Alderfer Auction - 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

Attention to detail and full disclosure on condition reports…

You folks should be commended for your attention to detail and your full disclosure  (photos and blue tape on problem areas) regarding product condition and condition reports. It is refreshing and unfortunately all too rare in this industry.  We believe that is it good for business in the long run as it builds buyer confidence & trust & you sleep better in the end. Much appreciated. -Steve

I can’t praise the Downsizing Team enough…

Your Downsizing Team did the most valuable service of packing and unpacking in a calming and quiet way. All three ladies unpacked my things into a new space, not only accurately, but also in practical and creative ways. I appreciate your folks preparing items for auction, floor plan, packing and unpacking and the removal of boxes. I can't praise them enough! - J.W., customer referred by a Realtor

Great job packing and unpacking…

The Alderfer Auction Downsizing Team did a great job packing and unpacking. They were very pleasant and helpful and had good suggestions. - Customer referred by Realtor 

I can’t believe the house is empty…

Your team from start to finish did an amazing job!  I can’t believe the house is empty.  Please feel free to use me as a reference any time. So, thank you!!  -D.V., Riverton, NJ

Listing & Pick-up Crews were phenomenal…

Thank you for the wonderful job the Alderfer Online Team did. The listing crew was so much fun. I enjoyed that day with everyone. The pickup crew was “phenomenal – I loved all 4 of them. This process helped me so much. It has been emotional leaving my home but your staff has helped tremendously.  - B.J., Alderfer Online, Huntingdon Valley, PA (referral from Ambler, PA Alderfer Online)

Was extremely pleased about the sale amounts and your very reasonable commissions…

I wanted to advise you of my recent experience with Alderfer's and especially your firearm specialist.

My dad is 92 and received his first gun at age 12. Since then he enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, and the camaraderie that goes with all that. Over the years he acquired quite a collection. Unfortunately, his age and health no longer allow him to participate, and we wanted to rehome his firearms while he was still here to participate. As you can imagine, this was a very emotional process for him.

I contacted your company because everyone knows Alderfer's is the best auction group!  Your firearm specialist came to our home and was aware of what this collection meant to my father. During the time he was cataloguing and removing the guns, He was very professional, as I knew he would be, and he was also very personable and respectful of my father, chatting with dad and immediately putting him at ease.

Your specialist kept me apprised about the auctions, sales and payment processing.  Dad was happy and your specialsit did all the work and all he had to do was wait for sales notification.  And, dad was extremely pleased about the sale amounts and your very reasonable commissions.

I am sure you regularly receive positive feedback about your firearm specialist, and I wanted you to know he went above and beyond in the way he handled this very personal experience.

I've already recommended Alderfer's to several friends and coworkers and could not speak highly enough.

Many thanks to your specialist and your organization! - M.P., Customer

Cohesiveness and goal oriented….

Your (Alderfer Auction) team had a cohesiveness I have not seen in a longtime. Your team is very goal oriented and truly work for the customer. - Bucks County Attorney

Good, honest company with hard workers…

When I see a good, honest company with hard workers I am glad to refer them. -Main Line Estate Customer who referred us to a neighbor

Everyone was wonderful and patient…

Great job by all of the Transition and Auction Teams. Everyone was wonderful and patient. We are very happy with everything that was done. Everything! Thank you. - C.M., Transition & Downsizing Customer

Thank you for your expertise and professionalism in Real Estate…

Now that we are settled in our new home, we want to thank you for your expertise and professionalism in selling our real estate property. It was a pleasure working with you. - G.B., Real Estate Seller

Your packers were fast, efficient and hardworking, professional and friendly…

My husband and I relocated from Collegeville, PA to Cody, WY in February. We used your company and associated moving services. I wanted to let you know how impressed we were with them.

First, your packers were fast, efficient and hard working. Professional, friendly…they strove to be sure that everything (and we had a lot of things) was packed safely, identified and moved to our storage location for a moving truck to load and move. Your team kept everything moving along and never once did anyone make derogatory sighs or comments about how much work was ahead of them or how much “stuff” we had! They made it look easy and it took so much stress away from us. Unfortunately we were not able to utilize your moving service because of regulations regarding interstate licensing.

Your logistic team was top notch. The Transition Team worked tirelessly to keep the communication line open and the boxes coming. They were always checking to keep ahead of whatever was coming down the line. Again, they took the stress of moving away from us and made it look easy although I am pretty sure it was anything but.

Your team that showed up to our house for the online auction process were Aces. Set up and staging all went flawlessly they took pictures, assimilated lots, wrote descriptions…The Online Onsite Team is to be commended and applauded – we had over 360 lots for sale, as you recall my earlier statement, we had a lot of things! The online auction experience was painless and exciting!

We also had items that went to your Auction House – some of our firearms and coins were on the auction block. That experience was positive again, knowledgeable people willing to spend time and answer questions.

At the end of the process, a clean up man was referred to us and he was at our disposal for anything that wasn’t picked up post online auction. Once again, fast, professional – he made it painless for us.

I wanted to let you know how much your company and your people helped us. You really have answered the questions when moving of “how do we do this?!” The answer is simple: “Call Alderfer Auction!” We thank you for everything.

S.B. – Transitions & Online Onsite Auction Customer

Made us feel very comfortable with the process along with handling the guns…

First, I wanted to thank you for making the transition of father-in-law's gun collection so easy. You were very respectful and made my mother in-law feel very comfortable with the process along with handing over the guns to you and your Auction. Now the hard work begins to get the most value from the collection at the upcoming auction on June 18th. Thanks again for your professionalism. We look forward to working with you and Alderfer Auction. - D.D., Firearms Consignor

Deserving of accolades for hiring this level of individual/specialist…

I just got done talking to your firearms specialist.  He is exactly the type and caliber (sorry, I couldn't help myself for the pun. . .) of whom I had hoped I would be dealing with.  I found him interested, friendly, and professional.  I honestly believe we will have a mutually beneficial relationship as I go though my 50+ years of acquired items. He deserves the accolades, as does your firm for hiring this level of individual. Thanks again, R.B., Consignor

I highly highly recommend them!!!!!

The transition and downsizing component of Alderfers is exceptional. The team comes into your home, wastes no time in packing your possessions so efficiently, and makes a move less stressful. Then the boxes arrive at your new location and the team unpacks and puts everything away...everything!!   
I highly recommend this company. They work as a team and are so pleasant and completely trust worthy.
The other components are also exceptional.  Trudy, who helps you plan and organize your downsizing home plan has insight into your needs and implements an efficient design so you can see how your furniture will work in a new location. I  highly recommend her service .
The auction house team that implements the estate sale of your possessions is terrific. They work non-stop, categorizing, organizing and photographing your items so they are professionally represented in the online auction. The entire Alderfers auction house  staff is top shelf. I highly highly recommend them!!!!! - 5 star review on Yelp by D.C., Villanova

Whenever I worried and had concerns, you put my mind at ease…

My husband and I want to thank you again for all your efforts and hard work in selling Mom's house. Whenever I worried and had concerns, you put my mind at ease and assured me everything would be ok and ultimately you did - you made it happen!!-:) You were compassionate and professional and we just wanted you to know Lori how much we truly appreciate everything you've done. - Best of luck to you always, C.M., Real Estate Auction Customer

Everything arrived ship shape and timely manner…

It was a pleasure working with You Guys, Kathy in shipping Really Helped Me Out! Everything Arrived Ship Shape & in a timely manner, Greatly Appreciated! - Online Buyer, D.R.

I could not have done it without your wonderful crew…

"Having someone put the moving process in perspective was extremely helpful and having help with downsizing made the whole experience less stressful.

I could not have done it without your help and your wonderful crew." - C.R., Transition 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.