About the Founder
Rapid Estate Liquidators and Auction Gallery focus is Central Florida, however, operates statewide. Mary Dees opened Rapid Estate Liquidators and Auction Gallery in 2012 and as the sole Owner/Operator has created a successful company that brings the best and most professional real estate and personal property auction services to her clients. Mary takes pride in removing the stress from estate representatives while liquidating her clients assets for top market value.Mary graduated from Florida State University (1993) with a degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice. She began her career at the Gainesville Police Department and served the residents of Gainesville for five years before returning to her hometown of Orlando.
In Orlando she quickly became a recognized top producer in the southeast and nationally with her new employer ADT Security/Tyco. While employed here, she worked towards and received her Masters in Business Administration (MBA), 2007, from Rollins College/Crummer. After seven successful years and several promotions she left ADT to join Golfweek Magazine (Turnstile Publishing).
Mary spent ten years at Golfweek, traveling the world as a top Sales Director for all travel, real estate and golf course categories. She had the privilege to meet and work with a wide range of individuals including many celebrities and professional athletes.Mary left Golfweek to focus on her newborn twins and pursue her longtime dream of opening an auction house. She believed with her diverse skill set she could bring a much-needed service to assist folks during difficult times to help ease the burdens of liquidating a loved ones possessions.
Thus, Rapid Estate Liquidators was born from an idea at the dining room table to a storage unit to a warehouse to the dream she is living today.
In July 2017, Mary attended Auctioneer School in South Florida and became a licensed Auctioneer to include a licensed auction business (AU4886 and AB3678). Immediately upon getting her license, Mary opened an Auction Gallery and had her first auction in October 2017. Rapid Estate Auction Gallery began running monthly online auctions and today have as many as four weekly online auctions as well as local on-site auctions for locations where that is best suited.
Mary is currently working on being qualified as one of only a few “Certified Estate Specialist’s and is working towards her real estate license. And even though Mary is experienced in appraisals she is planning to add the title Certified Appraiser to her resume soon, to assist with banking and insurance request.
Mary is an experienced presenter and routinely gives presentations for Estate Attorneys and their clients on the topics of decluttering, downsizing, safety in the home and today vs. yesterday personal estate values.
Mary operates a complete “Turn-Key” liquidation business with the highest integrity and professionalism. She can handle the smallest estate to the most difficult, including ALL assets, from the real estate, personal property, vehicle/watercraft, estate jewelry, fine art, firearms, militia memorabilia, fine collections and more
Rapid Estate Auction Gallery and Rapid Estate Liquidators will always provide professional,
honest and creative solutions to the liquidation of estate assets.
Big or Small
Teresa Marie is an experienced sales and customer service agent with 15 years of hands on experience in both luxury retail as well as art gallery operations. She is a mother and multifaced artist who also holds an A.A in Psychology and is currently a full time student obtaining a degree in Art Therapy. An established researcher with a love for art history and textural art; whether you are selling or buying she can offer the absolute best service in the business..
Daniel Gruenbaum has spent most of his life seeking refuge from modern times, proudly wearing the label of Luddite. Failing at this, Daniel has retreated into the inner sanctum of Rapid Estates. We keep him here to review and research our fabulous finds.
Sarah Ferguson grew up in Fort Myers Florida. She received her BFA in painting from Florida State University and then went on to get an MFA in Digital Art from Louisiana State University. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her two dogs Marzipan and Morticia.
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