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Testimonials

Professional, Trustworthy, Experienced, Detailed, Conscientious, Compassionate. The RES team did a wonderful job this past month at our parents’ home. Not even at my most ambitious and organized could I have pulled off what Annette, John, and the team achieved. We were overwhelmed by 90 years of personal belongings- mementos, collections, furnishings, and general household items. Annette and her team went through every cabinet, closet, and attic space, carefully removing family photos and mementos for our viewing, and identifying what would be sold. Every item, or collection of items, was carefully tagged, researched if necessary, and displayed beautifully! Each room of the house looked like a small boutique that I wanted to visit. Annette was very sensitive about setting aside mementos and photos, and she treated the household with such respect. The sale went wonderfully, the reporting of all sales was very detailed and she handled all of the remaining items for donation without any effort on our part. All in all, we are tremendously grateful to Annette, John, and the rest of the team, and offer our highest praise and recommendation for tackling such a daunting project!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Kimberly and Bruce McDonald
November 2018
I presented Annette and John with a very difficult task. When my Mom passed away she left a house filled with European antiques and vintage furniture, etchings and paintings, ceramics, glassware and jewelry. But I didn't realize, at the time, the full extent of the value of these items. Each item (100s of them) was carefully researched and priced and nicely staged. After the sale I was given good advice on donating a few remaining items.

If you feel you need an estate sale that requires careful planning and loving care, I would highly recommend Refreshing Estate Sales.
Bob Stevens, Austin, TX
June 2018
Annette assisted me with a client who needed her parents' home made ready for Market. She was very professional, hardworking, and very knowledgeable! Even though the temperature was 100 degrees she never hesitated to move forward to meet the deadline. I would not hesitate to recommend her again for even the most challenging Estate Sales!
Sheryl Lowe
Kuper / Sotheby's Realty
May 2018
The day I first met Annette Markward was my lucky day! I could tell from the moment we met that she was the one I wanted to handle my downsizing and estate sale. She was organized, meticulous, honest and calming. Everyone who worked with her had nothing but great things to say about her abilities. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results.
Georgia D., Austin TX
December 2017