Our Client Testimonials


Discerning, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.

That is the best phrase to define our clients. 

GEA Inc's exclusive, proprietary database, containing work processes developed over the entire history of the company ,is comprised of an extremely select group of High and Ultra-High Net Worth individuals ranging from members of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, ...to captains of industry, billion dollar hedge fund managers, entertainment industry power brokers, celebrities, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEO's, tech industry leaders , members of Congress and Silicon Valley venture capitalists. 

This  highly coveted, exclusive database and work processes, which resided in our Salesforce account for safekeeping, were the "crown jewel" of GEA Inc's business model  and one of the cornerstones of  GEA Inc.'s successes.

Case in point: At a Grand Estates auction our clients were all required to post a cash deposit (on average $125,000) just to participate in one of our auctions. 

Case study


May 2015 Lake Geneva.

One of our clients was so impressed by our services, when he bought a $5 million+ property at one of our auctions that he decided to hire Grand Estates in order to generate the same excitement  for his other Lake Geneva property just a few months later in August 2015. 


"I must compliment your entire team on the marketing effort that you put forth. ......Once auction day arrived, I was surprised by how many people were registered for the auction and more importantly, who was in the audience. Your team brought only qualified buyers to the event........After an exciting auction, we emerged as the winning bidders.....We closed on our new home with a few days of the auction.

Now we suddenly owned two multi-million homes on Lake Geneva........we were faced with a tough decision: either list.....OR hire Grand Estates.....We went with the second option....

Having now experienced your auction process as both a buyer and a seller, I feel that it is one of the best ways to sell and buy luxury real estate. I wish you continued success and I enthusiastically recommend Grand Estates to others selling or buying luxury homes.


Thomas Santefort"

See client testimonial Santefort here.

GEA Inc.'s Future

GEA Inc. looks forward to offering our services once we obtain complete, exclusive control of all of our Intellectual Property and our customized, proprietary database  curated, at great expense and diligent hard work, since 1999 which resided in our Salesforce account exclusively.

Client Testimonials


Our clients have always been our best marketing. Read, in their own words, their experience with Grand Estates Auction Co in the PDFs below. Since 1999 we've consistently outperformed our  competitors and have achieved record-breaking results. 

" Dear Val,   

John and I would like to take this opportunity of writing to say a very big “thank you” for introducing us to our new home in Cordillera. After discussing this house on the telephone with you, we knew we just had to have it. So, we went ahead and bought it unseen. To say that it is everything you said it was is an understatement. It is magnificent. A lot of phone calls went between us but from knowing about it, we completed in ten days with your help. Whenever we rang you were always happy to speak to us no matter what time of day it was. Without all your help, not only in the purchase of the house but other things as well, all this would not have come together so easily. 

So, once again, many, many thanks, Lord John and Lady Carolyn Sansom."

Read Lord and Laby Sansom's letter to our CEO, Val DeVine on page 20  here.

 “The Grand Estates team was extremely professional and expertly managed a successful auction sales and marketing campaign,” stated Diane Taillon of Arbor Crowne Properties. “The absolute auction process generated tremendous interest that far surpassed the activity level of a traditional listing and resulted in obtaining true market value for the property.” 


GEA reference Porter (pdf)


ReferenceLetterColdwellSchmittRealtor (pdf)


ThomasSantefort Buyer and Seller (pdf)


Partial list of References (pdf)


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