Founded in 1987, BERGFELD’s purpose is to give clients peace of mind in a difficult time, to maximize the value of their personal property, and to redirect their reusable items to others in need. We ease the burden of tackling multiple details, possibly conflicting agendas and schedules. We collaborate with appraisers, moving and storage companies, auction houses, dealers, collectors, thrift shops, charities and building managers.
BERGFELD’s clients have often confided that the most important benefit of our taking care of their arrangements and logistics were their feelings of relief, comfort and security in knowing that their wishes were being met professionally. Many also recognize that because of our 30 years of experience and attention to detail, they were protected from being exploited at a time of personal stress, and from making decisions that they might later regret.
Kristin P. Bergfeld, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, earned an MES from Bank Street College of Education in New York, and attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. She actively participates in, and frequently presents seminars at conferences such as the ASA/NCOA (American Society on Aging and National Council on the Aging) annual meeting, NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), and CNYC (Council of New York City Cooperatives) on estate planning, elder care, and hoarding. She also serves as a founding member of the New York City Hoarding Task Force.
She gained personal insight when caring for her father during his battle with cancer, and, after his death, assisting in clearing the family’s home of 35 years. She draws on these experiences professionally to assist others.