The 99 prior testimonials, all of which are glowing recommendations, can only be supported and enhanced by our experience with Fred and his wonderful team of hard-working individuals. Mom experienced the Great Depression of the 1930's and it imbued her with a profound desire to save everything. Which she did. EVERYTHING. When she passed away, there were boxes stacked from the joists to the rafters in the attic. There was a large separate room above the garage which contained pianos, organs, books, artwork, glassware and other trivia. The room was known as "The Chamber of Horrors". Fred helped us distribute and dispose of it all. His was a massive undertaking, which he and his team accomplished with aplomb and professionalism. They are also extraordinarily honest and transparent and conduct complete bookkeeping of such an adventure. Thank you Fred, we couldn't have done it without you. Ward G, Spyglass Hill, Newport Beach
"Death and taxes - the only sure things in life, it is said. With Death comes "dealing with stuff" - in my case a lovely home to be sold and the memorabilia from a full life, lots of travels, and excellent taste. But so much! I googled estate sales, read reviews, and interviewed ten estate sale agents. And then I chose to work with Fred Stegmann at Laguna Beach Estate Sales. He was highly recommended by others in the field and exhibited the most professional approach in each and every contact. He was supportive, knowledgeable, thorough, careful, methodical, scrupulous about accounting and practices. And he was very successful in managing the inventorying and sales process. He remained in close contact throughout the experience and had the accounting (and check) ready within 24 hours. If you are faced with the need to handle an estate sale, do yourself a favor and call Fred." Nancy T. Stamford, CT (Corona del Mar Mid Century Modern Estate.)
We recently retired and decided to downsize our antique and household treasures collection through an estate sale. After researching a number of auction houses and estate sale companies online, we chose Fred Stegmann at Laguna Beach Estate Sales based on the many glowingly positive testimonials and reviews of his work and an initial phone interview with Fred himself. We found Fred to be very knowledgeable about the pieces in our collection and his in-depth experience with the estate sale process that he shared during our first meeting convinced us that he was the right person to handle our sale.
During the pre-sale preparation period, he and his fantastic crew organized all of our pieces into an incredible display and priced all of the items fairly and knowledgeably. During the actual sale, Fred greeted the customers in a professional yet friendly manner and managed all aspects of the sale extremely conscientiously. He also reached out to some of his established clients over the phone to let them know we had items for sale that they may be interested in purchasing which led to a number of sales that we might not have made to the walk-in customers alone. Fred worked incredibly hard throughout the entire sale and even arranged for a trusted liquidator to stop in after the sale and purchase the items that didn’t sell. In a testament to his integrity and efficiency, Fred followed up the day after our sale finished with a detailed accounting of all items sold and a check for our portion of the proceeds.
We highly recommend Fred to anyone who is considering an estate sale and wants to work with the best team in the business. If you read his other testimonials and reviews, you will see that we are not alone in our opinion. Fred is one of the most knowledgeable, honest, hard-working and charming people we have had the good fortune to work with on any project. He will work hard to make your sale a success and will not disappoint. Kim and Karen M, Laguna Niguel