Many thanks for the outstanding job you and your staff did handling the estate sale at my mother-in-law’s home. It was a daunting task and you approached it with professionalism and efficiency.
From the initial cleanup and sort of items, to the sale itself and the final clean out; I realized how valuable your services are. The staff assisting you were all very friendly and courteous throughout the entire process. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to walk into the house after the sale and see the rooms completely empty. Special thanks for coordinating the final pickup of items donated to charity.
I would recommend your services to anyone. Please feel free to list my name as a reference.
Brian Pechtold, CPA • Hampshire, IL
I am an art dealer in St Louis and I was recently contacted by Gail Hampton of Caring Transitions in Chicago. Ms. Hampton emailed me a photo of a painting that was included in an estate she was handling. She told me that she had researched the artist, and had discovered that I bought and sold works by that painter, and she wanted to know if I had interest. As it turns out, I was, because it was a very good example. Gail had contacted other galleries, but after setting up an appointment for me to see the painting, I ended up being the buyer--paying over twice his record price at auction. I was happy to get such a good example and didn't mind paying the price--but what really impressed me was the professionalism and the capability of Ms Hampton and her organization. I thought to myself that her client was really fortunate to have someone who cared about doing such a good job and going the extra mile. Gail knew that to get the real value from the estate she needed to contact different people for different things--and in this case, even in different cities. She also spoke respectfully of the owner, and had done a nice job organizing and displaying the material. I would recommend her service to anyone.
Thom Pegg • Owner of Tyler Fine Art • St Louis, MO and
former Director of 20th Century Art & Design • Heritage Auction • Dallas, TX
Having a house sale that represents 30 years of your life is not only emotional; it is mentally exhausting. But if you have Gail Hampton ( Caring Transitions) in your corner, this will be an amazing experience. Gail’s detailed efficiency and expertise balances perfectly with her care and concern for you, your house and your life’s possessions. DO NOT take this journey without Gail Hampton.
JoAnne Stone-Geier • Owner More in Store • La Grange Park, IL
Anyone would agree that relocating is one of the most stressful of life experiences. Certainly that is compounded innumerable times over when one is also dealing, as my family was, with the recent death of our father, moving our mother to assisted living and coping with her new Alzheimer’s diagnosis, while emptying out our family’s home of over forty years – with its accumulation of valuable art, unusable trash, old familiar items of furniture, and uncountable memories.
Gail Hampton and the Caring Transitions staff came in with their skill, professionalism, great sensitivity, understanding and caring. With their help a situation that appeared to be completely unmanageable and overwhelming was handled with efficiency and thoughtfulness. They took care of an estate sale to sell all of the items of value, including evaluating, photographing and cataloging all the items in the home, appropriately advertising the sale, and overseeing the sale itself. Ms. Hampton was also conscious of the special items that filled a unique niche, and contacted specific collectors to arrange individual sales of those items ahead of time. She then arranged for charitable donations of any items which they were not able to sell, and then cleaned and de-cluttered anything remaining in the apartment.
Caring Transitions’ pricing structure was very reasonable. Their work was very thorough and professional. Most importantly, they were kind and caring. Our family cannot thank Gail Hampton and her company enough for all of their support and assistance during this challenging time.
Ora Prochovnick • San Francisco, CA
I recently acquired the services of one of your franchises. The young lady that helped me was Gail Hampton. If it were not for Gail, I would still be working on my Mother’s apartment. The kindness of Gail and her staff made me feel like family was digging in to help. Her kind heart shown through in all she did. Even when the sale was over, she went beyond the call of duty to continue to contact buyers, donation places, etc. I am so very happy to have found Gail. She left her mark on my life. I will be forever grateful to her. She will be in my heart for a long time. Thank You Gail. The family of Elaine Ortmann
Janet Johnson • Elgin, IL