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The Power of Kindness: How a Chance Encounter Shaped Our Approach at Estate Concierge

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to get caught up in the rush, to prioritize speed over compassion, and to forget the simple yet profound impact a single act of kindness can have. At Estate Concierge, we understand that behind every estate sale and management task lies a human story, often filled with moments that shape our perspective and approach.


Let me share with you a poignant story that deeply influenced our founder, Caroline, and continues to resonate with our team today.


Caroline Maurice, co-founder of Estate Concierge holding a brochure and standing in a doorway

Caroline, the heart and soul of Estate Concierge, was once racing against the clock, weaving through traffic while pregnant with her second daughter. Time was slipping away as she hurried to meet a potential client for a quote appointment. The stress mounted as sweat trickled down her back, and in her haste, she inadvertently cut off another driver.


The weight of her lateness pressed upon her as she glanced nervously in the rearview mirror, only to find the other car trailing closely behind. With each turn, the car persisted, until it eventually pulled up beside her at the next stop. Caroline braced herself, anticipating a confrontation for her careless maneuver.


To her surprise, the stranger in the neighbouring car rolled down his window, a gesture that required manual effort in those days. Instead of admonishment, he offered unexpected kindness and understanding. "You cut me off back there, but I just want you to know, it's okay," he reassured her with a genuine smile.


In that moment, Caroline was struck by the power of compassion and forgiveness. It was a profound lesson in slowing down, in embracing life's inevitable detours, and in having faith in the inherent goodness of people. Inspired by this stranger's generosity of spirit, Caroline made a conscious decision to infuse her business with the same ethos of kindness and empathy.


Caroline Maurice, co-founder of Estate Concierge holding a box and walking on a driveway

Her initial goal of acquiring a new client that day took a backseat to a more significant realization. Rather than rushing to meet deadlines at the expense of human connection, Caroline resolved to prioritize the well-being of others, offering support and reassurance when they needed it most.


At Estate Concierge, this ethos permeates everything we do. Behind every transaction, every estate sale, and every management task, we strive to embody the same spirit of compassion that was extended to Caroline on that fateful day. We understand that estate matters are not merely transactions but journeys filled with emotions, memories, and transitions.


Whether you're navigating the complexities of estate liquidation, downsizing, or property management, know that we're here to support you every step of the way. Our commitment to kindness, integrity, and personalized service ensures that you'll not only receive expert assistance but also a genuine human connection that transcends business.


Caroline, Mike and Aly Maurice of Estate Concierge and Downsizing services sitting at a desk, Burlington Ontario

In a world that often feels rushed and impersonal, we invite you to experience the difference that kindness can make. At Estate Concierge, it's not just about managing estates; it's about caring for people and making a positive impact when it matters most.





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