Georgia Jobes’ Appraisals and Estate Sales began operations in 2008. Georgia saw a need in the community to assist people in the valuation and liquidation of their assets, regardless of the reason. Some of those reasons are insurance valuation, estate planning, moving, downsizing or the loss of a loved one. Personal property appraisals are written to USPAP guidelines and are the standards that all professional appraisal practices should follow. Georgia is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, ISA AM.
At a Georgia Jobes’ estate sale, you will notice that the client’s possessions are well displayed and highlighted in a way to bring in the highest revenue for clients. The team members working at a Georgia Jobes’ estate sale are second to none, with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Georiga Jobes Appraisals and Estate Sales is a well-established, professional company with the highest level of integrity that can assist you with your tangible asset management.
Georgia Jobes’ appreciation for antiques and ceramics was spurred by her grandparents. Georgia’s grandfather was a carpenter and antique restorer and her grandmother loved ceramics and all things old. Growing up in the Texas Hill Country, in a ranching family, with hard working parents, instilled in her a tenacious work ethic. As a young person she was involved in 4-H earning a sharpshooter status as a marksman. Thus, her keen interest in firearms to this day. After graduating from the University of Texas, Georgia became an entrepreneur shortly thereafter. Later, she worked as a Social Worker utilizing her degree in Psychology. With that background she segued into medical sales, during which she obtained an MBA, from Our Lady of the Lake University. That led her to a corporate leadership position, with a non-profit healthcare organization. Her responsibilities included business development, marketing, sales, advertising, operations and fund raising. After handling several estates, from the loss of her parents, she became acutely aware of the need for assistance with estate liquidation. This was the impetus for Georgia creating an estate sale company. Because of her background and experiences, she was determined to set a benchmark in the estate liquidation business. To achieve that benchmark, Georgia furthered her education with additional studies through the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), Chicago, Illinois. As an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers she has a successful appraisal practice as a generalist appraiser, with an emphasis in Antiques and Residential Contents. Georgia Jobes Appraisals and Estate Sales services most of central and south Texas including San Antonio and the Hill Country.
Tom Cottle is a Texas native, born and raised on the Gulf Coast. Growing up in a military family was a significant factor in Tom’s early development. His father instilled a sense of honor, self-sufficiency and dedication that helped form his character. Hunting and fishing with his father and older brothers was the highlight of every summer growing up. Tom’s mother was also a powerful influence. She instilled in him a strenuous work ethic by working in, managing and owning restaurants over the majority of her life and involving him in those enterprises whenever possible. Shortly after graduating from High School, Tom attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos (Now Texas State University) which prepared him well for the business world. Tom joined his brother in medical equipment sales in 1986 and together they built a very well respected company over twenty years. Tom eventually bought the company which he sold in 2013. Tom has had many interests over his life and due to that early interaction with firearms and hunting, has maintained a passion for pistols and long guns to this day. As an avid collector he has gleaned significant knowledge of weapons and of the industry in general. Tom is someone you can easily trust because it quickly becomes apparent that he does practice the Golden Rule and knows how important it is to walk the walk, if you’re going to talk the talk.