Novotny's is a class act! Couldn't be more satisfied, relieved and happy with our experience and outcome.
Shauna Novotny and Susan Kotora took the insurmountable task of liquidating our estate which was a mess and sold it all! They worked day and night. Staged the estate sale beautifully, brought in top tier buyers, donated and cleared out the rest. They are both darling, accommodating to our family and attorneys - even in the most trying times. And believe me, estate liquidation is by definition trying and emotional.
Novotny's is honest, reliable, trustworthy, no-nonsense straight-shooters. They run a tight ship. After interviewing 5 companies, many of them worthy of the task, Novotny's was the right fit.
Shauna and Susan are well known and respected in the industry. They have years of experience. They are accredited.
You will not be disappointed working with Novotny's. Highly recommend !!
Shauna and Susan Know Your Stuff!
When Shauna and Susan came to assess the estate of my late Great Uncle, I was very impressed with their depth of knowledge. They really know their stuff – or I should say, my Great Uncle and Aunt’s stuff from the 1950s. They gave us a realistic view of what they could do and, I’m happy to say, they delivered. They handled everything with no hassles or headaches. It was great relief to be able to turn over everything to Shauna and Susan since we live 100 miles away. We signed some paperwork, handed them the keys and came back 2 weeks later to pick up the check. Thank you, Shauna and Susan for your professionalism and expertise.
-Michael D Hamersky
Thank you so much for handling the estate sale at Chevy Chase Drive. From our very first meeting with you, we realized that we were in the hands of absolute professionals. The preparation and staging of the items for sale vastly improved the Real Estate value of our property while the sale was in progress. Everything agreed to by your team was delivered, and then some!
On another note: Moving and the sale of personal items can sometimes be traumatic. In this case, you just cannot even imagine the total relief and comfort you provided us during a trying time.
Thanks once again.
Our office had less than a month to vacate an eight thousand square foot home that we had been working out of for the past sixteen years. With so little time, we looked around and thought to ourselves, how on earth are we going to do this? Had it not been for Shauna Novotny and her team, there is no way we would have been able to tackle such a massive undertaking. Shauna and her team moved in quickly, helped us properly tag what office furniture was of value, recommended an amazing professional moving company to us, and most importantly, helped us dispose and liquidate the office furniture and equipment that they were unable to sell.
Shauna and her staff are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to selling antiquities and they really do relieve the stress that comes with tackling an estate sale. We cannot recommend them highly enough. They are one of the best at what they do.
-Cami Taylor, Crossroads Films - 1722 Whitley Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028
Novotny Antiques conducted an estate sale for us in the Spring 2010 at our Glendale home. We interviewed four prospective estate sale professionals and we decided upon Novotnys because of the knowledge and experience Shauna and her team had on the variety of antiques and quality items we were selling including silver, china, fiestaware, artwork, and antique furniture. We were very pleased and impressed with the considerable time and preparation Shauna put into our sale, which she staged and ran perfectly and she exceeded our high expectations. In addition, Shauna has continued to display and sell our quality unsold items in her shop. Equally important to us was that Shauna also sold or disposed all of our regular “yard sale” stuff, which was considerable and left us with a clean and empty house.
Shauna and her staff are interesting, energetic, and enjoyable folks to work with and they helped relieve the stress and anxiety of all of the emotions and questions that come along with the sale of many years of collecting and memories. We have only good things to say about Novotny Antiques and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in having a professional, well organized, well prepared, successful estate sale.
-Bill & Gladys Isinger
After more than thirty years of collecting and storing antiques we decided that we needed to sell our "treasures". Just the thought of sorting, cleaning and displaying the pieces as well as finding a way to market them was overwhelming. We spoke to numerous people who referred us to Shauna Novotny to take care of our estate sale . We are glad that we made the decision to turn this sale over to Shauna.
We quickly learned first hand that Shauna is an energetic, positive, hard working and enthusiastic individual who gets excited to take on huge task of organizing and running an estate sale. She is knowledgeable about antiques and she is excellent in dealing with the public. No task seems too great for Shauna and she "jumps right in" to take charge. Most importantly, she puts her clients at ease during this stressful process.
Shauna is one of the most honest and direct individuals we have met and has had complete integrity in every interaction we had with her throughout the process of selling our antiques. She is kind and courteous, warm and "down-to earth" and truly a joy to deal with.
It is our pleasure to give the highest possible praise and recommendation to Shauna Novotny. We now consider her a trusted friend and we look forward to a future personal and professional dealings with her.
-Murray S. Kaufman, D.D.S.,M.D
-Michelle Moon, Ph.D
Just wanted to say thank you to you and your colleagues for your courtesy and helpfulness during last Friday's Silverlake sale. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, and the equally helpful young man (sorry - I have no memory for names!), and I look forward to using my two new enormous area rugs as soon as I can build up the strength to move furniture! Thanks for the excellent assistance and wonderful prices.
Shauna Novotny of Novotny's Antique Gallery ran our estate sale during our move from La Canada to Pasadena. She was professional and was extremely knowledgeable when it came to pricing out antiques and collectibles. We were extremely satisfied with the outcome of the sale.
We would highly recommend her.
-Robert Picardo, Pasadena, CA
We had a tremendously positive experience with Novotny's when they handled our estate sale in San Marino at the end of February, 2015. Shauna Novotny and Susan Kotora are considerate, thoughtful, knowledgeable, honest, and efficient. They did exactly what they said they were going to do. Their team of six prepared and displayed the items throughout the house, the patio, and the garage in an incredibly organized manner. They were very savvy about pricing everything, from silverware, to paintings by obscure artists, to asian vases. They attracted more than 1000 customers each day to the two-day sale, and they handled all the exchanges with courtesy, alertness, and when needed, firmness. They sold the vast majority of the items large and small, and we were pleased with the net proceeds. Moreover, I enjoyed the time I spent with Shauna and Susan, and I learned a lot from them. I give them my highest recommendation.