Why Choose a Certified Estate Specialist (CES)?

These professionals have completed extensive training on various methods of liquidating personal property with a primary focus on estate auctions as a Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and provide a seamless experience working with family members, lawyers, accountants, executors, and other professionals needed within the process.

CES differentiates auction professionals as experts who understand the estate process from all perspectives. CES professionals provide families with complete and unparalleled service to reduce stress and uncertainty in dealing with estates. CES professionals help ensure legal and financial requirements are addressed correctly and the estate property is presented and sold in the most beneficial manner.


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Here’s what others have to say about CES Auction Professionals

Will never forget the burden that was lifted from our shoulders when you told us you would take care of everything. And you did just that. Through the preparation for auction until the final signing, you kept us informed and your concern for us made the entire experience easy. In the end, we felt that the selling of our parents’ home was handled professionally and with dignity and by doing that you honored our parents which was most important to us.

- Testimonial from Carolina Auction & Realty

My husband is the executor for his aunt's estate and we needed to sell her home. [The auction professional] handled the preparation for and eventual auction of the house... She took care of EVERYTHING and even cleaned up areas of the house before it was shown. [The auction professional] let us know what was being done at all times and worked hard to make the auction successful. We were very pleased with the outcome of the auction and appreciate what [the auction professionals] did for us.

- Testimonial from Nicholls Auction Marketing Group

[The auction professional] professionally planned, marketed, and conducted a combined on-line and live auction of our Family Corporation’s heavy construction and other miscellaneous equipment accumulated over 60+ years. The bottom-line auction results by far, and we mean very far, “exceeded” our expectations and the fair market value. What we appreciated most about working with the [auction professional] team was the ability to not only plan, manage, and execute two on-line bidding sites and a live auction site simultaneously, but their understanding and balancing the emotional difficulties and ties that accompanied the equipment sale of our Family-owned business, and delivering the best results we believe we could have achieved.

- Testimonial from EPIC Auction and Estate Sales

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