Jere Stevenson said she opened Estate Sales of Champions on Louetta Road in November 2017 to help customers liquidate the contents of their homes, regardless of the size or presumed value of their estate.
“They need to get rid of their pots, their pans, their garage items, everything like that,” she said. “[We] get rid of everything—the good, the bad and the ugly.”
An estate sale is way of selling a family’s belongings or estate, usually due to moving, downsizing or death.
“A lot of customers wanted to do estate sales in their own homes, and a lot of other estate providers want us to buy their inventory,” she said. “[It has been] just busier and busier since we’ve been here.”
Stevenson said she usually holds two estate sales a month in the Greater Houston area. Clients contract Stevenson to conduct the sale in their homes, and Estate Sales of Champions provides the man power before and during the sale, including setup and pricing, she said.
Following the sales, Stevenson said she brings the remaining inventory, either by purchase or consignment, to the store she owns on FM 1960, Consignment Collection, or to Estate Sales of Champions. The latter specializes in decor, accent pieces and accessories. Sometimes customers will consign off-the-wall items, like a stuffed elephant foot, she said. She also offers a cleaning service to prepare the houses to go on the market.
While some estate sale companies opt for large sales, Stevenson said because she also profits from her consignment stores, she can do sales for smaller inventories.
“I will do an estate sale when a lot of estate sale companies won’t do it,” she said. “People won’t do one unless it’s going to gross more than $10,000. … I don’t mind going in and doing a little estate sale [that grosses]$1,500-$2,000.”
Estate Sales of Champions
5020 Louetta Road, Ste. 110, Spring
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun.-Tue.
Jere Stevenson said her most memorable sale was for Kirk Alyn, the first actor to play Superman in live action. The sale included posters and items from the movie set, including the replica kryptonite used in the movies, she said.