Every item in the home is cleaned, organized, and priced.
We conduct research on speciality items artwork and antiques.
We are not shy about getting the word out and the buyers in the door.
We look at every item to achieve the best price in the re-sale marketplace.
Marietta is a life long entrepreneur, and successful business owner who has enjoyed treasure hunting at estate sales, antique stores and auctions for over thirty years. Marietta and her husband Larry have over fifty years of retail management experience between them.
Her true passion for estate sales was discovered fifteen years ago when she oversaw her first estate after her mother's passing. This sparked a new interest in selling antiques and rare collectables. Marietta has had the privilege to organize estate sales across the country in Las Vegas, California, Texas and even Canada.
Marietta goes above and beyond to discover her clients needs, and to meet their goals. She brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, creativity, and an enthusiastic vision to each and every sale. Marietta and her team of ACES look forward to meeting you at the next estate sale.
Tag Sale/Estate Sale: The most common reason for an estate sale is the death of the property owner, and the consequent need to quickly liquidate the deceased's belongings. The survivors may have no interest in the bulk of the personal belongings left by the deceased, or may simply lack space to keep the belongings. In situations in which the survivors cannot agree to the disposition of tangible property, a court may order the goods to be sold in an estate sale with the proceeds to be divided among the survivors. Such a sale and division may also be mandated in the will of the deceased.
An estate sale may also occur because the property owner will be moving or has moved into a situation where he will be unable to keep his property—for example, a move to an assisted living facility, a retirement community, a rest home, or other living quarters.
Our clients typically receive 60% of the sales profit. Our commission includes everything associated with organizing your sale, as well as ALL advertising; media costs, professional signage in the surrounding area, promoting your sale on social media outlets, setting up the house and pricing, researching your items, sales staff, and cashier.
We do not require any upfront fees nor do we have any hidden charges.
We can organize your sale in as little as 7 days. However; most sales take around 10-14 days to organize.
Absolutely not! We find that many items have intrinsic value to collectors. We have found that the best stuff is in the garbage at family run sales.
We have over 40 combined years in the business of sales but nobody knows everything! We dedicate an average of 96 hours setting up your home and researching your items. In addition, we have been attending estate, tag and garage sales for years and have been making a living doing so. We have pricing knowledge of a great many items you may have in you home.
As a prospective client, we welcome you to come to our next sale and see our team in action. We pride ourselves on hosting a well organized event, one in which the buyers feel welcomed and the atmosphere is one of fun and excitement.Preview our next sale!
My brother and I engaged Austin Capital Estate Sales in May 2014 to organize and conduct an estate sale of my Mother's belongings. It was an emotionally challenging time for us was my mother has dementia and we had moved her a of months before to an assisted living facility. Putting the home up for sale meant going through all of her belongings and removing clutter in an effort to stage the house; we realized that this was too big a task for us and we decided to have professionals help us.
We are so pleased that we met Larry and Marietta of Austin Capital Estate Sales. They were very flexible in coming out to the house to meet me when we were in town Memorial Day Weekend. They are very personable and I could tell that they really enjoy their work. They clearly presented the services that they provide and the timetable that they would follow. Photographs of my Mother's belongings were placed on their websites as part of their advertising for the sale, and I could tell that they had neatly arranged and organized all of the items in the home. When I had questions about any aspect of the sale Larry was always very easy to get in touch with before and after the sale in June.
I highly recommend Austin Capital Estate Sales as an excellent estate sale company with a lot of experience. Their personal care and their open communication allowed me to trust that they would treat my mother's home as if it were their own and that they would work to her the best price possible for her belongings.
Thank you, Austin Capital Estate Sales, for your fine work; I recommend your services without any reservation.
- Alyson T.
Wow what a load off my mind. They were miracle workers. This great team worked tirelessly to come twice to my home and load up years of treasures to move to an off site sale as consignment. We could;t have been more happy with the results of the sale and the peace of mind of it all going to someone that might enjoy it as well.
Thanks again for all you did for us!
- Karen and Joe L.
My husband and I recently retired. We sold our home in Texas and moved to Florida. We had an estate sale managed by ACES, selling all of our belongings in the Texas home. Our experience with ACES was a very positive one.
Larry and Marietta were very friendly and easy to work with. They were genuinely concerned with making our move from Texas an easy one. They took charge of the sales process and communicated to us what we could expect to happen.
Larry and Marietta worked very hard. They really knew what they were doing. They are truly professionals in the estate sales business. They took care of all the marketing. The pictures were done professionally, as well as the website ads. The sale was marketed on 4 of the most popular estate sales websites in the area.
The ACES team inventoried everything for accounting accuracy. Prior to the sale they came in and set up the entire house, and all of our belongings, in a manner suitable to any fine retail store! It was very impressive. Nothing was damaged in our house, or to any of our belongings. When it was all over, we had no complaints about anything. The results were a very successful sale. We were very pleased with how almost everything was sold, and with the amount of revenue that was brought in.
We highly recommend ACES if you are planning an estate sale. Larry and Marietta were honest, sincere and very pleasant to work with and so was the rest of the ACES staff. They did a great job for us, and we are thankful to them.
- Christine H.
My family hired Austin Capitol Estate Sales to handle my uncle's estate when he passed away unexpectedly and without any immediate family nearby to handle the estate. Only my older grandparents lived in town, and this job would have been far too much for them (or for us, for that matter!). They were very sensitive to the overwhelming nature of our situation, and took great care to take great care of us.
Marietta, Larry and Brandon came quickly after we contacted them for our free one hour estimate. They answered all of our questions thoroughly, as well as looking through the house and giving us an idea of what kinds of things we had to work with, and what we could expect from the sale. The house was a lot of work, to be sure, after 30 years of a bachelor living there, and they did an amazing job of cleaning the house (no small task!) for a modest additional fee (it required more cleaning than they generally include in their services), and then brought in plenty of shelves, racks, tools, and everything else they would need to create an environment that people would WANT to shop in. The items were pulled out, cleaned, researched, priced, and placed within two weeks for the sale. The amount of work they put into it was amazing, and did not stop there. They followed up with my dad promptly after the sale, deciding which unsold items should be returned to my family, which should be kept for future sales, and which should be discarded/donated. They happened to come by the house to finish/pick up a couple of things on a day after the sale when my dad had gone back to work on cleaning out the house. When they were finished with what they had come to do, they actually stayed for quite a while longer to help my dad with the work he had come to do! This meant a lot to me, since I live out of town and could not be there to help him myself.
This has been a tough time for our family, and Austin Capitol Estates Sales truly went above and beyond to help us the best they could. I can't imagine if we had tried to do it all on our own, and readily recommend them to anyone that might be looking into estate sale services!
- Rebecca L.
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