About Us

A Note from Bill Murphy, Founder & Owner of Encore Events

I spent my growing up years in the Midwest following my grandpa around to area antique auctions. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but before I was 9, I certainly knew what one looked like!

When I moved to Largo, Florida in the early ’90s I saw a huge need for my estate services and vast knowledge of antiques, jewelry and collectibles — and Encore Events was born.

There is something quite rewarding about my work. When I first meet with new clients, most don’t have a clue where to begin liquidating a property. My amazing team and I are able to step in and take the reins. After nearly 30 years and thousands of sales there’s not much I haven’t seen or haven’t done. That’s why I make property liquidations look so easy!

I value all of the friendships I’ve made along the way and attribute Encore’s consistently successful sales to my loyal customer base. Today, that base includes young adults who were introduced to me as toddlers 20 to 30 years ago! That’s loyalty I am truly proud of and tremendously grateful for.

At one time or another we find ourselves facing extremely stressful life transitions such as a major move or a death in the family. Knowing who to call for a helping hand is where we come into play. We’ve assisted hundreds of families relocating out of town, moving to smaller homes, and liquidating the contents of a loved one’s estate. Facilitating life transitions here in the Tampa Bay area has been our focus and our specialty since 1991..

My team and I are here to make your life easy. Give us a call today!

What people are saying ...
I can never thank you enough. You made a very trying time, very easy for me. Thirty-four years of many happy memories there I will never forget. -- Katie K., Clearwater
Thank you for the wonderful job you did in selling our home furnishings. With us not living in town, your help and expertise was a very welcome thing. We are enormously pleased with your work and the timely manner in which received the check. We would not hesitate the use of your talents again and would be extremely happy to recommend you to future clients. -- Todd D., Safety Harbor
I wanted to thank you all for taking care of this for me. I don't think I could have done it without you all. -- Kathy L., Belleair
I just wanted to thank you for taking care of this (sale) in such a quick manner. The realtor was shocked and amazed at the beautiful and clean condition of the property. He was really impressed with the clean out your “crew” did and I wanted you to know that. -- Sara G., Clearwater
Thank you so much for all of your help at the Riverside Drive event. You and your staff were great. Please add me to your mailing list for future sales. -- Alan B., Tarpon Springs
Please add me to your email mailing list. Went to our first estate sale this week and loved it! You do a wonderful job, can't wait to hear about the next. -- Margaret S., Clearwater
DEFINITELY let me know when you have another great estate sale. I so much enjoyed your professional team. I bought several things on Friday, including the set of five orange cooking pots. It was a super fun sale. Thank you for helping me have something for Mother's Day. Can't wait for the next sale! -- Karen H., Seminole