Frequently Asked Questions


How far in advance should I call you?
ASAP. It’s best to call as soon as you know you need an estate sale. We do our best to accommodate your schedule. If we are already booked with another estate sale, we can add your estate sale and run two simultaneously over one weekend. Call Cherie Efken @ (847) 903-3074 to set up your free on-site consultation
What exactly IS an estate sale, anyway?
Initially, an estate sale was a sale or auction held to liquidate possessions left behind by someone recently deceased. To be clear, we do not hold auctions. Rather, we focus on estate sales conducted in the home or business. Most estate sales are held as a result of any number of life’s transitions such as downsizing, divorce, death, foreclosure or simply relocation or move.
Why should I hire C. Estate Sales?
Great question! The answer is because we are the most experienced, sought-after estate sale company in our area. Between our professional staging, competitive pricing, extensive advertising and email campaign as well as our large following of customers, C. Estate Sales provides all the components necessary for a successful, stress-free estate sale.
We are fully insured. We reduce the chance of theft and breakage by limiting the number of buyers in the house at any one time. We provide you with sales prices on your largest ticket items and a check for the proceeds of your sale the following week.
What’s my cost when I hire C. Estate Sales?
There are no out-of-pocket expenses to you. We negotiate a percentage of total sales for our commission and deduct it from the proceeds of your sale. We spell out these details in the contract signed by both parties.
How long does it take you to set up an estate sale?
Set up depends on the size of your estate and workload required. For the “average-sized” home, we typically need two or three days.
How long is the estate sale?
We host 2-day sales on Fridays and Saturdays usually from 9 AM – 4 PM.
Where do you advertise your estate sales and liquidations?
We advertise on the estate sale industry’s premier website, EstateSales.NET reaching approximately 30,000 Chicagoans. We advertise on our website as well as preparing a customized email campaign to more than 3,000 loyal buyers. We also run a newspaper ad in the local newspaper and lastly, we strategically place many directional Estate Sale signs capturing drive-by traffic.