ANN & CO. staff has a combined average of 100 years experience in the estate liquidation field. Since the early 1980's, Ann Marszalek has been instrumental in liquidating and/or appraising estates for some of the most prominent local families as well as estate departments in banks and lawfirms. Ann's prior 14-year background in the legal profession, coupled with her extensive experience in the communications and public relations field, which included hosting radio and television programs, organizing festivals, major fund-raisers and benefit sales, make her a natural when it comes to the auction profession!
In today's competitive customer-service driven business world, auctions require listening to the needs of the client, the knowledge to perform the assignment from beginning to end on budget and on time, organization, people, sales, accounting and marketing skills, and finally, delivering the best results according to the needs of the client. Product knowledge is, of course, imperative. Most of the staff and management of ANN & CO. have been involved with antiques for over 25 years.
After completing a 100 hour course of study to earn the coveted "ISA" designation, Ann Marszalek is one of only three Accredited Appraisers for the International Society of Appraisers in the Rochester, New York area. The ISA demands constant study, seminar attendance and periodic re-qualification exams to permit the use of the ISA initials after the name. All ANN & Co. appraisals adhere to IRS and USPAP Standards. (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.)
Licensed and bonded in the City of Rochester, a member of the National Auctioneer's Association, as well as the New York State Auctioneer's Association, Ann Marszalek is bound by the ethics demanded by these professional organizations, and is answerable to someone. Her own OLD-WORLD WORK ETHIC motivates those around her.
ANN & CO. Auctions have had the distinction of being publicized in newspapers. So, whether you have a single consignment item or an entire estate needing appraisal or liquidation at your site or away, ANN & CO. is equipped to handle all your needs. We maintain an 9,100 sq. ft. facility with storage, and a large truck for moving. A large loyal customer list, coupled with a caring, knowledgeable and professional staff, rounds out any requirements a client might have... from research and sale preparation to clean up on budget and on time!