Karen,

Thank you so much for handling the sale of my uncle's belongings. It was easier being out of state knowing that you were on top of any issues that arose. I also appreciated how quickly you were able to organize the sale.

Thanks again,

Gail Wisdom
St. Louis (May 2017)

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Karen,

Thank you for all of your hard work on my Mothers' estate.  You did a fantastic job staging it and I am happy
with the outcome.
 
B. Harris//Oak Cliff---March 2017
 
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Karen,
Thank you So much for all that you did.  We are very pleased.
 
K. Richardson///Oak Cliff--March 2017
 
 
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Dear Karen,
How can I thank you enough!  You have done an amazing job of clearing my house and making it ready for renting or selling.  God is good at providing the people and circumstances to enrich our lives and make us grateful for all he provides!
 
C. Sanders
Garland----December 2016
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I am very pleased with the recent sale of my aunt's estate by Family First Estate Sales.  From start to finish, it was handled efficiently, honestly, and professionally.  I felt like sales were maximized due to years of experience in dealing with merchandising and customer contact.  I would definitely recommend this company for your needs. 

 K Cotten   

Desoto---November 2016

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Thank you so much for how professionally you handled Jean’s Estate Sale. You were always totally upfront about what was happening throughout the process and always considerate. We were extremely pleased with the professionalism of your service from our first meeting, the respect and security of how you handled and presented her belongings to the final process. You definitely exceeded our expectations! We WILL be recommending your services.

Thank you for a job well done!
Valerie & Clayton Cunningham          
North Dallas Estate of Jean Cunningham August 2016
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To Karen Walterscheid and Family First Estates;
Thank you so much in doing my Estate Sale at my home in Dallas. The organization, staging and documentation of the items sold all were great pluses.  I appreciate Family First Estate Sales as I wanted to feel comfortable with someone coming inside my home and selling items that were unable to make the trip from Dallas
‚Äčto my new location.  5 STAR SERVICE!
 
Sincerely,
Christopher Neal Wigley
Post Falls, ID                  Oak Cliff Estate Sale  July 2016
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Thank you to Karen for making the estate sale so easy!  Being in a different city, it was wonderful to have someone organized and honest managing the sale of my Mother's estate!

Carla Elmore

Desoto Living Estate--June 2016

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You are friendly, professional and I was pleased with your hard work and the results!

Natalie Talty Hiler

Estate of Joan Talty--Carrollton--June 2016

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Karen,

Thank you for everything!

Janet Dooley

Estate of Diane Dooley--Desoto--May 2016

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Karen, 

Thank you for a wonderful job and All of your hard work!

Estate of Richard Chaples

Richardson Estate Sale--------March 2016

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“Karen did an outstanding job handling our estate sale.  She and her team worked like crazy to get everything organized, cleaned, and displayed.  We would not know how to do this ourselves, so we are very glad we found her

Karen was trustworthy, professional, and a joy to work with!

June Gajewski

Lake Highlands Estate Sale----December 2015
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Karen,
 
Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did with my mother's loaded home.  There was so much to do with the unbelievable amount of items that filled every room in her house, patio and garage.  We were so impressed with how beautifully you arranged and displayed everything to look like a fine store.
 
We were also so pleased with the financial results and how hard you worked to make both sales so successful.  You became our friend through this process and we are so grateful to have found such a well organized and professional person as you!
 
Brenda and Lyle Chandler
Estate of Sarah L. Chandler
November 2015
September 2015
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Karen,

You were efficient and the way you presented all of the things in the house made it a successful sale.

We Thank You for all of your hard work.  I will refer you and if you need a referral, let me know.

Mary Ann Barnett

Richardson Estate Sale---May 2015

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Karen, thank you for being sensitive to our needs since my parents situation was a little different.  Not being able to live in their home any longer and having to dispose of their belongings was tough, but you were very professional and sensitive to our needs.

You did a great job of staging and selling the items.  Having a charity pick up any unsold items was a plus that allows us to take the next steps necessary.

Thank you for all your hard work!

The Morrison Family

Duncanville Estate Sale---April 2015

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Karen is a professional to work with that you have confidence in through the entire process.  She had a great sale and was upfront about everything.  I would recommend her to anyone!

Rodney Knowles-----829 Canadian Circle, Grand Prairie-75050

October 2014

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Karen: Thanks for the excellent work that you did on our Estate Sale
(September 18-21, 2014); and that thank-you is also specifically for
producing the outstanding financial results! You took a mountain of "stuff"
and staged/organized a show place that was attractive to buyers! That made
all the difference in the world in the final result. People did not feel as
though they were wading through a "for sale" display; they had the feeling
of viewing appropriately priced items of value worthy of consideration for
purchase!

If you need to use our name as a reference with prospective clients, please
feel welcome to do so!


Best Regards;
David L. & Marcile M.Turney-----4609 Forest Lane, Dallas-75244 September 2014

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Karen,

I am very appreciative of the way your company took care of my parents estate sale. Even though we were not able to give you much notice you accepted the position and got right to work on getting ready for the sale.  The sale went smoothly without any issues and the home was left in excellent condition after the sale ended.

I would recommend your company to others.

Thank You,

Kellye Koch---Waxahachie Estate Sale--75167--July 2014

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Karen, You are easy to talk to; I was immensely happy with the results.  I had No idea my aunts' estate would bring that much!!

Thank You for everything!!!

Patricia Hill--Dallas Estate Sale 75214--June 2014--(Estate of Frances Hill)

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Jim Watts--Oak Cliff Estate Sale--75208--April 2014

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Excellent organization with pricing and staging.
Final inventory was excellent.  Very Pleased about the Results.  Definitely understands the Estate Sale Market.  Would Highly Recommend Karens' services.

Estate of John & Lucille Wright

Carolyn Tipton--Oak Cliff Estate Sale--Wynnwood North--April 2014

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Karen,
Great to see the house cleared out!  Thanks for all your work!

Farrell Woods---Living Estate--Glenn Heights, Tx.-----February 2014
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Karen,

Thanks again for Everything!!-----Sandra Ballew Werthmann

You are in the right business.  Thank you for working with us----Peggy Ballew Moore.

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Karen,

We were just amazed at what little was Left! We appreciate you so much.  Thank you Very Much for All of your hard work.

Steve & Cathy Heath---Duncanville Estate Sale--December 2013

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Karen,

You did so much in a short amount of time; sorting through all of those boxes. You got more money for me than I expected!!

Thank you so Much!!

Nita Nash----Mansfield Estate Sale--November 2013

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Karen,

I kept your business card from the estate sale that you did for my husband and I several years ago.  I was so glad you were able to help us this time with our downsizing estate sale.

Debbie & Sam Halbert---Rowlett Estate Sale---October 2013

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Karen,

You told me exactly what you were going to do and you followed through.  The value to me was:  You not only did the sale and got us more money than we imagined, you also arranged for a charity and left the house empty!

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Doug Williamson---Carrollton Estate Sale---September 2013

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Karen,

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the amount that you got for my estate. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Louis Meeks

Lancaster Estate Sale--August 2013

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Karen,

You are very professional, organized, and sensitive to your clients' needs.  You put us at ease at a very emotional time.  You worked very hard on organizing, displaying, and inventorying the contents of the sale, and were able to accelerate the proposed sale date by 3 weeks, which was very much appreciated. 

She does a good job of staging and selling the items.  Based on feedback from other estate organizations that we interviewed, Karen was able to exceed our expectations in sales.

Thanks Again, Best Regards,

The Jack Alsup Family

Garland Estate Sale--August 2013

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I liked the Karen kept me informed of everything that went on, the

organization of the entire planning was awesome, and the profit was much

more than we could've made as a family.  Everything was smooth and

efficient.  Karen was friendly and empathetic.  She was professional

from start to finish.  I liked the way everything that sold was itemized.

She takes a lot of burden and heart ache from the family.

Thank you so Much!

Camillia Price --Oak Cliff--May 2013





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Dear Karen,

Thank you for doing my sale for me.  You are so efficient, so organized,

so professional, so caring, and more!  I was impressed by the way you

"staged" the sale and by your business expertise.

 I love the result, which I could have never gotten on my own.

 Nelda Van Meter

 North Dallas--75240

 February--2013

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Karen,

OMG!  You worked so hard.  The pictures look great!  I can't believe how much you accomplished.
You were very professional and organized.
Thank you for a fantastic job!!

Randee S. Shumate
Irving, Tx.
December--2012
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Karen,

The thing that I liked most was the professionalism of handling my parents' estate sale as well as the human caring side.

While it was very difficult to see a lifetime of family items for sale, the way FamilyFirst
handled it made everything feel better.  I would Highly recommend this company to
handle a person's personal possessions.

Cheryl Hoffman
Garland, Texas
November--2012
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1.  Staging for the sale was creative.
2.  Very Organized.
3.  Most importantly, communication was Excellent from start to finish!

     It was a better experience than I expected--Thank You!
   Randy Walker
      Hollywood Heights, Dallas  
      October--2012
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Karen,
Thank you-Everything looked so nice.  You did a Great Job in selling almost everything!

Wanda Joffrion
Dallas   75218 (Forest Hills)
August--2012
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Karen,
Thank you for a job well done!

Charles Stewart
July 2012

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We needed a quick response and you came immediately.  Once we established a time frame you were able to accomodate that goal and render a successful sale.  Next, No Surprises.  In the end, we liked You best!

We were very pleased with the entire process from the first phone call until close.  During the process we had questions, not questioning but an educational process.  You were easy to address and you always responded quickly, professionally, and kindly.  You considered the emotional piece that can play into this type of endeavor and truly did consider Family First.  You go the extra mile. I checked on you!! I was cuirous when I had to come in during prep stage to see if the a/c was adjusted.  IT WAS!! True indicator to me that you were treating this as if it were your home.  Not only did you take precautions for extra security but our best interest in an area that you certainly didn't have to. 

It told me alot so I left town! You clearly had this compassionately under control.  You explained things thoroughly and when we needed to go over an area or learn more details, you told us again with a friendly attitude.  Highly Recommend to one and all!

Sherrie Williams
Estate of Barbara Wilkerson Bell
June 2012
 
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I really liked the way in which Karen handled the entire process from start to finish.  She is a warm and professional lady.  Karen was very willing to be flexable on pricing when needed and to go the extra mile when customers wanted to pick-up items on Sunday.  I loved the way she cleaned up afterwards and how she was so safety conscious throughout the whole process.  I would recommend her services to handle anyone's estate.

Diane Fowler-April 2012
Kathleen L. Steinberg Estate-Mesquite, Texas
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Thank you for handling my fathers' estate.  One of the many things I liked about you and your company was; you did exactly what you said.  You cleaned, organized,  and priced everything.  I did not have to worry about anything.  When I came during the estate sale your helpers were polite and helpful and I liked the way you conducted the sale!  You took all of the burden and worry off of me. 
Your attention to detail helped with the success of the sale!

Joe Wolfe
Estate on Edgecliff Rd.--February 2012
Fort Worth, Tx.  76134
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Karen--FamilyFirst Estate Sales & Liquidations,

One of the many things I liked about your company:
1.)  You were dedicated/focused on my fathers' estate versus multiple estates.
2.)  Kept me in the loop and let me know what was going on.
3.)  You were very thorough.
4.)  You removed items left over from the sale.  
Thank you so much,

Corunda Pruitt
Estate of Witton D. Pruitt
Oak Cliff-(Dallas)--January 2012
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Karen,

What I liked about you and your company:
You were Very thorough;
Professional;
You had firm guidelines for the overall project;
You got quick results.

Thank you,

Charles Norton
Estate of Earl Douglas Norton Jr.
Oak Cliff-(Dallas)--November 2011
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  I'm writing this letter of recommendation for Karen Walterscheid and FamilyFirst Estate Sales because Karen was literally our "angel" in our time of need!!  We hired her to hold a "living" estate sale for my elderly brother-in-law, whom we had to move to Austin due to health issues.  We put his home on the market Feb. 1, hoping to get it sold quickly.  We got a great offer the early part of July, and had to 'vacate' his home by July 29th, our closing date.  After contacting Karen, she met our realtor at the house, and agreed to do our sale.  This was about 2 weeks before we had to be completely out of the house!  She worked very hard over this time to organize, mark, research, etc..all the belongings still in the home!  She had the 3-day sale, and did a fantastic job for us.....giving us much more $$ than we'd thought possible!!  She even arranged for a charity to come to the home after the sale, pick-up anything left and gave my brother-in-law a receipt for his taxes.  When we arrived back at the house, we were shocked to find that it was just PERFECT!!  Everything had been cleaned thoroughly....we had nothing to do!!  She earned her $$ many times over!!  We were so pleased w/everything about the way Karen handled this for us, as we live in Austin, Tx...not Fort Worth, so we weren't up there to "supervise" and ck on how things were going!
We would recommend Karen HIGHLY to anyone needing help with finalizing an estate....she even used a spread sheet to show us exactly what had been sold, and the price for each thing sold!  We needed someone to do this quickly, and efficiently...getting us the most $$ we could for my brother-in-law.  Thanks again, Karen, SO MUCH for all your help!!

 

        Peg and Walter Bradley from Austin, Texas -  August 5, 2011

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     Karen,

    Thank you so much for handling my father's estate sale.

    When I found out that I would have to sort through, clean, organize,
price and undertake a complete sale of all the items my dad had accumulated
over a lifetime I was overwhelmed.  Your professional performance in taking
care of all that, and so much more that I didn't even realize I was facing,
was outstanding.  When I saw the sale you presented I was amazed.  Your
experience and integrity make you the right choice for anyone facing the challenge
of an estate sale and I am pleased to recommend you. 

    Regards,

                Ryan DuMont

                Austin, Tx.

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I want to thank you for all your help with downsizing our life. You have made us confident about the decisions we have made and your knowledge has been very reassuring. You came to our home and took charge when we had concerns and we thank you for that. thanks again. Nancy Duvall

 

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 Several of our Meadowstone Place residents have used Karen Walterscheid for their estate sales.  Dependable, organized, informative, and caring are just a few of the words used to describe Karen and the good service they have received.  The families have expressed they were very pleased in her presentation of the items for sell and her care in the clean up afterwards.  Karen has been a guest speaker at many of our Meadowstone Place marketing events and shared wonderful information in the area of estate sales.

 

Valerie Parkey

Community Director

10410 Stone Canyon Road

Dallas, TX 75230

office: 214-987-0943

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To the Families and Friends of Retired People:

 

Karen Walterscheid has been referred by us to anyone in need of estate sales, and several of our residents and their families have been very happy with her expertise and efficiency in helping them. We are pleased to continue to refer her to anyone in need of estate sales.

 

Sincerely,

 

Karen Cattabiani

Marketing Director

Meadowstone Place

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 Karen,

Your caring and professional manner helped us greatly as we faced emptying my beloved aunt's apartment.  You took care of the inventory, sale, and disposition of her things; all while I was living on the East Coast.  You were a great help to our family by handling a sad, but necessary task; smoothly, and efficiently.  I recommend your services to any family with similiar needs.

Thank you,

Martha Shelton
Massachusetts

 

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After contacting numerous Estate Sales representatives for help in selling my mother’s estate, I was referred to Karen Walterscheid and decided to have her conduct the sale.

My decision was easy, Karen, not only was the best priced option, she was honest, prompt, clean, organized and wonderful to work with.

Karen was able to work within a restricted time limit, on short notice, and in a neighborhood that had rules on estate sales.

Karen was successful in selling most of my mother’s estate for the best prices. The few items that remained she took on consignment and promptly paid me after they sold.

I highly recommend Karen Walterscheid and will definitely use her services again.

   

Ilene Jacobs

January 8, 2010

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