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Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales Testimonials

 

Thank you so much for all your hard work and having such a great sale! Wow! I feel relieved. Thank you again for what an excellent business you have!
Janet
December 2018
Meg lead my team and she was amazing. From the minute we met until the last piece cleared out Meg was there for me. This can be an emotional time and parting with items can be difficult but Meg had the patience and understanding to cope with that aspect while keeping the sale on track. I highly recommend Bethesda Downsizing to make this experience more of a pleasure than a disaster. Love these gals!
Susan
December 2018
Thank you for all your hard work ! You all did a fantastic job!!
Emeric
November 2018
Bethesda Downsizing came very highly recommended, so our expectations were extremely high to begin with—and the team simply wowed us from start to finish! Everything was designed to make the moving sale effortless for us, and it was. The sale was hugely successful! Brette, Joanna, and the whole team know their business and it shows!!
Nancy
November 2018
We could not have done it without you! Thank you again for all of your hard work!
Howard
November 2018
It was a pleasure doing business with you! We will not hesitate to recommend you!
Sherry
October 2018
Well done! Thank you!
Caroline
October 2018
Highly, highly recommend! Brette, Barbara and the whole Bethesda Downsizing team were a joy to work with from start to finish. They are organized, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. The kindness and support they offered throughout the process was also VERY appreciated. Look no further for an estate sale company; these ladies are the BEST!
Anne-Marie
September 2018
Great job ! Your entire team did an amazing job . They all really worked so hard . Joanna did a fantastic job managing everyone and everything. It was better than I expected . My house was in great shape after it was over. Thank you so much again . I will definitely recommend your company .
Liz
September 2018
Thank you so much! You were all fantastic to work with (especially you, Joanna!). We very much appreciate your help.
Megan
August 2018
Thank you! You guys did a great job and I am so glad I decided to go with your company rather than try to deal with this all myself. The proceeds definitely exceeded my expectations. Thank you again!
Kristie
August 2018
I recommend Bethesda/Potomac Downsizing very highly. I found them exceptionally easy to work with, always courteous, organized, reliable and knowledgeable. As a result, the sale was a financial success and free of much of the emotional wear and tear an estate sale often entails. I would engage the firm again without hesitation.
Jack
August 2018
I cannot thank you enough for the fine work you did in helping to prepare our listing for sale. The estate sale you conducted was superb, and I know that the estate was very pleased with your exceptional work. The way in which you undertook the entire process, with great style and alacrity, made getting the house ready so much easier for us. I was also very grateful that you were able to accommodate us on extremely short notice. We would recommend you without any reservation whatever, and hope to have your help again in conducting another successful sale for our clients. The entire process was a pleasure.
John, Sotheby's International Realty
July 2018
It was a pleasure working with all of you!
Sheridan
July 2018
Thanks again! Pleasure working with your team! Very professional!
Michele
July 2018
Everything was done so well by your team! Thanks so much for all the coordination!
Jill
June 2018
I am so relieved and happy! I am so grateful that I found you to help me out in my most difficult time in life.
Happy happy!
Wam
June 2018
Many thanks, again, for a great job. Joanna and her team did a fantastic job. They went above and beyond to conduct a successful sale with great sensitivity and attentiveness.
Susan
June 2018
Very professional, amazing turnout and an all-around wonderful experience. I'm grateful for your organization's help through this difficult chapter.
Cindy
June 2018
Thank you for the quick turn around on the results of the sale. You sold over 80% of what we had! What a great job! It was great working with you and I appreciate your patience as I worked through this very emotional process.
Caroline
May 2018
Bethesda Downsizing did an extraordinary job in planning, preparing and executing the 3-day Estate Sale for us. Their meticulous approach assured that the entire effort came off without a hitch. Their marketing efforts produced large turnouts each day and the attentive staff participated actively in the very successful sales effort. And they were a delight to work with throughout.
John
May 2018
Brette, Joanna, and the rest of the team of lovely ladies at Bethesda Downsizing were wonderful. Their expertise, professionalism and kindness made a difficult job seem easy.
Lisa
May 2018
I was under extreme time pressure and you got the job done! So glad everything went perfectly!
Doritt
April 2018
Thanks for all you and the team did over the weekend! If you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to use us!
Nancy
April 2018
Thanks for everything! SO happy we went with you!
Karen
April 2018
We are so happy the sale did so well! Thank you for all of your hard work!
Carmen
April 2018
I recently sold my mom's house and had 30 days to empty her belongings that she had collected over her 91 years. Overwhelmed by the task, I called in Bethesda Downsizing. Not only did they execute an organized and successful estate sale - they were great partners in helping me locate places to disperse the items that didn't sell. They are professional and kind and I recommend them highly!
Lisa
March 2018
We entrusted our Potomac, MD house-wide downsizing/estate sale to Bethesda Downsizing last weekend, and they did a really nice job. We were very pleased with the results!
Greg
March 2018
Thank you, Barbara! I must say it was a real pleasure to work with Bethesda Downsizing and I intend to recommend you to everyone I know.
Patricia
March 2018
Thank you Bethesda Downsizing for a great job! Now I'm ready to move to California!
Barbara
March 2018
We had a great experience! Thank you Joanna, you’re the best!
Kimberely
March 2018
Thank you for the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious experience I had working with you both and your team! You all are just fabulous, thank you!
Robin
March 2018
Thank you all again for a successful sale! I will definitely recommend Bethesda Downsizing to my friends!
Caroline
February 2018
Heartfelt kudos to Bethesda Downsizing for exceeding every expectation for our Estate Sale - Brette and her exceptional team brought the energy, expertise and disciplined commitment to every detail ensuring its tremendous success! There's no "better game" in town!
Erin
January 2018
What a sale! Just wanted to let you, and your staff, (especially Barbara and Joanna) know that the house looked great throughout the sale - some very nice soft touches throughout - professionally typed signs on important/documented items - safety precautions everywhere - and love where you put the "money table" - with all of your efforts, the Estate Sale was a huge success! Thank you for EVERYTHING!
Beth
January 2018
Thanks again for a fabulous sale. We are so happy!
Lisa
January 2018
You and your team did a great job! Thanks again for your help!
Maria
January 2018
I just want to thank you again for taking on this sale at such short notice! Matt and I appreciate all of the hard work that you and your staff put in to make the sale a success ! Barbara was very attentive and professional and is certainly an asset to your team! She went out of her way to answer my questions , was available to assist me as needed, and even scheduled the post sale pickup of unsold items which I greatly appreciate!
I will certainly recommend Bethesda Downsizing to all of my friends!
Patty
December 2017
I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to work with you, Barbara, and your company. Everyone I've spoken to has commented on your professionalism and efficiency. And best of all, you practically emptied the entire house! I am a very happy client! (Feel free to use this as a testimonial!)
Please know I am recommending you right and left around town. Hopefully, you will have lots of customers, when people find that the need arises.
Again, thank you so much!
Sherry
December 2017
We appreciate you and your team’s hard work on our sale! Happy Holidays!
Roslyn
December 2017
Hands down the most professional and well organized company offering this service in our area. They are very knowledgeable and work hard to make sure you will get the best prices for your items. Their sales are well staffed and organized. I would recommend them to anyone, whether downsizing, or looking for help with dealing with the possessions of a lost loved one.
Frank
November 2017
That was truly a great experience! I feel like I moved into a new house after everything was gone. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Amanda
November 2017
Thank you for all the hard work over the last few weeks. It clearly paid off! We are so pleased with the results of the sale and also really enjoyed working with your team!
Tracie
November 2017
We appreciated all the hard work you did, the way you handled the sale and the way you treated us in our home. It was a great experience!
Monier
November 2017
We had never done an estate/downsizing sale so we visited local sales in the area. We chose Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales (BDES) based on a visit by a company representative who gave us advice and reviewed what our downsizing needs were. This helpful consult lead us to signing a contract.
The sale itself was preceded by several visits from BDES staff to stage and price our items and to recommend furniture location and placement. BDES also provided an appraiser for a day to assure prices were realistic. Our sale was conducted 9/22, 23 and 24. Everything leading up to the sale and the actual sale itself lived up to our expectations. The staff member in charge of our sale, Barbara, was very knowledgeable and provided us with advice and guidance through the entire process. BDES also scheduled charities to help us sort and donate unsold items. We recommend BDES. We were very happy with the results.!
Robert
October 2017
Thank you Bethesda Downsizing for all you have done!
Sharon
October 2017
Thank you for arranging this sale on such short notice! SO happy to see so much sold! Thank you for making arrangements for the donations afterwards!
Gail
September 2017
Thank you Bethesda Downsizing team for all of your hard work and for such a successful sale!
Robert
September 2017
We were shocked when we walked in the house to see how much had sold! I have recommended you to many friends for future reference! All best to you and your business!
Pat
September 2017
I cannot speak more highly of Bethesda Downsizing! Brette, Barbara and the whole team were incredible from start to finish. Our family relocated to Florida and did most of our business long distance in a very short time frame. Bethesda Downsizing was absolutely incredible! I could not have made our move without their help. If you are downsizing, Bethesda Downsizing is the way to go!!!
Tara
September 2017
Thank you for a great sale! We were so happy when we came home to see so much sold! We will be recommending you to our friends!
Jane
September 2017
You ladies did a tremendous job! Now we are ready for Florida! Thank you for making our downsizing process so smooth!
Tom
August 2017
I highly recommend this team of hardworking, fabulous ladies. They come in and work their magic and your house looks like a model home - I don't want to move! One problem - they sold basically EVERYTHING! They took the stress of downsizing of my shoulders and put some cash in my pockets.
Thank you Brette, Joanna and team - you guys rock!
Jacqueline
August 2017
The sale had great results and I loved working with you! It makes all the hard work and stress worth it when working with someone so professional, knowledgeable and fun!

Thank you all for a very successful and pleasant experience.
Michele
July 2017
Thank you for EVERYTHING, including your well wishes! So happy it all worked out. Will absolutely recommend you and already have!
Nancy
July 2017
You all did a wonderful job, and we appreciate it so much!
Suz
July 2017
Thanks so much for all the great help and successful sale!
Sharon
July 2017
The team at Bethesda Downsizing was a pleasure to work with!! Thank you!
Janet
July 2017
We recently used Bethesda Downsizing for an estate sale. Barbara and her team were very diligent, organized, hardworking and extremely pleasant to work with. They have a lot of contacts and were very professional. I would highly recommend them for any downsizing needs and will keep them in mind for the future.
Liz
June 2017
Thanks Barbara! Great job on your part to make this sale happen. You and your team are the best! I will be recommending Bethesda Downsizing on "Nextdoor" social media site!
Robin and Joe
June 2017
Joanna, Brette & team did a fantastic job. They staged, researched, and priced furnishings and items collected over the 55 years my parents lived in the house, including items from their childhoods. Joanna answered my millions of questions and made me feel like she was taking care of her own family's home. Joanna even set up donation pickups for the items we could not sell. I highly recommend these ladies to everyone!
Michelle
June 2017
Thank you for all of your great work!
Frank
June 2017
Great job ladies! I am relieved and very happy with the sale results! This worked out well! Thank You!
Steve
May 2017
Thank you for such a successful sale and it was a pleasure to work with you, Barbara and the other members of your team!
Vicki
May 2017
Thank you Bethesda Downsizing for helping us downsize decades of collections! We will be recommending you to all of our friends!
Laurie
April 2017
Thank you Joanna, Allison, Barbara and Bethesda Downsizing! We appreciate the hard work you all did to make our sale so successful!
Sheldon
April 2017
It was such a pleasure working with you! Thanks for all of your hard work!
Hilary
April 2017
Thanks again for a VERY SUCCESSFUL sale!
Alejandro
April 2017
I recently used Bethesda Downsizing and could not have been happier. They were so professional and knowledgeable about how to price and arrange everything in my home to sell. I couldn’t believe the crowds they brought in and the results from my sale. I would highly recommend using them!
Lenore
March 2017
You and your team were such a pleasure to work with! I can't thank you enough and look forward to referring you to my friends. Your customer service was excellent and I appreciate how prompt your replies always were at any time of day!
Nisha
March 2017
Thanks Brette! You and your group were great and you put up with my micro managing. Happy to recommend you any time.
Allen
March 2017
I want to compliment Bethesda Downsizing on its services. I was faced with moving after 29 years from a house to a smaller townhouse with a short time frame. While I was taking some of my furniture with me, I of course had to leave a lot behind. Disposing of that, plus household items I could not bring with me, seemed like a daunting task.

Barbara sprung into action. She looked at all the alternatives and also showed expertise, flexibility, and access to other resources when she needed them in sizing up the value of what I had to sell. The sale itself was well organized and executed and with great results!
Barry
February 2017
Thanks again for making the sale happen! It certainly helped us out a lot. Much appreciated! If you ever need a recommendation for a potential client, I'd be glad to provide one.
Jennifer
February 2017
Thank-you for the amazing job you did with our sale! You have a great team!
Dan
January 2017
Just a quick to note convey thanks to you and your devoted colleagues
for all your hard work and good results at the sale of items from the condo.
Despite bleak weather and the hectic activities of the Holidays, the good
efforts you put in paid off and I am most grateful.

Continued best wishes in the New Year.
John
December 2016
Great doing business with you! Thank you so much!
Buddy
December 2016
Thank you for everything! You all did a great job! Happy Thanksgiving!
Diane
November 2016
I enjoyed meeting and working with you, Terry and all your staff. You did an exceptional job!! Thank you.
John
November 2016
Thank you for a job well done!
Emilie
November 2016
Thank you for everything, your kindness and thoroughness and attention to detail!
Meredith
October 2016
Thank you so very much for the incredible job you and your company did on the estate sale! It was a very challenging task and I am so impressed with the results. I wanted to be sure you got an "atta girl" for all of your and your workers time-consuming efforts. I can imagine dealing with people who are not familiar with estate sale protocol can be tedious, and your patience, cheerfulness, and professionalism have been outstanding ;) Please feel free to use me as a reference.
Barbie
October 2016
Great job by you and your whole team!
Roger
October 2016
Thank you! What a great sale! I would have liked to be a fly on the wall! Your organization and attention to detail is great, you really have the process nailed.
Mindy
October 2016
Thank you so much for the great job you did on my estate sale!
Diana
October 2016
Both my brother and I live a long way from Bethesda. Bethesda Downsizing handled the sale of our mother’s estate and did a great job. They handled everything from staging to helping dispose of the few remaining items. They communicated clearly and kept their word at every step. We would highly recommend Bethesda Downsizing.
Rem Laan
September 2016
The team at Bethesda Downsizing was easy to work with, efficient and got the job done! They helped us sell most of our items in just 2 days! We enjoyed working with them!
Tracy
September 2016
Thank you Bethesda Downsizing for managing our estate sale after our house was Under Contract! You and your team were a pleasure to work with and we were very pleased with the results!
Alison
September 2016
An excellent team with strong leadership is what every seller should look for. We had an unbelievable turn out for three days, thanks to Bethesda Downsizing's advertising avenues. Over 95% of our inventory was sold....to our amazement! Our downsizing friends are now lining up to hire Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales.
Su Wen Chen
August 2016
Great outcome! Great Sales! I am glad I got in contact with you guys and your company to put together an estate sale that quickly. Thank you very much for taking care of the sale and making it so successful. Great job!
Mike
August 2016
The staff at Bethesda Downsizing were great to work with! Estate sales for family members can be tough, and Brette was patient and helpful with the whole process. I would call her again next time I needed an estate sale! Thanks!
Philip
August 2016
When my home buyer gave me just about five weeks to vacate a home I’d lived in for more than 30 years, a friend connected me to Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales. I was fortunate that they were able to fit me into their busy schedule; their staff literally swooped in and organized the best possible arrangement, display and pricing of the many things I was unable to take with me to a smaller apartment. They took photos and my estate sale was prominently featured online. I was delighted with the results and the calm and professional manner in which this event took place, and wholeheartedly recommend Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales.
Rosalyn
August 2016
It was a pleasure having you and your ladies conduct our estate sale. We know it took a lot of work and organization and we want you to know that it is very much appreciated. Our house is empty now, which is just the effect we wanted to achieve before we undertake our big move!
Kussum
July 2016
Wonderful Downsizing ladies,

Thank you so much for helping me sell my things. It was a good weekend and the best was working with you and meeting a couple of the new owners of my pieces.
Laurie
July 2016
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wonderful job!
Pat
June 2016
We will be referring you to all of our friends who are moving! Great job! Thank you so much!
Peggy
June 2016
I’m in awe that you’re able to do it every weekend! You have a great team.
I think the results are great! And I’m glad to know that the items are in the hands of the people who really want them. Thank you again!
Kathryn
June 2016
Thanks so much for your help in organizing and running the sale at our house. It was quite an undertaking and we are very pleased with the outcome. Barbara was great at keeping us updated all along the way and answering all questions when I texted her frequently!
It was a pleasure to work with you all and we will certainly refer you to others moving from larger to smaller homes!
Joyce
May 2016
Thank you for everything! I'm glad the sale went so well! It was a pleasure working with you!
Alison
May 2016
You all are the best! I'll be referring you to all of our friends moving out of DC in the next few years! Glad you recommended the auction process since we did not have enough for an estate sale!
Bill
May 2016
I was so pleased to come home to a practically empty house! Wow! Please feel free to use me as a reference!
Gerry
April 2016
Bethesda Downsizing and Estate Sales did a great job organizing the estate sale. They were very dedicated, efficient and professional. The proceeds were beyond my expectations.
Thanks much for again for all your efforts! I will contact you again when more estates come up.
Caroline
April 2016
I wanted to thank you for an incredible job you and your team did! Not only was the sale a huge success, but you made more money than ever anticipated. Thank you for all of your help and assistance. We could not have done it without Bethesda Downsizing!
Denice
April 2016
Bethesda Downsizing did an amazing job job turning 40 plus years of ”stuff” into more cash than we thought possible. Don’t know how we would have gotten the house empty in time for settlement without them. So glad our friend recommended them.
Bea
March 2016
The staff at Bethesda Estate Sales and Downsizing Service were very professional and amazing to work with. We were downsizing and they came in and organized everything from start to finish. The publicity of the sale on the website as well as the success of the sale were all more than we could have asked for. We highly recommend them and would use them again.
Lindsey
March 2016
Bethesda Downsizing made my job of selling the furnishings of my mother's home much less daunting and emotional than it would have been. They intuited what needed to be done at every step and guided me there to get the job done right--as my mom would have wanted it in fact. They made sure this was a dignified and efficient process and that my mom's beloved items would give joy to the new owners. Bethesda Downsizing keeps a keen eye focused moving product without underselling valuable goods. It takes a pro to do that. In short, selling is only half the challenge they tackle. This is equal parts business and art. They did a great job!
Anne
March 2016
Bethesda Downsizing was the epitome of professionalism. From the moment we contacted them, they did everything they could to fit our schedule, and put any fears we had to rest. Our sale was a somewhat daunting task. My father is elderly, and not used to changes in his routine. Brette understood this and patiently worked with him to not only explain the process, but also make him feel like part of the team. She couldn't have been nicer.

Not surprisingly, the sale was a huge success. We sold more than we ever expected, and took full advantage of Brette's post sale team to empty the house all together. The process was absolutely seamless. We owe Bethesda Downsizing a great big thank you, and would highly recommend them to any and all who have to struggle through this difficult process.
Beth
March 2016
I highly recommend Bethesda Downsizing. They are terrific to work with and completely understood our needs from the start. Our sale was very successful and if I have another sale I would totally
use Bethesda Downsizing again.
Lori
March 2016
You and your team did a great job! We are very happy!
I highly recommend Brette at Bethesda Downsizing. She is terrific to work with and completely understood our needs from the start. Our sale was very successful and if I have another sale I would use Bethesda Downsizing again.
Lori
February 2016
We were delighted with your managing our sale this past weekend. There were numerous challenges, primarily with the awful weather that you and your wonderful staff overcame, and pulled off a sale that netted more than we imagined, and got tons of clutter out of the house. You and your staff displayed things well, priced everything appropriately, and, in short, we couldn't have been more pleased with Bethesda Downsizing.
Harriett
January 2016
You guys finished in style! The sale, despite the Blizzard of 2016, was a complete success and I could not he happier! Thank you to you and your staff for a job well done!
Michelle
January 2016
I could not have done this without you! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the process! I enjoyed helping you get the sale ready!
Ruth
December 2015
Thank you ever so much for the fantastic job you did at my mother's house. It was a pleasure working with you. My only regret is that I wasn't able to be there to share in the experience. I know in my heart that my mother would be very pleased.

Robin
November 2015
"My experience with Bethesda Downsizing was truly excellent. I had quite a challenging move-out with a very tight deadline and Brette took care of everything with great speed and extraordinary care. She is a very conscientious and resourceful person and gets the job done! We had some unexpected challenges on the property and everything was handled calmly and professionally. And the sale results were better than expected! I highly recommend Brette and Bethesda Downsizing for your estate sale and downsizing needs."
Erik
October 2015
We drove by and saw it was busy. Hoping it was a good day! We were so pleased to employ your services!! If you need references we will be happy to provide one!
Jacki
September 2015
Thanks for a great sale! I have given your contact information to everyone we know!
Bill
August 2015
Great job! Thank you for all of your hard work!
Sandy
August 2015
It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of the crew.
You can certainly use us as a reference .
Kevin
August 2015
We drove by and saw it was busy. Hoping it was a good day! We were so pleased to employ your services!! If you need references we will be happy to provide one!
Jacki
August 2015
 
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