True Values

Probate and Pre-Probate Valuations of your estate – for its true worth

True Values


Providing probate and pre-probate valuations, auction valuations, and house-clearance services across Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Probate Valuations And Estate Planning

As an experienced auctioneer, I specialise in providing two crucial services that go beyond the offerings of general house clearance companies: probate valuations after a loss and estate planning.

When a family is faced with the loss of a loved one, emotions run high, and navigating the legal and logistical aspects of probate can be overwhelming. My initial advice to any family who is faced with selling a loved one’s items is “don’t touch anything and don’t throw anything out!”

I understand the sentimental value attached to each item and approach valuations with the utmost care. There are times when a client will have unrealistic expectations about what something is worth based on an insurance valuation. It is my job to explain that valuing an item for auction is very different.

True Value Of An Item
Knowing the market, and advising on prevailing conditions to get the best price for your possessions.
Dealing With Probate

Treating you with respect at a difficult time, after someone has passed away.

transparent pricing

I charge a per hour fee, rather than rushing you to accept a fixed price, regardless of the true value.

Across the South West

Valuation services across Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

A compassionate hand

Estate Planning Valuations

My probate valuation service extends a compassionate hand to families, offering a meticulous and respectful assessment of the deceased’s personal belongings.
For those looking ahead, estate planning valuations provide a strategic approach to asset management.

Planning for the future is not just about monetary considerations; it involves understanding the worth of family heirlooms, antiques, and other possessions that contribute to a family’s legacy. When it comes to writing your will, an expert valuation can help you make informed decisions about how you want to divide your estate.

Why Choose an Auctioneer

Over a House Clearance Company?

While general house clearance companies may offer swift removal of belongings, the true worth of your possessions might go unnoticed.

Auctioneers possess a deep understanding of the market value of a wide range of items. This expertise ensures that each possession is accurately assessed, potentially uncovering valuable items that a house clearance company might overlook.

Unlike house clearance companies that often focus on speed, my goal is to maximise the returns for my clients.

If you want professional and understandable advice given sympathetically and respectfully, please contact me.

Where I work

Providing true valuation services across Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire



D Harrison from Devon

When my mum passed away in November 2019, she left some jewellery and sovereigns that hadn’t seen the light of day for years. None of the items were particularly valuable in their own right but, together, they were worth a tidy sum.

Gordon was very knowledgeable and offered me a really good price for all, while suggesting items I might like to keep for posterity, such as an engraved gold brooch with an inscription dated 1844.

With the money he offered me, I was able to purchase a very nice watch, which I wear everyday and which reminds me of my parents. I would highly recommend him.

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

Gordon Brockman is a brilliant auctioneer. He worked incredibly hard during the evening. He had over 80 lots to sell, and had to persuade buyers to part with their hard-earned cash. He did this with humour and professionalism, entertaining an audience of about 100, most of whom went home very pleased to have secured a bargain.

The Melksham, Calne & Chippenham Branch

Sandra from Gloucester

I am very grateful for all you did to help. To be honest, it was only after all the things had been disposed of that I realised how traumatic the whole experience had been, and how much worse it could have been, but for your kindness and understanding.