I go to all of the estate sales in the area and not only do I know all of the people who handle them, but I am friends with them. However, when I had a need for an estate sale, I didn't have to think about it. You were my only choice.
There are others who mean well, but I knew that no one has the client's interest at heart the way that you do. You honestly put the client first. I know you also take care of your customers at the sale. I am one of them. It is obvious in your dealings that you love your customers but you are working in your client's behalf first. There are no special deals for friends or dealers. You are more than fair to everyone. That honesty and integrity is why you were my first and only choice. You also put on the best "show" in town. Your sales always perfect. Everything is beautifully displayed and sparkling clean. There is no comparison.
Thank you for the way you handled my family's sale. I appreciate not only the results but your integrity and professionalism through the whole process.
L. (Name with held by request)
Thank you so much for everything you and all your workers did to help me share my treasures with others as I move on. It was a pleasure to get to know you, Dot, Laura, Michael, and all the others. My estate sale will be a happy memory, thanks to all of you.
Fondly, Mary French Barrett
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the great job you did on my Estate Sale. I've had so many comments on the beautiful job you did. Pat B_____, the Real Estate lady, feels that what you did helped a lot and says she will recommend your services to anyone who asks here.
The house sold for the initial asking price to the first person that looked at it, in less than a month. I guess that's almost unheard of these days - God's hand was most certainly in it and he sent me you wonderful ladies to help me.
I just want to say THANK YOU to you and your crew for doing such a great job with our family sale. We had a lot of family dynamics to deal with and you did that with such compassion and patience. In fact, there were times when you were more empathetic than me! You and your crew are troopers.....you came into a huge mess, the result of 40+ years of "pack ratting" and you not only made sense of the madness but the sale was so much more successful than any of us dreamed. You and your crew are organized, professional, EFFICIENT, kind, capable....I could go on and on. From the first time we spoke I knew you were the one to handle our sale and you certainly didn't disappoint me. I kept telling my family members that you are the professional and we need to step back and let you do your job. I was right....you, Michael, Adam, Aunt Dot and everyone else who makes what you do possible, are just wonderful. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING WHAT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME LESS SO! Please feel free to post this on your website and I would be proud for you to use me as a reference for future clients.
Vivian, I just want to say thank you for all of your help, kindness, caring, and expertise. You made our family estate sale very special, and I know that our Aunt Jean would have been very pleased. I am so happy that I was able to purchase the special treasures which will always remind me of Aunt Jean. My daughter and I thank you so very much for providing this wonderful service. Take care!
The thought of having a sale or to hire men to load the truck was very stressful. Then you walked into my life & solved the problem. I'll never forget your smiling faces, even after a long day, your thoughtfulness to my needs & the work you accomplished. My only regret is that I will not have the opportunity to become your friend & see you often because I enjoyed being with your even though the time was short. Vivian, I will never forget you words of encouragement as you looked into my eyes & the warm hug that went with it. You have a place in my heart forever.
This my first experience with Estate Sales and dealing with you and your staff has been a pleasure. As you told me selling treasures is very difficult, we have the memories in our hearts but our heads tell us to hold on to things. Thank you for your guidance and judgment during this time of change.
We cannot thank you enough for all that you have done in the past few weeks. Please convey our thanks to all who helped making our lives easier. It was a pleasure meeting everyone.
Carol and I want to thank you for doing an excellent job on the sale of Aunt Jean's personal and home items. You kept us informed and let us know how things were going, and eliminated all the stress involved in this matter. Feel free to use us as a reference in the future. This has been one of the few things that have gone 'right', in settling this estate from my perspective of Executor.
You did a wonderful job! I will see to it that your cards are passed along with my recommendations.
Vivian, if it weren't for you, James & I would still be wandering around here feeling overwhelmed! Thank you so much, you made everything nothing but pleasure.
I just wanted to thank you again for taking care of our estate sale. This was our second experience with an estate sale and I must tell you that the first one was a disaster. The person who held it had been an antique dealer for many years and had held estate sales in the area on a regular basis.
I thought they would do a good job. Unfortunately, they first held a private sale for their fellow dealers, and sold things at bargain basement prices. They sold the better items and left me with a house full of things that I had to sell on my own. Their efforts or I should say lack of effort cost me thousands of dollars.
The sale you did for me was just wonderful. You took a terrible situation and made it the very best it could be. I can't believe how much you sold and how much you earned for me and my family. Thank you so much for all you did.
I want to thank you for the wonderful job on the estate sale. You made this experience a positive one from the first moment I met you. I have recommended you and your service to all of my friends and acquaintances, and assured them of your professionalism and thoroughness. Thanks for handling everything so perfectly and achieving a great success with the sale.
A very special event happened this weekend. Vivian Duplant and her estate sales (team) completed a very challenging (estate sale) at my mother's home. Not only did they whistle while they worked, they giggled, laughed and exclaimed about the treasures they found. Because of the manner in which they approached this old house, their customers were some of the most respectful and loving people I have ever met. They came back over and over again to find one more treasure.
I cannot thank them enough. It made a difficult experience in my life, one that I will treasure forever.
Vivian, What a joy it was to meet you on Thursday at your Wimberley estate sale. I am one of the ladies that currently is an appraiser and has an estate sale company based here in Wimberley. I just wanted to reiterate how well run and organized your sale was. Thank you for doing such a great job I'm sure the family appreciates it. If we can help you in the Wimberley, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and south Austin area please don't hesitate to let us know!
Hill Country Estate Sales
We went to three estate sales last week. One of them was yours. At the other two, everyone was quiet and serious. No one even spoke to us. We were in and out in minutes. At your sale someone welcomed us when we came through the door and they were smiling. The house was beautiful and bright. We could actually see in every room. People were talking and obviously having a good time. You were scurrying around talking to everyone and you had a big smile and sparkles in your eyes. We stayed for a long time and ended up buying quite a bit. The sale was wonderful and you made what obviously can be a dreary event into one of pleasant, cheerful and yet dignified time. I can't help but think Mrs Ross would have been proud of the way you cared for her things and welcomed people into her home.
Hi – I’m the one who bought the big yellow blanket box last week (well, it was for my teenage son!) and I wanted to let you know that he LOVES it. He told all his friends about “negotiating” with you for it – LOL. I’m trying to grow my own Estate Sale junkie…………..
Vivian your sales are so much fun and so different from all the others that we see. Your work and skill is so obvious to everyone that comes to your sales. No one arranges things and decorates like your and your people do. And your prices are so good. I know that other sales we go to have been picked over before they open and sometimes it is so obvious that there are things added. Sometimes things that we saw at previous sales. It is nice to have know you all are so honest and work so hard to do things right way. I like it that you don't have a dealer day like other sales do so they can sell to their friends first. I can't wait for your next sale or the one after that. :-)
I go to every estate sale I can find every weekend and hardly ever miss one no matter who is having it. Yours are my favorites I know I can find things I can afford and unlike almost all of the others yours are fun. Everyone is laughing and talking. Your people are so nice and helpful. It is always fun. In line sometimes people tell about the other sales and where they are and whose they are. So many of them are just a waste of time no matter how their ads read like there is everything in the world there and there is nothing buy junk and it is too high. Sometimes they are so rude too like you are bothering them especially if you try to ask for lower prices. I still go to all of them because you never know if you are going to find something but I always find good things at yours.
I just wanted to email you folks and let you know that I attended both sales this weekend, they were my 2nd and 3rd estate sales to ever go to. Even though I did not purchase anything at the time (too late for the native american stuff from the Scotts sale) I had a great time. We look forward to attending more of your sales, your staff was professional and very helpful as well as knowledgable. Thank you for being so personable and welcoming.
See you next time!
Vivian, we attended your estate sale on Saturday in Beaumont and I just wanted to tell you how much fun we had. It was one of the best estate sales I have ever been to. Not only was it full of goodies, you had it displayed better than a department store. On top of that the atmosphere was so pleasant. Your people are always so helpful and cheerful - that is so different from most of the other sales we have attended in this area. You guys are just the best and I look forward every week to getting my email with news of your next sale.
You did it again. I filled the car at your estate sale Friday and then came back for more on Saturday. I love your sales.
Can you add me to the mail list? I have attended several of your sales and can't wait for the next one. You guys are so much fun.
I wish you would do 5 or 6 sales a week. I love your sales and I would love to go to one after another all Saturday long. In coming to and buying from Estate Sales by Vivian I would like to say these are the nicest and have the fairest priced items around in our area. When Vivian has a Estate sale I always head to her sale first as I know my money will be well spent and her prices are not out of sight.
I enjoy visiting with all her sales folks as you will be treated right and fairly. They all are in a class by themselves and I feel like I have treated right and fair. An estate Sale by Vivian, is an experience you will never forget as they are up all the items you have questions and if they do not know about it they will find out for you.
Thank you all so much for a great buying experience.