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Estate Sales Services

Our reputation for honesty, integrity, flexibility and creative problem solving is well known. We strive to help you through the estate sale process, whether it be from a death, a divorce, relocating or moving to an assisted living home.

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Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Frankfort Estate Sale

July 21 - July 22
Aug 02

HUGE Estate Sale in Beulah

August 2 - August 5
Aug 11

Tibbets Lake Estate Sale

August 11 - August 12
Aug 24

Lake Leelanau Farm Estate Sale

August 24 - August 26

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Testimonials

Much thanks to you and your team for all your hard work in early June at "The Bay" house  

Wise Owl Estate Sales was a life-saver for our family this summer. After a quick sale of our parent's home of 25 years, we were fortunate to find Kathy D. and the Wise Owl team to help make a very hectic ten days a manageable task. We kids were working with a tight schedule from far away and Kathy's willingness to work out many details in advance of our arrival was a huge help.
Once we arrived in Elk Rapids, Wise Owl staff was knowledgeable, professional, efficient, respectful, and interested in the background of the items they were listing for sale (as my Dad liked to fill them in on the background). In addition, they cheerfully worked around four family members who continued to "live" in the house the week leading up to the sale. This saved family the added expense of hoteling-it. It also allowed us to spend the last few days on "the Bay" for remembrance sake.
Kathy D. and her team patiently handled each question and detail as it came up.....multitasking all the way!!!
Selling a long-time home is never an easy task. Having kind and compassionate help in accomplishing the task is priceless. We did a final walk-through of a clean, empty home after Wise Owl finished their work and felt good about the entire experience.
I would recommend Wise Owl Estate Sales in a quick second! Thank you again. You are Good People!

Kathy Mouch, Lynne Caton, and John Edick July 6, 2018
Wise Owl stood apart from the others  

I had the opportunity to interview several estate sale companies in addition to Wise Owl. From our first meeting it was clear that Wise Owl stood apart from the others and our choice was made. From the sorting and pricing, to the execution of the sale, Kathy and her team were just phenomenal. It didn’t take long for Kathy’s knowledge and confidence to put us at ease - and with a large number of unique items, she took the time to diligently research pricing. Items were staged professionally, the marketing was spot on and during the 3 days of our sale, her and her team worked tirelessly with a positive attitude. Fair, honest professional and friendly... I can’t say enough good about our experience and have recommended her to several folks since.

Lisa Wehr July 1, 2018
Highly recommend for professionalism, work ethic and honesty...  

Kathy, I have meant to write a thank you for days and somehow the time just flies by! You and your company did a fantastic job, it was such a load off my mind to walk away from that house and have you take over, however I never imagined how smoothly you would manage such a huge job and the final tally would be much more than we had expected! I would highly recommend you and your company for your professionalism, work ethic and honesty. I can't thank you enough ...I have left word with our realtor that if he ever finds a situation in need of your service to please recommend you!! Thanks again ..
Sincerely,
Pam & Fred Plenge

Pam Plenge March 26, 2017 Fort Myers, FL
Wise Owl Estate Sales - Compassionate People  

Where to begin...Kathy Dittenbir is so professional. She showed extreme compassion during a very emotional time in my families life. Kathy listened, organized, researched and took care of every detail for my parents estate sale. The world needs more people like Kathy and her team. I really didn't know what to expect! If you are looking for a professional business to take care of your loved ones belongings then Wise Owl Estate Sales is who you need to contact. I cannot thank Kathy enough for her compassion during such an extreme season in life. My parents would have been proud of the way things were so carefully taken care of.

Kathy Sodt December 9, 2016 Clinton, MI
Honesty  

“ I have known Kathy and her family for over seven years. I have noted that as a business person she is very intense and has a high level of integrity. She attains a high level of expertise in each job venture. Credibility, honesty and persistence are her key strengths and values.”

William Drozdalski Retired Ford Motor Co. Project Mgr. November 19, 2016 Suttons Bay Township Trustee
Professional  

I have known Kathy Dittenbir for 20 years. I have seen her handle a multitude of responsibilities as a manager and coworker. I have never known anyone with her level of integrity and ability to complete any task she is involved in. I will recommend Wise Owl Estate Sales to anyone wishing to have a professional and successful sales event.

Linda Janman November 19, 2016
Eye for detail  

Kathy has a strong merchandising background, and a curator's eye for detail. You can be assured that the sale will be professionally staged.

Brian Burk, Sales/Design November 19, 2016
Job Done Right  

Kathy Dittenbir is indeed a "Wise Owl" and so much more. She's smart, thorough, insightful, honest, and fair-minded—all important qualities in someone with whom I do business. Beyond that, you can count on her to get the job done right, and in a timely manner.

Janice Keegan, Musician/Keegan Design November 19, 2016
Couldn't have asked for a better guide  

We could not have asked for a better guide than Wise Owl Estate Sales to help us through the process of organizing our estate sale. Kathy Dittenbir emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel very secure in your decision to engage her services. The project was far from our home, and we relied on her to prepare, organize and run the sale, and to take care of the disposal of all remaining items afterward. She did this with efficiency, professionalism, and expertise. She did a great job to make a success of the sale, and even arranged for snow removal for easy access to the home. Kathy is reliable, resourceful, and extremely responsive to all the issues and questions that come up in the course of the work. In addition, she's a pleasure to work with and I'm glad we found her.

Linda Jones November 18, 2016
Happy Shopper  

I had an awesome time at your sale on Long Lake today. Fabulous merchandise that fits my design aesthetic. I loved the time capsule nature of this sale too.

Unknown November 18, 2016
Peace of Mind  

Facing a rather difficult family situation, it was an immense relief when Kathy came through the door. In the midst of attempting to make sense of my mother's house, she simply said she would handle everything. Those few words made this situation so much easier on us.
She took care of all the organization, tagging, and selling of the estate property. Living six hours away, I put all my trust in Kathy and she accomplished what I could not have and was very communicative the entire way. I couldn't be more pleased with her and the outcome!

Dustin Hamilton November 18, 2016 Chicago