Two examples of "not scary" change I’ve experienced:
- In the 15+ years that I have been a professional organizer, my company has operated under three names: EZRI Organizing, Gayle’s Organizing, and Chapin & Daughter.
- When I started the company, the “daughter” was 15. She is now 31 and the mother of two.
Announcing another change (also not scary):
- I am now working with Cathy Ford, a fine goods appraiser I have known for almost 15 years.
Recently I have had the pleasure of collaborating with her as she expands her appraisal activity. She helped one of my clients sell the contents of a storage space filled with mid-century modern furniture. That client not only received a tidy sum from the sale but also will save $1200+/year in storage fees.
Cathy worked with another client to get three paintings accepted into a high-end art auction. Rescued from their bubble-wrapped storage in a crowded closet, those paintings will fetch that client a considerable amount of money, too.
These stories are not uncommon. My clients often have items of potential value hidden away in closets, garages, storage spaces, and closets. With Cathy on the team, Chapin & Daughter will now be able to provide expert appraisal services. Already several clients have had us pull out boxes long hidden away and have found items valued at $500 or more.
Cathy and I have worked together since 2001, and she knows her stuff. She has an MBA from the University of Alaska; she also has certificates in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts and in Connoisseurship in Fine and Decorative Arts, both from U.C. Irvine’s Extension Program in partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
I know Cathy to be hardworking, reliable, ethical, and client focused. In case that makes her sound boring, she is also fun to work with. Welcome to the team, Cathy!