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Julie Hall

Julie Hall

Julie Hall is an expert in estate contents.  She is a certified personal property appraiser, estate sales professional, residential content removal specialist, and a broker of fine items. As owner and operator of The Estate Lady, LLC, which offers turnkey estate dissolution services, she brings seventeen years of experience to families facing the overwhelming task of estate liquidation. Her expertise is called upon for consulting, conducting on-site estate sales, appraising personal property, and organizing the removal and disposal of contents in the most appropriate way.

In addition to her responsibilities as The Estate Lady®, Julie’s passion for helping as many distressed families as possible deal with the challenges of estate dissolution inspired her to take ownership of The American Society of Estate Liquidators (ASEL) in 2007. As director of ASEL, her vision is to dedicate the organization to being an educational, networking, and referral resource to estate liquidator professionals nationwide.

A popular speaker to groups dealing with older adult issues and estate accumulation challenges, she has also written a monthly column, "Ask the Estate Lady," to provide answers about appraisals, downsizing, and family matters.

Julie is a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, the National Speakers Association, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Cambridge’s Who’s-Who and The Better Business Bureau.  Currently, Julie is also pursuing a certificate in appraisal studies in arts and antiques at The Rhode Island School of Design.

In 2007 The Estate Lady®, LLC was selected by Entrepreneur’s StartupNation as the #  3 home based businesses in the U.S. 

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their daughter.  For more information on Julie, please visit her websites:


Blog Posts by Julie Hall

  • When The Gift Is Personally Made

    When The Gift Is Personally Made

    Often my presentations and writings have this same theme that when seniors have avoided making choices by doing nothing for their estate planning and distribution, they are actually making a decision with dire consequences.

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  • The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face

    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face

    Hiring a personal property appraiser may cost a little upfront, but should be considered an inexpensive insurance policy that you are not giving away items that are worth a fortune. It happens more than you know.

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  • One Man's Garbage Is Another Man's Treasure

    One Man’s Garbage Is Another Man’s Treasure

    The biggest challenge is when the children walk into their parents’ homes feeling completely overwhelmed by the accumulation of “stuff.” Because this generation rarely threw anything away, the children are left to dissolve the estate often with consequences.

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  • Having "That" Conversation With The Silent Generation

    Having “That” Conversation With The Silent Generation

    Dealing with the infirmity or death of a parent is difficult.  If this requires the dispersing his or her belongings, the pain may be even greater and the matter becomes worse because mom and dad may not have discussed their final plans and wishes with their children.

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  • Dealing With All The "Stuff" The Great Depression Generation Leaves Behind

    Dealing With All The “Stuff” The Great Depression Generation Leaves Behind

    Seventy-eight million Boomers are either going through it, getting ready to go through it, or are paralyzed by it. When loved ones pass away or an elderly family member is infirm, it is an extremely stressful time for those left in the wake.

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