Downsizing can be challenging and emotional, especially when it involves parting with cherished personal property. Whether you’re moving to a smaller home, assisting a loved one with estate planning, or managing the distribution of an estate, it’s essential to work with a reputable auction company you can trust. In the DC Metro area, Weschler’s Auctioneers and Appraisers has long been a trusted resource for families and trust and estate attorneys, offering unparalleled expertise and service when downsizing. The Weschler family has been in the auction and appraisal business since 1890, and our team of appraisers has over 75 years of experience combined.

Why Choose Weschler’s for Downsizing?

1. Expertise in Appraisal and Valuation

Weschler’s boasts a team of experienced appraisers and specialists qualified to provide both written and verbal valuations. Our expertise spans a wide range of items, including fine art, furniture, decorative arts, jewelry, and Asian works. This ensures that every item you wish to auction is accurately valued, giving you the best possible return.

2. Trusted by Professionals

For years, Weschler’s has been the go-to resource for trust and estate attorneys in the DC Metro area. Our reputation for reliability and professionalism makes us the ideal partner when handling the estate of a loved one or guiding clients through estate planning. This trust is built on a foundation of consistent, high-quality service and adherence to ethical standards.

3. Comprehensive and Ethical Appraisals

When downsizing, it’s crucial to have confidence in the appraisals of your personal property. Weschler’s appraisers comply with all standards and codes of ethics set by the American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. This commitment ensures that all appraisals are thorough, accurate, and ethically conducted.

4. Environmental Benefits

Choosing to auction personal property rather than discarding it contributes to sustainability. Auctioning items extends their life, reducing waste and minimizing the need for new products. This practice aligns with a more eco-friendly lifestyle, promoting reuse and reducing environmental footprint.

5. A Stress-Reduced Process

Downsizing can be overwhelming, but Weschler’s makes the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our team handles every aspect of the auction, from initial valuation ( a verbal estimate of what we think an item will bring in a sale) to final sale, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your move or estate planning, reducing your overall stress.

6. Maximizing Value

Weschler’s has a proven track record of achieving excellent results for our clients. Our deep market knowledge and extensive network of buyers ensure that your items are seen by the right audience, maximizing the value you receive from the auction.

How to Get Started

If you’re considering downsizing, the first step is to reach out to Weschler’s for a consultation. Our team will assess your needs, provide an appraisaland/or auction valuation, and guide you through the auction process. Whether you have a single item or an entire estate, Weschler’s is equipped to handle it all with the utmost care and professionalism.

Downsizing doesn’t have to be daunting. With Weschler’s by your side, you can navigate the process with confidence, knowing that your personal property is in expert hands. Our trusted reputation, comprehensive appraisal services, and commitment to ethical standards make us the ideal partner for your downsizing needs. Contact Weschler’s today to learn more about how we can assist you in auctioning your personal property efficiently and effectively.