We feel very "blessed & grateful" that we found Poppy and Sean Donnelly and their business "Blessed & Grateful"... We found ourselves in a situation that required "cleaning out" our parents' house in Florida, but we live in upstate New York.  Timing was critical, and the size of the clean-out was excessive!  Poppy and Sean took care of everything professionally, efficiently, and expediently.  Although we never actually met in person, we felt very comfortable dealing with them.  We give them our very highest recommendation !!!

Suzanne Ciluffo

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your excellent handling of the estate sale at our parent’s home. With the three of us being from out of town, you saved us what could have been a very stressful and overwhelming task. The results of the sale were amazing… 3 small boxes of miscellaneous odds and ends to donate to the charity of our choice. And better yet…when you were done, the house was empty, clean, and looked like new!! Thanks, again. It has been a real pleasure working with both of you.

Karen, Gregg, and Julie

I want to start off by thanking you two for the kind, thoughtful, professional, and sincere way you treated myself and my family members during the rough process we had after the passing of my Aunt. I think back to how invigorating you guys were and the process of transforming the house to a professionally ran estate sale amazes me today. Not once did I not trust anything you were telling me and for that I owe that to how you conduct yourself from the initial process. Finally I would like to say thank you for your hard work and making a hard time be a lot more easier to bear.


I received your check and wanted to say once again how much I appreciate all of your work. You are absolute professionals! You have been flexible, pleasant and work so hard. It have had complete piece of mind during the entire process. Your expertise and experience is worth every penny and more in this process! Please know I will always be willing to endorse or recommend your work.

Lauren Werch

It’s an all too familiar scenario: out-of-state child; widowed parent; a houseful of possessions that need to be sorted, packed, sold, or dispersed to a charity; and a very short time frame to get everything accomplished. This is what I was facing when a friend referred me to Sean and Poppy Donnelly at Blessed and Grateful. After meeting with Poppy a tremendous burden was lifted from my and my mother’s shoulders. Poppy was calm and reassuring and I knew that I could leave everything in the capable hands of her and her team. I was amazed at how quickly they brought order to the chaos that was my mother’s home. Our proceeds from the sale exceeded my expectations and I am sure it is due to the team’s ability to arrange and stage everything beautifully and to the advance advertising that was done. Thank you to all who were involved in the sale; and, please, do not hesitate to use me as a reference.

Becky Black

Poppy and Sean Donnelly, owners of Blessed & Grateful, are the consummate estate sale professionals. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Poppy & Sean Donnelly as estate sale agents for anyone planning to dissolve an estate, downside, or move. During a very challenging time in my life when I suddenly lost my Mom, Poppy & Sean’s calm and ensuring demeanor led me gracefully through the process of selling all my Mom’s home contents seamlessly. And all of this was completed while I was out-of-state on the West Coast. The out come was above my expectations, both in terms of price and timing. My Mom had a very full house of eclectic items, and they staged the inside beautifully, with everything so well displayed, marked, all the while taking such great care of the new carpet and freshly painted walls. Not only were they successful in selling all of her things, it was completed faster than expected because of their great advertising strategy, and the proceeds were way above my expectations. Poppy & Sean’s knowledge of the local market in The Villages, keen eye for marketing, and understanding of The Village logistics, and a network of followers led to an extraordinary estate sale. They worked hard, illustrated a great understanding of the details, visual display, etiquette, and smoothly guided me along the estate sale process. One of Poppy & Sean’s best qualities was listening to exactly what I wanted & needed – and didn’t want – and answering all of my questions, and even calling me daily with updates. When I was finally ready to do the estate sale, their hands-on approach & willingness to tackle jobs in prepping the house for the estate sale is unlike anything I have ever seen, or heard of, in any estate sale company. Poppy & Sean’s positive attitude was so genuine – even in several challenges when they stood on my behalf to see an outcome through – I knew they had my best interest in mind at every step. They even took a video for me to see the house prepped since I was out-of-state, plus it gave me one last glimpse of my Mom. I highly recommend Poppy and Sean Donnelly of Blessed & Grateful for any estate sale.

Molly Schmidt

Zillow Testimonials

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean Donnelly was realtor for both buyer and seller. Sean is a professional and took us (buyers) from Day 1 to closing without a glitch. This was the smoothest process we've ever encountered when making a life-changing move. Since we live out of state, Sean was our eyes and ears in The Villages. ...

    February 11, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Although we were making this sale from a long distance, Sean was there at every step keeping us informed and updated. He never pushed or talked over us. He had a goal and we were thrilled to find his knowledge of the market was right on. We needed some repair and he found the right person who was...

    March 3, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Very helpful, friendly, honest and responsive. Helped us list and sell a home when we were not local and worked hard to sell it for us during the “off season” for Florida.

    November 29, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  There are not enough words to describe how much Sean and his team made the selling process so much easier. From the moment we met him he was professional, always willing to communicate and it was apparent he has true compassion for his work. My mom needed to sell her home and a majority of her...

    mrs stassi
    November 13, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Very helpful, friendly, honest and responsive. Helped us list and sell a home when we were not local and worked hard to sell it for us during the “off season” for Florida.

    November 28, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  In the areas of local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, and negotiation skills, Sean and Poppy Donnelly rate five stars. However a simple rating system fails to express the extent and the quality of the service they provided. my wife and I have been retired for twenty years and lived in...

    November 26, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean was invaluable in assisting my family in selling our mother's home as quickly and as painlessly as possible which was especially helpful as we were selling from a distance. Sean's experience and knowledge of the market is extensive. And, he kept us informed of all activity. He is a very...

    February 17, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean was great to work with and stayed on top of any issues from the Listing until it was sold!! He made sure everything was taken care of and any issues that arose, he handled immediately.

    September 18, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean did an amazing job, including recording a narrated video of the property when we were unable to travel. He exemplifies quality service and integrity. I would definately seek out Sean for any future real estate transactions.

    December 3, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean was amazing to work with in selling my father's home. He was professional, helpful, understanding of my needs, and made the whole process seem so easy. He took time to keep me informed and updated because I live in a different state. He helped me every step of the way from start to finish. I...

    March 3, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean made us feel very confident about the selling process.
    Advertising was great with videos on Zillow and other outlets.
    His team had Open Houses to expose the home to as many people as possible ending in a very smooth sale to happy buyers.
    Sean took care of all the details and took all the...

    February 2, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean was an incredibly helpful, diligent, and thoughtful seller's agent for us. We were selling an inherited property and he made excellent suggestions that resulted in a sale in a difficult market. He also always went the extra mile to get the transaction done and always kept us up-to-date with...

    November 29, 2018

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean was a pleasure to work with, from beginning to end, on the sale of my home. He was very knowledgeable on the area and I could tell from the first conversation he knew what he was doing. He was quick to answer my emails and explain things to me whenever I had a question. He advocated for me to...

    May 1, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Sean did an excellent job om selling my home. His write up on the house was very informative and thorough. He's expertise is top notch.
    He negotiated very well with me and the buyers. And was on top of everything. Thank you Sean, you did a great job.

    February 15, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Outstanding Experience with this team, full of energy, very knowledgeable, kept us informed and helped us to make educated decisions!! They were highly recommended by our estate Trust lawyer and also or money broker.

    Mark Mapel
    June 10, 2019