March 17th, 2016
Carolyn & Gary handled the estate sale at our late father's
house. They offer a platinum star service, professional and very friendly. From the rapid response to my initial email right
up to paying the cheque for the proceeds into our account for us ( we live abroad) Carolyn kept us informed at every stage
and emailed us photographs too. As a family we are so pleased with the service and recommend them highly.
N. Franklin, Spring Hill
March 4th, 2016
My sister and I just want to tell you how grateful we are for all you did to sell my mom's things.
It was time for mom to move on with her life and with your help it made the transition much easier. The way you displayed
her items at the sale was so very professional and organized. After the sale you left her home very clean which helped with
the next step, the sale of her home. We appreciated the pictures of the room after the clean up also. On a personal note,
I realized after leaving my mom's and flying home, that I didn't take something that my mom had made. I had a sick feeling
thinking it was too late. Then my sister suggested I either call you or text you to ask if you could possibly mail the items
my mom made to me. So thanks Carolyn for going out of your way for me. You, your husband and the smoothsale-ing team come
highly recommended by our family.
you and God Bless
Judy and JoAnn
died completely unexpectedly and my sister and I had a limited amount of time to take care of his affairs while we were down
in Florida. We contacted Carolyn and we coud not have been happier with the job that she and her staff did.
She stayed in constant contact with us, she was
so professional and very easy to work with. Being out of state, we were concerned about the process, but they made it so simple
for us and were so grateful. After the sale was complete, they made sure the house was in " show condition" for
Smooth Sale-ing for making this unexpected situation as easy as possible for my sister and I.
We would higly recommend you to ANYONE!
Amy E Golnik
Moving Sale completed by Smooth Sale-ing
on January 24th
If you need help selling your treasured
belongings, Carolyn Kress and Gary are you best choice. We just completed a sale of many items that we have owned for over
35 years. Most were sentimental, precious, heirlooms or antiques that meant a lot to us.
Carolyn and Gary don not give away anything. They represent you and the value you put on
your proud possessions. I think they accomplish that by the time spent prior to the sale date setting up, displaying and pricing
I could not believe how many followers they
have. I could barley get our of my driveway at 8:30 in the morning. Cars and pickups were lining the road to enter our house.
With that kind of exposure, how can you fail.
Smooth Sale-ing to professionally handle our sale and are complettely satisfied with the results.
Thank you Carolyn and Gary
and Misi Horne
Carolyn & Gary
Thank you so much for doing a great job!
You accomplished in days
what would’ve taken us a month or more to do.
communication with us, leaving the house clean & your trustworthiness meant so much, especially with us being so far away.
Smooth sale-ing is a great name for your company!
Best Wishes & Thank you again
Cathy & Doug Baker
Gary & Carolyn,
Steve and I want to commend you and your helpers
for the great job you did on the estate sale. From day one you and your helpers took control and made everything run
smoothly. We did not have to worry about anything. All we had to do was show up on the last day to tie up loose
ends. It was stress free for us and it was nice to spend some time with you and have some laughs and get to know you.
Everything was handled very professionally, and we would definitely recommend you.
for the great job!!
Steve & Wendy Mamone (<:
and Gary, my sister and I can't say enough about what a pleasure it was working with you. Being from Denver and San
Diego, respectively, we were really concerned as to how we would deal with our father's estate in a short period of time.
You took the time to meet with us, and set up the sale during our brief two weeks in Florida. Your professionalism
is beyond compare. I would highly recommend your services to anyone desiring an efficient and thorough job of taking
care of one's estate, including leaving the house so clean that it is ready for resell. Best, Cheryl and Carol
Clearing ones home of furniture and personal items is a daunting experience. Our decision
to hire Smooth Sale-ing made our move so easy. You are honest,efficient,clean and very pleasant
people to deal with. We will highly recommend you.
Thank you,Carolyn Gary and your great staff !!!!
Colette & Bob Sylva
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You and your crew did a fabulous job; reguarding the estate sale for
my father's belongings. I can not express enough the appreciation for the services
you provide and how professional you are at doing so. Thanks a bunch for the short
conversations. Not only did you help tremedously with the "technical stuff" but your kind
words and patience were also appreciated emensley. You went over
and above what I expected from this experience! And thanks to you I
have a couple of cash offers for the sale of my father's home! Once again I can't thank you enough!
talk to you soon... Denise Frey
Thank you so much for all your help. It was such a pleasure doing business with you. You made us feel
very comfortable leaving everything with you 1200 miles away. Not only did you
do our estate sale but you also went above and beyond that. You even helped us with problems
with the house though it was not your responsibility. Again, we appreciate all you did for us. It's
nice to know there are still people out there who care. Thanks again!
Laura Lee Loos
comments: Carolyn and Gary of Smooth Sale-ing came to our
rescue at a very terrible time. Our mother passed and my sister and I were truly blessed
to find them. They absolutely handled everything. There wasn't one issue or problem
that came up that they did not have a solution. They handled the entire estate sale with great results.
We cannot say enough about these people--they truly did make everything smooth.
Besides having great organizational and sales skills, they are truly good and
nice people. My sister Leigh and I hope to stay in touch with them. I had never even heard of this type
of estate business, but Carolyn and Gary have taken it and perfected it. I would
not change a thing!! Thank you for everything. You made this go much better than we ever
imagined. Laura Loos and Leigh Jones
It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Carolyn Kress
and her company Smooth Sale-ing.
Ms. Kress came into our lives at a challenging time. My brother
and I had finally convinced our parents of the need to leave their Florida home
of nearly 20 years and move back to Pennsylvania to be near family. And, since they were moving
from a 3-bedroom home into an assisted living facility, they needed to do some
significant downsizing of furniture, kitchen supplies, lawn and garden equipment, and
appliances. Enter Ms. Kress.
Kress provides one-stop shopping. Smooth-sale-ing handles everything from
cleaning out closets and drawers, advertising to attract customers, selling items on Craig’s
List and E-Bay, displaying and pricing all the items, calculating sales tax to
pay to the state, arranging pick up from charity organizations of the items that don’t sell, keeping
track of all those items donated for income tax purposes, to cleaning up after
the sale. Ms. Kress even packed and shipped items to my home that I had chosen for
sentimental reasons. And her husband went the extra mile and packed the trunk of my
parents’ car with everything they wanted to take with them to their new home. In
short, everything from A to Z.
Kress is honest and reliable. She can be trusted and is bonded for extra
security for the sellers. She is always on time, which is extremely helpful when you are trying
to accomplish many tasks in a short amount of time.
But it is her great people skills that really make Ms. Kress stand
out. She is unfailingly polite and unflappable, even in challenging situations.
She has great empathy, which is particularly important since her services are usually
needed at extremely challenging and emotional times. She never loses her cool and always
manages to make you feel that everything is under control and there is no need
Our experience with
Ms. Kress truly was Smooth Sale-ing.
On January 30, 31,
and February 1, Smooth Sale-ing conducted an estate sale for us in Brooksville,
Florida. We couldn't have been more pleased. Their advertising methods drew a much larger crowd than
we expected, and this was a rural area. Carolyn and Gary took charge and did a
competent turnkey job. When they finished, the property was ready for the realtor to show.
Carolyn and Gary are talented sales people. They are both
very hard working, knowledgeable, and pleasant with customers. Both have many talents and
Gary is excellent with equipment. They used multiple means of selling items.
When necessary, Carolyn researched collectibles and antiques to price them at current value.
Gary and Carolyn did more than we expected. It was
a pleasure working with them
and getting to know them and the entire
Smooth Sale-ing group. Things were well organized and customers appeared to enjoy
It was.... smooth sale-ing! We give them a 10!
F.T. & Dorinda Frick
Denton, Texas 76205
Carolyn and the Smooth Sale-ing group,
I wanted to drop you a line now that we are settled in and got our own ventures started.
I wanted to thank you for the successful
sale you created when we chose to move & sell our complete house hold of stuff in a short amount
of time. I know it was tight & tough with the time frame we laid out
for you, and you pulled it off even in the timeframe we needed! I have to tell
you, if it wasn’t for “Smooth Sale-ing” we don’t believe we would have
been able to make our move and start up our own business in the time frame we did! Thank
you all so much!
awesome pricing and exposure you gave us! WOW !! was all just awesome, not
to mention…….. how many people you touched to get to our sale!!!! Everything went and
we left with more then anticipated due to you and your crew! We have been telling
everyone we know about you and your Company and what a great job you did.
Again, we appreciate all you and your crew did for us,
Rick & Linda Brown & Family
& Linda Brown