Estate Sales and Appraisals
Estate Sale Management
Garrett Ventures, LLC has been managing estate sales in the Charleston/Hilton Head area for over 43 years. For many years we did this only at the request of attorneys or trust departments of banks as we helped them settle estates of their clients. The sales were usually preceded by our company doing a complete appraisal of personal property in the estate for probate use or equitable division. However, we now offer our services directly to the public.
We realize that each situation is unique and we adapt as necessary to meet the needs of the family members involved. We realize that this is usually an emotionally difficult time and our staff is sensitive to this. We try to make things go as smoothly as possible for all involved.
We have developed a good following of loyal customers and our advertising consistently reaches many new customers as well. We usually advertise in the local newspaper, on internet locations and have a large mailing list and email list of those who have attended our sales in the past.
Our company prefers to have tag sales rather than auctions. We price each item with care based on our expertise selling similar items in this marketplace. We clean the items if needed and arrange them in a way that best displays them for the sale. We take care of all the advertising and provide all the staff needed to prepare for the sale and to serve the clients during the sale. After the sale, we can completely empty house and have it professionally cleaned if you would like. We usually charge a percentage of the sales, which motivates us to get the highest prices possible, thus making more money for all parties involved.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance in any way.
Credentials for Appraising
2. We have been managing antiques shows and sales in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee for over 40 years. By buying and selling antiques and managing shows, we have first-hand knowledge of what items are selling for in this area. At the shows, we are able to study other dealers' merchandise and learn from them about items similar to those we appraise.
3. We have completed the Core Courses in Appraisal Studies provided by the International Soiety of Appraisers, in which we were an accredited member for several years. We also received credit for the courses through the University of Maryland. Some of the courses include Appraisal Theory, Appraisal Process, Appraisal Functions, Identification and Authentication, Market and Value Research and Analysis, Ethics, USPAP, Report Writing Standards and Legal Issues for Appraisers.
4. Our company has been doing appraisals for attorneys, trust departments of banks and individuals for over 20 years.
Hours Of Operation
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464