Welcome. We are a family owned business that has been providing estate liquidation services in Southern California for over 30 years. We have conducted hundreds of Estate Sales throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and the Palm Desert area Desert communities including: Pasadena, Glendale, Altadena, Arcadia. La Canada, La Crescenta, Riverside, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Encino, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, LaQuinta and Indio, etc. (View our list of previous estate sales).
We have gone to Santa Barbara all the way down to Oceanside. If there is enough there, we will go anywhere. We specialize in large Estates. We have done huge sales with collections including: Americana, tools, toys, jewelry, Native American, Asian artifacts, clocks, Art, photographs, folk art, Mid Century Modern, and vehicles.
We are proudly able to help you sell your Estate home as well. We are providing Real Estate sales service with JMR Group of Whittier.
Last year alone we sold 3 homes in combination with an Estate Sale.
Frank C. Fimbres CalBRE# 01989418
Before your do anything, we encourage you not to throw anything away. Estate sales are our arena. We can find and sell that rusty old coffee tin in the garage for $1,500 (true story) or that photograph buried in the bottom of a long forgotten trunk in a basement for $5000 (true story).
Why Crown City?
At some time in everyone's life, they find themselves in a situation that involves closing a home. You may be downsizing, or liquidating the estate of a loved one that has passed away. That is when you need our 30 years of professional estate sale services expertise. Our knowledge and skill at liquidating an estate is vast, professional, and reliable as our client reviews indicate. We pride ourselves at organizing, set up, marketing, and selling of your items to make the most money, all in a hassle free and compassionate manner. At all times we respect your privacy and honor all of your requests to try and make the estate liquidation process an easy transition.
How does it work?
Stop cleaning, donating and throwing things out !!!! Call us for an appointment at (626) 676-4202 for a walk through evalution. After signing a contract, the only thing you have to do is pack a box to take what you wish to keep and walk away. We do the rest. We organize, price, market, sell, and leave your space broom clean and Realtor ready
What are your fees?
Our fees are structured entirely on a commission basis. You only pay us for items we sell. Period.
We don't make money, if We don't make you money.
NO upfront fees ever.
How long does it take?
Most sales take a 5-7 days to arrange, 2-3 days of selling and 2-3 days for clean up to leave the home broom clean.
How is payment made?
At the end of the sale, payment is made by Cashier's check within 2 business days. We do not hold YOUR money.
Our estate sale staff
Our staff has been with us for a long time and each and everyone of them has a specialty.
We also have expert contacts on call if there is a question that we cannot answer or their is an extraordinary item in need of more than traditional research..
Do you offer other services?
Yes, if needed, we offer eBay sales, Online auctions on Our website, auction referrals and donation slips for tax purposes, and real estate sales
What kind of items can you sell?
We sell EVERYTHING. Estate sale items typical include but are not limited to the following:
- Antique furniture, sculpture, art
- Fine and rare books, every day books, magazines
- Better art and jewelry, costume jewelry, silver, gold
- Antique toys, retro and modern collectibles
- Vintage items, linens, clothing, kitchen-wares, housewares
- Sporting items, sewing items, office equipment, garage items
- Home furnishings, appliances, televisions, stereos, computers, garden tools, plants
- Hand tools, machine tools, construction equipment, and materials.
- Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, airplanes and yachts
Yes. We are insured. We carry liability for our store as well as event insurance. We were the first in our industry to carry event insurance which most other liquidators do not.
How do we get started?
We offer a free walk through, discussion of your estate liquidation needs and give you a verbal estimate. Or you can visit our store front and warehouse. Either way, we are pleased you want to work with us. To get started, call (626) 676-4202 or email us your questions.
By registering on our site you agree to our terms of service. If you intend on bidding, please be aware that if you are the winning bidder, you have 3 days to complete the transaction. If you do not, then the next highest bidder will be awarded the auction.
Note: Registration requires a VALID email. After you submit the form, we will send you and email. Please look for it and click the link in the validation email. Once you do so, you'll be able to login in BID or buy items on our site.
Due to spam attack, we have closed public registration for the time being. When we have another auction, we will re-open registration. If you need assistance, please call: (626) 676-4202.
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It's easy. Just log into your Google Account (gmail, etc) and visit this link to leave a review!
Here's one of the current Google Reviews:
Peter Ordeshook reviewed 6 months ago
Yelp - 5 Star Reviews
We do not like Yelp. We think they have predatory business practices and it is a fact they have been sued multiple times, though they keep escaping judgement claiming free speech. Obviously, we are pro free speech, but one of the reasons they have been sued is that Yelp supposedly "filters" positive reviews and only show negative reviews unless business owners pay for their service. We don't like such practices and have tried to stay out of Yelp. However many people do write reviews for us. Unfortunately, true to their alleged business practices, all of our positive reviews have been "filtered" while a couple of complainers reviews are the only thing used for the official "yelp" star rating system. The filtered reviews are hard to find, and require entering a code before you can access. To counteract this, we made this page so people easily find the "filtered" reviews that are all 5 star made by other customers.
Crown City Estate Sale Yelp Reviews
RipOffreport.com - Crown City Estate Sale Review - Rebuttal
RipOffReport.com - Crown City Estate Sales Review - Rebuttal
On March 19th 2013 an anonymous person posing as a client posted a libelous and malicious "report" of CrownCityEstateSales.com. The person has made accusations and statements that are not true and cannot be verified in any capacity. Suspiciously, the anonymous person did not provide a contact name, address or phone number. Additionally, the publisher of RipOffReport.com states that no report once it is published will ever be removed from their website. Our only recourse was to write a rebuttal, which has yet to be published on RipOffReport.com.
Here is our rebuttal to the fake report
"To Prospective Clients:
We do not know who "joetruthteller" is. The anonymous person making these clearly malicious, slanderous, and unsubstantiated allegations has not provided a name or contact information. We cannot responded to this alleged complaint but to say the following.
We absolutely DENY and REFUTE all the statements and allegation made about Crown City Estate in this anonymous report. If you would like REAL reviews by 100% verifiable people, please visit our website directly, or contact us and we will provide verifiable referrals from previous clients.
To the publisher:
If you know who this person is, please provide a Name, Address, Phone number and IP address so we may pursue this false and libelous allegation to the full extent of the law."
Additionally, RipOffReport.com offers a paid "arbitration" process for "$2,000.00, which we investigated online (See below). From all accounts we feel participating in any service by RipOffReport.com is giving in to extortion.
We will not be extorted.
With that said, we invite everyone to contact us for REAL REFERENCES. You can start by visiting our REVIEWS page, or contact us and we'll be happy to provide with REAL PEOPLE with REAL CONTACT INFORMATION.RipOffReport.com is reported as being a scam itself - Beware!
Antique bloggers wanted
Antique and Vintage Blogger's Wanted
CrowncityEstateSales.com gladly invites all antique dealers, collectors and treasure hunters to guest blog on our site. Topics can include anything related to antiques and vintage items.
- Topics are limited only to Antiques and vintage items of any kind.
- Topics should be informative and educational in nature.
- Please avoid "self promotion". Let your shared knowledge be your "promotion".
- If you have a particular specialty, please provide a brief history of the antique or vintage collectible.
- Include some photo's if you have them.
- Include how to spot a fake, and key identifiers of authentic items.
- Articles should be 400 words or more, and be ORGINAL and UNPUBLISHED anywhere else online.
- Try to include links to 3 "authority" sites related to your topic.
- Include a link to your website and social profiles if you have them.
By submitting an article on antiques or vintage items to us, you grant CrownCityEstateSales.com the right to publish the article on our website and promote it through our social network, press release and any means or medium available to use for distribution. You also agree that you have legal right to publish such work and all content including images are unique and original.
Cyber Fame, bragging rights and a byline. We will also link to you website, Google Plus profile, Facebook and Twitter profiles if you have them. This is, of course good for you as Crown City Estate Sales is a PR 4 website. This means Google considers us an authority site. Additionally, your article will be distributed through out our social network and newsletter which has over 5,000 subscribers.
How do I submit an article?
Please complete the form to the right and we'll review your information. Be sure to include the topics you would like to write about.
I've been approved to write, now what?
Once you are approved to be a guest blogger, we'll contact you with the specifics of how to send us your articles.
Estate Liquidation Services
We sold an advertising tin full of nails like the one above for $1,500.00!
Who are we?
We are Jackie and Frank Fimbres of Crown City Estate Sales. Yes, that's us in the photo. That's me, Jackie, aka The Boss, in the lower left. Frank, aka Football, is to the right. Eric, aka Garage Guru, carries the chair. Holding the sign is Karen aka Fluffer. She is our vintage clothing expert who constantly fluffs the linens to make them look nice.
Why work with Crown City Estate Sales?
- 30 years of experience leveraged to maximize your estate sale profits
- Real world store and warehouse in Montrose, CA
- Event Insurance
- Bonded staff
- 100% commission based fee structure - You only pay a if we sell an item
- Excellent references (see below)
- We are fun
How it works
- STOP - DO NOT TROW ANYTHING OUT.
- Call (626) 676-4202 to schedule an appointment
- We visit your location and give you a FREE estimate
- You love us and sign a contract
- We start work
- We move, organize, and price your belongings
- We market to our list of over 5,000 shoppers in the LA area
- We sell, Sell, SELL!
- We remove left over merchandise
- We leave your space broom clean
- We write you a check, less our commission
- You are thrilled and write a recommendation
Call (626) 676-4202 to schedule an appointment today and remember, that’s NOT TRASH!
Great and honest work!
Dear Jackie, This is the first time I was in Estate Sale . Thank you very much for yours great and honest work . I wish you health and success and progress in the future . We love you and your very cute staff .
Yours customer Tien and Hoa
Dependable, honest, and very easy to work with...
When I inherited a house, I needed advice from an estate sale to finding a real estate agent. This is where Crown City first came in to help guide me in the right direction. I found Jackie to be dependable, honest, and very easy to work with through the whole process. A unique aspect of my situation was that the house was in California, but I was living in Florida. Jackie and her team took care of all the small details I could never have handled on my own, let alone from another state. Everything went smoothly in her teams hands and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I highly recommend Crown City. A+
E. Lloyd, MD
Stellar Work - 2nd review from Occidental College
Recent TestimonialsHigh caliber and efficiency - Occidental College
They did a great job and left the property in excellent condition
My parents moved with me to Texas. They are 91 and 93. Crown City understood their needs and were very helpful to them. My Dad was a machinist forever and had an entire machine shop that needed to be sold. Crown City did a great jod and left the property in excellent condition. I would recommend their service to anyone.
They gave us a value estimate of the sale and they were dead on - Arcadia
Great job. They gave us a value estimate of the sale and they were dead on. They left our parents home and grounds in better shape than when they arrived. They went above and beyond what we expected.
5 stars - The Williams family
We appreciated their honesty - Glendale
My Mother was a collector of all things. After my family had taken what they wanted, we were left with a lot of things that we thought had some value to someone. Crown City appraised, then recommended what we should have in an estate sale and what should go to Auction. We appreciated their honesty . We would recommend them.- William, Glendale 5/14/2010
Professional fast payment immediate - Glendale
Crown City Estate Sales came to my home and conducted an estate sale for me. I was moving from my large family home to a Retirement Community and had to downsize significantly. I found them to be professional, fast, and payment was immediate and they even washed my garage floor . My home was left spotless and I would recommend them to anyone any time,
Helen Prelock, Glendale