March 21, 2018
Hello Eric and Nancy, I was just visiting your website and I am so proud of what you are doing. I was enthralled with the testimonials, and read at least 5 of them. I am also enamored and impressed with your business prowess.
Please keep up the GREAT WORK you are doing.IN HIS GRIP
Dr. Larry Tucker Sr.
Clean Out (10/20/2017)
After holding an estate sale (not through Easy Picking), there was still an overwhelming amount of “stuff” in my parents’ house (my parents were not big on throwing things out, and what they saved spanned 60 years). I was left with the daunting task of finding someone who could do the final clean out. I found Easy Picking Estate Sales and Nancy Candelaria through an inquiry I posted through estatesales.net. The reason I chose Nancy was because she shared my perspective of handling the clean out – that not everything is junk to be tossed in a dumpster. What I so appreciated was that she was willing to separate out items that could be donated and even handle making the donations of clothing, linens and other household goods, and furniture on our behalf.
Nancy initially estimated the clean out could take two days and even arranged the dumpsters. She and her clean out team arrived on a Friday morning, and after 10-1/2 hours of extremely hard work, they had done the miraculous job of clearing the house and sweeping it clean. It was amazing.
I highly recommend Easy Picking Estate Sales to anyone needing assistance handling the aftermath of losing loved ones and needing help to deal with all that’s left in a home. Nancy and her team were a delight to work with.
New Providence, NJ
What to do when you have to liquidate the contents of a three generation home with over 60 years of accumulation,and you live 1000 miles away? I was recently in that situation.After trying some online auction sites and clean out services, many of which didn’t even reply, I turned to Easy Picking Estate Sales.Nancy responded quickly and was very compassionate,knowledgeable, and organized and had a plan that would suit my situation.The 2 day sale was very well received and it was a comfort to my family that many of our loved ones prized possessions found their way to a new home.I also opted for the clean out service Nancy offers to remove any residual items remaining in the home.Nancy’s professionalism turned a situation that would have otherwise been a physically demanding and emotionally draining task into a smooth transition. I heartily recommend Nancy’s services to anyone that needs an estate / tag sale or a clean out service.
Palm Coast, Florida
House Sale & Clean Out (3/2017)
I hired Easy Picking Estate Sales in March 2017 to manage the sale of my mother’s estate in her home in Bayonne and also to clean out the house following the sale to enable the property to be sold to a buyer at the end of the month. I dealt with Nancy the owner and always found her to be friendly, reliable, and very knowledgeable regarding the value of our family’s possessions. She and her partner worked hard to set up and manage the sale, from which several thousand dollars were raised. She and her staff then worked the day following the sale to empty and then completely clean the house to my satisfaction and that of the new buyer. Easy Picking clean-up charges and commissions were fair. Throughout the process, I found Nancy reliable and a pleasure to work with.
House Sale & Clean Out (9/18 – 9/20/15)
Easy Pickings did a wonderful job! From start to finish they were great to work with and everything went just as they said it would. I highly recommend them!
E. Ziesk, Brooklyn, NY
House Sale (March 13 & 14, 2015)
Easy Picking Estate Sales did a wonderful job at our dad’s home. Nancy was knowledgeable and thorough and always respectful of his home and belongings. The sale was extremely well attended and Nancy and her staff did an excellent job managing the number of people who came through the home. Additionally, she took the time to wrap and bag fragile items. Nancy was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.
House Sale (April 11 & 12, 2014)
With no prior “estate sale” experience and living 1700 miles from the house which had been occupied by three generations of my family in Pelham, NY … I found myself in need of a “One-Stop, Turn-Key Solution”. The situation was compounded by years of accrued “family stuff” … most of which I wasn’t sure anyone else would consider valuable.
I began with a web search, candidate liquidator interviews and reference checks. As a consequence, Nancy and Eric were chosen based on high-motivation, understanding “everyday items” which sell, and having a proven marketing methodology and track record.
With my estate sale now thankfully behind us, I can honestly say that their “report card” was more akin to “customer delight”, than simple “customer satisfaction”! Web advertising/photos were outstanding. Setup was well thought-out and timely. Attendance was excellent, buyer interactions were positive and “win-win”, and they provided assistance in loading/transporting purchases. Sales were well documented and exceeded our expectations. And, their post-sale clearing-out donations and residue clean-up precluded my having to arrange follow-on donation pickups and fill a very large rental dumpster.
Perhaps most noteworthy of all, was their pleasant interaction with my family while addressing the understandable concerns/emotions associated with security, pricing, post-death estate liquidation and three-generations of family memories. I remain most appreciative and grateful for their “Truly One-Stop” support/services!
– Richard L.
Fort Worth, TX
House Sale (December 20 & 21, 2013)
“nancy and eric exceeded all expectations for the estate sale at my mother’s home in montclair, new jersey in late dec 2013 (right before the holidays i might add!). i had spoken to several other companies in the area but when i initially met them at mom’s home, we naturally clicked and i knew i could trust them to handle everything. not only did they do an excellent job prepping the place with little lead time for the 2 day event, but they also sold our steinway grand to a lovely jazz pianist in harlem who will take great care of and treasure playing it. this means the world to me. even during the busy sale days with lines out the door they were in constant contact with me, making sure that i was ok with the pricing of big ticket items if a new offer came up.
the loss of a parent is difficult enough and all of the logistics can be overwhelming. what was a great comfort and relief during this time was knowing that i could count on the seasoned professionals at easypicking to handle what i could not have done alone or simply with family or friends.
they did such a great job that after the sale i hired their team to clean, pack and move everything safely to storage in new york. the place was spotless and again, i would never have been able to do this without them. they truly are one-stop shopping at its finest.
nancy and eric, thank you so much for your excellent work and great spirit!
mari keiko gonzalez”
House Sale (September 20 & 21, 2013)
I hired Eric and Nancy to do an estate sale of my mother in law’s home in Pelham Manor, New York. Her house was loaded with stuff (most of it junk) as she never discarded anything and was almost impossible to rifle through, so it seemed to me, to determine what was valuable and what was not. Eric and Nancy came before the sale to set everything up in a meaningful way. They were very respectful towards the wishes of the family on how to handle the items and gave everything a personal touch. The sale was successful thanks to their hard work and dedication. I then hired them for a clean-out and their team removed four floors of the remaining junk that had not been touched for 40 years. I was so nervous about the clean-out due to the amount of stuff. But they got it done quickly and efficiently. I was so overwhelmed at the beginning of this endeavor and so relieved at the end. The house closed on time and the new buyer is happy. I am very appreciative and so glad I used them.
Bronx, New York
House Sale (August 24, 2013)
Nancy and Eric are just great …. they not only know what they are doing but are sweet and kind people who are delightful to work with. They responded quickly and solved all my problems.
North Arlington, NJ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
House Sale (July 26 & 27, 2013)
As life progresses and it is necessary to continue to move forward there are always difficult decisions and stressful times.
That recently happened to us with my mom moving to an assisted living facility and our need to clean out the house she lived in for over 55 years.
My mom always said it would be a difficult cleanout job, and boy was she right.
We found Easy Picking’s online and arranged an initial meeting. They arrived at the agreed upon time and explained their services from the estate sale with the option of a total clean out following the sale.
Based on our discussions, as well as their caring attitude and professionalism we decided to use their services for both the estate sale and clean out.
From the initial walk through of the house through the final clean out which left an empty and clean house, we could not be more pleased.
Without going through all details, they respected our need to preserve memories while taking care of items we no longer wanted and everything else.
We think they would agree with my mom’s comments that it was a difficult cleanout job, but we are very glad they were there for us and performed their tasks in a way which respected our feelings and eliminated stress.
Fort Lee NJ
House Sale (August 1 & 2, 2013)
I was living with my grandmother when she passed last September. In her final Will and Testament, she left me her house and all of its contents. Unfortunately, I was also left with the responsibility of settling her Estate and sorting through 50 years of accumulation. I felt completely overwhelmed and it was extremely difficult for me to decide what to keep, give away, throw out, and/or sell. As hard as I tried, it was physically and emotionally draining. My husband realized that I was struggling and he suggested that we look into hiring a private company to assist with the clean out. Typically, I don’t listen to him, but I felt so defeated that I started researching companies online.
I came across Easy Picking’s website and read through the testimonials. After a few minutes, I realized that they not only did clean outs, but they also did Estate sales. That afternoon, I emailed Nancy to find out more information about the Estate sales and how they were conducted. She got back to me right away and before I knew it, we had set up a consultation.
On the day of the consultation, Nancy and her husband, Eric, arrived promptly at our house. We gave them a tour and showed them some of the pieces that we were looking to sell. Throughout the entire consultation, both Nancy and Eric were personable and professional. They were easy to talk to and were sensitive to our needs. At the end of the consultation, we ended up signing a contract with them and picking the dates for the sale set up. We also chose dates of the actual sale.
As part of the contract, Easy Picking was responsible for obtaining the permit, advertising in the newspaper and online, as well as set-up and clean-up. They took care of virtually everything, including pricing each item.
My husband and I decided to be present in the home for the sale. Again, we witness nothing less than professionalism throughout the entire sale. They were extremely organized and worked together to make sure that the sale went smoothly. They were VERY fair, but firm with their prices and they treated all sale-goers with respect.
Overall, my husband and I were extremely happy and thankful for the Easy Picking crew. Holding the Estate sale with their expertise and assistance was exactly what we needed to move on! Thank you Easy Picking! You are phenomenal!
Norwood, New Jersey
House Sale (March 22 & 23, 2013)
Dear Nancy & Eric,
I want to thank you both for the success of the Estate Sale you ran for me on March 22 & 23, 2013. The day I met you I thought you were walking into a mine field. You walked into 50 years’ worth of valuables as well as clutter. With boxes stacked to the ceiling I had my doubts it would sell. The transformation that you, Eric & your helpers did to show off all these items was truly amazing!! Your professionalism & dedication for this event was apparent very quickly. Your honesty & integrity was etched in stone when you returned a jar of money to me that I didn’t know was in that box.
My sincere gratitude & thanks to you Nancy & Eric & your helpers for the courtesy & respect you all showed to me & my son with the passing of my Father & the things I entrusted you to sell. I honestly could have not done what you did by myself.
Again, thank you so very much!!
Perth Amboy, NJ
House Sale (August 17 & 18, 2012)
I interviewed several companies and Nancy was the most responsive. Then came the sale…OMG…she did an awsome job. I never lifted a finger and she worked hard advertising, setting up, negotiating, selling. Very impressive! Her husband Eric came back later to “clean out” the left over items. I highly recommend them.
House Sale (June 22 and 23, 2012)
I recently hired Easy Picking to hold an estate sale at my home and could not have been more pleased with the results. Nancy and Eric have a good sense of how to price, display, and sell items for maximum turnover. The pictures of the items for sale on their website put their services over the top!
Their follow-through with cleanout services and charitable donations was exceptional.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EASY PICKING ESTATE SALES.
A very satisfied customer,
Summit, New Jersey
House Sale (May 4 and 5, 2012)
Nancy and Eric did a great job, and handled an entire estate sale for me while I was working long distance. When the sale was over, they brought in the clean out team, who cleaned out the left over contents and broom swept the entire property. I had two vehicles to sell, and the dealers they brought in paid me more than any I could find on my own, even AFTER paying the commission to Easy Picking.
Because I was 3 states away, all the neighbors around the property watched the entire process and reported back to me. The felt that Nancy and her team were very professional, knew what they were doing, handled traffic appropriately, and were respectful of the neighborhood.
Because they worked so quickly, I was able to bring in the contractor the next day to get the house ready for sale, and am happy to say that it is under contract.
Nancy and Eric made the whole process as painless and trouble free as possible, and I recommend them highly. I’m also willing to speak to any prospective customers who want to consider using their services.
House Sale (February 24 & 25, 2012)
Nancy and Erik,
Just wanted to thank you for such an organized and stress free sale. As you know when you are moving the last thing you want to deal with is the hassle of having to get rid of things that you have out grown. You came in, organized and priced my items (with my input) and left my home as neat as it was before the sale.
The customers found you very friendly and helpful. Any one moving should definitely consider using your services, the price was fair and well below any other company I had contacted. I would recommend your services highly. Thank you again for a job well done.
Greenlawn Avenue, Clifton, NJ
House Sale (December 3 and 4, 2011)
Dear Nancy and Eric,
Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you.
What a fantastic job you folks did for me.
After months of thinking that I can never do this, you proved me wrong.
I will never forget your efforts on my behalf. You made my New Life possible!
I will always be grateful to you.
Hassler Terrace, Clifton, NJ
House Sale (December 17 and 18, 2011)
I wanted to write to compliment the excellent job Easy Pickings Estate Sales did with my aunt's house! We only had three weeks right before Christmas to get the house ready for the new renters - and somehow you managed it all! Not only did you plan and execute an excellent sale, with a great feel for the market, but you helped coordinate the clean out if the unsold items leaving us a few days to spare! Easy Pickings did all this professionally and courteously, trustworthy at every step.
I would not hesitate to recommend Easy Pickings Estate Sales or to use your services again in the future.
Preston Street, Belleville, NJ
House Sale (November 25 and 26, 2011)
From start to finish EPES was helpful, responsive and made me feel our belongings were in safe and knowledgeable hands. The sale happened quickly and I didn’t have to lift a finger. It is so reassuring when things go smoothly. Thanks Nancy and Eric!
Laura Parette Design
W. Locust Street, Edison, NJ
House Sale (October 22 and 23, 2011)
Dear Nancy and Eric,
Wow! Thanks for all your hard work and endless hours. The job seemed so overwhelming but you came and and just handled everything. I couldn’t imagine how we were going to clean out 55 years of accumulation but you managed it in a weekend. And you were so kind….that helped more than you can know. My family will always think of you so fondly.
Jennetty Court, Perth Amboy, NJ
April 3, 2011 (services completed)
Dear Nancy and Eric,
Here are our group shots! Many thanks to both of you and your helpers for a “clean-out” that was done with sensitivity for our feelings on one hand, and with great speed and organization on the other — along with some fun times throughout the day. You also did a wonderful job cleaning the place up – this gives us a good jump start on listing Mom’s home for sale. We really appreciate your kindness and all the hard work and good humor along the way.
Enjoy the photos! Best of luck with “Easypicking Estate Sales” – we know you’ll do well
All the best,
John (and Pat, too)
Voorhis Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661
Thank you for the receipt – it’s just fine! And thanks again for the great job! I wish you and Eric the best of luck with your new business. Your cheerful attitude and attention to detail will take you far. All the best to you both!
Voorhis Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661