We hired Troy and his crew to handle my mother's estate sale. We were being pretty picky about who we hired because mom had a pretty extensive collection of antiques and we wanted to make sure the seller understood how to market and price these items. After interviewing seven different companies, we really found English Ivy to be the best fit for us. It was clear from the first visit that Troy completely understood the value and uniqueness of my mom's collection. It was also clear that he visibly was excited to be a part of the sale. Several of the other sellers weren't very impressive in this way. I was also please at the flat, percentage plan that they use for a sale. Several sellers had much higher percentages and high, minimum payments with lots of add on fees. English Ivy's crew started staging the sale about two weeks before the sale and we were extremely impressed by how well they displayed the items and had showcased special items on the web. (Mom had a TON of stuff!) We also liked that English Ivy had a clear structure for how they would market the sale, a clear process for managing crowds during the sale, and a plan for keeping the house clean while hundreds of people tromped through in the middle of a snowstorm. Friends who attended the sale were also very complimentary of the professionalism of Troy's staff and the way the sale was handled. After the sale, the clean-out crew they recommended took away any of the leftovers that we didn't want, provided us with donation receipts, and tidied up after themselves. Our check arrived right on schedule and there were no surprises at all. I can't say thank you enough to these folks for helping with the sale during the stressful times after my mom passed away. Their sensitivity to our needs and their professionalism helped us immensely during a tough time in life. I can't recommend them highly enough! (3/2018)
Big thanks to you and your team for making my Mom's estate sale such a smooth success and positive experience for me and my family. We felt in good hands, always!
All Best, Susan M.
I truly appreciate your help and will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing to "downsize" or have an estate sale. Thank Cindy and your staff as well. You all are appreciated!
My uncle had surgery that left him unable to maintain his home of 60 years. During that time he had collected many items which were of value but buried in closets, buffets, cabinets, etc. I couldn't possibly know the values of what my uncle had, nor clean out those items in 6 months. Troy and his company took charge. They organized, priced, set and handled his things with great respect and efficiency. I researched many estate sale companies and found English Ivy Estate Sellers to be very competitive but more importantly I felt a sense of comfort in dealing with Troy. He did exactly what he said he would do and beyond. The sale was a great success and I can't imagine using anyone else for this process. If you're comparing companies you'd be foolish not to use English Ivy Estate Sellers, This truly is a great company.
Tom A. - Edina
The English Ivy team Shawn, Troy, Danny and Cindy --did an amazing job handling my moms estate sale. The amount of items in the house were overwhelming to myself and siblings, the team cleaned, organized, priced and "staged " it to sell -- the customers had a great time! All my questions were answered and handled professionally. I have already recommended them to friends. Thanks for all your help.
My family is so pleased with the service that English Ivy provided. In a difficult time, they were consistently respectful of feelings, considerate of our wishes and efficient in conducting the sale. Troy's team arrived promptly when they said they would. They were extremely thorough in organizing and pricing prior to the sale. Things ran like clockwork during the two days of the sale and, when they left, the house was in order ans as clean as they found it. We thought their rates were reasonable and compared to other such services, they were much more flexible and didn't have the list of "rules" found in other companies. We couldn't have been happier with their service!
St. Paul, MN
Dear English Ivy:
We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did. The tables looked so nice with the white tablecloths and the items were clearly marked and arranged. The staff that was working the sale were helpful and friendly. You made this difficult job so much easier for us. I know when we are ready to downsize our home; you will be the first people we call!
Jeff & Terri
I just wanted to thank you for a sale well done. You and your company came along at the right time, I was very sad and did not know were to begin with selling my mothers things. You did a great job and displaying the items on tables with white table-cloths and the pricing was great. Thank you for cleaning up the house after the sale as well. I can not thank you enough!!
St. Paul, MN
We were so very impressed with the care, concern, speed and professionalism that you and your crew exhibited. Your group accomplished in two weekends what would have taken me two years! I would be very happy to sing your praises to prospective clients!
St. Paul, MN
Dear English Ivy:
Thank you for the excellent job in connection with our estate sale. The display was very attractive, the clean up was as promised, in fact everything was as promised. You spent a tremendous amount of time preparing for the sale...this included separating personal papers from the sale items, removing clutter, setting up display tables covered with linen cloth, and more. Your liberal exclusion policy was very much appreciated as we struggled with what to sell and what to keep. I would give your company my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation.
To English Ivy Estate Sellers,
We want to thank you for taking care of our Estate sales needs. Our son died and then we realized that we needed help. He had a home in the Twin Cities - he was single and he "saved stuff" English Ivy sorted, cleaned and marked items for sale. We appreciate their work and the money we saved.
Harold and Marilyn S.
When one of their competitors left me in a the lurch, I hired English Ivy estate sellers to conduct an estate sale. they not only cleared out the trash to make the remaining items more appealing but they sold most of the office equipment, antiques, furniture, tools and household goods, and they did it for less money than their competitor. i saved enough money so that i was able to have them take away everything else so that we could start our renovation on schedule! troy was easy to work with in accommodating my requests and i thought that he and his appraisers were knowledgeable and fair. their overall service was outstanding. i'd hire them again." thanks again for stepping up and doing the sale for us.
Dear English Ivy,
We are completely satisfied with the prompt and efficient job English Ivy has done. I would highly recommend your service and use you again whenever necessary.
English Ivy Estate Sellers handled my mothers estate sale, and I was very impressed with the professionalism and speed with which they were able to arrange the sale. I am an only child and live 725 miles from my mothers home. After being referred to English Ivy by a friend and meeting with Troy, it was such a relief to be able to turn over the arrangements to a professional. Troy Luna and English Ivy saved me thousands of miles in travel and months of trying to go through over 50 years of accumulation by myself. After the sale, English Ivy arranged to box and donate the items that did not sell. Their rates are very competitive and well worth the peace of mind.
English Ivy is awesome: I would use them again and recommend their services to friends and family. They were professional, knowledgeable, pleasant and easy to work with. During a difficult time in our lives, English Ivy, was understanding and sensitive to our process.
After the death of a family member, I contacted several estate sellers. After speaking with Troy, we decided to meet and have him take a look at what our estate needs were and how to proceed. This estate was very large. Troy advised us on what to expect from him, what our responsibilities were and so on. Troy and his employees did a fantastic job the two days of the sale. There was wall -to- wall customers! Most everything sold much to our surprise.
A million thanks to Troy and his employees would not be enough for all they have done for us during this sad and trying time. We would definitely recommend English Ivy Estate Sellers to anyone looking for an organized professional to help liquidate their estate.
Jon & Julie V.
I learned of English Ivy Estate Sellers in January 2008 when I decided to downsize after many years of collecting. Troy was willing to stop by and discuss what I wanted to achieve with them. Throughout the entire process, they were professional, had complete documentation of what sold and the price, and treated me fairly in the entire process. They even offered to dispose of any items that didn't sell and I didn't want. I would not hesitate to contact them, in the future, for their assistance and services.
My family and I engaged Troy Luna of English Ivy Estate Sellers to handle the estate of a family member, and we were delighted with the results. From our first meeting to the final day of the sale, Troy and his staff were extremely helpful, professional and sensitive to our needs. They were very respectful of our belongings, and extremely knowledgeable about the various items that were being sold. We were pleased with their pricing and delighted with final outcome of the sale.
I would not hesitate to recommend English Ivy Estate Sellers to anyone looking for a company you can trust to conduct the sale of your belongings. You can rely on Troy and his staff to give you the best possible result.
Kris F. - Minneapolis
Thank you so much for handling the estate for my best friends mother. Your Staff's professionalism and kind demeanor, made a painful process much easier for my friend. You took a lot of stress and worry away. I was amazed at how well the sale was organized. I know my friend greatly appreciated all that you did to help her during this difficult time.
Dear English Ivy English Sellers,
I need to write a letter to you to let you know how much I truly enjoyed working with you during my grandmothers estate sale. I truly want to thank you for all that your company has done. You made the experience so much easier to deal with. Not only was I completely impressed at how you organized so many items. I was truly impressed with your customer service, your knowledge of antiques ans the pricing was superb. If I ever have to go through this again, You will defiantly be the company that i trust and call!