Cory and his crew were great. The process was very simple, quick, and felt good about the whole transaction. Cory knows what he is doing and has great knowledge and experience in assessing items. He was especially patient with my mom who thought everything was precious and valuable when it really had little market value. Would highly recommend Sound Auction Services. 
Sara S. 
Auburn, WA



Hi Cory,

We have watched the auctions with fascination and astonishment! (Unfortunately, we missed the grand finale of the Asian Dragon item, but see the outcome online.)

Thank you, and your team, so much for all your efforts! We could not have imagined these results a few weeks ago. To think we considered running an estate sale with folks traipsing through our home and dealing with all the details personally. Frankly, we now wonder why we shipped as much of our stuff south, or ever hassled with garage sales over the last 20 years! Your team, your process, and the results surpassed our expectations.

Kudos! We will recommend your service to our friends and realtor.


Marshall Taylor/Dale Floe



Message: I have purchased items from about 25 auctions by Sound AuctionService and every single time I found your team to be friendly, helpful,accurate and fast! I have never gotten home and found an item was missing.This is not always the case at other auctions and definitely not at retaillocations.I just wanted to pass along my thanks and compliments to your team. They areterrific and that keeps me buying from you instead of other auction sites.




Hey Cory,

  I want you to know what you and your team have been and are doing is a HUGE blessing 
and relief for ME.  It's time for others to enjoy and love what my Dad 
had, which is what he wanted.  Keep doing what you're doing and I very much appreciate it.  Both the realtor 
and I were very impressed with your service and how you handle buyers.  
You've got a great system for doing what you do.  I can't imagine how 
you all do what you do, but THANK YOU for offering a comprehensive 
service for estate clearing because after the other local company comes in and 
picks things over, it would be ME having to coordinate clearing the 
property, which would have taken me months w/a lot of time and 
headache.  Thank you again for all you and your team is doing.

We'll be in touch,







Dear Sir or Madame, 

     I am writing to recommend Cory Ellis and his staff at Sound Auction Service.  I was introduced to Cory in September of 2017 when my father passed away.  Faced with cleaning out the property that has been in my family for eighty years, Cory and his expertise were a Godsend. 

     Cory met me at my father's house and with compassion and humor he walked through the years of accumulating with a knowledge second to none.  He readily identified terms of value, items to be donated, and items to be recycled. A plan was developed and terms were agreed upon.  The Sound Auction Service team arrived on the appointed day and proceeded to remove the contents of the 3 story house, garage, shop and paint booth in less than 36 hours!

     Once the items were removed like items were put in lots, photographed, and descriptions added to be sold via online auction.  At the conclusion of the auction payment was made promptly and with a detailed invoice.  Cory kept me apprised of everything throughout the entire process. 

     In addition to the household and shop s, my father had 2 classic street rods.  Not something that Cory usually deals in.  He immediately went to work researching the best way to liquidate these cars for the most profit.  In the end one was sent to auction and the other one came home to Oklahoma. 

     Cory went above and beyond what was expected.  He contacted the auction company and walked me through consigning the car.  He then transported the vehicle to auction and videotaped the car as it was being sold.  Cory also made the arrangements for the second car to be shipped to Oklahoma.  He coordinated the vehicle pick up in Washington, tracked its progress across the states, and checked the vehicle arrived in same condition it was put on the truck in.

     I could not have done all that was accomplished in the last year without Cory's help.  He helped to make a difficult transition easier.  Cory's empathy and understanding were invaluable.  His humor appreciated.  Cory and the staff at Sound Auction Service would be a valuable asset to any project. 


Best Regards, 

Terry L. Spencer





Dear Whom it May Concern, 


I'm the owner and a Senior Move Manager of Smooth Transitions South Sound, a move management company accredited by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). I essentially help seniors and/or their families downsize their estates and transition to a new home. As a NASMM member we are held to highly ethical standards. Our clientele can be vulnerable and often find themselves in fragile situations. I vet all of my business partners extensively and they must demonstrate to me they share the same values in their business practices. That's why Sound Auction Service is my trusted "go to" resource for my clients in need of Estate Auction. Not only is Cory Ellis is a walking Wikipedia of all things of value, we share the same commitment of ensuring ethical transparency in all we do. Unlike many auction services looking for big ticket items to ensure high profit margins prior to entertaining an auction, Sound Auction Service will evaluate my clients entire estate from gold filled teeth to Street Rod's! True Story :) Cory always humbly say's "Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad". Sound Auction Service uses a sliding scale commission structure meaning the more value the client has in the estate, a lower commission is taken out of the sale. I honestly don't know of any other Auction service that offers this. Cory Ellis ensures my clients get every penny they can which is so important to them in the later stages of retirement. It's always a pleasure working with the Sound Auction Service crew. They are always courteous, fast and efficient and have helped my disperse many large estates in a single day in order to get a client's house quickly on the market. It's an absolute honor and treat to work with Cory Ellis and Sound Auction Service, a company that offers a professional larger scale full service operated in a down to earth and humble fashion. 



Ruth Christian

Smooth Transitions South Sound LLC

Kent, WA








Dear Whom it May Concern, 


I met with Cory based on a recommendation from a trusted source. He met me and was very patient and candid about how everything would work. He answered all of my questions. I wanted low level of personal involvement because I don't have the time -- so the took care of everything, and I didn't even have to show up. They were done with the on-site work very quickly, and we received payment by the date we expected. The process went just like he said it would. 


Matt Fox