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Donald Decker Farm Machinery, Equipment, Tools and Household Auction

        I would just like to express my thanks to you and your organization for the very professional and well organized sale of my home at 777 Gillett Rd. Rochester, N.Y.. and for your auction on Saturday Oct. 19 for my equipment, tractors, tools and furnishings. 
        These were well organized, smoothly run and exhibit the very professional manor with everything going very smoothly and showing your long-standing expertise in these matters.
        Myself, my companion Ruth and my family all appreciate your handling of these matters for us, that we needed at this time. We would be available to highly recommend your services and advice to any others seeking your services and specialty in these fields. 

                                                                                                                Donald J. Decker

Donald J. Decker

Stevenson Real Estate and Contents Auction

To the Harris Wilcox Family -

I wanted to write to thank you for the outstanding job you did on the home and contents auction for my father-in-law.  During a period of complete chaos in our lives, you really went above and beyond to manage every aspect of the sale, clean out and closing. Your care and attention was fantastic, and the communication was always first rate. And the results from a price standpoint were beyond what anyone expected. I would be happy to act as a reference anytime you need one.

Thank you again for everything

James buccella

Brighton Real Estate Auction

I recently had to sell a house in my cousin's estate. I wanted it sold expeditiously and decided an auction was my best option. My realtor recommended Harris Wilcox and I am very glad she did. They were very nice to work with, professional in every manner, and very competent. The auction went off timely, smoothly and I was very pleased at the amount,

Alan Bredekamp

Mary Comley Real Estate Auction

Thanks to Harris Wilcox for the kindness and professionalism shown throughout the sale of my Geneseo home. You were accessible to address my questions or worries. This is a rare life event for most. You folks gave the necessary information and reassuring guidance. I did not want endless listing and showing as some friends have experienced. I desired a quicker, fair and clean real estate resolution. Physical and financial stresses of a widow owing a home, do build up after a while.

I am now in a sparkling senior apartment complex meeting new friends in supportive comfort and security.

I truly appreciate Harris Wilcox Inc. for making this move as painless and profitable as possible. I sensed that you cared for me and my family. Sure its a big move but you successfully helped me get it done! I count you as friends.

                                                                                                         Yours Truly,

Mary Helen Comley

Scottsville Real Estate Auction

I decided to work with an auction house to sell my commercial property for the speed of the sale. I chose to work with Harris Wilcox because my conversation with Craig Wilcox was informative, factual and friendly. I knew hanging up the phone that Harris Wilcox would do their very best to get the highest bidder, and be a full service vendor that includes advertising, hosting open houses, and then the actual auction.

I was even more impressed when I met Craig's team, Penne and Shelly. They were so positive, friendly, and excited to be at both open houses and really worked with the potential bidders to help them see a vision for my commercial property. I felt as if I had three new friends in the community.

With their efforts my property sold at a fair price for the buyer and me. We both left the auction satisfied.

I would highly recommend (and I am not an easily satisfied person) Harris Wilcox and their team for your auction needs.

                                                                                                            Debra Swann

Debra Swann

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.

Greg Gilmore

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.

Ken Lawrence

Est of James Gamble

Dear Penne,

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.

Extremely Satisfied,

Jo Ann

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,

Kelly Herold

Our Situation:
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.

Our Experience:
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.

Steve Briggs
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.


Bob Ames

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


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