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About Family Affair Estate Sales by Jan Hoff

Jan and Bob Hoff of Family Affair Estate Sales sitting in a stairway

About Our Company

We are a leading, premier estate sale company, serving St. Louis for over 30 years. We specialize in expansive in-home sales and work diligently to obtain the best return for our clients.

Family Affair Estate Sales is a St. Louis family-owned and operated company, offering estate and moving sales and business inventory liquidations.

We understand this can be an emotional and difficult time and preparing for a sale can be physically demanding. Let us do the work for you. Customer care and service is our specialty.

Our Vision

We conduct our business for the benefit of the seller as well as the buyers who give new life to the treasures we are entrusted with.

We operate with integrity and gratitude for the trust and confidence our clients place in us.

Meet The Team

We love what we do and with every sale we look for ways to serve and make our clients’ lives easier during this process.

We are a family-run business, large enough to manage sales of all sizes, and small enough to provide a personalized approach to our clients’ needs.

Jan Hoff

Family Affair proprietor

Jan has managed hundreds of estate sales with an eye for every detail and contagious enthusiasm.

Years ago, as a shopper in search of unique home decorations, Jan quickly fell in love with the estate sale community and decided to make estate and moving sales her profession.

She’s built a wealth of knowledge and expertise in staging, pricing, and negotiating on her clients’ behalf.

When not managing a sale, Jan is thinking about the next sale…and spending time with her grandkids, working in her garden, or reading a good book.

Bob Hoff


Bob was a part-time Family Affair partner until he retired from his day job (and sometimes nights and weekends) as a telephone line repairman. 

Now, Bob is a full-time pro, typically taking on the tough assignments in the basement and garage.

He’s no stranger to challenges – or even disasters. After Hurricane Katrina, he spent months in New Orleans, helping to get telephone lines back up and running.

On sale day, we let him have the “easy” job at the check-out table.

When not at an estate sale, Bob is also spending time with the grandkids, golfing, or doing a few home repairs for his favorite mother-in-law.

Bonnie Portell

The one who started it all!

Before there was Pinterest, cooking shows, or HGTV, there was Bonnie, (Mom to Jan and Jan’s five siblings) who made a house a home like no other with her creativity and talent for making a lot out of a little.

Bonnie discovered garage sales and estate sales back in the day… when you could find real vintage real cheap.

She passed on her love for unique finds to the rest of her family. Without her, Family Affair would never have happened, and she remains an integral member of the team.

In her free time, Bonnie spends time with her large family, writes a blog, reads mysteries, bakes pies, and vacations in Florida twice a year.

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