Who We Are
Denise Stephens is the founder, owner and operator of Hampton Estate Sales. She began her professional career on "Wall Street" in the banking sector. After working for several years she returned to graduate school and earned an MBA in Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business. Post graduate school, her business experience includes work in Central and Eastern Europe where she lived and worked on capital market and banking sector development. After moving to London and starting a family she began to act on her interests in home decorating. Her family moved back to New York, her hometown, where her career shifted to follow her passion for home design. She began selling real estate in the Hampton's and started Hampton Estate Sales. The business developed naturally after years of shopping estate sales and helping friends and clients decorate and stage their homes. It has grown so quickly because of the impeccable service and attention Denise gives each and every one of her clients and the value she has created for both sellers and buyers alike.
Hampton Estate Sales is a full service estate sale company. Whether you are moving or downsizing: whether you are a family member or executor in need of estate liquidation, Hampton Estate Sales is your best source for a stress free liquidation of your personal property.
Expertly Run Estate Sales
Expertly Run Sale Our team is ready to effectively manage the sale of your or your loved one’s estate. We will staff your sale, accurately research and price items, provide tables and display racks, prepare staging areas, promote items of interest, advertise your sale to a large customer base, run your sale and clean up after. Our sales are typically conducted on site over two days unless more time is needed. Clients can expect payment 5-7 business days after the close of the sale.
Our process begins with a free consultation. Here we'll join you in your home to review our services and evaluate what you want to sell. You’ll have the final decision on what goes and what stays, and Hampton Estate Sales professionals will assist you every step of the way. With years of experience, we're confident in advising clients on what is truly fit for sale.
Marketing Your Sale
We will work together to establish a date for your sale and take hundreds of professional photos to begin our online advertising campaigns. Extensive research of your more unique and valuable pieces will help us get your items sold and at the best possible prices. Our years of experience allow us to achieve fair market value for our clients. Not only that, real data from hundreds of successful Hampton Estate sales, knowledge of current market trends and a tight network of experts help to ensure that we move items at the best prices. We market to an extensive customer base in order to secure a successful turnout. We’re able to reach more potential buyers for our clients than they could ever reach themselves. We own our customer base and don’t rely solely on third-party companies to drive buyers to our sales. Our multi-faceted marketing approach means that reach the right people at the right time. Our target audience is largely made up of families, new homeowners, potential homeowners, savvy shoppers and collectors looking for unique items. We work hard to find buyers in every niche possible.
Staging Your Sale
Prior to the sale, we transform your home into an elevated retail experience. While we have many great services, we are especially proud of our staging and pricing skills. Our team understands the nuances of staging and know how to create a sale-friendly environment, regardless of whether a home is big or small, old or new, metropolitan or rural. We then price every item in the sale at fair market value. This value is determined from past sales, market trends ancof course, the condition, age, history and other attributes of an item.
Why Choose Us?
We are Licensed and Insured: Members of the Antiques and Collectables National Association;. Professional, Honest, Always Confidential;. Unparalleled Advertising and Promotion;. Proven to Maximize your Sales Revenue.
Denise Stephens has an MBA in Finance and is a licensed real estate salesperson with extensive professional experience.
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