About Us

Jeni and Steve Arnold have been married for more than 30 years and reside in Corpus Christi, Texas. They have done numerous estate liquidations and actively search the state of Texas for every estate and garage sale to find the most unique and collectible items!

Jeni has worked estate sale companies in South Texas and is proficient in researching and pricing rare items. Steve has been an avid book collector for years with more than 5,000 books in his personal collection and an extensive knowledge of antiquarian book collections.

Both are certified by the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), where each member is required to complete, includes the uniform standards of personal property appraisal practice and appraisal report writing.

Special areas of emphasis in training include Internal Revenue Service appraisal requirements, estate and gift appraisals, charitable donation appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, insurance appraisals, appraisals for divorce, and casualty loss appraisals.

Steve, is a licensed auctioneer in the state of Texas (#17809).

As a team they have mastered the ability of playing off each others strengths and weaknesses to produce a near perfect balance.  They know how to market your items and maximize your profits in the most effective manner.

Corpus Christi Mercantile opens the door to helping new clients that may not have an entire estate to sell or to those clients that moved their heirlooms cross country and settled them into a storage unit where an estate sale is not possible.