Brackney’s Estate Sales
where estate sales are an artform
Brackney’s Estate Sales is a family run business. We started holding liquidation sales after we married in 1985. However, it all started with Bob Brackney. He had been buying and selling since the mid 1970’s. Attending weekly garage and estate sales, he would buy anything he could turn a profit on. Planning a quick turn he took it to the local swap meet. He started small but he learned quickly. His sales skills started early in life and he has been a student of this industry ever since. Estate liquidation is second nature to Bob, like a well oiled machine. Read more about him on Our Story page.
Learning to liquidate the hard way
The phrase “estate sales” was not in my vocabulary. Nor was liquidation. I thought liquidation was a drinking party. I had never been to a garage sale, estate sale or bought anything second hand. In early 1985 I had to come back to California from Houston to help out an aunt and uncle. They needed a liquidation of assets. I had no clue. Mistakes were made. I was taken advantage of. Indeed, in nine months, life schooled me in this process.
My uncle had the beginning stages of Alzheimers. He would leave the house and tell his wife “I’m going home”. To add to that, his wife was in a wheelchair. That was the spring of personal growth for me. Consequently, that is how I met my husband, Bob. A guy who was well versed in the art of buying and selling.
Take a peek at some of our estate sales.
Our goal is to make them look as attractive as possible. When you shop at any department store, items are not thrown on tables for you to rummage thru. They are placed orderly, pleasing to the eye. Estate liquidation at any estate sale should make a great statement to the shopper. And that is what Brackney’s Estate Sales works hard to achieve.
Chula Vista Estate Sale
Bonita Estate Sale
Hillcrest Estate Sale
San Diego Estate Sale
Safeguards to have successful and trouble free estate sales.
But here, in a nutshell, is what we have learned
Our advice, don't throw anything away
Let us, or a potential buyer, decide what is salable and what is trash. Trust me, we know what people are willing to pay us to haul your items from your home to theirs. For instance, some of the nicer items in your home are still there, while things you thought worthless are sold.
A nice set of china still might be sitting there on the table at the end of the sale, but your stack of old used towels were sold
to use for dog or car washing. Therefore, we let the buyer establish the need.
Our job is to create income. We do not want to send something to the landfill that others can use.
Estate Liquidators with ethics and values
We just don't do estate sales...we offer so much more.
We have over 33 years experience providing estate sales and other related services, as a result, we are like a well oiled machine. Our goal is to lift the stress off families who don't know where to start.
Non-certified fair market value appraisals. You ask for it, therefore we provided it. When the family or courts need a value, not for replacement or insurance, on any or all items in an estate sale venue.
We are seeing a trend now more than ever before, thus separating trash from treasure has become an adventure. We have a strategy in place, great workers and a a great love for organization.
We can install new batteries, change oil, detail or smog to insure a sale. To illustrate, we have liquidated cars, trucks, cycles, boats, motorhomes, skip loaders, dump trucks, sea crates, tractors.
"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"