We have always been a family run business
Brackneys Estate Sales has always been integrity driven
Long before Brackneys Estate Sales, Bob Brackney was a buyer and a seller. He planned his days around ads in the newspaper for yard, garage, moving or estate sales. A very hard worker, he had an eye for what would sell. After we married in 1985, we graduated into the estate sales market. Until 2007 we owned/operated RGB Liquidators, subsequently selling that business to move out of state. Our daughter married and was staying in California, so we decided to stay put. A year later, in 2008, we started Extraordinary Estate Services. We believe integrity driven is a choice built into a lifestyle.
After working with an REO company that wasn’t
so integrity driven we expanded our services
For convenience, we offered vehicle liquidation, fair market value appraisals, hoarder cleanup as well as cleaning and buyout services. It wasn’t unusual to hold 2-4 sales a month. Having multiple streams of people referring us for sales; families, attorneys, fiduciaries and realtors. We were busy. We were a service company and the needs of the people mentioned above used us for various clients needs.
Bob Brackney started small and he learned quickly
His sales skills started early in life. As a result, he has been a student of this industry ever since. Estate liquidation is second nature to him, like a well oiled machine. After recently relocating from the San Diego area to Glendale, AZ, we are now offering services to the greater Phoenix area. Read more about Bobby on Our Story page.
Before marrying Bobby, the phrase “estate sales” was not in my vocabulary. Nor was liquidation. I had never been to a garage sale, estate sale or bought anything second hand.
I had to come back to California from Houston in early 1985 to help out relatives in need. They needed a liquidation of assets. I had no clue. I was not knowledgable in resale value or the drive of the used merchandise buyer, as a result, I was taken advantage of.
Indeed, after nine months, life schooled me in this process.
My uncle suffering mild Alzheimers would leave the house and tell his wife “I’m going home”. To add to that, his wife was in a wheelchair. They had no children so the social worker from California told my mom and I, we needed to go. That was the spring of personal growth for me. What we thought would take a week or so, took over 9 months. Dealing with hospitals, bankruptcy court, home health, gun dealers, MediCal, and garage sales strained my brain. I should have written a book. Consequently, that is how I met my husband, Bobby. A guy who was well versed in the art of buying and selling. Most important, he was and is an honest and honorable man with integrity.