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Testimonials

"Daunting Job"

...thru the whole process Leslie was there taking command of the situation and getting the job completed in an amazing professional way. Leslie is there to help in every aspect of the move.

Without Leslie and her wonderful staff and network of people this would have been too daunting a job for these clients. Leslie stepped up to provide any service they might need.

When you are in the midst of chaos and turmoil and still really like the person who is separating you from your lifetime possessions, that is a person you ant to help you over and over.
Eileen Bosch, Realtor, Alain Pinel, Saratoga
August 2012
"Genuinely cared about Everyone involved"

Shortly after our Mother passed away we were presented with the daunting task of what to do with all of her possessions. Some of course had great sentimental value and our family divided those items amongst ourselves. However, fifty years of possessions remained. After interviewing several firms specializing in estate sales, it was clear that Moving Green Today was the best fit for us. Leslie was very clear about what she could do for us and when. It wasn't just the mechanical process of removing the possessions from the house that impressed us, but it was clear that she genuinely cared about everyone involved. It was truly amazing how our house was transformed! The Estate Sale went smoothly and was a great success due to an impressive marketing campaign. Thanks again, Leslie.
Dick Thompson, Trustee of The Thompson Family Trust, Sunnyvale
May 2013
"I was so impressed...There was virtually no waste or garbage!"

I would like to express how impressed I was by Leslie Butlar and her team's professionalism and thoughtfulness in their handling of my client's Estate Sale at 1020 Prune Ct. in Sunnyvale. I have seen many other companies deal with Estate Sales in the past, but non compare to how efficient, organized and professionally Leslie and her team handled this very difficult process. I was also impressed by the number of contacts and resources that Leslie has available to help her get the job done! There was virtually no waste or garbage. Everything that did not sell, found another home either through being recycled or donated to a charitable organization. Leslie was very caring of the client during this time of mourning and grief. It takes a very special person to be able to deal with people during theses times. In conclusion, I will recommend Leslie and her Team to anyone that may need the services of an Estate Sale Specialist. Sincerely,
Phil Billiet, Broker/Owner, Better Homes Realty, San Jose
May 2013
"I was impressed with Moving Green Today's Professionalism"

I was impressed with Leslie and Moving Green Today's team professionalism and how they handled the Estate Sale of my Mother's Duplex at 2324 Patricia Drive, Santa Clara. Leslie and her Team had many contacts come to the estate sale and they work very well together. When the Sale was over, Leslie and her Team cleaned everything up and left the property spotless. In conclusion, I would recommend Leslie and her Moving Green Today Team to anyone who is looking for someone who is Caring and Hard Working. Sincerely,
Pat McLean of San Jose
October 2013
"I will never use any other company other than yours from now on!"

Dear Leslie,

I just want to thank you so much for all your hard work with the Estate Sale for my clients, Steve and Pam Laherran. this was such an emotional and difficult time for them. They had lost both of their parents within just a few months of each other. I have never met a more compassionate person who understands the grieving process so well. After having their parents live in the same home for over 60 years and growing up there in a loving, happy family there made it even more difficult for them to process the grief. Your company is absolutely phenomenal from start to finish! I would recommend you to anyone! I have used other companies in the past not knowing about Moving Green Today. I will never use any other company other than yours from now on. Your vast amount of resources, your kind and caring nature and the way you make sure everything is given back into the community makes you stand out from all the rest. You made it easier for me as a realtor to help my clients and do my job more efficiently. I am grateful to have you as part of my team. Thank you again so much. Sincerely,
Kristen Constantino, Realtory World Constantino Team, Broker/Owner, San Jose
October 2014
"WOW!"

Dear Leslie: WOW!! Leslie, you and your team are amazing. The emotional and physical "load" you took off our shoulders cannot be adequately described in words. Speaking for everyone in the Chuck and Ruth Edmond's family, we are grateful you were the ones to handle our parent's belongings. We knew you would do an excellent job with the Estate Sale at Sierra Creek Way, San Jose. We had no idea it would be done with such consideration and respect for our parent's memory. That is a gift beyond price.
Carolyn A Edmonds, Realtor, Windermere Real Estate, Puget Sound, Washington
March 2014
"You did an Excellent Job"

Leslie,

You did an excellent job" Thank you for all your follow up. You've been a true professional...I'll definitely recommend you and your team to fellow agents and clients.

Please email me your business card, perhaps you have an electronic copy saved somewhere? That will allow me to easily advertise for you on our sites.

Thank you very much!
Ryan Mull, Kristen Mull, Realtors Windermere Valley Properties, San Jose, CA
March 2014
" I HIGHLY recommend them"

These guys - Moving Green Today are great! when my mother passed away recently, I was faced with the daunting task of "disposing" everything in the house. I hate using the word "disposing" as that sounds too clinical.

Anyway, this professional Estate Sale Company, Moving Green Today came in, inventoried the entire house, pulled everything out of the closets, cleaned up everything, put everything on display, and then staged a 3-day phenomenal Estate Sales Event. Very professional and organized. What didn't sell was donated to charities.

I'm extremely pleased and grateful that they helped me during this difficult time!

I HIGHLY recommend them!
Vince Black, Cupertino, CA
July 2014
"We knew there was a lot to deal with!"

Dear Leslie!

Thank you very much for all y our assistance and diligence helping with the Estate Sale for my mother in Sunnyvale recently. We knew there was a lot to deal with and we couldn't have done it without you and your team. We appreciate your belief in finding things a second home by sales, donations, or recycling, and that is definitely important to us. We are happy recommend Moving Green Today to anyone interested in having an Estate Sale event in the Bay Area. Your kindness to us, while dealing with leaving a family home of almost 50 years, was greatly appreciated. You accomplished everything from set up, execution, and clean-up of the Estate Sale just as previewed on our timeline, knowing that you took on this project with little lead time, so we are truly grateful for all your efforts.

Thank you again so much!
Donna Stadtfeld and Connie Campbell, Sunnyvale
December 2014
"Glowing Recommendation from a Family Friend of the Client"

Wow! Leslie what an outstanding job you and your team did for an Estate Sale last weekend.

First, when the home went on the market it "showed" beautifully because of the cleaning out and tidying up by Moving Green Today. You certainly had your work cut out for you but what you achieved was mind-boggling.

The house as cleared out of non-saleable items - some going to charity and some being just recycled. The items that remained for the Estate Sale were displayed in a well-organized and easy to view manner. You had plenty of staff present to answer questions and be of assistance to the shoppers. Your keeping us, friends of the homeowner, posted on the process was most considerate. It was very nice to know that the home's contents and the Estate Sale were in such competent hands. The end result: disposal of the contents of the home was achieved. Even the sale of a car and a piano. Your team left the home in excellent condition for the new owners.

Kudos to you and all your staff for the expertise, coordination and knowledge each one brought to the project.

Congratulations on a job well done! Sincerely,
Ro Taylor, Friends of the Homeowner, San Jose, CA
February 2015
"Recommendation for Leslie Butlar"
"Finding that degree of honesty and integrity is a rare now a day!"

I had recently lost my mother and was in desperate need of emptying out her house. After meeting with several estate sale representatives, I called Leslie. It was apparent as soon as Leslie walked in that she didn't view the house house and its contents with a dollar sign. She honestly wanted to do what was BEST for my wife and me. After talking and taking her through the house, she informed us she would not be able to do the Estate Sate for us. Rather than excusing herself, she sat down with us and helped us come up with an alternative strategy. Though she could not help us she did not want to leave without discussing options with me. Finding that degree of honesty and integrity is a rare now a day. I am glad I was fortunate enough to get in contact with Leslie. She really made what could have been a very stressful occasion, manageable.
Boaz Dishon, Saint Emillion, Mountain View, CA
March 2015
"Thank You again"

I wanted to give special thanks to Moving Green Today. Leslie Butlar and her team are wonderful. From start to finish they were a joy to work with. Moving Green Today had an Estate Sale for one of my clients that had to sell his father's home because he passed away in the past year. Leslie and her team were very empathetic to my clients situation and yet very professional! The home is located in San Jose and they were able to condut the sale at my seller's convenience. Leslie's communication was amazing. The higer-valued collectibles remaining from the Estate Sale were placed on EBay and donations facilitated to "The Movers and Shakers" Furniture Minsitry, which works together with Leslie's Church of Saratoga Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church. Additional donations were performed to the Goodwill of Silicon Valley with detailed inventories and receipts provided to the client from each.

I am planning to utilize her services again and continue to refer Moving Green Today to anyone I may know who would benefit from their vast services and resources. Please feel free to call us.
Thank you again and Best Regards, Laura Bonafede Odom, The Bonafede Team, CSR Real Estate Services, San Jose
April 2015
"Expression of Confidence in Leslie and her Team"

I would like to recommend Leslie Butlar of Moving Green Today. I have used her company many times and Leslie has always taken exceptional care of my clients. I know once I introduce Moving Green Today to my clients that all will go smoothly.

Moving Green Today does a professional job working with clients in a difficult situation. They are well organized, knowledgeable and kind. Once a schedule has been created I know I can count on Leslie to keep that timeline. Our most recent project was an Estate Sale July 24 to 26, 2015 at 1090 Remsen Court, Sunnyvale, CA.

The Dave Clark Team would like to express our confidence in Leslie and our desire to work with Moving Green Today in the future. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss further.
Dave Clark, Realtor Keller Williams, San Jose
October 2015
"Would I recommend them or use them again? You bet I would!!"

I would like to say first of all that I am not a "garage/estate sale person" and I had no idea what to expect when I hired the team from Moving Green Today!! I did not know that I was selling my home and had a whole lot of stuff that had to be gotten rid of. I had some really nice items and antiques that I didn't want to see just thrown out.

Leslie was very organized and professional in her approach to getting me going to do my part for the sale. I was amazed the first day the team was there to do their pre-sale work!! The tables were set up and in a few short hours you could see how the sale was going to look! Each of the team had a special eye for putting same-type items together and they were very attractively displayed as if it was an antique or find second-hand shop!

The Sale Days I was asked to remain out of the house so I had no idea how well it was going! When I returned on Monday almost everything had been sold or donated and Leslie still had ideas for how to sell a couple of family pieces I hated to see disposed of!! She took her own time to take care of these things right up to the last hour!! Every room and the outside deck left spotless!! Above and Beyond what I would have expected for the very reasonable cost.

Leslie and her team definitely know what they are doing! This is not your neighbor's garage sale bunch!! All comments were how helpful, polite and professional the team was. They also researched a lot of items to be more knowledgeable.

Would I recommend them or use them again? You bet I would!!

Thank you Moving Green Today for an excellent job!!
Lindsay M. Catteron, Los Gatos, Californa
March 2016
Recommendation for Leslie Butlar

My Realtor gave me Leslie Butlar's name and my daughter and I made an appointment to show Leslie my house. I had lived in this five-bedroom house since 1964 with the exception of sever years that I lived overseas. During that time I bought a large number of oriental items. I thought I would be able to have an Estate Sale and then donate the balance that did not sell to charitable organizations.

I met with Leslie in October 2015 and had until early January 2016 to accomplish emptying my house. Although Leslie could not arrange an estate sale per se, she went through every room in the house and made several valuable suggestions as to what we could do.

Leslie connected us with Brenda, of Home Consignment in Mountain View, who took many of our furnishings and art pieces. They have been great.

The thing I found most helpful was that she gave us the names of several organizations and, for each, listed the items she thought they would take. It made it much easier to figure out what to do with everything. She also took several items to sell on eBay, giving us a list of what she had taken.

She came to my home more than once to check in and see how we were doing and made several detailed lists for us to follow.

She was enthusiastic, cheerful and upbeat and I would not hesitate to recommend her for moving things out of the house that you are not taking with you.

Sincerely,
Shell Rubenstein, Los Gatos, California
March 2016
"Recommendation for Leslie Butlar"

To Whom It May Concern"

Dear Leslie,

We want to thank you for the good job taking care of my parent's estate. I know it was a challenge with others needing access to the house and we appreciate your patience with those situations (and Ron's eye). You and your team persevered and completed the huge task. Kudos! Thanks again.

Gratefully,
Linda and Bob Carlough, Butter, Tennessee, and Ronald Howie, Campbell, California
April 2016
"I thank you on their behalf"
Farm House Clean Out and Phase 2 Barn Clean Out, Saratoga, California

Leslie, You and your crew did a remarkable job under difficult conditions, but since I was not the client, I cannot write a letter of recommendation as you request. I hope you will hear from Bill and Stephen that they are pleased. In any case, I thank you on their behalf.
Mary Lynn Bernald, on behalf of client William D Tennison, Saratoga, CA
June 2016
"I recommend their services to you and your clients"

Dear Fellow Agents,

I wanted to share a contact with you for an Estate Sale company. We were fortunate to have Leslie Butlar, from Moving Green Today, to help us with and Estate House that had an enormous amount of items which had been setting around in a vacant house, for about a year and an accumulation of 60 years. It was more like two households of goods, as much had come from a storage unit. Her team was able to clean up, organize and get the ball rolling. They sold what they could in a dynamic sale that was well aedvertised, what was left they donated to various places. They were considerate of the client and their belongings and the clients could feel like the various things were now loved and wanted. They even found a couple of items that the clients had been looking for that were sentimental to them.

In addition, recommendations for service providers for a spa/hot tub removal and move coordination service providers were offered.

I recommend their services to you and your clients. Leslie's contact is leslie@movinggreentoday.com
Judy Faulhaber, Broker Associate Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Altos, California
August 2016
"Letter of Recommendation"
Farm House and Cottage Property Saratoga

To whom it May concern

My family and I turned to Leslie Butlar and Moving Green Today after my mother's death because Leslie was a familiar name from my mother's church (Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church of Saratoga, CA).

Leslie and her team came in and gave a lot of thought to how to help us empty out my mother's home. She patiently waited while we found a new home for my mother's cats and while we worked out how to move some large pieces of furniture across the country to other family member's homes.

Then she started problem solving. We all agreed that a traditional estate sale would not work because of the small size of my mother's cottage, the narrow driveway, and the lack of parking. Leslie's solution was to bring in antique dealers and furniture restorers to "pick" through the house and garage, gather together the items they wanted, and then negotiate with Leslie to come to a fair price.

Everybody was happy. The antique dealers had a good time, Leslie and her team developed a new way of clearing out an estate, and we knew our mother's treasures were going to be given new life.

What was left went to the Friends of Cupertino LIbrary (books) and to STAR Programs (housewares and furniture), which provides housing for youths and young adults in need.

The Saratoga Historical Museum was contacted by Leslie and wonderful historical related farm tools, farm collectibles, and historical California books were donated an added to their museum collection for use in future exhibits and demonstrations. The books were added to the Saratoga History Museum Reference Library, such as a Holy Bible from 1870, a 1883 Gody's Lady's Book, Blacksmith Books of early 18th Century Williamsburg, Magazines of early Ameerican Life, The American Farm, the American West, Santa Clara Rancho, Sierra Club Ancestors, these most memorable.

The Realtor representing the property is Bill Gorman of Saratoga, Coldwell Banker, #1 in Santa Clara Conty 2000-2016 and has sold over $1.7 Billion in combined sales.

The whole process ran smoothly, and Leslie kept meticulous records of what went where. Her energy and enthusiasm made it all look easy. Having her handle this for us was a huge burden lifted from our shoulders. Best,
Ruth McCue Saavedra, Saratoga, CA
August 2016
"Letter of Recommendation"
Leslie and her team are such Pros!

This is a letter of recommendation for Leslie Butlar and her team with Moving Green Today.

After my mother in law died, my father in law, John became ill. He recovered well, but it had become obvious he needed to move in to some kind of adult community for his welfare. We got John settled in a nice place. However, he still needed to sell his house, and we needed to clean out the house in order to do that. I took the lead on trying to find an estate sale company since John was still recovering from his illness, and he simply did not have the "where with all" to focus on the details.

I found estatesales.net on line and found several estate sales in my area. Joh and I attended two estate sales. One estate sale was in Los Altos. I spoke with the estate sale manager about the process. He said, they sold what they could, and after that it was up to the home owner to get rid of everything else. That didn't set well with me because I was looking for a simple solution to getting John's house emptied. Also, the sale was more like a consignment store sale. It was obvious the estate sale company had brought in a lot of outside furniture, art, and jewelry. It seemed the company doing the estate sale was more interested in selling their collection than selling the homeowners things. John and I decided this company wasn't for us.

John and I checked out an estate sale run by Leslie and her team in Los Gatos. Although the house and the contents of the house were a little run down, the organization Leslie and her team had put together were impressive. Signs were up on the street directing us in. The estate sale rules and safety and security signs were up. Sale items were labeled with price tags and displayed as well as possible, and staff members were in every room overseeing the sale and the property. John and I spoke with Leslie and she described her process. She told me her company focused on getting everything out of the house with as little as possible going in to landfills (we avoid it up to 100%). She said everything that could be would be sold. After that things would either go to consignment or repurposed and gifted to the needy. All trash and hazmat would be removed. We were impressed. John and I decided to set up a meeting with Leslie to have her do our estate sale.

We met with Leslie and went over the Estate Sale Agreement. She is very very organized. We agreed on dates, details and costs and signed the contract. All we had to do was take out the things John and the family wanted to keep. Then in April 2016 we handed the house over for the two week period agreed to in the contract. There was clear and sufficient communication all the way through. The sale went smoothly. There were a few items that went to consignment and a few that were donated to chariy. Other than that, the house as spotless and empty. Also, John was happy with the money he made on the sales. Leslie and her team are such Pros! If you need a reliable competent Estate Sale done, call Leslie Butlar at Moving Green Today.

Sincerely,
Bruce Johnson, Son-In-Law to Client, Los Altos, California
April 2016
Dear Leslie,
I wanted to say thank you to you and your Moving Green team.

When my father passed away it was virtually impossible for my brother and me to grasp the tasks of emptying our home for over 65 years. We couldn't even determine where to begin.

Enter Moving Green Today, our lifesaver!

Your team provided us with a plan, took enormous care and successfully completed an estate sale. What a blessing you are!!

In addition to a successful sale, we were particularly pleased with the fact that NOTHING went into the landfill.

Thank you Leslie. Tom and I wish you and your team continued success.

Forever grateful,
Tom Erickson & Andrea Phillips
Andrea Phillips, Executor for Family Estate in San Jose, CA
April 2017

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