Potpourri Estate Sale
We provide exceptional attention to detail. We offer more than 15 years of experience and creative solutions for clients with specialized needs.

Potpourri Estate Sales helps people who are downsizing for any of a variety of reasons. There may be a death in the family, a divorce, a debilitating illness, the need to move to an Assisted Living Facility, something as straight forward as retirement to a warmer climate, or, finally, the desire to change to a simpler lifestyle.

Often, these changes bring about stress, as people may not know where to turn for help in dealing with the contents of their homes. They may not even know where or how to begin, as items have been accumulated over many years, even decades.

Potpourri Estate Sales offers years of experience liquidating the contents of estates, including antiques and collectibles, contemporary and used furniture, designer and vintage clothing, artwork, jewelry, toys, tools, appliances, garden equipment, and much more.

Potpourri Estate Sales provides all of the resources needed to sort, organize, attractively display, research, tag everything and price to the best of our ability, advertise, and sell the contents of an Estate. We work with you, the client, and the sale patrons, to provide an enjoyable, valuable, and profitable sale experience for all parties.

Typically, we start working in the home three to five days prior to the actual sale date, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. We bring in folding tables and tablecloths to display the small items included in the sale. We empty cabinets, closets, and drawers so that all items can be easily viewed and attractively presented.

Estate Sales jewelry is displayed in locked glass cases. Costume jewelry is artfully arranged and display on large fabric cork-boards. Linens, and other small items are displayed in clear plastic bags so that patrons can easily view them while keeping the sale neat and orderly for the enjoyment of all.

After displaying the items for sale, we price each item individually. Pricing is based on our knowledge of the current marketplace, our many years of experience, our extensive reference library, and our world wide network of individuals with expertise in a wide variety of specific specialty areas.

We use the latest in Internet Advertising, including photos, maps, e-mail, and directions, which brings in interest from a broader base. We write and place all newspaper advertising and send out e-mail and post card announcements to our subscriber list, which numbers in the thousands. Each day of the sale, we also place a host of highly visible, professionally manufactured signs leading the way to your sale from every major area intersection. Our goal is to bring motivated buyers to your sale.

Once the sale begins, our staff works diligently with each and every patron. Our staff is comprised of seasoned, professional salespeople, not "house-sitters". If a patron shows interest in an item, we do our best to make sure they purchase it. We are interested in selling, not just displaying.

We normally sell the majority of all items. What's left can be donated to charity, retained by the owner, removed without charge, or simply discarded. After the sale has concluded, we can provide you with a list of Dealers, Thrift Shops, and Consignment Stores, if you prefer to market the remainder.

At the conclusion of the sale, we present you with a receipt for every single item sold. The receipts are totaled and reconciled with you, and your proceeds are presented to you at the end of the last day of the sale.

We accept Cash, Checks and Credit Cards.


To the crew of Potpourri Estate Sales!
Just one big, HUGE THANK YOU. I can't fully express my gratitude for all you did for us!

We couldn't have imagined in our wildest dreams how successful the sale would be!

I keep picturing what might have happened had I tried to run the sale myself; what a disaster that would have been!

This sale required all your experience and professionalism you and your staff brought to bear.

The other company that came out before you had our expectations pretty low; so to have done so well was just amazing!

Thank you again for all of your understanding, outing us first and being so flexible , and for helping us prevail during this very difficult time.

Potpourri Estate Sales is the best! I will tell everyone I know about you.
Becky-Barrington Hills, IL
May 2016
We recently had an estate sale in Des Plaines. We had so much stuff that it took your wonderful crew several weeks to get it ready. I must say that I was quite impressed with their care and honesty. The initial 3 day sale turned into a successful 4 day sale. And with Anna Marie experience suggested yet another day the following week which resulted in another successful sale. I really enjoyed working with Anna Marie, Laurie, Mary Ann, Pam, Molly, John and Debbie. You really have a great group of people working with you. We will gladly share our experience with everyone!
Paula and Keith P
June 2016


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