Estate Sales: Unlicensed & Unregulated

Do you know that estate sales are completely unlicensed and unregulated? Compared to the heavily licensed and regulated real estate industry, estate sales often have little to no transparency or accountability. To become a realtor you have to pass a state exam, be overseen by a broker who, in turn, is overseen by the state. […]

Recent Brown Button Sale Featured on KCTV5

We had a great time filming this excerpt with Gina Bullard of KCTV5’s News In The Morning.  The video below features a luxury downsizing estate sale that we ran in Parkville on Oct 19th through 21st.  Click to watch Gina try her hand at evaluating estate sale items and see if she has what it takes […]

Brown Button Ranks Nationally on Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies

From fairly humble beginnings in 2011, Brown Button’s flight path has felt somewhat akin to a rocket launch – particularly in the occasionally slow-moving estate sale industry. Our goal since day one has been to serve clients in transition, with one hundred percent dedication and respect, leveraging technology and design to increase efficiency and revenue. […]

Brown Button Featured in the Kansas City Star

Recently, one of Brown Button’s luxury sale events was photographed as part of a Kansas City Star feature on the changing face of estate sales.   It’s always a fun day when we get to interact with the press and having The Star out to photograph this stunning sale and talk with our guests was no exception! […]

Brown Button Awarded 25 Under 25 and Ranks on Ingram’s Top 100

In 2017, Brown Button was honored to receive two significant local business awards. Early this year, we were thrilled to be among the recipients of Thinking Bigger Business Media’s 25 Under 25® Awards, an annual event recognizing outstanding small businesses in Kansas City. All nominees for this award have fewer than 25 full-time employees, have operated a for-profit […]

An Unusual Collection of Peter Obsvik for Stokke Furniture

In the luxury estate sale industry, the Brown Button team is most often working in very beautiful homes with fairly traditional decor schemes. Our current sale in Briarcliff (September 14-16, 2017) does not follow this traditional line. The estate is full of original art, sculptures, Isamu Noguchi paper lamps, colorful mobiles hanging from the ceiling, and a […]

Danish Modern Furniture

Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen for Naestved Mobelfabrik Danish mid century teak dining table with butterfly leaves and six chairs with woven paper cord seats. Available at our Mission Hills estate sale May 1-2 Ingmar Relling, Poul Hundevad, Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen; Four mid century Danish designers with pieces represented in our upcoming Mission Hills […]

Charles-François Daubigny

  Charles-François Daubigny, oil on panel, “Le Labours Auvers” (1873, France), 7 3/8″ x 13 7/8. We have several members on the Brown Button team with a strong interest and appreciation of art history. So when we come across a really exceptional piece of fine art in one of the estates, we get pretty excited. […]

Steiff Teddy Bears

First produced in the early 20th century, the teddy bear was a simultaneous, but independent, creation of Richard Steiff in Germany and Morris Michtom in the United States. The name, coined by Michtom, is a reference to a hunting trip in which president Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that his hunting party had tied to a tree.