Jacqueline Lennon, a top producer in South Orange County, shares insights into navigating estate sales amid life’s challenges with expertise and care.
Death, divorce, debt, and downsizing.
What do these situations all have in common? They are causes of some of the most significant emotional, psychological, and financial burdens that can impact any American family and are the main four reasons that Americans hold estate sales.
A 2023 survey shows that money is already a significant financial stressor for Americans – 52% saying it has a negative effect on their mental health, while 82% say they experience concerns about money at least once a month.
It’s easy to imagine such a consistent stress on a household because it is so common, but it is alarming to imagine this plus the distress of a family death followed by the need for an estate sale. The entire process can become quite lengthy if there are additional challenges with an outdated property, needing to go through probate, or managing inheritance tax.
Jacqueline Lennon, a real estate expert who has been in the business for over 20 years, comments that, “An estate sale almost always involves some amount of conflict within a family or at least a variety of nuances to navigate.” She continues, “I am very hands on, at the family home, at inspection, making sure everything goes through seamlessly at every step despite the circumstances.”
It’s important for any family to know that there is no regulatory body overseeing roughly 14,000 estate sale companies in the US. This makes it that much more difficult to find the expert who will provide the best support and service throughout the process.
Lennon specializes in supporting elderly clients and their families, not only with their estate sale, but also with their transition into the right senior living community. The pillars of her successful practice are communicating daily, investing time into client relationships, and making them feel comfortable and in control at each stage.
“I enjoy working with the elderly community, I enjoy listening to their stories, and I genuinely care about their well-being. This business should never be about selling fast and cheap when these homes hold so much more value to their owners than dollar amounts,” says Lennon.
One client story comes from T. Avazian, who shares warmly, “My wife and I had a great experience working with Jacque. Being Irvine residents for over 20 years in the same home, raising our family there, and making many additions and upgrades to our home, we knew that it would be hard not to be pulled by our hearts when we had to sell. Jacque was so helpful in preparing our house for sale, walking with us through the sale of our home, and then going the extra mile by helping us search for a new home in San Diego County. It was a long hard process but Jacque patiently walked us through. We would gladly recommend Jacque to others as they search for someone to sell their property.”
When looking for the right estate sales agent, it’s important to do your research. Jacqueline Lennon suggests checking out an agent’s Google reviews and asking about their experience with estate sales. Moreover, people can also ask for references from previous clients and check if the agent is a member of any professional organizations.
It’s important to find an agent who is trustworthy, experienced, and has a good reputation in the industry. The right agent can make the estate sale process significantly more comfortable and help relieve much of the financial stress.About
With over 300 completed transactions over the last 20 years, Jacqueline Lennon is among the most experienced real estate Brokers in the area, specializing in residential listings as well as estates, probates and trusts.
Company Name: Sea To Canyon Properties
Contact Person: Jacqueline Lennon
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