Minimize your stress while maximizing your returns
Professional Estate Sales
New for Seniors...
If you are in need of someone to help you sort through your belongings before we conduct your sale...
If you don't have family or friends nearby, one of our crew members can help you to go through boxes, closets—whatever you need in order to get ready for us to come in and start setting up for the sale. We can also help you pack up what you want to keep. There is a small charge for this service, but our clients are finding this to be very helpful.
We are here for you!
Need help with
clearing out an estate?
Transitions can be difficult and stressful, both physically and emotionally and are VERY time-consuming. For most people, just the thought of sorting, organizing and estimating the value of belongings as well as conducting an estate sale is overwhelming.
And usually, the end result, if not left to the professionals, can be VERY disappointing.
We care about our clients and the service we provide. Our focus is to provide the individualized care and services to your estate sale that will minimize your stress and maximize your return while helping you through a difficult time in your life.
Choosing to have an estate sale company to conduct your estate sale is a very wise decision because there are many unknown obstacles that homeowners are not aware of. We have built up over ten years of contacts, buyers, knowledge, a customer base (etc...) and specialize in this area of sales and merchandising. We believe it can be substantially more profitable than doing it yourself.
Don't know what to do next?
Call us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to design your personalized estate liquidation solution. With one phone call we can take away all the worry and headaches.
We also have fantastic Realtor referrals if that is another one of your needs.
We've got what it takes!
We are an insured, professional, experienced estate sale company and we take pride in our sales for being very profitable, organized and respectful to the estate. We believe that both the client and the customer alike deserve the time, effort and dignity of a well-presented sale.
Our dedication to customer service, hard work, compassion, integrity and our love of the business all contribute to our many years of great success, a solid reputation and happy customers!
We have tackled some of the most difficult estates in terms of enormous quantity - from hoards of household items to hoards of vintage and antique items...usually requiring very artful ways of displaying items in very tight quarters. We have extensive knowledge with vintage items and how to market them correctly.
And we are known as one of the area's most friendly companies around and we have a great relationship with our large following of customers. In fact - we get a lot of our referrals from not only our past clients but also our dedicated customers!
The final result
Our goal is to sell as many of your treasures as possible for the highest returns. Once the sale is over, we have options for clearing the rest of the estate depending on what remains.
Gail (owner) and her crew have been conducting successful estate sales in the Chicago suburbs for over a decade (conducting over 500 estate sales!) Gail is based in Lemont but conducts sales all around the Chicago suburbs.
The Shop Hound crew are mature, trusted and experienced individuals that Gail has known and worked with for years! Three of them are former clients! During sales they maintain organization and ensure safety throughout the home, assist customers, and encourage sales. The crew always wear uniforms for easy identification.
Gail hand-picks each crew member for each sale according to their area of expertise. Crew members have experience in sales, antiques, fine and costume jewelry, current fashion designer brands and trends, fine and vintage collectibles, fishing and sporting equipment, tools, vehicles and much more!
We are based out of Lemont, IL. We conduct sales as far north as Oak Brook, as far west as Lemont, as far south as Frankfort, and as far east as Blue Island