Tim and Anna Clader Machinery, Horse Related and Household Auction
From the first time we met Craig Wilcox until the time our auction was finished, we had complete confidence in Harris Wilcox Inc. to handle our farm equipment and household auction. Not only were we satisfied with the job they did, but we were pleased beyond our expectations!! Through the whole process we and our farm were treated with utmost respect and professionalism. James Wilcox and his team were amazingly organized in setting up the auction items, and the day of the auction went very smoothly. We thank Craig, James and their team for a job well done and highly recommend them for their services!!!
Tim and Anna Clader
Estate of Evelyn B. Gilmore Real Estate and Household Auction
Last year my father past away. My family investigated several options to settle his estate. At that time we decided on an Auction to be the best.
There were several siblings all in different locations and living in other states as well. Craig Wilcox and his daughter came to my Dad's house and explained to us in detail the entire process, and what we could expect from the sale. They even cleaned,organized and sold all the contents which covered the remaining expenses.
My wife and I also sell Antiques and collectibles at the "Carriage Place", a co-op in Brockport. So we buy and sell and have been to several Wilcox Estate Sales.
I would recommend their service to anyone and everyone buying or selling.
Just give them a call - you can expect knowledgeable, professional and caring people to assist you.
Est of Tom LeSage
A very big thank you to Harris Wilcox Inc!! Your love and support was so greatly appreciated. It is the first time since my dad passed away that I felt such a sense of peace.
Emilie LeSage Moss
Est of Glenn Lawrence
Thank you for the wonderful experience in dealing with my dad's property. We felt you handled yourself with sensitivity and professionalism. We were all surprised and grateful for the tribute to my dad at the beginning of the sale. Dad would have been blessed to know that he made a difference in your lives and in the auction business.
We appreciate your integrity and attention to details. We are praying god's blessing on you.
Est of James Gamble
I am very pleased with the services you provided. Your expertise and knowledge made it worry free for me!!! It was the first time in 18 months I didn't feel overwhelmed. As stated earlier, dad accumulated items for over 50 years and it would have taken 20 years for me to sort it all out. Thank Craig and the host of others who contributed.
As my family and I talk about the unfortunate loss of Harris and the many opportunities we have shared with the staff at Harris Wilcox Inc. over the years, I felt it necessary to send a note to let you know how fortunate we are to have known him. I know that Harris was an outstanding gentleman and will be sadly missed. He has taught his family and staff the true meaning of "Customer Service" and everything that it entails, from the initial inquiry to the final sale. I am sure that he was so very proud of everyone tied to the Harris Wilcox family.
I have had the pleasure of working with the knowledgeable, friendly staff at Harris Wilcox Inc. for at least 15 years. It never mattered if I was buying, selling, or just touring an open house; the welcoming you get is so refreshing.
With the economy the way it is and the ever changing business culture, your business ethics are second to none. I have, on several occasions, had the pleasure of recommending your services without hesitation to my family, friends, and business associates knowing they will be in very good hands.
The staff has always treated me with the utmost respect and consideration. I am confident that your professionalism will get you through even in the leanest times.
I am looking forward to our next opportunity to work together.
Your very truly,
My uncle's real estate had everything imaginable: antiques, farm equipment, coins, jewelry, house goods, and tools spread across an old cobblestone house, two barns, and some land. None of the survivng family were interested in taking the farm. I was the closest relative, co-executor for his estate, and lived a half hour from the farm.
Why we chose Harris Wilcox:
We didn't like the idea of having a series of garage sales: one for antiques, one for household, one for farm tools, etc. With full time jobs and families, no one had the time to devote to this effort. Even if we managed to sell some of the nice pieces of furniture, we thought it would have a negative impact on the appearance and value of the house. Similarly, what would we do with the contents of two barns and a house if we sold the property? We also thought we could spend a lot on appraisers before making a single sale.
Our attorney had first suggested Harris Wilcox to handle the farm equipment. As we learned more about the company, we found they had experience dealing with everything we had to liquidate. We saw several advantages going this route:
1. Harris Wilcox has years of auction experience, a solid reputation, and knows how to draw an audience.
2. They basically "run the show" including advertising, setting-up, conducting the auction, and clean-up afterwards.
3. We didn't know what things were worth, but could rely on their experience and the auction process to bring us the best price possible.
4. We thought selling everything at the same time might offer some synergy.
Harris Wilcox consistently exceeded my expectations. They were knowledgeable, pleasant, honest, hard working professionals that were clearly dedicated to making our auction a success. We had a few laughs along the way and I'd recommend a Harris Wilcox auction to anyone settling an estate.
Rochester, New York
Harris Wilcox were consummate professionals from start to finish when we sold my 90 year old mother's house and contents, an accumulation of over 60 years. We couldn't have been more pleased with their marketing, interaction with prospective buyers, and knowledge. The auction was conducted efficiently and with a personable yet business-like manner. It was less than a month from the time we contacted them until the sale of the house - rapid sale in the current real estate market. We readily recommend Harris Wilcox.
Helen Schoolmaster Real Estate
Dear Mr. Wilcox,
I wanted to thank you and the rest of the members of your firm who handled the auction of my Mother's home and personal belongings last March. As you know she moved to assisted living in December and we knew that she would not be returning to live there. With her no longer needing the property and me living in Texas it was clear that the home and belongings needed to be sold.
I thought the sale of the house was handled in a very professional and efficient manner. Our belongings and personal effects were handled with care and respect. I feel that we received a fair market value for the house and belongings. James Wilcox and Penne Vincent working with me helped to ease the emotions of watching our family home and possessions sold. They sorted items for my review and handled the final closing of the property.
In summary, I strongly recommend Harris Wilcox for handling estate sales and addressing the personal nature of such a sale should the necessity arise.
F. Andrew Schoolmaster
ESTATE OF DALE HEUBUSCH REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS
To Everyone at Harris Wilcox,
It was a pleasure working with all of you. Everyone was pleasant, courteous, helpful and got the job done. You helped make a situation that could have been a complete disaster into a satisfying experience. To say the least, we were not looking forward to pulling everything together for the Estate. However, from the time we first talked to you until the sale was done you made it all seem so easy. You and your people came in and handled everything so efficiently that all we had to do was stand back and let you do your job.
We want to thank everyone at Harris Wilcox for all their hard work. Should we at sometime in the future again need an auctioneer, you can be sure that we will give Harris Wilcox a call and we will definitely recommend you to anyone who might need your services.
Very truly yours,
Robert & Susannah