ABOUT US AND OUR ESTATE SALES

Thank you for considering Another Time, Another Place Estate Sales.

My name is Donna Roth and I  have always enjoyed antiques, vintage pieces and items I made from trash to treasures. 

I’ve had booths in several antique shops. I’ve been involved in making and selling home décor for many years and have always loved the business and the people.  From 2004 to 2010, I had my own business, “A Carpenter’s Daughter” (my dad was a Master Carpenter) selling my items in antique/gift shops.  In four of the five shops, I worked behind the counter, dealing with customers and helping with displays.  I also had my own little shop in local, yearly festivals and holiday markets.  I’ve always enjoyed crafting, designing and displaying in my own home with my treasured items.  In 2013, I began working in the estate sale business and realized it was the perfect segue for me, given my interests and background.  In 2015, I started my own company…

Another Time, Another Place Estate Sales”

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We place our headboard sign in the yard of the home during the three day estate sale.

Our permanent ATAP ladies are  Martha Bullard, Lisa Kattelman, Julie Scott, & Elaine Tscheidel.  They have worked with me thru thick and thin, early mornings to late nights! 

I have know  Martha and Julie for many years.  Elaine & Lisa, I have know for the last few years. Martha and Elaine have been best friends for years and are from Buna.  They know just about everyone from Vidor to Buna to Lumberton!  Several years ago, Martha and I had booths at Ashton House in Beaumont.  She is extremely creative and can make things look like a million dollars (though we don’t price that high!).  Elaine keeps us in line and will work on anything, anytime.  We say Elaine and Martha have their master’s degree in clothing, shoes and purses!   They do the pricing in those departments!

Lisa has taken to this business like she has always been doing it!  She is also very creative, understands pricing and has knowledge of many items, including antiques.  She also knows how to display items to give them their very best look! Julie is our logistics person She can handle any situation and keeps things moving and organized before and during our sales. 

As you can tell, there is lots of talent,  knowledge and creativity in this group and all are “detail” ladies, from cleaning, pricing to displaying and selling!  

We also have a group of ladies we invite to help us with our actual sales.   Sue Rollins Linda Suddath are two such women.  Sue is an avid estate sale shopper & we asked for her help and she joined us!  Linda Suddath has worked for other estate sale companies and is a natural at this and knows most of the people in Beaumont! 

Elaine’s sweet daughter, Paige.   Paige always hands out our flyers to Beaumont teachers.  Working for BISD, she has access to the all the teachers’ lounges!  She says when she walks in, everyone starts asking if we have a sale coming up!

Sometimes my daughter, Rachel helps when we need her.  She is a sweetheart (I can write that, I’m her mother) and brings a knowledge of retail since she’s in that business.  

Officer Carol Riley

Sometimes we hire police officers to help with traffic and security.  We haven’t had any issues but if the traffic gets backed up, having an officer on the premises helps keep things calm!  They also like to work estate sales so they can shop!  Officer Riley bought a lovely set of china at one of our sales.

 Our business is starting it’s 4th year as of 2019.   

I feel God’s Hand is in this because a group of women working together can be dramatic but not in our group.  We seem to have kindred spirits and love to laugh, cut up and have fun while we work.  We also share a respect for the home we are in and the people who lived in it.  We like to learn about our clients and while working, we will sometimes wonder, “Would they approve of how we handling their items and are displaying their home?”  

The ladies of the A.T.A.P team are caring and helpful by nature and this shows when they are working with our clients and customers.  Together, we will handle your items with love and care.  Whether you are moving, downsizing, liquidating, divorcing or are in charge of handling a family estate, we can help by taking care of the tedious work for you.  We also have experts when needed, such as a clock man, a toy collector, jewelry expert, to name a few.

With our creative backgrounds and with the unique experience of being on both sides of the estate sale counter, we have some clever ideas on ways to display your items, giving an overall organized and pleasing look.  As an example, rather than stacking linens on a table and having people rummage thru them, we like to hang a clothes line on a wall (using safe Command Hangers) and hang the lace doilies, handkerchiefs and cloth napkins. It makes for an easier, more organized viewing. 

Our clothesline of linens.

Our clothesline of linens.

We are sticklers for not putting items on the floor that don’t belong on the floor, like towels and blankets!  We bring in our own tables so that we do not load up the tables that are for sale with items that are for sale  

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WE USE PEGBOARDS TO HANG POTS, PANS & KITCHEN UTENSILS SO THE SHOPPERS CAN EASILY SEE THE ITEMS.

WE SOMETIMES SET UP LITTLE VIGNETTES WITH ITEMS WE ARE SELLING.

EACH SUITCASE HAD AN OLD POSTCARD AS IT’S PRICE TAG!

 

WE WROTE ON THE POSTCARDS AS THOUGH THE SUITCASES WERE TRAVELING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE USE CHALKBOARD SIGNS FOR ALL OF OUR SIGNS IN THE HOME RATHER THAN POSTER-BOARDS. 

our "welcome" sign was on the front door.

Chalkboard signs are so much neater than poster board signs and our customers notice these type of details!

For our clients, we want to display their items in the most attractive way possible and for our customers, we want them to feel like they are shopping in a cute, upscale retail shop, without the upscale prices.

We work by the rule that an estate sale should be as neat looking on the last day, last hour as it was on the first day, first hour.  

We receive a lot of compliments on our estate sales being so clean and organized and compliments just make us work even harder for our customers!  We appreciate them!

We are also optimistic that y'all will want to fill up the holding baskets. Last week we ran out of holding baskets!

We provide holding baskets for our customers  so they can shop without carrying items around. 

We offer our customers homemade Texas Cowboy Cookies when they arrive. We also have them for sale at checkout.

We also  provide our customers with Texas Cowboy Cookies when they arrive and we also have them for sale at checkout.  

We take credit cards!!!

We take credit cards!

We bring some inviting details that help with sales, like accepting credit/debit cards to boost sales.  Credit cards increase the bottom line in sales and attract customers as well when mentioned in our advertising.  

We will help you with the items that made you or a loved one’s house into a home.  As you experience another time in your life, we find another place for your family’s items to make another house into a home.

If you are interested in having an estate sale, learn more on how we plan our estate sales on our page titled “Estate Sale Walk-Thru” and then reach us by going to our “Contact” page.

 

 

We strive to make our estate sales a success for our clients and a wonderful shopping experience for our customers!

THANK YOU!

 

 

6 thoughts on “ABOUT US AND OUR ESTATE SALES

  1. Oh, oh, oh! I want to sell my house now and get you to come arrange the sale of my be-you-ti-ful stuff….thanks…debby (Roseanne) P.S. looks good!

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