Encino Estate Sale is Ready for Our Guests, Opening at 8am!
One of my favorite things about my work is setting up a great estate, part of setting up is going through everything carefully. We uncover amazing finds. We found sterling silver, gold cuff links and a lot of beautiful things in this estate. While we were in the process of setting up, yesterday (two days before the sale) someone knocked on the door asking if it would be OK to come in and shop then and there.
I can't blame them for asking and I know some folks welcome any sale, but that's just not my style. First of all, as soon as I have a sale, I tell all of my customers, who I love, to save the date and I share with them what we have found so far.
To me, a great estate is like a marvelous dinner party - I send out an invitation saying when my guests can arrive, and then I plan my menu and get to work making something fantastic.
Would you dream of showing days or hours before your host invited you to dinner and thinking it might be OK if you just came in and started helping yourself right now? No! You wouldn't, that would be crazy. If I stopped pricing, and staging and opening little boxes in junk drawers to find out what is there (just magnets or sterling spoons?), in the middle of my set up, how could I possible get my event ready for the guests? Our video is ready and we look forward to seeing everyone this weekend! Thanks for waiting patiently for the big event.