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December 4, 2014 - December 6, 2014
“Martha, after losing my father and then my mother, the turmoil I felt dealing with the estate business combined with the grief of
losing my parents was just overwhelming. Never in my life have I ever felt more disorganized, confused, and alone. It appeared
as if my normal ability to create structure in the midst of a crisis had vanished, and that feeling was very disorienting for me. But
then I was faced with trying to determine what in the world to do with all the cherished items which remained as tangible
reminders that my parents were even alive anywhere other than in my heart. After months of trying to manage it all myself, I hit a
dead end, and it eventually became clear to me that I was unable to move forward with my parents’ 'stuff' without help. Martha,
that is when you became my angel. You held my hand through the tedious (and heart wrenching) task of sorting through my
parents’ home. You were the voice of reason in helping me decide what would be important for me to keep, and a voice of
comfort when something would trigger some priceless memory. There was no question in my mind (or my heart) that you could
be trusted to make sure my parents’ belongings would find new homes, where they could help create happy times for someone
else. I am forever grateful to you and your team at Divide & Conquer for handling our estate sale. As difficult as it was, I must
admit that it is a tremendous relief to have that process behind me. Thank you so very much for sharing your organizational
skills, your kindness, professionalism, and compassion. I am so glad that I listened to the recommendations of others, and am
so very blessed now to count you among my friends.”
Jonna Fitzgerald - Tyler, TX
“I am in the beginning stages as an estate executor; Martha Dunlap and her Divide & Conquer helpers will help with the estate
sale, and they are real pros. They do it first class and just as they say they will. Integrity and professionalism are personified!!”
Paul W. Powell - Tyler, TX
“What Martha and her professional crew did for our family was absolutely invaluable. If you've ever significantly downsized, you
know how difficult and time-consuming it is. Martha's crew descended on my mom's house in a flurry of activity and had
everything sorted, neatly displayed and ready to sell in no time. The moment the estate sale was over, they flew into action
again--arranging for Salvation Army to pick up the leftovers and even providing a cleaning person who left the house sparkling.
What Divide & Conquer does it not just a business--it is truly a ministry.”
Mary Ann Lackland - Tyler, TX
“For those of you who have not experienced the services of Divide & Conquer, you are in for a real treat! Martha and her crew
have it down to a science. (I had to move my mother out of her home on very short notice. Divide & Conquer came in on a
Monday, set up, organized, and priced everything--including tools in the garage! They managed the estate sale on Thursday-
Saturday. What I did not sell was picked up and donated. They handled everything!!!!) Needless to say, I would recommend
Divide & Conquer and would certainly use them again if I lived in the area.”
Adele & Polly Lewis - Plano, Texas
“Martha, many thanks to you and your 'Divide and Conquer' Team for the incredible job you did in getting my aunt's house ready
for the moving sale. You organized and displayed her possessions so that her home looked like a lovely boutique! The team
succeeded in selling all her furniture and almost all of her smaller items. Your sale provided a nice check for her bank account
and left the house clean and ready for a buyer.”
Patty Jones - Tyler, TX
Martha and "Divide and Conquer" Team,
“The daughter of the owner on Granbury Court said that you are so well organized!! She really appreciates you.”
Dave & Carolyn Bain (Bain Real Estate) - Tyler, TX
“Martha and the Divide & Conquer Team,
I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate all of the hard work you and your team put forth during this past month to help me
through a tough time. Your friendship, professionalism, and attention to detail will not be forgotten. ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem
to cover it.”
Julian Smith - Oklahoma (Mom’s home in Tyler, TX)
"Martha's business, Divide and Conquer is a wonderful service to families in our community. She and her staff do a great job!!
Kudos to Martha."
Toni Smith Hibbs - Tyler, TX
“Martha, here are words from the heart:
Divide & Conquer associates did a great job in my mother's estate sale. It was such a relief to have this help during a very difficult
time for our family. Once the decision was made to have an estate sale at the residence, the many details were handled by Martha
and her team. The organizing, the pricing, the display, the promotion, the sale itself, the crowd management, and the cleanup and
completion were excellent. We highly recommend Divide & Conquer to others.”
Nancy La Rue Westmoreland - Austin, Texas
“I cannot say enough or be appreciative enough to Martha and DIVIDE AND CONQUER. She had a down-sizing sale for my mom
and an estate sale for my brother. Both were a blessing not only financially but in closure and help for my family.
As an active realtor, I also recommended DIVIDE AND CONQUER to many clients who were equally pleased and satisfied with
her work. We love Martha and DIVIDE AND CONQUER.”
Donna Shay - Tyler, Texas
"Words alone cannot express our gratitude for the way the Divide & Conquer team has helped us with our 'down-sizing.'
Martha, you and your staff are truly professional and caring people, and I will be using your services again when I have more
items to sell even though we now live in Keller, Texas. Thank you."
"I was so proud of the job you & your team did, from the first day, to display, to the actual sale. Everyone was so friendly,
professional, and knowledgeable. The sale of a person's life is hard at best, but you and your team made the whole process
easier because of the care and respect you took with all of the items, whether it was just tools, kitchen items, or personal items
of the individual. Thanks to you and your team for all you did."
Charlie Jones, Trustee of Adeline Francis Estate
"Thanks for the superb Divide & Conquer estate sale you did at 219 Belmead. It was quite a challenge, but you, your husband,
son, and your helpers were up to it. To be so organized is a talent, and you use it well. "
Blessings to you,
Carolyn & Dave Bain, Realtors 903-561-4346
"Thanks, Martha, for all of your & your team's hard work! You are the best by far; put me at the top of your reference list!"
"Martha, I want to thank you for all of your help with the estate sale for Tickie West-Brand. I was totally impressed with your
professionalism and the way that you handled every aspect of this project. Do not hesitate to list me as one of your satisfied
clients. Any time that I can be of assistance to you or provide you with a recommendation, do not hesitate to ask. I will certainly
call upon you for your service the next opportunity that I have to handle the liquidation of an estate."
John C. Hardy of Hardy Cook & Hardy, A Professional Corporation of Attorneys and Counselors at Law