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Meet Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson has been intimately involved with estate sales and custom liquidation since 1998. Her skill as a professional organizer and project manager is enhanced by her background in historical research and antiques. Judy Johnson has a broad base of associates who bring specific expertise to each project as required.



  • Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies

  • Oakland Museum of California History research staff

  • DeYoung Museum and California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco) education staff

  • Former historical decorative arts docent at the Haas-Lilienthal House/Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage

  • Restored 1908 Craftsman home featured on the cover of Old House Journal magazine

  • Former dealer of antiques and collectibles



  • National Association of Professional Organizers (former board member)

  • Palo Alto University Rotary Club (President 2001-2002)

  • Peninsula Executives Association (Executive of the Year 2006)

  • San Carlos Chamber of Commerce (President 2010)


During 30 years of museum and antique experience, Judy Johnson has developed a wide network of contacts who appraise, restore, buy and sell antiques and collectibles.


Her connections with reliable and highly competent professionals in many fields can help with everything from preparing and conducting an estate sale to arranging for charitable donations to polishing the floor after the rugs are gone.

Judy Johnson
Unexpected Treasures


Ring: 650/637-8891



Mailing Address (not a retail store)

751 Laurel St. No. 712

San Carlos, CA 94070

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“Your professionalism and the pleasure you projected in being able to perform the services for your client were a delight and something I will recommend highly to others.”


—Kathie Dietz, Menlo Park



“My parents felt respected and supported in the process of letting go of much of what had surrounded them for decades. Peace of mind is priceless.”


—Richard Phillips, Palo Alto

“Our deepest thanks for your patience, concern and leadership during this difficult process. You are a blessing we did not expect.”


—Anne Brown, Lake Oswego, Oregon



“You staged an estate sale that was so professionally and beautifully done that I couldn't believe it was the same house.”


—Susan Goodwin, Belmont

“You and your staff have done an outstanding job! Our family appreciates all your hard work and your patience with us and our emotions!”


—M.A. Robertson, Los Altos



“You calmed me right from our first meeting and handled everything without a single problem, delivering an empty and clean property to the new owner.”

—Bradford Meigs, Woodside

Meet Judy
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