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To Whom it May Concern
I would highly recommend Martin Codina and his incredible team from Fine Estates Liquidation, Inc.
Martin and his crew are fantastic to work with. I had the pleasure of working with him and his crew on a very extensive estate liquidation in Atherton and I was truly amazed at the extent of their knowledge from glassware to furniture and soo much more.
Martin has even written a book on how to liquidate an estate.
Sharon Y – Portola Valley
Dear Martin and Valetta
I can’t say enough about Fine Estate Liquidation, Inc. The entire experience went off without a hitch, from the initial meeting with Martin to the very successful sale in my Dad’s house. The whole process of going through an entire house cataloging sorting, organizing, pricing, displaying and selling the contents would have been impossible for my sister and I. Especially since we both live out of the area. The Fine Estate team had the expertise and experience to pull this feat off beautifully. And bravo to Valetta for her work in making the house look like an antique store.
The folks at Fine Estate are very professional and sensitive to the circumstances people find themselves in when needing this type of service. They were also very helpful in finding items I remembered wanting to keep as they inventoried the house. And of course the service of taking all papers they find and separating them out is invaluable. After all this, they leave the house clean enough to bring in the real estate agents.
I would recommend this company to anyone, and already have.
Tom V – San Rafael
I received the statement and check for my sale today, thank you very much. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the whole process. From start to finish you and your very professional staff did a fantastic job sorting, organizing and presenting my late husband’s collection of tools for sale. It was such a big job I did not think it was possible to get it all ready for the sale in less than one week but Andy and Vina created order out of chaos and made it happen. After the sale the shop and garage were left clean and in perfect order for me. I have never used a service like this before but you made it painless and profitable. I would highly recommend you and your company for any estate sales.
Thanks again Martin,
Mary Jo K – Benicia
I received your check and final statement yesterday and am, once again, very pleased with all you have done. I gave you a rather motley conglomeration of items, ranging from Sterling Silver to a cigar cutter, and you were somehow able to find buyers-All in all, it has been a pleasure doing business with you and I hope you might be available if I need your services in the Future.
I have given your name to friends who, like me, are trying to simplify their lives, or down size as we now say. I trust that is all right with you.
My acquaintance in Reno will probably be contacting me sometime next week regarding her plans to come to the Bay Are with the various items from her Mothers’ estate.
You will, therefore, be hearing from me in the near future.
With my thanks and very best wishes.
Gene P – San Francisco
Hello Martin and Valetta,
It is my pleasure to write this note recommending Fine Estate Liquidation. To handle the liquidation of our father’s estate, my sister and I wanted an outfit that would be experienced, knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy. They would also need to deal with the logistics of two lifetimes of memories spread throughout a San Francisco apartment building. After disappointing experiences with two other companies, we heard that Martin Codina “runs a tight ship” and gave him a call. I’m glad we did.
Martin, wife Valetta and their team – daughter Kathy and colleagues Andy and Vina Smith – did an excellent job and shortly after starting with them I felt we were in good hands. From a practical aspect, they were top notch professionals. Martin provided timely and straightforward communication throughout the process so there were no surprises. I was a hands-on client and of particular importance was Dad’s extensive collection of military/aviation books. I was impressed with the thoroughness and knowledge Martin and Andy brought to researching and evaluating their price.
As promised, the team really did go through EVERYTHING, calling out any treasures, real or sentimental, they uncovered and cleaning up as they went. Then they staged the apartment beautifully – categorizing items by type and putting prices on everything – nothing was unceremoniously dumped into a corner or a box like I saw at some other estate sales. A friend went to the sale and reported back to us how well it was organized and run as well
From a personal aspect, Martin and company exhibited a level of appreciation for Dad’s things and consideration for me that eased my heart and made this difficult process easier. Plus, they really enjoy what they do, and it shows. At times, it almost felt like trusted, knowledgeable friends were helping out.
Integrity, knowledge and experience. You’ll find it with Fine Estate Liquidation…along with a group of really great people.
Suzanne M – San Francisco, CA
Hi Martin and Valetta,
Here is a well deserved letter of recommendation for you.
To whom it may concern. I recently used Fine Estate Liquidation to help me sell my Fathers belongings after he passed away. There was a vast amount of varied type items in the estate.
The folks at Fine Estate Liquidation did a great job preparing the sale items and staging them.
They even took a vehicle in to get an oil change, and had it washed and smogged before the sale.
After the sale they cleared out the remaining items for either donation or disposal.
I was very impressed with the clean up crew who left the house empty and ready for painting.
I would recommend Fine Estate Liquidation to anyone who finds themselves with the huge job of clearing out an estate. They make a tough job seem easy.
Allan M – Palo Alto
Hello Martin and Valetta
Working with Martin and Valetta Codina is a delight. They’re both kind, thoughtful, professional, and enthusiastic about their work.
I help folks close out the estates of their loved ones, and hired Fine Estate Liquidations to hold an estate sale for one of my clients. The estate didn’t have quite enough stuff left in it, but Martin brought additional items into the house (that he clearly marked as being from another source for accounting purposes) to sweeten the sale for shoppers, and it worked incredibly well. Most of the estate sold within a single weekend, with only a few things left to be sorted with the charity and recycling collectors afterwards. Everyone that Fine Estate works with is great, and spending time with them before, during, and after was really pleasant.
The spreadsheet of the sale given to my client after was detailed and easy to read. My client was extremely pleased to be able to look up each item and see what it sold for.
I can only imagine that if I was a client in mourning that their tact and professionalism combined with their thoughtfulness and kindness would be very comforting and helpful to get through the process. I will definitely be calling them in the future with other estate sale needs!
Elise N – San Francisco
Dear Martin and Valetta,
Thank you so much for doing such a great job with our father’s estate. The thought of sorting through and selling his possessions was overwhelming, especially since my brother and I both live out of state. You came in and took care of EVERYTHING. I didn’t even need to fly out for the sale or to deal with the aftermath.
Thanks to your hard work and expertise, what we thought would be a small sale turned out to bring significant value. When I told the Probate Referee how much you had sold the grand piano for, he told me that was a “ridiculously high amount of money” and that it was hard to give pianos away. You certainly enjoy your work and it shows in the results you get for your clients.
You were both also a pleasure to work with. I especially appreciated your calling us to let us know that you had found personal items in the garage, even though we’d told you that we’d gone through the house and taken everything we wanted. And you even mailed the items to me in New York.
I would highly recommend your services to anyone. You really made what could have been such a stressful process quite easy.
Leslie K – Foster City
You can list me as a reference.
I was very pleased with the price you were able to get for my aunt’s possessions. You and your staff did a great job removing the items from two storage units and getting them ready for sale. The units were swept clean and the sale proceeded in a timely manner. You made the whole process easy on all of us.
George and Pat P – Novato
Dear Martin & Valetta,
I want to thank you for handling my Estate Sale. I was impressed by your professional approach to the preparation, information, and the actual sale of my household goods.
I was very pleased with the final accounting and would highly recommend “Fine Estate Liquidation, Inc.“ to all future sellers.
Michael P – San Rafael
The service you provided with our recent estate sale was beyond my expectations. You had prepared the house so it seemed to me like an antique shop. The articles were very tastefully displayed in an interesting fashion which made one want to wander around to not miss anything. You sold items I had not expected would find to be of any interest so would conclude that is a reflection of how the estate sale items were made to be attractive to the customers.
The detailed accounting of all items sold was also much appreciated. There were no doubts about any item. I was also pleased to see that the preparation costs prior to the sale and the cleanup and disposal costs following the sale were below what we had agreed in the contract.
My final comment is about how you left the house. Prior to the sale, the place was pretty much a mess with debris scattered all around. I was very pleasantly surprised when I visited the house after you finished with the sale. It was spotless, very well cleaned out and in sale-ready condition. That I had not expected, and it cemented my conviction that I made the right choice in selecting Fine Estate Liquidation, Inc., to handle the estate sale.
Dave G – Napa
My apologies for taking so long to personally thank you for the two cheques that have arrived for the two sales already accomplished on my behalf. Also thank you for the deduction of $200.00, on the bill for the payment of pickup and delivery, this was very nice of you.
Keep up the good work and more success in the near future with the gold teeth! – also the rocking horse, the silver urn, etc. There are quite a few pieces that could bring a sizeable amount if you are fortunate get the right areas with the right needs and the wallets.
I may be able to add some more for another addition to make it more interesting – if I can bring myself to part with a little more.
I miss the Starfish Lady – she brought a good price!
Irene T – San Francisco
I received the inventory and check from the estate sale for Brian.
Your help was a blessing to me and I thank you.
I am very pleased with the way it was handled, and the results.
Thank you again for your hard work and attention to detail.
Lorinne G – Benecia
Dear Mr. Codina,
I am writing you this because in today rush rush world, we seldom slow down to say “Thank you”.
I wish to congratulate you and your crew on the exemplary job you did liquidating my Mother’s estate. Not only was your estimate under what was actually received, a pleasant surprise, but the house was left in perfect order.
I will have no trouble recommending your services to any of my friends in the future.
Keep up the good work and feel free to give my name to anyone asking for a reference.
D.A – San Francisco
To Whom It May Concern,
We hired Mr. Codina and Fine Estate Liquidation to handle the sorting and sale of my grandfather’s estate. We were very pleased with his services. Our dealings with Mr. Codina were always pleasant and professional.
He even set aside and sent us old photos and other valuables. I highly recommend Mr. Codina and Fine Estate Liquidation and would gladly work with them again.
Sam and Kathryn E – San Francisco
We were thrilled with your services—you can, perhaps, imagine what a relief it was for me to walk into the house and find it actually empty.
I’m more than happy to serve as a reference for you.
All the best and thanks again.
T.S – San Francisco
Just a note that Gary and I would like to thank you for your efforts in completing the Estate Sale at our families’ resident in San Francisco.
The sale of old family items can be a trauma. Your professional understanding of these circumstances was greatly appreciated.
We would recommend you service to any future clients.
Thank you again,
Ken M – East Bay
Hi my name is Mike,
My wife and I are the one’s who inherited the Picasso painting. Wow we were very excited, when we read Picasso’s signature. I just knew we had something. I made a lot of phone calls, asking around.
I met this art dealer he took one look at the painting and said it’s the real thing. Before I even knew what was going on, he and his lawyer had a contract they wanted me to sign giving him a large percentage of the sale (RED FLAG).
I started looking around on my own. After talking to a number of people I met Mr. Martin Codina, best move I ever made. He seems to be a man who loves his work. It’s not about the money (all the work he did for us never charged a cent) it’s all about the find.
When we found out the painting was a copy, Martin was as disappointed as we were.
We learned a lot from Mr. Codina. He’s not just an estate liquidator; he treats you as a friend. I have a lot of respect for him!!!
Thanks you so much for your wonderful service. I was so stressed with getting my grandmother’s house taken care of. Your service was wonderful, not only was I extremely happy not having to dispose of her belongings, but I did not have to experience the emotions of saying good bye once more.
Joanne J. San Francisco
“Thanks for the wonderful job you performed in selling the many years of possessions for our family. I interviewed others but you showed your knowledge right off the bat when you recognized certain pieces from across the room.
Everything you said would be done was and we received our money and the breakdown sheet in a very timely manner.
As far as the clean up went I was very impressed and glad to see the remainder go to a worthwhile charity.
I would highly recommend you to anyone in need of your service.”
Marsha C. San Francisco
“My experience with Fine Estate Liquidation was professional, supportive, caring and honest.”
Tanya J. San Francisco
At the completion of the sale, we received a full accounting of total sales revenue during the sale.
We were very pleased with the professional manner with which Mr. Codina handled this estate sale.”
George S. San Francisco
Dear Mr. Codina
“You and your crew took a difficult situation, emptying a house of 55 years of accumulation, and made it look incredibly easy.”
Michael and Joan San Anselmo
“Both the real estate broker and I were pleased with the extensive work you did on completion of the job in leaving the premises so clean.”
John J. San Francisco