H.

Without Alderfer Auction’s help this would have been an insurmountable task…

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Alderfer Auction for all of her help in moving my father, Richard, from his home of many, many years to the independent living facility of Elm Terrace Gardens in Lansdale. D.N. gave us Joyce’s contact information and told us to call her regarding the move. We had only one week to pack and move Dad, and my work schedule made that more difficult. In addition, my Dad was having a rough time letting go and preparing for what was next. Joyce and her team were able to give me the needed insight into what my Dad was experiencing emotionally, and how difficult it was for him to part with some of his things (something I became aware of as Dad was literally unpacking everything I was trying to pack). Joyce is extremely organized and came with a copy of the floor plan of Dad’s apartment so she would be able to show him exactly how much room he was working with. At times when he would become agitated, she knew exactly how to approach him and what to say. She worked endless hours to ensure Dad’s apartment was unpacked and ready for him, including making his bed up for him. She has even taken the time to visit my father since he has settled in. I truly feel that without Alderfer Auction’s help this would have been an insurmountable task to handle. She was a blessing at a time when we needed one and I really feel I could not have done this without her. I am truly grateful for everything she has done and absolutely cannot thank her enough." - J.S., Lansdale, PA 

I really appreciate your company you’re an asset and simply wonderful to deal with…

"It was my pleasure working with you. Thank you so much for assisting me in this difficult time. I really appreciate your company ... you're an asset and you were simply wonderful to deal with." - S.M.