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Empty Homes & Grateful Hearts

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

Funny how some houses, properties, and families grow on you when you're facilitating an estate sale. This last sale will leave an indelible imprint on my mind. Sometimes I walk into a house, and it's dirty and dusty, leaving me wondering who would let their parents live like this? Then I walk into a home like this last one. It was amazing. I said to myself, "wow, I hope I do as good of a job with my kids as these two did with their two daughters!" The house was clean, the family had amazing taste, and they were super nice. They took their time and researched how to find homes for their families treasures and heirlooms. You could tell that they lived their life out loud! When I get to work in a house this wonderful, especially now in the time of Covid-19, it is truly a gift.

As estate conductors, we see the afterlife of a home. We find ourselves looking at what was left behind and imagining the life that lived in the house before. All I can say is, "Thank you for choosing Paxem!" The lights are off, the curtains drawn, and we have played our final act; the house is empty. I did my final walk-through and found myself choked up, just a little, that this sale has come to an end.

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