Is Your Client a Stuff Addict?
Advice: Get Them Help and Give them a Deadline-
Estates & Living Estates
On-Site & in 2019
On-Line Sales
Turn Key Transitions Services
Since 1999 DC Metro
Call Laurie Zook President 301-332-5585 or Steve Berryman Business Development- 240-457-7097
02/25/2019 –
L. Abrecht
Laurie and Steve came to our family member’s home to help us liquidate his assets. I was able to reach Laurie directly on the phone, then she booked a time to come see the property promptly. They came up with an action plan, and got to work right away. We were impressed with the very quick turn around of the estate sale, and the amount of funds Estatemax was able to procure for our family. They did an excellent job! Reasonably priced, fast service, and quick pay out. Fantastic job!
Description of work:
Estate sale
  • Overall
  • A
  • Price
  • A
  • Quality
  • A
  • Responsiveness
  • A
  • Punctuality
  • A
  • Professionalism
  • A
  • Category: Moving, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Work Completed Date: 02/12/2019
  • Hire Again: Yes
L. Abrecht
Frederick, MD 21701

The Stuff Dilemma!
300 Tiny Die Cast Tractors 150 Dolls, 100 Nutcrackers, 2000 books, packed everywhere... Furniture, Decor and household. Found the family Safe and rescued $thousands of coins, did it all during the Coldest Weather of the Year. We set the wood stove in the garage, bought a propane heater, sold the little tractors out of there in two days- The books wholesaled. Etc. From Contract to Pay Out 12 Days. Amazing what can be done in a few days after a life time of pack rat collecting.
We bring our experience of 38 years in retail and wholesale- sales, design, organizational and merchandising & project management..

  • Understanding of the local market-Research, research, research-
  • Knowledge of goods -and appropriate pricing based on condition, the local market, competitive events, volume of merchandise, more-
  • Real negotiating skills-
  • Real Marketing knowledge and ability
  • Knowledge and understanding of buyer’s behavior and appropriate response
  • Managing a sales floor, minimizing risk of theft, damage, etc.
  • We hold all state licensing.

You can confidently recommend EstateMAX to your clients, and assure yourself their smooth transition in time for settlement. We promise professionalism & maximum results!

At EstateMAXOPS we know that "Transition is Tough".

Since 1999 Laurie Zook has been working with Boomers and Seniors to downsize, strategize and maximize their personal property, through MissionTransition.

In spring 2019 we add OPS ( Other People's Stuff) Online Auctions by EstateMAX to bring more options in liquidation of personal property to your clients.

Turning goods into liquid assets successfully, takes skills and persistence derived from experience,- and delivering it to the client as promised takes integrity!

OPS Online Auction is appropriate when:
Your Client or Estate :
  • Has between apx. 50 to 100 items to liquidate, a smaller property-
  • Is a difficult-to-access property -
  • HOA restrictions, i.e.Leisure World type setting, or similar-
  • Client is not yet moving-
  • Downsizing for sale of home-
  • Will work with us to allow photography and on pick up date, access by public to limited area for pick up of merchandise.

After a Downsizing, Sale or Clean out the Property is left Empty, Any unsold or unwanted items moved to charity, and floors swept. Additional services are available.

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Since 1999- Hundreds of Clients Served!
  • Professional Credentials: FBI background Check
  • 2nd Hand Precious Metals License
  • Insured: $1,000,000 liability, or more as needed.
  • Registered LLC with State of MD
  • Research & Pricing Experts
  • 20 Years in the Washington DC Market
  • Angie's List Super Service Award, 4 years. Fully Vetted.
  • 50- plus Client Reviews online
Im looking for a church or nursing home or other non profit that would take a nice doll collection (40 dolls apx.) and a nut cracker collection (apx. 75 of them) to distribute among their residents or use for Christmas decor. Contact me here. Must have a
A Special Bonus For Your Clients in Transition!
Valid through Dec 1, 2019
INTEGRITY NOTICE: State of Maryland has no licensing requirements for auctioneers or estate sale companies, it's becoming a playground for the inexperienced, unincorporated, uninsured newbie (sometimes criminal) small business looking for a "fun" income, digging through houses, and running weekend "yard sales". (The results reflect the same.)
In turn, the State ( and Montgomery County, has instituted rigorous legislation that enforces sales of second hand goods of many types. Electronics, Jewelry, Furs, Fine Art, etc. Your estate sale company is required to be registered with the state police and report any item in a Maryland home that is up for sale that falls under these categories or risk prosecution. (Just what small business doesn't need!) Because of a few criminals we all pay the price.) EstateMAX is registered and reporting. We ask our clients to sign an affidavit of ownership of all items that fall into these categories in their inventory.
At EstateMax/OPS, Your professional client referrals are treated with care.
We work with you and your client, as needed, to develop an exit strategy from their property, setting a schedule, assisting in downsizing, packing and suggesting reputable movers, staging, even unpacking and setup in the new home.
We Handle the Details!

301-332-5585 Laurie Zook
Chief Estates Operator
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