Estate Sale Services

Estate Sale Services

Navigating through life's transitions of downsizing, moving or settling an estate, can be challenging, especially when it involves parting with personal belongings or the estate of a loved one. At Alderfer Auction, we understand the emotional and logistical complexities of organizing an estate sale. Our compassionate and professional team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a respectful and efficient process that honors your needs and those of your loved ones.

Why Choose Alderfer Auction for Your Estate Sale Needs?

Alderfer Auction stands out in the estate sale market for our empathetic approach and our commitment to delivering exceptional service. We are experts in managing estate sales with the utmost respect and dignity, ensuring that every item is handled with care. Our services are designed to remove the burden from families during transitions or difficult times, making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Our Process: Five Easy Steps

Our estate sale services are structured around a clear, straightforward process that provides peace-of-mind and ease of execution. Here are the current five easy steps we follow to ensure a successful estate sale:

  1. Cataloging On-Site: Our Estate Sales Team sorts, describes & photographs your home contents into an online auction catalog.
  2. Marketing: The Alderfer Auction Marketing Team advertises your auction to a global audience through our bidding platform, mobile app, online marketing, email & social media platforms.
  3. Selling/Online Auction: The auction is open for online bidding 10-14 days prior to closing, which boosts competitive bidding and leads to the highest fair market value for your personal property.
  4. Supervised Pick-up: After the auction closes, we supervise and assist buyers on Pick-up Day in order to minimize foot traffic through your home.
  5. Consigner Payment: 21 business days following the auction, we will send you a check of your auction proceeds.

Consign with us today!

Meet the Team

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Bruce Russell

Estate Sales and Project Manager

Bruce Russell started with Alderfer Auction full time after retiring from a 25 -year teaching career in June of 2020. Bruce’s opportunities through teaching and his love for coaching various sports over the past 25 years has solidified his belief in the importance of the Team Approach to success. Bruce enjoys being part of the Alderfer Team as well being part of a family business which has provided a great opportunity to use many of the same skills from his teaching career. Having the opportunity to meet and listen the stories of the consignors and customers and in turn being able to help them with the next steps in their lives is one of the most rewarding parts of his job.

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Kaitlyn Mundy

Estate Sales Coordinator & Human Resources Assistant

Kaitlyn joined the Alderfer team in 2020 as a part time photographer. She became full time in January of 2022 as a Human Resource Assistant. While she is currently still our Human Resource Assistant, she has also assumed the role of Estate Sale Coordinator as well as doing appraisal report work. Kaitlyn recently moved to Souderton and now has a chocolate lab named Copper. She graduated from Villanova University in May 2022 with a certificate in Human Resource Management and hopes to continue on to complete her SHRM certification as well as assist in other roles throughout the company.

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Jennifer Renshaw

Auction Assistant

Jennifer holds a BFA and a Master's degree from the University of the Arts. With a background in fine art and painting Jennifer has studied with renowned portrait and figurative artists in New York City, Philadelphia, and in Florence Italy. Jennifer’s work has been recognized internationally and garnered many awards and recognition, most notably from The National Portrait Gallery, London. Her work is represented in diverse collections, including the law firm of Fox Rothschild, The Trenton City Museum, and the estate of Mary Travers, as well as private collections internationally. Jennifer has worked in both the auction industry and having a presence in the resale antique market, with both buyers and sellers, for over 20 years.