Deciding what to do with household contents when someone passes away can be a dauting task. Our family was very fortunate to be directed to Wilson’s Auction Sales in Lincoln, Delaware. Wade Wilson made our task easier in so many ways-answering our many questions via email and phone, honestly discussing what would sell and what wouldn’t, being upfront with how the whole process works, and offering suggestions to find the best cost effective options along the way. We utilized their services to have the household contents hauled to Lincoln, and his men were courteous, professional, and very efficient. Wade continuously kept us up to date during the sale of the items and afterwards provided us with a detailed list of items sold with dollar amounts. How his staff kept track of everything was truly amazing, even separating some items into a separate lot as requested. We appreciated Wade’s honesty, sincerity, and professionalism and felt he was looking out for our best interests during this entire process. In this day and age, how often can you really say this? We had a great experience with Wilson’s Auction Sales, and our family would highly recommend them to anyone who wonders what to do with “all this stuff” whether through inheritance or just cleaning out.-Kathy, Middletown, DE
You sold some items for me at the Harrington auction on 9/21/2019-good job everyone!! Wish I had more to sell… Many Thanks, Townsend, DE
Dear Mr. Wilson,
Enclosed you will find the information we discussed regarding the auction house in lower Delaware. We were not at all satisfied with the results-to-cost ratio from the online or live auctions that we had with that company. They were slow to respond to inquiries and did not offer the customer service that we had expected, considering the high costs of their services.
Wilson’s Auction House, on the other hand, did exactly what was promised. You handled the pick up and sale of the remaining contents of my fathers house in a professional, friendly, and honest manner. Every one of your staff members was helpful and courteous. They went about their jobs cheerfully and efficiently. Your auction was actually a fun event with satisfied customers both buying and selling. We will highly recommend your services to anyone who is thinking of using an auction as a way of selling anything. Thank you for your prompt payment and goodwill throughout all the steps of the process.-Dover, DE
A friend told me of her positive experience with Wilson’s and suggested I contact them when my mom passed away and I was at a loss of what to do with her home goods. Wilson’s Auction and Wade, in particular, was so helpful from quote to the auction of the items. Wade contacted me immediately, was kind, and explained the process. He kept me updated and answered all my questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to use Wilson’s. – Dover, DE
I was appointed as executor in autumn to administer a Maryland estate for my late uncle. After interviewing two auction firms to handle the sale of the contents of a 2,000 square foot barn overflowing with farm tools, vehicles and equipment, as well as residential house items and a myriad of antiques and collectibles, I selected Wade and Dave Wilson. Even though Wilsons was out of state, I needed a firm that I could trust and rely on since I myself am out of state and would not be able to personally attend any of the auction events. Due to the varying nature of the estate assets, Wilsons devised a strategy to sell all items in 3 tranches, the farm tools, vehicles and equipment at an on-site sale in Maryland, the house contents at a sale at their facility in Delaware, and the antiques at a special Memorial Day sale, all designed to maximize sale proceeds. Working together as a team, Dave and Wade demonstrated an extraordinarily high level of expertise and professionalism from the inception of the engagement to the completion of the 3 auction sales. I was especially impressed with Wade’s responsiveness. He is very communicative and able to express himself with precision, clarity and attention to detail. I am a corporate attorney by profession and have worked with many service providers over the years. Wilsons did not disappoint and exceeded my expectations.
Rob and I just wanted to express the great job that your entire staff did with our aunt’s estate. I cannot thank you enough for your personal interest that you gave us. Wade took time out of his busy schedule to meet with and review the paperwork. The moving crew loaded the trucks quickly and professionally. There weren’t any problems or damages. In closing, thank you, Wade and your entire staff for doing an outstanding job! What you did was really a relief to us. Thanks a million – Ron
I am so glad to have the opportunity to compliment a very special company – Wilson’s Auction Sales. I called them because I wanted to sell our Delaware license plate. Wade was my contact and a nicer more helpful businessman I have never met. His attitude was friendly and so willing to help. He explained the auction process and told me what items he would need. When I had them together he came to my home and picked them up himself. He completed everything that had to be done, brought the check and new tag to me, and even put the new plate on my vehicle. I never had to leave my home. I have never dealt with anyone who tried so hard to make everything easy. I truly appreciated Wade’s kindness and desire to be of service. He made the whole process pleasant. I totally recommend Wilson’s Auction Sales, Inc. to anyone in need of their services. They are the very best! – Sincerely, Rebecca Warren
Paul and I want to thank you for all of your help in selling our Georgetown house. Wade couldn’t have been nicer. He was not only professional but he became a friend. Right up front he told us how they would advertise our house and he kept his word. The advertising was great. He kept us updated though out the whole procedure. We could not have been more pleased with their services. We would recommend them to every one. Paul & Liz Ravilious
I wanted to thank you for doing a fast and good job with the auction of my log cabin. As you know I had the property on the market for over a year with a realtor and three days before settlement the buyer backed out and he had only put $1,000.00 down. Then my insurance company of 25 years dropped me because no one was living in the house. I told the realtor to put it up for auction. This was the 30th of September. I waited and waited, he never did it-so I called you myself. I talked to Wade and he explained to me how the auction worked. First, I had to be sure I was not still under contract with the realtor. I called the realtor and he would not give me a yes or no answer. I am old, not stupid. I called Wade back and he said he would handle it. He called the realtor and called me back a few minutes later and told me I was not under contract. I signed and the auction was in 30 days.
1. Wade kept in touch on a weekly basis. That I liked.
2. The auction was right on time. I liked that too.
3. The buyer put down $20,000.00 in hundred dollar bills-I liked that.
4. I don’t need to be at settlement.
5. The check will go right into my account.
JOB WELL DONE-THANK YOU!!
Frances Kershaw-Relocated from Georgetown, DE to Maryland
I would just like to share my experience with Wilson’s Auctioneers. My Mom’s house had been on the market for over a year with very few prospective buyers. At age 85 she needed to move into an apartment and be closer to her family. With the house not selling, she decided to contact Wilson’s Auctioneers and see what they could do for her. The experience we had with them was amazing. They immediately went to work on preparing the auction for her. The necessary paperwork was all scanned to me within a week, then after that we were in contact either by phone or email with any questions we had. The auction was set for less than a month away from her first call to them. Dave Wilson and Wade Wilson were both present at the auction. They worked very hard and their commitment to my mother was beyond reproach. They are both very polite and very respectful gentlemen to work with. I would highly recommend them for anyone that needs to sell their property. The experience was a very pleasant one and I would not hesitate to contact them again.
After much consideration, my sister and I made the decision. Having an auction, to sell the contents and real estate the same day was the best for us. Telling our neighbors and friends we had chosen Wilson’s Auction Company to handle our sale, brought the following comment, “You chose the right one!” All employees were extremely friendly and helpful. Several of our concerns (will people come, traffic flow, weather conditions, value of items) were all answered. They gave us confidence we were making the best decision and that they would do a good job for us. Our Auction Sale was fun! It will always be remembered as a great day! – Dover, DE
I have to tell you how much I appreciate your professional and friendly service! I knew from our first conversation that we had found a valuable resource for helping our clients with their personal property needs. We’re looking forward to a long association! – Seaford, DE
Thank you very much for selling our personal items. We were very pleased with the proceeds and appreciate your hard working personnel. Again, our sincere thanks for all you did to make our sale a success! – Seaford, DE
I want to commend you for the professional, courteous and efficient manner in which you responded to my request. It was a pleasure working with you. – Georgetown, DE
I cannot begin to thank you for all the help and expertise that you provided us in the sale ….both the personal items and the house. It was a pleasure to meet you and to work with you and your team. It is challenging when you try to attend to business from a distance, but you took that worry off of our shoulders by taking care of all of the details. We are so very, very grateful! – Carlisle, PA
We are grateful as usual for your attention to such details. I wanted to write and to thank you for your help and kindness this summer. (We) appreciate everything large and small, that you have done to help facilitate the settling of the affairs of our father. Beginning with the initial inventory of the house and farm outbuilding contents back, I believe, in March, we cannot say enough good things about the service provided. I know the main auction on Saturday night required a huge amount of effort by everyone and some very long hours on the part of Dave. Both of you and Carolyn and the rest of your team couldn’t have done a better job. Your prompt, thorough, and courteous response during all stages of the undertaking made it so much easier than it otherwise might have been. You guys are the absolute best. Thank you very much. – Fair Oaks, CA
Dear Wade and Staff at Wilson’s Auctions
We were very pleased with the outcome of our auction and thank you for everything you did for us. Your staff were friendly, organized, respectful, and hard working. In fact, we were astounded at how much they accomplished in just one day. It was a huge job. The work of preparing my father’s house for sale had seemed nearly impossible to us. But after your team was done, the rest of the cleaning up went quickly and smoothly. We are deeply grateful for that. We commend you and wholeheartedly recommend your services.
Joanne Reinbold – Wilmington, Delaware
(Items were picked up in Milford, DE and sold at our auction facility in Lincoln, DE)
To Prospectus House Sellers:
In late September, my sisters and I were exploring all avenues concerning the sale of our deceased mother’s home, when we contacted Wade Wilson, of Wilson’s Auction Sales, Inc. Wade came out and did a walk-through of the house. He then sat down with me for the next hour discussing the auction process, what an absolute auction was, the fees that the seller would incur and the fees that the buyer would incur. Wade also revealed his strategy of online and newspaper advertising and why those particular papers were chosen. Wade kept in constant contact with us when he spoke to someone concerning my mother’s house or when he showed it to interested buyers. On the day of the sale, he introduced us to David Wilson, the auctioneer, who spoke to us for about 20 minutes, discussing the house and the procedures. During this five week process, Wade Wilson was very professional, informative, and above all, treated me as if he had been my neighbor for the past 25 years. I was very pleased and grateful with the five week association and experience provided by Wade and Wilson’s Auction Sales, Inc.
James P. Gilmore, Jr. – Auburndale, FL
(Real Estate was sold at 12 Woodside Drive, Milford, DE )