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Estate Preparation, Estate Settlement or Downsizing

Garth’s Estate Services Division serves as a valuable resource for families, executors, trustees -  

anyone involved in estate planning or settlement.


Garth’s will assign a full time Certified Estate Planner as your single point of contact for all of

your estate or downsizing needs - from appraisals, to auctions, tag sales, and real estate services.


Garth’s has been a trusted resource for the auction and appraisal of art, antiques and collectibles for over 60 years. We have extended our expertise  and service with a full time Certified Estate Specialist to handle all aspects of estate settlement and planning, with the same commitment to customer care and the same level of integrity that our clients have come to expect.  

Where to Start?

We understand the complexities of planning and settling an estate.  Determining values, deciding whether (and how) to sell, making equitable divisions among family members, utilizing donation opportunities...these are issues we address with clients everyday.  Our staff has over 150 years of  combined experience with the appraisal, assessment and disbursement of collections and estates.  The addition of a Certified Estate Specialist provides one point of contact – an advocate for you and your beneficiaries and a respected and knowledgeable professional for your legal representatives.  We bring unmatched service and integrity to you at a time when objective, clear and honest advice is needed.  We take great pride in not only evaluating and liquidating assets, but creating opportunities to distinguish our clients’ collections and passions from the rest.



Need an Appraisal?

Often, full, written appraisals are not necessary to the estate settlement process; particularly when items are planned for auction.  Garth’s has several, highly qualified consignor representatives, who can offer verbal, pre-auction estimates of value – at no charge.  However, when a written appraisal is required for advance estate planning, Garth’s has the ability to respond quickly, with experienced, professional appraisers.  


How do you choose the right appraisal professional for you or your client?

So, it has been determined that your particular situation does require a written appraisal. As the attorney, banker, insurance agent, or family member requiring the appraisal services, identifying the right professionals to meet all the needs of settling an estate can be overwhelming. It took your client or family member a lifetime to build a collection, careful attention to distributing it in the most advantageous way possible is critical. Garth's assists clients with estate settlement and downsizing needs throughout the continental United States.


Our staff has over 150 years of combined experience with the appraisal, assessment and disbursement of collections and estates. We bring unmatched service and integrity to you and your clients at a time when objective, clear and honest advice is needed.  Garth’s wide range of services and full staff of appraisal, auction and real estate professionals eliminates the need to manage multiple relationships.



Why Garth's? 

  • An internationally renowned auction company, Garth's successfully markets the highest quality antiques and fine art, silver, firearms, dolls, toys, and more. See an overview of the items we sell at auction. We have set several world records for items at auction. Ask us about them.


  • As regional selling venue, Garth's is located within within 550 miles of half of the country's population, maximizing your exposure to a large pool of bidders and  our Eclectic Auctions offer a wonderful outlet for mid-range antiques, collectibles and furnishings


  • With more certified appraisers than anyone in the Midwest, Garth's can respond quickly to personal property appraisal needs


  • A team of real estate professionals provide real estate at auction, as well as traditional listing services


Additionally, we employ a full support staff to see each process through to the end.  Our transportation staff is careful and diligent; our marketing staff is savvy and talented, and our administrative staff tends to every detail. Once you call Garth’s, you can rest assured that we will effectively manage the process through the end – leaving the residence broom clean, while marketing every item in the venue in order to assure the highest rate of return.


Our team of professionals prides ourselves on delivering efficient, detailed service with a down-to-earth and personal approach.  In six decades, the most valuable thing we've handled is your trust and your reputation, and we strive to exceed your clients' or family's expectations.  


In fact, their bottom line is our top priority.

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