Naomi M. Berman
Naomi Berman launched Berman Sales in 2018, but she is not a newcomer to the industry by any means. For several years she assisted her Mother-in-law, Debbie Berman's Estate Sale's business which spanned 50 successful years of buying selling, appraising, auctioning, and running top notch estate sales throughout Fairfield County and Westchester. In 2015, Naomi transitioned out of a successful career in Human Resources, as a Corporate Recruiter and Career Coach which she did for 26 years. While, you might not think these two industries have a lot in common, Naomi found a lot of parallels between them. "Firstly, Estate Sales Management and Recruiting are both a sales/marketing job, where you have to be entrepreneurial whether you are working for an agency or a company. The goal in both industries is to sell sell sell......In recruiting you are constantly looking for new talent, new resources, and new connections. The process of always being on the look out for new opportunities is the same. Also, in both careers you have to be able to juggle a lot of different types of relationships. and deal with a lot of ups and downs. Another parallel, in both industries, is the way you are helping a wide variety of people transitioning during difficult times in their lives. In Estate Sales, you may be dealing with baby boomers who have become empty nesters, who are frequently, overwhelmed by the prospect of downsizing or working with senior citizens who are preparing for retirement and /or a relocation or meeting with a couple of nervous first home buyers, who need help with interior decorating. Regardless of whether you are working with people downsizing or finding a new career path........The rewards come from easing people's anxiety and helping them embrace change. In this respect, spot on interpersonal skills and finely tuned coaching skills has provided Naomi with a distinct advantage. Naomi prides herself in offering sound expertise, knowledgeable antique appraisals, and a variety of practical solutions for your valuables. The bottom line......whether you are looking for a new job or liquidating contents of your home, working with Berman Sales offers you a team of qualified professionals. The company systematically and strategically designs action plans that guarantee a successful and profitable transition.
BERMAN'S CARAVAN OF PROFESSIONALS
Bonnee L. Pecquex
Business Manager and Special Events Manager
A BRIEF TRIBUTE:
Debbie Berman passed away, in 2019 after battling a series of sudden and devastating strokes. Berman Sales was partly created to pay tribute to Debbie's business's legacy. According to Naomi, "no one had more enthusiasm and more outstanding contacts in the antique and estate sale business than Debbie Berman. She was somewhat of a visionary when it came to cornering the market in the early 60's. "She started out with an antique store, then expanded it to create the first indoor flea market in Stamford. She was also amongst the first certified antique appraisers in Fairfield county. And definitely one of the first woman owned Estate Sales Businesses in the Stamford area. Naomi considers herself extremely lucky to have learned so much vital insider information (lots of which you can't learn from any books) from such a dynamic and indomitable business woman. Without Debbie's knowledge and know how, Naomi believes this business would not exist! Most important, Naomi also credits Debbie for teaching her how to have fun while working. This is, of course, an invaluable lesson in any business environment!