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The Team

A Definitely Fantastic Estate Sale, established by Diana Wright over 30 years ago, is renowned for providing quality service for private and commercial estate sales. Diana’s team is comprised of a dedicated group of artistic professionals specializing in appraising and marketing personal property. They have the tools, knowledge and know-how to effectively set up, manage and supervise your estate sale with integrity and a professional flair.

A Definitely Fantastic Estate Sale will arrive at your home with our experienced designer and support staff. They bring with them everything necessary to make your wares visible and attractive and stage your home like a store show room. It is our exceptional attention to detail that sets us apart!

Sit back, relax, and sell your belongings with ease and peace of mind knowing that the #1 choice for organizing your sale, A Definitely Fantastic Sale, is at the helm.

Team photo: Top left to right - Elsa Castillous, Martha Twiggs, Nicole Merrill, Alexander Nelson Bottom left to right – Ana Mendoza, Mark Axelowitz, Diana Wright, Maria Rojas


dianaDiana Wright
Diana Wright, the founder of A Definitely Fantastic Estate Sales, is a second generation estate liquidator and appraiser with over 30 years’ experience marketing and selling personal and family property. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Diana traded in snow for sunshine and moved to Miami, where she and her extended family have resided for the past three decades.

Diana works with the top designers, realtors and art and antique dealers involved in the South Florida community. A true aficionado of the art world, Diana is frequently in attendance at continuing education courses, lecture series and seminars to maintain a current knowledge of industry trends. Diana has always been active in the South Florida community, and is proud to be recognized and have served on numerous cultural boards.

Diana has always been active in the South Florida community, and is proud to be recognized and have served on numerous cultural boards.

  • Member of the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council
  • Member of the International and American Society of Appraisers
  • Director of the Orange Bowl Staging Committee
  • Chairman of Mayor’s Ball Silent Auction
  • Member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Dade Heritage Society
  • Board Member of Lowe Art Museum
  • Member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure 
  • Cancer Link Auction Co-Chairperson
  • Coconut Grove Garden Club

dianaNicole Merrill
Nicole is the company’s Chief Operating Officer and a third generation estate liquidator. She is a graduate of SMU’s Meadow School of the Arts and is a founding member of Muses & Visionaries, a modern salon for women in West Palm Beach, FL. Nicole has been an art dealer and consultant for over a decade, assisting corporate and private individuals interested in learning about and assembling distinctive art collections. She has established an impressive and extensive clientele of collectors, businesses, athletes and institutions who come to her for advice and her expertise on current art market trends. Nicole is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and specializes in Latin American and Contemporary art. She provides appraisals for the purposes of liquidation, insurance, estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution, purchase and sale.


dianaAna Mendoza
Ana is the Director of Operations and an indispensable member of the Definitely Fantastic team for almost 10 years. Ana is an expert at conducting estate sales, handling clients’ concerns, and supervising sales from appraisal to liquidation. It is also her responsibility to make sure all of the behind-the-scene bases are covered, from obtaining necessary permits to making sure all parts of the home has proper signage and posted safety notices. Her positive energy and tireless get-things-done attitude are a vital key to the company’s success.


dianaMark Axelowitz
With 35 years in the estate business, Mark has more than earned his title of Expert Appraiser. Mark's experience and knowledge are invaluable in identifying hidden treasures, appraising collections, and researching all types of personal property. While his expertise extends to silver, antiques and old books, his first and foremost passion is jewelry. Be it fine jewelry, costume, or modern and estate jewelry, Mark loves all things that sparkle and makes jewelry buying and selling exciting for all parties involved.


dianaAlexander Nelson
Alex is the team’s Merchandising Designer, responsible for identifying, staging and showcasing the contents of a home for an estate sale. This includes the presentation and placement of merchandise to create a customer experience that is inspiring, dynamic and entertaining. Before joining the Definitely Fantastic ranks, Alex worked as Senior Designer of Retail Merchandizing at Saks 5th Avenue at the New York Headquarters Home Store. Alex uses his talents to professionally style each home in order to get the best price for every item, which directly contributes to the overall success of the sale.


dianaDanielle Mendoza
Danielle has been a part of the Definitely Fantastic team for the last five years. She first began working with the company part-time and on breaks while attending college, assisting with the set up and general maintenance of estate sales. A recent graduate of the University of Florida with her BS in Finance, Danielle now works with Definitely Fantastic full-time. She offers support in a multitude of essential areas, by working onsite at estate sales, providing general management and crowd supervision, and contributing to the expansion of the business and its vision.


dianaAngelo Rodriguez
Angelo Rodriguez is one of Definitely Fantastic’s newest additions, brought on for his appreciation for design and inherent sense of style. Angelo’s job is to set the highest standard possible for visual excellence, to present an estate’s merchandise so that every room’s interior is appropriate to its environment, furniture and art. Angelo attended International Fine Arts College in his hometown of Miami, FL, and works as an Executive Design Associate for world-renowned interior design firm Tui Pranich, a successful design enterprise with offices in Miami, Palm Beach and NYC.


dianaNicole Lustigman
Currently an intern with Definitely Fantastic, Nicole “English” studied fashion marketing and communication at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. Born and raised in London, Nicole gained valuable post-graduation practical knowledge working with fashion design firms such as Betty Jackson, Harvey Nichols, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Utilizing her experience styling fashion shows, showrooms, fashion PR and sales, she is fast becoming a key asset to the team.


dianaBeth Beattie
Beth Beattie is the Public Relations branch of the company, specifically chosen because her fresh, optimistic ideas are an ideal match with the Definitely Fantastic vision. Her main roles are to generate brand awareness and to update the public about upcoming estate sales via press coverage, events and social media outlets. Beth is the founder of Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events in Palm Beach, FL. Her clientele includes national retailers, real estate developers, financial institutions and nonprofits. She received a degree in public relations from the University of Florida. After graduation, Beth moved to New York City to be the Public Relations and Event Coordinator for Kate Edmonds Private and Corporate Events. She has worked closely with many bridal publications and organized an appearance on NBC's hit series "The Apprentice." Beth is on the committee of the Young Friends of the Norton Museum of Art and the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, is a member of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, and was the 2011 co-chair of Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Man & Woman of the Year. Beth was recently featured as Martha Stewart’s “Doer of the Week” and as The Palm Beacher and Jupiter Magazine’s "Top 40 Under 40."


 

 

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