Testimonials
“Thank you for doing a great job on my estate sale! I couldn't have been more pleased. I didn't have to do anything which was nice because I didn't know what to expect. You and your team have wonderful organizational skills which are key to a successful sale. When I arrived at my house after the sale to find it completely empty down to the wood floors, a sigh of relief came over me. I did make a recommendation for you on my neighborhood list serve as well.”

Peter Moran, Rockville, Md. March, 2017

“Ann and I are thrilled with how you handled our estate sale. Your attention to detail and compete follow- through was amazing and engendered very high confidence in you. We also know that the sale attracted many shoppers due to your advertising and reputation for price fairness. We were very impressed with the research you did on various items to determine the asking price. And most important, the financial results were very positive. Thank you.”

Ann & Richard Young, Potomac, Md. Jan. 2017

“Jane is the ultimate professional! She was referred to me by a friend who used her to run his estate sale. Her presentation was extremely informative & her experience addresses all aspects of running an estate sale. Her organizational skills & knowledge of pricing is superior. We highly recommend Jane & her staff to anyone! A BIG THANK YOU for making our move run much more smoothly!”

Phyllis and Kenny Goldberg, Potomac 9/16

“We cannot begin to tell you how pleased we are with the outcome of the Sale! This was quite an experience for us and glad we chose you to take us through it. Thank you.”

JoAnne & Dick Durst, Potomac, Md. May 2016

“I hired JHES to manage the job of emptying my sister's Washington DC home. As her only living relative, and being out of state, I was overwhelmed by the work required. I am 86 years old, & have been under a lot of stress..... Jane not only did a wonderful job getting the house cleaned out, but she was so knowledgeable about idenitfying so many different things. ...lot of African art in the home, and many paintings. Many of my sister's friends attended the sale, & told me Jane had done a wonderful job & had EVERYTHING under control. ... I certainly would NOT hesitate to recommend Jane to anyone. She knows the ins & outs of her work & doesn't hesitate to get things done!!”

Donna Sieber, Michigan. (D.C. sale) January 2016

“Jane Heller and her staff were simply wonderful. Nobody ever looks forward to having an estate sale, but Jane made it a breeze. I didn’t know where to start, but as Jane explained, all I had to do was walk around my house and set aside what I wanted to keep. Wala ~ my job was just about finished. Jane’s work was just beginning. She and her very capable staff came in and carefully went room by room doing their detail work. Every step of the way Jane gave me more and more confidence that I had made the right decision in going with her. Jane's memory is amazing (she must have a photographic memory!) and the extensive amount of time she spent researching items to ensure a fair price was just outstanding. Not only was I impressed with her pre-sale detail work, but I was also impressed with the turnout on the sale weekend as well as her follow up. When my Mother passed I went with another company to help me with her estate sale and OH MY…NO COMPARISON! I certainly wish I knew about Jane back then! I give Jane Heller Estate Sales a big two thumbs up. ”

Linda Diamond, Bethesda May 2015

“Thanks so much for the careful rundown [final report] of the estate sale. Today, I went to the house settlement. The move, the sale, and today\'s closing of my home have been defining experiences - but it\\\'s time to move on..... Let me know if you need any references,and many thanks. April 2015”

Diane Wilbur, NW Washington, DC. April 2015

“Jane was a godsend. I was under very tight timelines between the sale of the house and the settlement date. She was able to work within my parameters and get the sale done. Jane and her crew were able to come in and do the necessary preparations in a timely fashion, hold the sale over a three day period, and allow me enough time to get the house ready for the closing deadline. Jane runs a very professional operation. Her years of experience have allowed her to know the market and to price items accordingly. I was impressed with the degree of meticulousness in the pricing of even the smallest things. There was a tremendous amount of personal property that she had to go through, sort and price. It was incredible that she managed to get through it all. Jane has learned trick-of-the-trade that contribute to a successful and secure sale. Her crew was amazing and hand-working. The house was staged to be efficient in both managing large groups of people (we had over 900 people) that came through and in how she grouped the items that needed to be sold. I would not hesitate to use Jane again and I highly recommend her. ”

Sarah Eichhorn, Rockville, Md. April 2015

“The thought of clearing our Mom's house, our childhood home, was overwhelming. Jane and her staff took care of everything from clearing it out to staging it for the sale. She prices items based on her expertise, and research and pulls in a remarkable amount of buyers from her years of working in the industry. Security is of outmost priority and she staffs her sales accordingly. Jane's professionalism and sensitivity made a difficult task much easier and I would certainly recommend her services.”

Coille Piento, Bethesda, Kenwood, March, 2015

“When I decided to downsize and have an estate sale, I was already familiar with most if not all of the local sale companies because I had attended local estate sales for years. I chose Jane Heller, without seriously considering other companies, because of her knowledge, expertise, experience and professionalism. Jane is fair to aggressive on pricing, but is reasonable and willing to work with her clients. Jane did an excellent job advertising my sale and the results were excellent. The sale was well attended, well received and lucrative.”

V. Morrison, Fairfax, Va. April 2014

“I was very pleased with Jane's professional way of handling the estate sale for my mother. Her knowledge of the items, pricing, dedication to detail, and research into value, was remarkable. She has quite a following of buyers and actually sold more dollar volume than she had originally estimated. I was also impressed by her trustworthiness as I live out of town. It was most helpful to me to be able to rely on Jane. I would highly recommend her.”

Su Fink November 2013

“Thank you for your excellent work managing the sale of personal property from my client's estate at his NW D.C. condo. You not only sold the contents, but also arranged for the distribution of bequeathed items to the beneficiaries around the country. I was amazed at your energy throughout this process. Without reservation, I can say that you are the most professional and efficient estate sale agent I have ever worked with during my almost thirty years of legal practice. I think I have worked with the best, and you were tops. I wish you continued success.”

Attorney Don Green August 2013

“Jane Heller is a hardworking, well organized professional who was able to execute our Dad's estate liquidation sale efficiently and in a timely manner. She was thorough, did what we asked, and was prompt to report back to us with progress reports. I would recommend her to anyone in need of such professional services.”

Diane Byrne, Bethesda, Md. May 2013

“After my Mother passed away I was lost as to what to do with the 50 years worth of belongings that had accumulated in her Potomac house. I live on the West Coast, and needed to sell the home and could not take all her things. It was a stressful time. Then I was introduced to Jane. She is absolutely the best! After careful planning she completely liquidated everything in 3 days. I didn't have to worry about anything. She was extremely organized and professional and I was shocked at how much money the sale brought in. I didn't have to lift a finger. I am grateful to Jane for everything she has done and would highly recommend her services. Thank you, Jane!”

Robert Rubin March 2013

“It was wonderful working with Jane on my estate sale. She was very professional and organized and it was incredible what she was able to accomplish in helping me to empty my house in time for a quick settlement. I could not have done it without her and would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you, Jane!”

Susan Fridley, Potomac. 2/13

“It was a pleasure working with Jane on the estate sale at my home. It was reassuring to even be able to leave the country and not have to worry about the details. Jane did a very professional job and I would definitely recommend Jane Heller Estate Sales to my friends. Thank you. ”

Linda Grodin, Potomac. Oct. 2012

“Thanks very much for the prompt check for receipts from our recent estate sale. I know that you had to do quite a bit more planning and work for the sale of my "goodies" due to the location in the deep woods on a one-track trail-------Your perfect co-ordination, and the almost total clean out of my remaining possessions reflected your great workmanship. Many thanks again!”

Charles Feingersh. Potomac, October 2012

“It was a pleasure to work with you from the beginning to end. You created organization from our chaos and made the process very easy. We appreciate all your hard work and highly professional and fair approach. We would not hesitate to refer you to anyone needing your services.”

Jane and Glenn Blong, Potomac, Md. June 2012

“I was moving out of state and decided not to take most of my furniture and belongings. My real estate agent recommended Jane Heller estate Sales and I am happy that he did. Jane and her staff are professional, reliable and very nice to work with. Thanks to them I could concentrate on my move! I would highly recommend that you call Jane if you are considering an estate sale.”

Marie Feldman, Potomac, Md. May 2012

“Jane Heller and her team were recommended by both a friend and my realtor. I will be forever grateful to them. Jane is incredibly knowledgable, professional, organized and fair. Like many of her clients we were moving from a large home to a condominium and faced the overwhelming task of disposing of items accumulated over 30 years. Simply put, Jane knows how to sell what you want to sell, and she even sells things you never thought anyone would want. She is clear in explaining what you should expect and what she expects of you. She is expert in knowing how to price and puts in long hours researching and pricing. Her email list is legendary-- the turnout on our sale days was truly impressive. ..... Except for deciding what I wanted to sell, Jane and her team did all of the work, making the moving process almost easy. And, most important, Jane and her team are really nice people. They are no-nonsense and firm, but patient and good.”

Bernadette Zaucha, Potomac, Spring, 2012

“In appreciation for the services rendered by Jane Heller, it is our pleasure to provide our commendation for the most efficient and well organized Estate Sale we could have experienced. In anticipation of this difficult task, we did our due diligence and made serious inquiries as to the experiences of others whom, recently, have moved from their formidable residences and relocated, as we have, to smaller quarters. We are very gratified to have retained Jane Heller for this challenging task. Jane and her crew were well organized, very personable, and most efficient. We, without hesitation, do recommend retaining Jane Heller for anyone considering an estate sale.”

Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Kogod Potomac, Md. December 2011

“Jane Heller did a remarkable job of organizing a sale for a challenging estate. The 95- year-old decedent had lived in her residence for 40+ years. In addition to the large accumulation of items, the condominium placed severe restrictions on public access to the sale. Nonetheless Jane produced excellent results in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to use Jane again or to recommend her to others. ”

Carole G. Gelfeld, Attorney. October, 2011

“When our home was sold, I was sure I wanted to have a sale, but had not clue about what to do or how to start, when a good friend recommended you for an estate sale. Calling you was the best decision I ever made. From our first meeting, your knowledge and professionalism were evident and I felt the confidence to turn things over to you. At first I was reluctant to part with a lot of things, even though I knew I didn't want to take them with me [to much smaller quarters]. You guided me through the process of "letting go"....and I am so glad I listened to your advice! I was in awe as I watched you organize, categorize and price. It was obvious you knew your merchandise and your market; your pricing was right on target. I was amazed at the research you did to provide customers "product" information at the time of the sale. Day 1 was cold and rainy..but buyers were standing in line for hours before the door opened! I was amazed at the scope of your email list and advertising. But that was only the beginning....your staff was incredibly efficient, friendly and knowledgeable and things just flew out the door! By the time the door closed at the end, you had sold EVERYTHING... from the finest things I had to the endless stuff in our garage!!! You know your business and have a great business and I will always be happy to be a reference for you. My deepest thanks for a wonderful experience. ”

Bonnie May, March 2011

“Jane Heller and her team worked long hours getting our sale ready. She is knowledgeable and trustworthy. She came, she tagged, and sold everything and I mean everything. The sale was more than successful. Thanks to you and your people.”

Elaine and Stanford Steppa Potomac, 12/11

“We would like to thank you for the fantastic job you & your staff did to make our Estate Sale a huge success. The results exceeded our expectations. We were impressed by your professionalism and expertise through the entire process from our first meeting, to the pricing and set up, to the sale days and finally the clean up. It was a stressful time for us, as we prepared to downsize our home, and you alleviated our stress with your staff of qualified personnel, your hands on approach and can do attitude. December 2010”

Myrna and Dominic Schiattareggia

“It was a real pleasure to witness Jane Heller and her team prepare and conduct the estate sale. The team worked quickly, quietly and efficiently while giving full attention to every last detail. Everything she promised to do, she did and did well. The sale exceeded our expectations.”

Adrienne O'Donoghue December 2010

“I needed to have my condo emptied. The community had strict sale rules which made the planning more difficult, but in spite of this and restricted parking, Jane brought the buyers. I was able to sell most everything and got fair market value as well! Jane does exactly what she commits to doing and I recommend her highly.”

John D. December 2010

“We are so appreciative of your hard work and effort on our behalf. Thanks to your expert skills, every item that we gave you was sold and this took an enormous burden off of us. We are indebted to you and your competent team and we have already recommended you to others. ”

Tom & Paulette Henderson November 2010

“The loss of a loved one can be filled with pain and stress, but the liquidation of personal belongings and assets can go far beyond that. Jane Heller Estate Sales was a lifesaver. No only did she go through all my aunts' property of 50 years, and dispose of all the non salable contents, but she organized and positioned all the remaining items to gain maximum value. Jane has a huge following of buyers, maximizing the largest possible sales. The final sales figure was $10,000 over my original estimate. After the sale the few remaining items were donated to and picked up by a local charity. Jane Heller is the consummate professional, and was willing to go above and beyond my expectations.”

Bruce Albaugh, Silver Spring, Md. November, 2010

“There is so much stress surrounding an estate sale, you really need a professional. Jane Heller and her team consistently exceeded my expectations in all areas! As part of an immense downsizing, Jane held two sales for me- one to empty out all items not needed to stage and update my house for sale; and the next, six months later, after house was sold, to empty out all remaining items I no longer needed. The depth of her appraisal knowledge and expertise in market pricing is solid and reliable. Her staff is capable, trustworthy and experienced. The team works fast and carefully, and produces an attractive presentation of items for sale, as well as a secure environment with well- placed staff members. I respect and trust Jane and recommend her highly! ”

Susan Gordon, McLean, Va. Nov. 2010

“I have the highest regard and respect for Jane Heller. This past summer, my mother in law passed. The task of figuring out what to do with all her beautiful belongings was daunting! I was referred to Jane, who promptly came over and immediately assessed the situation. Jane was exceptionally knowledgeable regarding the value of my mother in laws possessions. I was procrastinating about going through about twenty or so boxes of belongings, Jane gently suggested that we go through them and unpack them right now, rather than keep waiting....as we did this, she made the whole experience enjoyable. She knew what silver was valuable and what was not, and what china and stemware would bring on the market......Jane is honest, reliable, personable and professional.......I am grateful to have had the good fortune of having her help me with this life experience....Jane, thank you so much”

Lisa Ehrlich

“It was a pleasure to work with Jane Heller. She organized the sale very well, ran it efficiently, and quickly and accurately turned over the proceeds. This was a full and varied estate, and she competently managed all aspects. I highly recommend her for any estate sale.”

Norman B. Handler, Attorney, Bethesda, Md.

“Your team did an excellent job in very adverse conditions and enabled me to meet my goals: get rid of what wouldn't fit into our new apartment and cover the cost of the move. I've recommended you to a couple of friends who either are downsizing themselves or have to dispose of the home of an elderly relative. ”

Jane Scholz, Washington, DC

“Jane Heller has handled three generations of estate sales in our family. I can't say enough about Jane's compassion, honesty, expertise, organization and follow through. She understands the pricing and value of items, has the integrity to inform clients when a sale is not in their best interest, and has the consideration to point clients in the direction of alternate ways of donating or disposing of their items. All of us who have lost people we love feel that their belonging are invaluable. Jane has the unique ability to help us make the distinction between the emotional value and the marketability of these items. I strongly endorse Jane as a professional and a person.”

Carol Sisco

“I was very nervous, thinking about all that had to be done for my move; going through things, making decisions of what to keep or sell; I was scared. Once I spoke to Jane, she easily guided me through the process. The worry was taken away from me, and we worked well together. It was a successful and profitable sale!”

Gail Breman, Potomac