Sometimes when a loved one passes personal items need to be inventoried, evaluated and sold. Sometimes cleanup is required to ready a property for sale. In some circumstances cleanup is required prior to a loved ones passing. Our guest, Colette Ross with Timeless Collage and Estate Services joins us today to talk about Estate Sales and Property Cleanup.
Greg McIntyre: Greg McIntyre with McIntyre Elder Law helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. And I'm here today with an interview. Okay. I love interviewing people who have services that are valuable to seniors and their families. So I'm here today with Colette Ross. Thank you for being here today.
Colette Ross: Thanks for having me.
Greg McIntyre: Yes, and she's with Timeless Collage & Estate Services LLC. And guess what that is? I don't know. You tell us what is Timeless Collage & Estates Services LLC?
Colette Ross: Timeless Collage & Estate Services LLC is an estate liquidation and estate services company. We serve clients in Charlotte and surrounding areas like you mentioned. In order to assist them with the organization and preparation for moving out, selling, or cleaning out their personal property.
Greg McIntyre: Understood. Okay. That was very good. You've said that a couple of times.
Colette Ross: Just a couple.
Greg McIntyre: Yes. So all right, so moving out selling. So it could be helping people move out before someone passed away. Is that right?
Colette Ross: Sometimes that does occur if indeed...and a family is in need of downsizing services and assistance with that process. For example, if somebody latter in life is moving into assisted living, we help with resolving the personal property within the home prior to their move to assisted living to allow to alleviate the burden labor.
Greg McIntyre: Does that include auction services, things like that?
Colette Ross: We do not auction, although we do have associates that do if indeed the estate warrants are auctioning. But we perform onsite tax sales.
Greg McIntyre: Onsite sales.
Colette Ross: That's right.
Greg McIntyre: So estate sales.
Colette Ross: That's right.
Greg McIntyre: Right, right. And you're serving Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Correct?
Colette Ross: Yes.
Greg McIntyre: So I see situations or hear of situations all the time and I think it's sad and I'm not sure why it occurs, hoarding. Have you run across things like that?
Colette Ross: Well, the generation that is in the latter part of their life today is result of the depression era. And those folks tended to have not thrown anything away. So hoarding in itself, [inaudible 00:02:23]. Low and behold is actually a psychological illness that people suffer and yeah, it does happen. And there are folks who have an overabundance of items. Sometimes they don't even know what they have, and the families are so overw