Our Staff



 Judith Martin is a Certified Appraiser by profession.  She is educated in appraisal  theory, methodology USPAP (Uniform Standard Professional Appraisal Practice)    through the International Society of Appraisers.  She was awarded her Certification  in 1997 and requalifys every five years.  She is also an antiques and decorative expert  through her work as an estate liquidator for 25 years.

 Judith began her journey to becoming an appraiser in 1989 when she went into the  estate liquidation business with her mother, Gloria Moroni.  Through the  liquidation business by educating herself in the products she sold, Judith earned her  Accreditation in Antiques and Residential Contents in 1994.  Since that time she has gone on to earn her Certification.  In 2005, Judith was voted onto the Board of Directors of ISA and became the President of the Society in 2009 through 2011.  She has recently retired from the Board of Directors after serving for six years.

In 2003, Judith decided to open a consignment shop.  Wheaton was the perfect location and so The Perfect Thing opened in November of that year.  In early 2004, her daughter Kate came to work with her side by side in all aspects of the business.  In  March of 2008 The Perfect Thing moved to Town Square Wheaton, where it was located until moving to 204 West Liberty Drive in downtown Wheaton in the spring of 2016.

The Perfect Thing has continued to facilitate the liquidation of personal property for its many consignors.  The store has also been known to furnish and decorate many a home in the area from top to bottom.  The Perfect Thing still conducts liquidation sales in customer’s homes and can be found holding a sale almost every weekend of the year.  When not working on the store floor, setting a household for sale, selling the property of their clients, Judith and Kate can be found researching and completing the many appraisals they write throughout the year.



Kate Martin is managing partner of the Perfect Thing, Inc, working in all facets of the business. After swearing never to go into an estate career, she is now thrilled about the change of heart.  Beginning as an associate at the shop, Kate has now earned an accreditation in Appraisal Services, spear points the shop and staff and splits time with Judith heading the estate sales division.

With the philosophy that things simply aren’t made the way they used to be, Kate loves letting potential clients learn that just because it’s old doesn’t mean its bad.  She delights in seeing potentially valuable items that clients find in their garages, attics and at yard sales.  Kate asserts, “People of my generation don’t understand how painstakingly things were produced before the technological age.  We used to actually make things with our hands and the progression of materials they did use can tell the story of our existence!”

In 2011, she earned her accreditation with the International Society of Appraisers, specializing in Generalist Studies.  She is working towards her CAPP certification.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Wheaton Association.

​General Manager
Alyssa became part of The Perfect Thing team in 2009. She has her Bachelors in Art History from Saint Xavier University (Class of 2014). She went on to go to appraisal school for core courses, USPAP, and fine arts in 2015.