Contact Us | 650.740.4911

Font Size  A-  A+

The most common question we receive from our clients is: “How much is this worth?” To answer that question, we’ve invited estate sales expert Judy Johnson of  Unexpected Treasures to give her perspective on what’s hot and what’s not. Here’s Part 1 of her 2-part report.Baby boomers are selling their homes, and flooding the market with things…

Many seniors are deciding that, rather than move to a managed community, they’d rather age-in-place. The trend has become so popular that there’s even a website to help people create an age-in-place plan. But continuing to live at home doesn’t mean seniors will stay where they are. Most will  find new, most likely smaller, homes where they can live…

If holiday celebrating left you feeling a little overstuffed, we’ve got good news. The good news is that your physical weight probably didn’t change. Most people believe they gain 5-10 pounds over the holidays. The actual average is less than a pound. The bad news is that your load of stuff probably got a lot bigger. While…

Already feeling holiday stress? Join the club. Keeping up with what to buy for everyone on your list has never been more challenging.  And figuring out what  a) someone doesn’t have  b) they’ll appreciate and c) you can afford can easily turn into a full-time job. Here’s a simple way to slash time you spend…

That’s the first question everyone asks me. And here’s my answer: Valuing your stuff is easy:  None of it is worth much.Don’t be insulted. I know you probably invested thousands for all of your goods, and you have beautiful things. China! Silver! Crystal! Elegant furniture! How can it all be worth essentially nothing? It’s all about…

Open space concept homes — where one room flows into the next — seem to be favored by homeowners now. There is an ease and lightness to those spaces that reflect our more casual life styles, especially here in the Bay Area.  Whether you’re looking at choosing a new home, or would like to make…

Time and again, I  hear the same comment from my clients after they clear their stuff out and get their house ready to sell: “If my home had looked this good while I was living here, I might have stayed!” You don’t have to move to benefit from decluttering your home.  But,  if you need…

If it’s true that the things you own end up owning you, it’s easy to see how having less stuff can lead to a feeling of greater freedom, and more happiness. Whether you’re downsizing as a choice, or as a necessity, here are some ways of sharing your wealth that will make it a pleasurable experience for all. Invite…