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Sales and Appraisals of Personal Property

We conducted our first estate appraisal and sale in March of 1995. During the past 10 years, we have conducted hundreds of estate sales throughout the North Shore and the Northwest Suburbs.

We begin with a free consultation at the home. This takes about an hour, depending on the size of the estate and the questions you might have. We start working on the Monday before the sale. Our team arrives at the home on Monday morning with all of the equipment needed to transform the home into a gift shop. We provide tables, table cloths, accent lighting, vertical risers, checkout station and all other equipment needed to display, decorate and otherwise merchandise items for sale.

We price everything in the home. A nationally certified and accredited appraiser reviews all pricing. Most sales are conducted over 2 days (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday). We can schedule a pickup from a non-profit to take everything we did not sell. You can be presented with a broom swept home within 1 week after the sale.


We conduct 3 types of sales - Public, Private and Online Auction.

Public estate sales are traditional.
  • Collectibles
  • Fine Art
  • Automobiles
  • Standard Household Items

Private estate sales are less common.
  • Cultural Artifacts
  • High Value Fine Art
  • Rare Collectibles
  • Weapons, Coin and Sterling Collections

Online estate sales.
  • Clients prefer not to invite the general public into their homes
  • HOAs sometimes do not permit public estate sales
  • There are only 25 - 100 items worth selling
  • Weapons, Coin and Sterling Collections - bidding is preferred


Our North Shore Office, in Northbrook, serves Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Highland Park through Winnetka and Wilmette.
Our NW Suburbs Office, in Barrington, assists all communities from Arlington Heights to Long Grove and Woodstock.
Together, both offices serve the surrounding communities of the North Shore through McHenry County.
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North Shore Office
5 Revere Drive
Suite #200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 278-0434
NW Suburbs Office
18 E. Dundee Rd.
Building 5, Suite #300
Barrington, IL 60010
(815) 308-5532