William R Novotny, Bryan's grandfather started selling household contents in 1970. In 1979 William M Novotny, Bryan's father and full time appraiser since 1996, joined his father and opened Novotny Antiques in 1978. William M. opened a full service estate sale service in Los Angeles in 1990. William B, Novotny, "Bryan", his son, joined him in 2008 and also became a credentialed appraiser by ISA (International Society of Appraisers) in 2024.
In 2018 William M., Bryan's Father mostly retired from estate sales to focus on appraisals, He still continues to participate part-time as a consultant.
Novotny's full service household contents liquidations and estate sales will competently and ethically provide you with the professional services you seek.
For a full service household contents liquidation call now 626-377-7257.
Estate sales are priced not valued. Competent pricing is based on the valuation skills of the person doing the pricing. The methods and techniques used by appraisers must be applied to the pricing process to ensure the asking prices are relevant to "market value" and "fair" which is a good place to start!
William M. continues to assist Bryan in pricing Novotny Estate Sales when needed. He can help identify rare and valuable objects possibly lurking in drawers, closets and cabinets etc. There may be treasures of all types unknown to the family, that frequently go undetected, mispriced and mishandled by uninformed estate sale agents. Such objects could benefit from consignment at an alternative national or international market which would be more appropriate and profitable.
There is no oversight. There are no governmental entities that screen estate sale agents. In California there are no state or local license requirements for estate sale agents. There are no long established professional estate sale associations to provide training and testing and to establish minimum experience requirements and ethical and performance standards that must be met for accredited membership. When full service household contents liquidations are needed be careful and choose your estate agent carefully. CONTACT Novotny's Appraised Estate Sales to discuss your appraised estate sale needs. Choose a competent & ethical estate sale agent. Call 626-377-7257 Now!
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Bryan can help a party in charge of a sale on an hourly basis as a consultant: (See Yelp Review Below)
Is your objective the total liquidation of residential contents? Consider this: Your residential contents, including antiques, furniture, collectibles, fine art, rugs and decorative objects look best in the home setting for which they were chosen. If you consign your personal property to auction your property will be moved to a large commercial setting that charges you drayage for the moving. Your things will get mixed in with objects owned by others which may include tired, dealer stock and less desirable objects which may cause your property to loose their appeal, specialness and value. Small objects may be offered in box lots sold to highest bidder. At an estate sale box lots are chosen by buyers that want each item and willing to pay a fair price.
A Novotny Appraised Estate Sale will determine how best to serve your needs and priorities during a liquidation sale. Bryan will carefully and completely evaluate your liquidation needs, objectives and priorities. The process proceeds best through communication and mutual understanding. First we need to understand which objects are important to you to retain if fair market value cannot not be attained. Tell us the lowest acceptable offer for objects to be retained. We will protect you.
Once we are on the same page you can walk away with confidence. Unburden yourself! Leave the hard work and difficult decisions to us.
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When price is in doubt! Bryan finds out!
As a young man William "Bryan" Novotny began studying personal property appraisals and assisting his father, William M., part time for many years with research and analyses for active appraisals. Bryan is currently a credentialed ISA appraiser working closely with William M. Novotny, (ISA AM and AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.
Bryan began his separate complete residential clean out services in the 1990's. His clean out provides broom swept condition sufficient to meet typical escrow conditions. The clean out often entails cleaning attics, exterior storage, garages, under porches, rafters, hazardous chemicals, rubbish and large item pickup, arranging dumpsters, recycling electronics and metals etc.
It is up to you, the consignor, to determine and communicate your estate sale liquidation needs and priorities. It is up to Novotny's Appraised Estates Sale Services to determine how best to fulfill your needs and priorities during the liquidation. The liquidation process proceeds best through careful communication. Consider these questions:
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