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Recollections, Ltd. is owned and operated by Jay and Kathy Kiran, who spent their first date at an estate sale. Recognizing the wealth of vintage items stored in the homes, garages, attics, and basements of Chicagoland neighborhoods, we turned our hobby into our business in 1998.

We make it our goal to provide the absolute best in creative estate liquidation services throughout Chicagoland:

Conducted House or Estate Sales are hugely popular in this area. We will organize and price all household items, place the advertising, and run a professional sale for you. Estate sales are conducted in unoccupied homes (we would strongly discourage you from attempting to let someone set up and run an estate sale while someone is still living in the home, particularly an elderly resident). Some people have the estate sale done after the resident has moved out but before the house is listed for sale (resulting in an empty home to sell). Some have us conduct them between contract and closing (resulting in an empty house that is broom swept and vacuumed and ready for walk-through).

Rule of thumb: we need two weeks of unlimited access to set up the sale, and sales are usually run for two days -- a Friday and Saturday. Houses with excessive content or in need of a "pre-clean" to eliminate exceesive debris and junk before setting up may require additional time. We'll know best once we've visited the home.

eBay consignment is an option when an estate sale isn't practical or possible. We select your higher value items that have a satisfactory on-line sales history, and handle the photography, listing, customer communications, and shipping. We will also consider taking on consignment of hot selling items from other private collections, not just from estates.

Household Clean-Outs can be scheduled when the contents in the house are not suitable for resale, but still need to be removed and disposed of. When the job is done, the house is broom swept and vacuumed.

WHATEVER YOU DO: DO NOT SELL, TOSS, OR DONATE ANYTHING BEFORE TALKING WITH US! WE WANT TO SEE YOUR POTENTIAL MAXIMIZED, BUT ONCE IT'S GONE, IT'S GONE AND YOU MAY BE CHEATING YOURSELF OUT OF HUNDREDS OR EVEN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

For more information, please go to our Services page.

Sometimes, the best service we can provide is to talk to you about your situation and give you honest advice about your best options ... even if they don't include us. We understand that the estate sale process may be completely new to you -- if you haven't had to settle one before, there's no way you would know what to do next. But we've been doing this for years and we know what today's marketplace is like, and what's sellable and what really just needs to be donated or tossed. If we can't help you, we can advise you.

Call us or e-mail us using the "contact us" link above. Let's talk.

 
 

 

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