Estate Property Solutions
At a glance
- Project Manager
- Graham Burgess - 0800 001 126
- Project Manager
- Glenda Burgess - 0800 001 126
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We will assist you with all the details of an estate, so that you don’t have to. No matter how big or small, we can carry you through the process.
We work with a wide variety of people who simply don’t have the resources to complete the work required to manage an estate.
We can coordinate with service providers, visitors to the property, tradespeople, movers and more to ensure your relocation or downsizing goes as smoothly as possible. We can advise on what to pack, what you could sell, and what to donate (if you’d like to). We can complete all the heavy lifting and transportation, while you can oversee the whole project.
We pride ourselves on our honest, compassionate and confidential communication, don’t just take it from us, but see the reviews on our website from other customers. Proudly Dunedin owned and operated since 2011, we work through the area with executors, seniors, disabled, or homeowners.
If you or your family are looking to downsize or relocate and need a hand, get in touch, we welcome your call and are happy to help guide you through the process.
I was looking to downsize from a large house with four bedrooms to a unit at Brooklands Village. Sorting my home was a fairly large job which I wasn’t really able to do on my own and my daughters could only do what they could. Thank goodness Graham was recommended to me by Jenny Lambert, my Estate Agent.
Without Graham, I wouldn’t have managed on my own. He organised for items to go to the auctioneer, removed rubbish, sorted items for charity and gave me great advice. I think he made a total of twelve trips in his truck in the end. He is just so easy to get along with and such a big help and nothing was any trouble to him.
I already recommend Graham to all my friends and would recommend him to anyone shifting from a big house to a small house – his help was invaluable. I would highly recommend him to anybody.
Jill & Russell
Preparing an Estate for Sale
Jill’s parents went into a supported life care residence and we had to prepare their property for sale while being based in the North Island. Our Real Estate Agent recommended Graham from Estate Property Solutions as a service which would help make the process more manageable. This has indeed been the case, with the service from Graham exceeding all expectations. He managed the process of packing, realising the value of saleable items, disposing of non-saleable items, cleaning the house, organising minor repairs, having grounds tidied up and even cleaning the exterior of the house so we maximised the house sale value. We also had some negative family dynamics which Graham went above and beyond in his duties, to diplomatically help navigate and resolve as much as possible. A difficult time and process was made easier by Graham, so we have no hesitation in recommending his service to anyone else. With Graham, we started as clients and feel we have ended as friends.
Preparing an Estate for Sale
I highly recommend Graham’s service to anyone dealing with, as I was, the family home after my mother and father moved quickly to aged care. Graham was respectful and understanding with my parents, which reassured them that their beloved house was in good hands.
In my dealings with Graham, I have found him to be trustworthy, honourable, considerate, and easy to communicate with. Until I was able to find the time to make decisions about the home, Graham did a weekly check over the property and made sure the grass was mowed and the garden weeded.
I was lucky to have the time to remove all the possessions that my parents wanted from the property and leave the daunting task of dealing with the excess to Graham. (I believe he does offer the complete service of going through a property for you if you haven’t the time). After I handed over the property to Graham, he efficiently organised a dealer for the remaining items that could be sold, donated whatever he could to charities, and removed the rest to the tip.
He then arranged for the house to be professionally cleaned, ensuring the whole place was spotless (including carpets and windows), and ready for our real estate agent. He continued to oversee the property and garden until the handover to the new owners.
I was continually delighted at his thoughtfulness and attention to detail. He certainly stands out above any other property service I have ever encountered, and I am very grateful for his assistance.
Helping with the Transition of family to Rest Home Care
In November last year, I had to make the trip to Dunedin from Auckland to organise the removal of the contents from my Aunt’s Council Flat. She had reached the point in her life where she was no longer able to take care of herself so had recently moved to a Rest Home. My Aunt’s Age Care Support Worker mentioned that Estate Property Solutions could help.
I phoned Graham and organised a meeting with him at the flat. Graham made me feel comfortable from the moment I meet him. He was very understanding of my need to have time to go through my Aunt’s possessions to decide what personal and important things I wanted to keep for her and our family.
Graham was always friendly and professional and I felt the weight of this enormous and emotional job lift off me when he told me how he was going to handle the removal of everything that I did not want. After he had finished removing everything, he rang to let me know he’d found a few extra things that he thought we might want and arranged the package and post of these, which I’m very grateful he did.
I would like to thank Graham, Glenda, and the team for the work they did on behalf of my Aunt. Without them, I don’t know how I would have been able to clear the flat out, or how long it would have taken me. Especially since I don’t live in Dunedin and don’t know my way around very well. I’m so happy that they made a very difficult job a lot easier for me. It was not an easy or very pleasant job, so I am thankful I had their care and expertise.
Deceased Estate, Downsizing & Relocating
I wish we had known about Graham and his business Estate Property Solutions when we were discussing our wills and planning our funerals. After my partner passed, I decided to sell my family home, relocate to a new town and settle in a small townhouse.
Three months later, I finally had decluttered and downsized. The house was ready to go on the property market. I was exhausted! A cat found its way into the basement, panicked when it couldn’t get out and ripped off some lining paper. Devastated, I contacted Public Trust for advice who fortunately sensed my distress and suggested I contact Graham who became a valuable trusted friend.
I was a recently widowed woman and Graham had to earn my trust. He proved to be a good listener with exceptional communication skills. Together we devised a plan to help me move forward. Graham has a team of reliable and experienced tradespeople working with him so I didn’t have to find my own tradespeople. He helped me prioritise the repairs, select items to take to my new home and advised how to wisely dispose of unwanted items.
Quite simply, Graham removed the heavy load from my tired shoulders. I strongly recommend Graham and his business Estate Property Solutions.
Large Deceased Estate
Graham was a godsend. My sister lives in Dunedin, while I live in Invercargill and we both work full time, with the death of our mother in January 2018, we had a large home that had been with our family for years to prepare for sale. Graham was incredibly helpful.
He did so much for us, after we had completed an initial sorting of things, he came in and co-ordinated a lot of the possessions and furniture – to auction houses, to my sister, down to Invercargill and even to my brother in Switzerland. He sold the piano, arranged for someone to do the garden. After the removal of furniture, it obviously needed a good clean and with five bedrooms - it was a big job. They pulled up the carpets, tidied up and made repairs. He was so nice throughout the whole process, never intrusive, he just made it so much easier for us.
For us, Graham just co-ordinated a whole lot of stuff for us. He was very adaptable; if I was only available on a Saturday, he made time for us. He knows a lot of people like lawyers, estate agents, book specialists, you name it, and if you’re stuck, he will give you advice on what do to and where to go. If you need something done, he will get it done. It’s a difficult time, and when you’re working full time it can be hard to liaise with all the different people. He was able to be there for us.
He made a situation that can be stressful and at times overwhelming, a whole lot easier. He did an absolute stack of work for us, and at a very reasonable price, he comes highly recommended from us.
Lana Lloyd - Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
As a law firm which handles estate administration, we occasionally have the need to contract companies to provide a range of services. The advantage of Estate Property Solutions is that no task is to large or too small and their scope of work covers such a large range of duties that realistically they can handle most requirements – and if not, they can contract the appropriate organisation to attend to the task required and oversee that work. It frees us up to continue with the legal work. We have used the services of Graham and his team on a few occasions and the service is exceptional – fulfilling the brief to top standards and on one occasion really going the extra mile to try to assist us in providing avenues to contact the appropriate persons in Auckland! We have also referred clients directly to Estate Property Solutions and they have worked directly with the clients to assist them with photographing household items and arranging shipping to other cities, at the appropriate times. On a personal level, I have found Graham to be an extremely helpful person, his willingness to assist is exemplary and any work completed by Graham and his team has been completed to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Estate Property Solutions to clients or friends.
Finding Graham and Estate Property Solutions made a big difference for our family. A task that had seemed quite overwhelming became a lot more manageable. They had the knowledge, experience and expertise to help assess what needed to be done and suggest what method might be the best way to achieve that. They helped construct a timetable and strategy and were practical and hands on in making it happen both through their own work and their network of contacts. They solved the big problems and the some of the little ones that had us stumped. Also, they made things happen in caring and conscientious way which makes a big difference.
I would highly recommend Estate Property Solutions to any family working through the process of a deceased estate in Dunedin.
Paolo Guglietta - Gillions Funeral Services
Our company engaged the services of Estate Property Solutions on behalf of one of our client families to clear out and prepare a deceased estate for sale. Graham and Neville arranged everything from rubbish removal, from within and around the property to restoring the inside to a presentable condition. The communication from Estate Property Solutions was professional, sensitive and kept the family well informed regarding the level of involvement required along with a realistic estimate for their services. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact them in the future to assist us.
Irene Russell - Public Trust
We at Public Trust have dealt with Estate Property Solutions since they commenced their business and we are always impressed by their professionalism and commitment to doing a fantastic job. Our clients call us to let us know how delighted they have been with their services. There has never been a job that they couldn't do for us and they always manage to exceed our expectations of providing excellent customer service. I would and do recommend them to all of our clients.
Wayne Cockburn - Business Development Manager CCT
As you are aware CCT contracts to Estate Property Solutions with our Garden Crew Business to complement the Estate work your business undertakes in the Dunedin metropolitan area. We wish to thank you for the ongoing relationship we have built on in the last few years, your business is very professional in its way it deals with its clients, exhibiting a high level of integrity and respect for the customers you deal with, many of at a time in life when their time in their home has come to an end or when a family member is left to deal with winding up the estate. CCT wishes Estate Property Solutions the continued success and look forward to building on what one can describe as a partnership to complement your business. Thank you.
|Updated: 4 Dec 2023
|Let Estate Property Solutions take the stress out of packing up your estate for you. Our experienced and efficient team can sort it all for you. We have full liability insurance, are experienced at shipping goods nationally and internationally and arranging short and long term storage. We are also experienced in assisting people in decluttering, downsizing and relocating to retirement villages or rest homes.
Storage – short, long term, or indefinite
Identifying and categorising goods
Shipping overseas and internationally
Relocating or downsizing
Coordinating contents for packing, disposal and sale
Searching for mementos
Packing of sensitive or personal goods
Our sensitive and experienced team are thorough and dedicated. We can sort it all for you and take the hassle out.
Some of the other tasks we can help with are:
Cleaning and gardening of estate
Preparing for sale – such as furniture staging and managing access
Repair work maintenance and painting
Rubbish removal and clean up – even for extreme hoarding
Appropriate, safe and confidential disposal of goods
Selling and donation of goods – even vehicles
We do all this and more, so that hopefully we can take some of the stress out of the situation and this enables you to have:
A single company managing a broad range of services
One single billing for the project
Professional partners who are reliable and efficient
Flexibility to customise our service to meet your needs
Timely completion of your project
Total control of costs
|Updated: 4 Dec 2023
|Updated: 4 Dec 2023
|Updated: 29 Jun 2022