Another Memory

Appraisals & Estate Sales LLC

Appraisals: USPAP Personal Property/Residential Contents/Antiques/Collectibles

Resolving Estate Difficulties with Compassion

Special note from Susan: 

Allow me to introduce myself as the proprietress of Another Memory Appraisals and Estate Sales, LLC serving St. Johns County and surrounding areas. Being certified in the areas of estate sale management as well as jewelry, antiques and residential contents appraising, you can be confident we are providing you with due diligence research, accurate pricing and maximum sale results. Amid readjustments in everyone’s lives, it’s nice to know there are still people who really want to make a positive difference…..and for the right reasons! 

 As professionals in our field, we can take care of what seems to be an overwhelming, emotional task and bring peace of mind and comfort to our client and their family. We only host one sale at a time to ensure you are given our full undivided attention! Estate sale services and providing personalized needs is our only focus. We do not spread ourselves across other genres such as real estate services, antique shops/boutiques, auction houses or consignment shops. We recognize that the recent trend of ‘one-stop shopping’ (i.e. commit to selling the house and contents with one company) doesn’t fit everyone’s needs. Nor does a ‘flat fee or % whichever is greater’ clause. We started as a commission based company and we still follow that path.

At AMAES, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with compassion, dedication and reliability when the difficult decision of liquidation arises. Whether the situation is moving, downsizing, total estate liquidation or just the need to eliminate years of accumulated treasures, and you’re not sure where to turn to, no job exceeds our abilities. As a full service company, we can take care of every aspect of the estate sale to include limited cleaning, sorting, staging, researching and pricing of items; savvy advertising; conducting an attractive and successful 2-3 day sale; repurposing the unsold items back into our community as well as providing the estate attorney with required settlement documentation (when required). Additionally, we ensure that every sale is compliant with state, local and HOA requirements which we feel demonstrates our true commitment to integrity. Thank you for considering our company!

At Another Memory it IS about you!

Business Motto

To provide clients with accurate, honest service in the field of appraising and estate liquidation in a confidential and compassionate manner 

Relevant Qualifications & Education 

Cum Laude Graduate Certified Appraiser (CFA)

International Society of Appraisers (ISA)

Association of Online Appraisers (AOL)

Antiques and Collectibles National Assn (ACNA)

Estate Liquidation Business Management

2021 USPAP Recertification 

AAS Residential Contents & Antiques Appraisal Program: CFA

Residential Contents & Antique Appraisal Certification: International Society of Appraisers

Personal Property Appraising Core Courses, Appraisal Writing and USPAP Certification: AOA

Estate Sales Management; Business of Estate Sales Certification: Gainesville, FL

Legal Studies Institute: University of North Florida

Civilian Law Enforcement Academy: St Johns Co Sheriff Dept

Ongoing attendance to professional appraisal and estate management seminars 

Community Service

Guest Appraiser for COA yearly fundraiser: Elder Care Resources Senior & Active Boomers Expo 2016 & 2017 

Free onsite consultations and professional advice is our way of giving back to our community for their continued patronage 

Q&A Session

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. We have found that "tag sales" are the easiest, fastest, and most efficient way to sell estate items or personal property. In almost all cases the sale is held indoors at the house that contains the items to be sold and on the day of the sale we ensure that there is only one way in and out for security purposes. Depending on the time frame and amount of items, we typically spend five to ten days before the sale date sorting, grouping and pricing, and one to three days of the actual sale.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. There is no upfront fee for our initial consultation where we can meet face to face and review the format of our sale arrangements; you can also ask any questions you may have. Our fee is based on an agreed upon percentage of sales; the only additional charge would be an after sale box and clutter removal fee if you opted for this service. We are certified in estate liquidation as well as antique and residential contents appraisals ensuring you the highest profit margin! Additionally, we have the resources to maximize your results by researching your high-end items and offer them to private collectors. 

Q. If you were a customer, how would you describe the "nuts & bolts" of your trade?

A. Another Memory provide services that handle all aspects of estate liquidation starting with setting up, researching, pricing, marketing, operating/staffing the sale and clean up. We can also provide your estate attorney with an general record of sales. We remove the stress from what can be a difficult situation and we do it efficiently and quickly with genuine concern for the people involved. You have to put yourself in your client's shoes and proceed with compassion.    

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Several things. First, our clients! They are simply the best! Secondly, providing quality services to families in need of estate liquidations; we are proud that people consider us professionals!  

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? 

A. What do you charge for your service? There is no upfront fee, we charge a percentage of sales for our services. Do you advertise? Yes. We advertise in a variety of media in the general location of the sale and this may include: newspapers, variety of online estate sales websites, craigslist, and our large customer database.. How fast can you arrange for an estate sale to take place? We have arranged sales in as little as 2 weeks time depending on our schedule. We have found by placing the advertising with pictures a week prior to the actual sale, the customer turnout is much larger!  What are your qualifications/experience? As mentioned in the above, we have the education as well as many years of experience between us (and the emphasis is on many!) to apply our due diligence throughout every step of the process.  We ensure the fair market value is placed on your treasures thru proper research!  When it comes to pricing, we like to say: "Don't just tag it …. research it!"