Success Stories​

Video Testimonials

"In the midst of a pandemic, when everything could have gone so wrong with my tag sale,
Madeline’s professionalism and grace under pressure took over, making everything absolutely right! She expeditiously switched gears from an “in house” tag sale to an “on line” auction while under quarantine. I watched her and her husband Bob work tirelessly and meticulously through the intricacies of posting items for a full house, on-line auction. She not only sold just about everything, she made us a wonderful profit too! Hands down..the best professional service I have ever had!"
Sandspoint house
Jodi E.
"From start to finish Madeline and her team were a pleasure to work with. She also has an incredible network of dealers - we actually had one dealer who arrived the night before and slept in his car. The sale was a big success. We had a lot less work, and made a lot more money, than we ever expected."
east rockaway
Jack N.
East Rockaway
"Madeline, her husband and the staff were excellent to work with. I had my tag sale this weekend and am thrilled the way they conducted it from beginning to end. The set up was excellent and the staff that ran the sale was excellent. We had a huge turnout and we are very happy with the results. I would definitely use her company again if the situation arises."
Joanne L.
Dix Hills
"FULL OF SURPRISES TAG SALE WERE INCREDIBLE! MADELINE AND HER STAFF WERE ORGANIZED, KIND AND BEYOND SWEET. All we had to do was supply the contents and the rest was handled by Madeline and her fantastic crew!! WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE! Thank you Madeline."
Debra B.
"We had a wondeful experience working w/ Madeline, owner of Full of SurpriZes Estate Sales. She is very knowledgeable, personable, intuitive and hard working. She has a good support staff. Madeline made the dreaded process actually fun and worthwhile. I would highly recommend Full of SurpriZes Estate Sales"
Douglaston Manor
"A professional and painless process. Squaring up profits at the end of the day was clear and efficient. Day one was over 26k in net profit, yes over $26,000. Very very happy and we have two more days to go."
Anthony Biondo​
"Madeline - Closed the house today.
Thanks so much for all your hard work and real results! Your suggestions and referrals especially Leible were outstanding. And the tag sale was a success - not to mention the sale of a used car and an engagement ring! And the pool table and the piano (Buyer brought a bank check and was so appreciative that I left the framed TV) He is now selling his house in New Hyde Park so you may want to congratulate him. Regards to Bob and the whole Full of Surprizes team. Please feel free to use me as a reference. Your good reputation really does precede you and you came through in so many ways. Kind regards"
Laurel Hollow
Old Westbury
"After 30 years in the same giant house, it was a daunting and stressful task to downsize by 80%. Madeline eased our every anxiety and delivered on every promise. Madeline, Bob and Staff were extremely professional, respectful and thorough which led to a remarkably successful sale. From start to finish, we couldn’t have found a more perfect partner. Thank you! We recommend them enthusiastically and without reservation."
Greg C.
Lloyd Neck
"My husband and I had a tag sale in December with Full of Surprizes. We had very difficult circumstances to deal with at the time. Madeline and her staff were gracious and supportive besides being excellent at the job at hand. Our tag sale was handled with professionalism and great organizational experience. We were very pleased with the results. My husband and I recommend them highly. They are the best!"
Lisa A.
Dix Hills
"Thank you Madeline! We could not have done it without you. You and your staff made the whole experience possible and pain free."
John F.
Lloyd Harbor
"Madeline Winn was fabulous to work with. She is smart, lovely, knowledgeable and compassionate, which is especially important in what can be a very emotional time. I recommend Full of Surprizes wholeheartedly. They did a great, professional job."
Roslyn House
Barbara W.
Roslyn Harbor
"The process of selling our possessions was made so much easier by this very professional firm. Their hard work and preparation made for a very smooth and successful experience. We recommend Madeline and Full of Surprizes without reservation."
manhasset house
Thea E.
"I highly recommend Full of Surprizes as I have attended lots of their sales and found this company to be the best in the industry. Madeline, her husband and staff are very friendly and run a well organized sale. Their sales are always of the best quality. Anytime you go to a sale run by Full of Surprizes you can expect to be treated professionally and fairly. In my opinion, the best estate experience ever, they make you feel like a valued customer and not an intruder. Kudos Full of Surprizes keep up the great work. "
John Mckinney
"Just completed my estate and tag sale run by Madeline and her team. I am overwhelmingly satisfied with the entire process. I never had a tag sale before so I didn’t know what to expect. Madline’s professionalism and expertise guided me from beginning to end. Would definitely recommend this company and have already passed her information to my real estate broker. Thank you Madeline!!!"
Muttontown House
Adriana Milana
"Stumbled upon Madeline and her team late one hot Saturday afternoon. Even though it was 3:30 and the sale was over at 4, her team was helpful, still had a sense of humor, and treated me with the utmost respect (although I was dressed like a slob to be honest). Madeline is an absolute pleasure to do business with and she has a fantastic team she works with. One lady on her team in particular (I wish I knew her name) was great to work with although they were set to close, helped me make a wonderful purchase and stunning addition to my dining room. The quality of the merchandise at this sale far exceeds the merchandise peddled by other estate sale organizers on Long Island. These were exceptional items and the prices asked were fair. Everything was clearly marked with the price, and laid out for easy access. In addition, the items were clean. I have been to other Long Island firms tag sales that have rude and disinterested staff. THIS IS FAR FROM THE CASE WITH MADELINE AND HER TEAM. One member of her team actually offered to pack my one large item, and another opened the front door to help me out. Overall a fantastic experience, a truly beautiful purchase, and I will go back for their next sale. Kudos to Madeline, Robert and the nicest lady who helped me."
Dave Laibach
"Thank you, thank yout for the way Full of Surprizes handled our recent Tag Sale. You, Bob and your team were totally professional in the staging, pricing and crowd control. We have already recommended you to friends. With respect and appreciation,"
glencove house
Susan and Stan Z.
Glen Cove
"A fantastic company to work with. Maddy and her crew were a pleasure. Did great work and very nice to do business with. They did a great job."
Melville house
Ronni R.
"Full of SurpriZes did a great job for my family. They were very professional, respected our home and our items that were for sale. Their staff was very polite and helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone selling their home."
Steve J.
"If you are planning to have a Tag sale in your home and are researching who to hire, STOP your search right now !!!! Madeline and her team at "Full of Surprizes Estate & Tag Sales" were phenomenal. Their experience, expertise and professionalism were beyond impressive. They were respectful of our home from start to finish. As for the results, we made three times as much as we thought we were going to make. We cannot say enough good things about our experience. Thank you Madeline."
Laurel Hollow
Stephen & Jessica L.
Laurel Hollow
"Clearing out a house after a loss of a loved one can be a difficult task. I am so glad we worked with Madeleine Winn and her staff. She was professional, knew how reach the right buyers, thorough, and most importantly successful. Customers returning to pick up their new possessions had such nice things to say about our sale. I highly recommend Full of Surprizes. Thank you Madeline."
Linda C.
Old Brookville

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