Estates & Trusts
We’ve worked with thousands of families during transitional times and understand it can be difficult and overwhelming. At Alex Cooper, we care and make the process easy. We specialize in both real estate and estate sales – with in-house expertise on everything from precious gemstone jewelry and rare antiques, to sterling silver, fine art, coins and other collectibles. We will work to make sure you receive the best value for the items you no longer need.
We can sell everything including the house. We’ll take care of the details. You take care of your family.
Trusts & Estates How It Works
Contact us about selling a single item, a collection, or a lifetime of objects – including the house. All consultations are free and performed by our team of experts
Our team of experts will work with you to sort, catalogue, photograph, appraise and describe each item to be sold. We’ll then upload the sale to our website and auction partners
Depending on the number of lots, your items may be included in one of our gallery auctions or featured as a stand-alone sale. Bids are accepted for up to 14 days, maximizing the value you receive for each lot sold. After the sale closes, Alex Cooper collects payment and can recommend delivery and shipping.
After the sale, we’ll handle all item removal from the property and provide a settlement check within 30 business days. This approach maximizes the value you receive while minimizing time and costs.
We combine convenience with experience and professionalism
We will always respect your wishes and directives through this difficult time. A member of the Alex Cooper team will be assigned as your one point of contact, allowing you to have any questions answered and problems solved from a single call or email. Our goal is to do everything we can to make this difficult and stressful time easier for you. You can choose any or all of the following services we offer:
Real Estate Appraisal & Auction
Our Estate Specialists can accurately assess the value of your home, so you’ll know what price to expect. Alex Cooper will aggressively market your property. Many of the homes we advertise for auction are presold before the day of sale. If necessary, Alex Cooper can auction a home quickly – which can be particularly helpful if money is needed to cover medical expenses or the cost of assisted living.
If a traditional brokerage sale is preferred, as licensed real estate agents, Alex Cooper can multiple list your property. In addition, we have a network of buyers who are interested in older, “fixer upper” properties. Either way, we do our utmost to get the best price for your home.
Personal Property Appraisal & Auction
Alex Cooper Estate Specialists will be happy to look over the contents of your home and tell you how valuable items might be. You can choose between an informal verbal consultation or a detailed type-written appraisal by our certified Graduate Personal Property Appraiser. We offer 90 years of experience with antiques including: furniture, fine and decorative arts, porcelain and glass, silver, jewelry, coins and stamps, and collectibles of all kinds.
We’ll give you a quick, accurate assessment of what the market will bear. We also offer arrangements to take your items to auction. Alex Cooper’s estate gallery sales are renowned throughout the auction industry. Collectors and dealers around the world follow our auctions closely, so we have the ability to find motivated buyers looking for the items you have to sell. And, as a member of the National Auctioneers Association, your property will be in the hands of a trusted professional.
Moving & Cleaning Out
Preparing to move can be a very time-consuming and exhausting task to deal with. Why not let us handle it for you? We’re familiar with the local movers and work with them often. We maintain excellent working relationships with a number of reputable movers, allowing us to quickly and easily coordinate and schedule a move. We can also arrange temporary or permanent storage if necessary.
Even after the auctions and sales have ended, there may still be items left in the home. An Alex Cooper Estate Specialist can arrange a clean out of the home, donating items to charity and disposing what can’t be sold or given away.