Who is Black Derby?
Our Management Team
Dee and Terry Parker: Co-Owners
Patti and Jack Barnett: Managers
Terry and I came out of retirement a little over two years ago. The hobby of attending estate sales became a fascination in the range of estate liquidation companies. After a little research it was decided that we wanted to learn the business and bring a professional level estate sale company to the Kansas City Metro area. First, we studied and got our certification through the American Society of Estate Liquidators. As Blue Springs residents we joined the Blue Springs Chamber as well. When it came time to hire, I was very fortunate that I had a lot of volunteer time in the community. I knew many people that were trustworthy and compassionate, two qualities we would require of anyone that would represent the business. Patti and Jack were hired to help run Black Derby. As a management team there is simply no better. They each have a compassion for our clients and level of professionalism that represent us well. Patti and I attended a class in St. Louis, Mo and became Certified Appraisers through the Certified Appraisal Guild of America. Since then we have added the National Estate Sale Association and the National Association of Professional Women to our list of professional associations. Each of these raising the standard in which our industry is built on. Terry runs the business end of Black Derby, I enjoy marketing and working with the seniors of our community. Patti and Jack run the sales from prep to conclusion of the sale. Black Derby is insured and bonded as well.
Promise to our Clients
Promise to our Customers
Our goal with each potential client is to first visit with them on the phone and find out as much as we can. If our visit points to Black Derby being the right company, we meet them in a consultation setting to find out more. We promise to take your circumstances into consideration and help you find the type of sale that best fits your needs, even if it means sending you to someone else. If it is Black Derby, we will provide you with a checklist of your responsibilities and a complete list of our services. Once a contract is signed, we will represent you in a professional, positive light. Everything from our setup to our sale is geared to bring you the most money for your items. Our service does not end with the sale though. We will get the house or sale area cleaned out within 72 hours of the sale completion. You can count on receiving your proceeds check and paperwork from Black Derby within 2 weeks of the sale.
Black Derby loves our customers! We have quite a following, and it is fun to see and visit our friends, new and old, at each sale. We will always provide a clean, staged sale to make your shopping experience fun. Black Derby wants to help you in your search for the items you love and collect. Starting in 2017, in our email sign-up folder there will be an area for you to post what you are looking for. We will be glad to contact you if we come across those items. The employees of Black Derby Estate Sales will always treat our customers with respect and honesty. We are constantly changing things up when we find something we believe will help our customers' experience. Black Derby does not honor markers. We believe that the customers standing in line should always be the first to enter our sales.