Company was formed with the initial business plan to provide solutions for individuals and families with a desire or need to liquidate personal property. We began as a complete estate buy out and consignment company. The items bought and consigned were then sold to the general public, collectors and dealers.  Within the first year, we realized the need to expand the services to better serve families of Eastern North Carolina.

We began providing the complete In Home Tag Sales.  The decision to provide this service has proven to be a huge success in that we are able to provide families a more complete service from beginning to end.  We have established relationships with many client families as well as estate sale shoppers. The relationships with the estate sale shoppers has been tremendous. We have taken the opportunity to get to know our shoppers and currently have more than 1,000 return shoppers on our mailing list. It is always great to see them!

Second Look Estate Services Resale Shop was openened to assist families that may not have enough items to conduct an in home tag sale.  The Resale Shop is located in Historic Downtown Wilson and takes items on consignment for a period of ninety days.  The Resale Shop has proven to be a perfect solution for those families with just a few pieces of fine furniture and collectibles.


An in home tag sale offers a great buying and selling atmosphere that benefit all involved.  They allow our clients to recoup some of their previous expenditures while the customer is able to purchase quality items at lower than new prices.  Most tag sales are held over a three day period.  

Second Look Estate Services is a family owned and operated business committed to providing Caring, Efficient and Effective Liquidation Services to families regardless of the situations the family may be experiencing.  After retiring from a public service career; Bert Garris began to explore business opportunities, since he was not ready to completely retire.  Having owned and operated other successful businesses prior to retirement, Bert knew that he wanted to provide services that were compatible to his career attributes and personal interest.

Bert's career of 20 years in public service not only taught him how to provide professional services; It enabled him the ability to successfully work with individuals in a time of need. His career also allowed him the opportunity to explore his entrepreneurial desires.  Bert has continually worked with various companies including technology, sales and service that also help make 2nd Look Estate Services successful.

Bert and the family members that assist him have a strong desire to help others.   

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 Our Team

Our team of experienced and compassionate individuals has been working many years providing professional services to others. The best part of our team is that we are all family.  We realize that transitions in life can oftentimes be an emotional and stressful time; our goal is to help others make this transition as simple and easy as possible. 

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