There are sure to be lots of new and wonderful treasures to be discovered this weekend at the annual Hall & Hunter Realtors Estate Sale which benefits Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, to be held Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a tent in the parking lot adjacent to the real estate firm's building at 442 S. Old Woodward in Birmingham.
Now in its 14th year, realtor and organizer Gillian Lazar explained that the event initially came about in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005; now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, its relevance remains.
Hundreds of buyers and collectors from all over the tri-county area will have their pick of some amazing collectibles, antiques, and quality furniture. Shoppers are encouraged to get there early.
The annual Hall & Hunter Estate Sale has grown to become a full year’s endeavor. Through a unique partnership with Changing Places Moving Company of Waterford, donated items are collected throughout the year from Hall & Hunter clients, agents and many other community friends. The donations are then stored in the Changing Places warehouse and are delivered to the offices of Hall & Hunter in downtown Birmingham just prior to the sale.
For several days prior to the big sale, dozens of Hall & Hunter volunteers roll up their sleeves to help set up and stage the items in a giant white tent. Lori Stefek of Stefek’s Auctioneers & Appraisers generously donates her merchandising expertise to accurately price, stage and prepare for the one-of-a-kind day-long sale.
Each year, the sale raises approximately $23,000 to $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity – to date, the sale has raised more than $250,000 to assist local families achieve their dream of building/owning their own affordable home.
Hall & Hunter Realtors is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and has been serving the community for more than 65 years.
Habitat for Humanity is a grassroots organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing. Habitat builds or renovates homes in partnership with qualifying families who pay a no-profit mortgage held by Habitat. Since 1996, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County has built or renovated homes for more than 160 families.