We had to liquidate the contents of 2 homes. A summer home in Maine and our primary home in Reading Ma. After interviewing Estate Sale companies in Maine the top company in the area recommended that we look at Curious Cat in the area of our primary home. We had an immense amount of property to liquidate so finding the correct company was crucial. Ruthanne and her staff (especially Rose and Robert) designed a unique plan which spanned several weeks with some sales by appointment and some traditional sales, all of which were held according to Covid rules. While the move was very emotional my son and I realized after it was all over we could not have had a better company care for our needs. In particular, Ruthanne was very amenable to changes in our plans as the house was on the market at the same time. She and Rose worked countless hours prepping for the sale...more than they should have! I recommend Curious Cat enthusiastically.
We were very unsure as to what we were going to keep and what might be sold. Ruthanne and her team were very flexible and amendable to our demands. On the day of the sale we had a surprise snow storm and we were away. Robert took care of everything, shoveling and salting so that our sale went off without a hitch. Ruthanne was professional and clearly cared about our home and did everything to make for a successful sale. As a longtime business man/owner of several Dunkin Donuts establishments, I can vouch for this excellent company. I recommend Curious Cat Estate Sales wholeheartedly. November 2020
We had a very tight window due to the sale of our house and we needed a lot of help. Ruthanne came in and organized our home efficiently and with purpose. We had a very successful sale and are now in Florida. Thank you Ruthanne and the Curious Cat Estate Sales. October 2020
I have been a real estate agent for 35 years. I owned a very high-end property in Andover but it was time to downsize. I had always been very curious about estate sales but had my concerns. After meeting Ruthanne from Curious Cat Estate Sales I was immediately put at ease to the point that I trusted her with all of the possessions in my home. Every expectation I had was met or exceeded. My husband and I were thrilled with the professionalism and the financial outcome which very much exceeded our expectations. Ruthanne will go over the top with her time and personal attention. We both highly recommend her and her company.....Fabulous!
You guys are amazing! My husband and I moved out of our home and Ruthanne and her company came in and did the rest. Very professionally run estate sale......as a business owner myself I really appreciated all of the time and personal service my husband and I were given. I would not hesitate to recommend Curious Cat Estate Sales to anyone.
Ruthanne and her crew, including Rose, did an incredible job. My husband and I were very stressed out with our move out of state. Covid had thrown our plans out of whack but they put everything together and managed a very successful sale. We could not have been happier as we made our move.
Curious Cat Estate Sales is wonderful and Ruthanne is incredible! They listen, they understand and in the end did everything they said they would do. You cannot find a better Estate Sale company then the Curious Cat. I recommend her and her team enthusiastically. January 2020
Richard Scott Wallius, Pigeon Cove, Rockport
Ruthanne and Rose conducted my Estate Sale in Pigeon Cove in the cold in February. The house, barn, outbuildings were full of items owned by 3 generations. They spent countless days preparing. They were great, very professional! As I now sit in Texas I don't know how they did it.
We had a very large house and we needed to downsize. Honestly, we were overwhelmed. Ruthanne and her team were recommended to us by friends. Curious Cat Estate Sales was a life saver. If you need an estate sale company you cannot do better then the Curious Cat. They were great!
We really did not know what we were in for. After selling the house much more quickly than we expected we never thought we would get the house ready for the new owners in time. We had friends recommend Ruthanne and thankfully she was able to prepare the place and put on a wonderful estate sale. In addition to years worth of collectibles, my husband had many original pieces of his own artwork. She was able to sell most of his pieces but more importantly, she stored numerous unsold pieces and promised us that she would try to sell them for us after we moved to Florida. Two month later we got a check for the artwork? She was great and both Joe and I recommend her highly. Fall 2019
My husband and I sold our house in two days. We were panicked! Our move was in two weeks just before Christmas. I had low hopes things would work out but within a week the house was organized and we had a very successful estate sale thanks to Ruthie and Rose. Within a couple of days everything was cleaned out, swept, and ready for the new owners. Curious Cat is the best.
We have an organic farm in West Newbury. After downsizing two Vermont Inns we moved everything into our barn in West Newbury. Ruth and Rose did an amazing job organizing and setting up the place for two fabulous holiday sales for me. Ruth and Rose are both incredible dynamos! Fall 2019
My family and I were overwhelmed with my mother-in-law's things after she passed. She was an artist and there were 50 years worth of items packed away in her home in Rockport. Everything was unpacked on site, appraised, cleaned and organized for sale. My family was very happy with the way the preparation and sale went. Bravo for Curious Cat Estate Sales and crew. Summer 2019
After my father's passing our family was left with a large property which needed much organization and cleaning out. We hired Curious Cat after several recommendations and could not have been happier. Ruthanne and her team were fantastic and I highly recommend them. Summer 2019
"Downsizing and disposing of my deceased aunt's collection of antiques was not easy but after you showed up to help, things went smoothly. Thank you for understanding that it wasn't just about selling things. You were kind an understanding and very knowledgeable. Your recommendations proved to be exactly what were needed. It was the perfect blend of kindness and direction. I appreciate it."
"I had no idea what would be involved in moving from my home after 30 years. Ruthanne was amazing putting me at ease the very first hour we met. She sat me down and listened to my needs; we then made a plan for what needed to be done, considered alternatives, and developed a project schedule. She was a wealth of informaiton and always knew whom to contact and what was reasonable. She spent time getting to know me and never heisitated giving me her best advice, even when I did not always want to hear it. I could not imagine making this move without her by my side. I trust her like a friend and would recommend her hightly."
"I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you for all your thoughtfulness and for your marvelous organization and support all the way to the finish line."
Ruthanne from Curious Cat was so supportive and was instrumental in organizing a very successful sale and helping us to downsize with the help of her fabulous team. Stiles Smits, North AndoverOctober 2018
I had already chosen another estate sale company and when I was notified that company could not meet my dates Curious Cat was recommended. Ruthanne worked out a great sale in our large home in Concord. Very personalized service with a wonderful and thoughtful staff!
My husband and I were very happy with Curious Cat Estate Sale. We had no idea of the amount of work it would be to move out of our house. With the help of Ruth the process was a lot easier.
Moving out of state was going to be a nightmare. I found Ruthanne's company online and gave her a call. Due to restrictions on my home in Lincoln we could not do an estate sale. Ruthanne told me to just take what I wanted and she would handle the rest. Amazingly that is what she did. She did a great job in a difficult situation.
Fantastic company! I don't know what my wife and I would have done without Ruthanne and her amazing band of angels. My wife and I were able to destress and at the same time make our closing date.
Nicest folks I have ever dealt with at an estate sale!
Speaking as a Realtor, if you have a client ready to make a move, have them call Ruthanne Zanti at Curious Cat Estate Sales and Home Liquidations to advise them as to the best way to handle their transition. You will be happily surprised at the results
I would like to highly recommend Ruthanne Zanti, owner of Curious Cat Sales. Ruth was recommended to us on short notice when our realtors wanted to get our houses on the market within a few weeks. Ruth was friendly, professional, organized and very easy to work with, under which were stressful times for us. Always a phone call if she was detained for an appointment. Ruth had an excellent assistant who also worked above and beyond. You will be very satisfied with Ruth’s efficiency, knowledge and attention to detail. Fall 2018
I recently had the pleasure of attending an estate sale conducted by Curious Cat (in North Reading). The sale was extremely well organized and the pricing was very fair. The organizers were very polite and helpful - they were able to provide information about the various antiques and furnishings. One of the pieces of furniture I purchased was too large for my SUV, so Robert and Ruth arranged for its delivery to my home. I attend a lot of estate sales and this was one of the best run sales I have been to in the Boston area. I will certainly be looking for additional sales run by Curious Cat.
As a realtor it's important to have a strong book of referrals that I can rely on to meet my clients needs. I never know going into a property what a customer may need, sometimes it's light staging, sometimes it's cleaning out, sometimes it requires an estate sale. I have recommended and referred Ruthanne to several of my clients and they have all been overjoyed with her service and professionalism and work ethic. I myself have had her help on a family home and can tell you firsthand that without her knowledge, organizational skills and crew we would never have been able to get our home ready to sell. I have complete confidence in Ruthanne and her crew and when I recommend her to a client I know they are going to feel the same way.
I met Ruthanne and Robert yesterday at an Estate Sale they were hosting in North Reading. This was an incredible sale! There was an entire woodworker’s workshop for sale—well cared for machinery and all the bells and whistles. (kudos to the owner Leo M.). This collection was epic with many high-end machines. A friend and I were looking to acquire machinery to build a business of our own. The pricing was fair and we bundled many items and found the negotiating process very friendly and a lot of fun. We spent the entire day there and managed to come away with a high value collection for a fair price. The folks running this sale knew a lot about the value and function of all the items which allowed us to be more informed. They helped to dismantle some of the machines and even helped move them out. The friendly banter made the day an absolute treat. I would strongly recommend Curious Cat Estate Sales. In fact, they are a class act in every way. Hope to run into you guy again.
We don't like you....We love you! But there's no love button!!! Thank you sooo much for all you did for us!!
I highly recommend Curious Cat Estate Sales, Ruthanne is amazing!
You have to have a level of trust to let someone into your home and go through your items. After meeting with a couple of estate sale companies I chose her and she did just that. She was great to work with. There is a lot of work that goes into what happens before the sale and Ruthanne was there every step of the way. I may have not been the typical client for her but she was flexible and worked with me. She was also one of the few who provided and accounting afterwards, which to me was important. Ruthanne and her team made a difficult and emotional process easier. Thanks Guys!
Ruthanne and her Curious Cat team saved our butt. As a realtor and contractor I value efficiency, timeliness, and integrity. Curious Cat delivered everything it promised and then some. I cannot say enough about Ruthanne and her team.