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- Paxem, Inc. Residential & Senior Moving & Estate LiquidationEverything was first-class. From the initial consult at the house with Gayle Nudelman to the final paperwork, the Paxem team were always efficient, professional, and savvy, as well as warm, understanding, and compassionate. I always felt they were treating my mother's stuff and my feelings with respect. They communicated with me every step of the way. I appreciate Paxem all the more because they came to my rescue. I live 300 miles away and work full-time, so I had very limited ability to get to Chicago. Because of break-ins in my mom's neighborhood, I was desperate to get the house cleared out ASAP. I had already contacted four other firms before finding out about Paxem. After the firm I had chosen told me they were booked, and the other three were non-starters for various reasons, in desperation I asked my realtor (the superb Nancy Perlman) if she knew anybody. One of her colleagues suggested Paxem. The Paxem team totally understood my time constraints and flew into action
- Paxem, Inc. Residential & Senior Moving & Estate LiquidationThey had 3-5 appraisers on site while the junk removal company brought up materials for them to assess. They were able to locate the valuable items mixed in the trash very well!
- Paxem, Inc. Residential & Senior Moving & Estate LiquidationThey brought in more money than we dreamed possible. Then cleaned out and got the home ready for closing. I just can't say enough about the tremendous job they did. Very satisfied!!
- IRON HORSE ANTIQUESWe met with Debbie and Jim last night to have them do an appraisal for us. The knowledge that they have about antiques was truly astounding. They were efficient in their appraisal so that it would keep our costs down. They were willing to work around our schedule, which was very helpful to us. We were pleasantly surprised about how honest and straightforward they were about the value of the jewelry that we had appraised. In the past, I have experienced other appraisers that have tried to be misleading about whether my jewelry had genuine value, so we were so thankful for their honesty. If you need an appraisal of an antique or if you would like to purchase an antique, these two lovely people are the ones to see
- Susie's Chicago IL Estate SalesAmazing company to work with, prompt, professional, reasonable and honest. They organized and managed a THREE DAY whole-house sale (three levels and garage packed with items) for me. They did an incredible job organizing it all, pricing, and staging before the sale. During the sale, they managed a large number of people/buyers coming in and out of the house. They had ample people working the sale and watching over each area/room. Susie's Estate Sales also provided booties and made people put them on to protect the newly installed carpeting. During the sale, they were expert at re-arranging items as things were sold to make the remaining items more marketable. They are credible and honest. For instance, they found $290 cash in an envelope that I must have tucked away years ago in my sewing supplies box, and they told me about it and gave it back to me. Also, they track sales over $25, and they will call you about items for which you set a minimum price. For closets or doors that you don't want people snooping into, they provide lockable door handle covers. This is good security for items you want to protect and not have sold or stolen. If you have ever been to an estate sale, you know that people will open and snoop into any room, shelf, drawer or closet (taping closed with signs is not good enough.) After the sale, they tidied up as much as could be expected. Of course, there where unsold items and some furniture left. However, they gave me a great recommendation for a donation organization who came with a large truck and pack up items to be donated. That same company will also do disposal services (that you pay for) but they provide the labor -- much easier and faster than renting a dumpster and doing this all yourself. Susie's Estate Sales paid me my share within a very reasonable time. Communications were always prompt and easy. I would use Susie's Estate Sales again and would recommend them to friends and family
- IRON HORSE ANTIQUESDebbie and Jim were fantastic! They expertly sorted thru the jewelry and clearly explained the process as they worked. What a team! Would I use them again? In a heartbeat. They would be my first call. Even if there is something not "under their umbrella" of knowledge they have an excellent network of trusted people they can refer to. Will I recommend them to others? Yes indeed. Thanks much from Sharon in Lake Villa
- HINSDALE FINE JEWELRY COWe first heard of Bert from our son who lives close to the store and suggested we use him for our jewelry needs. Bert made him an offer on items he was selling and was amazed how professional and how he soared above the other Mall and stores in the Oak Brook area. Mr Wait (Bert) has been outstanding and far exceeded our expectations. He is professional, helpful, fair accurate appraisals, top prices, confidential, and has the patience in explaining his process for appraisals and pricing. The office in Oak Brook is absolutely the must-see spot for purchases with so many wonderful items for that special gift of jewelry or collectables. We will continue using Bert for all our needs and have recommended him to friends and family. Our Grading for Bert: Diamonds
- IRON HORSE ANTIQUESThey were very honest and truthful.. Would recommend them to everyone.Jim and Debbie are very easy to talk to-answered all of my questions. They get a A+ from me!!
- HR JEWELERS INCZophia and Henry are genuine, reputable and reliable. I have always enjoyed my visits to their shop - it hardly seems like an errand. They did beautiful, beautiful work on my grandmother's antique broach, which I was restoring as a gift for my mother's 60th birthday. Later, when I took in a pocket watch my grandfather had won during his days as a professional bowler, they were honest with me about its monetary value, which ultimately saved us the expense of restoring it to working order. I wouldn't have gone anywhere else to have our wedding bands made. A friend did the unique designs for my husband and me, and HR Jewelers helped me go through many family pieces I had inherited to find a quality stone that suited the ring and brought some family history into the modern ring being made. Zophia met with my friend to offer insight and advice during the design process, and HR Jewelers even purchased some of the gold we had that we knew we would never wear - money were were able to put toward our new rings. Our rings are prefect - they're unique, they're well-crafted and I know they will always be well cared for when it comes to cleaning and repairs. I feel lucky to have found a jeweler I can trust and whom I enjoy doing business with
- Leonard Auction IncIt went very well. He explained all angles of how the appraisal is reached, was friendly and very professional.
Last update on April 25, 2019
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- A-1 JEWELRY & COIN1827 W IRVING PARK RD
Chicago, Illinois 60613
- Allied Gem Appraisers Ltd29 E Madison St Ste 1102
Chicago, Illinois 60602
- EVANSTONIA4555 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, Illinois 60640
- FINE ART APPRAISALS1029 W 35TH ST STE 304
Chicago, Illinois 60609
- G J CHAPLICK MBHIP O BOX 416963
Chicago, Illinois 60641
- MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.307 N. Michigan Avenue 308
Chicago, Illinois 60601
- NATHAN MALNEKOFF AND SONS JEWELERS5 S WABASH AVE SUITE 1010
Chicago, Illinois 60603
- A-1 JEWELRY & COIN
- Antique & Art Restoration Center5621 Dempster St
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053
- Antique & Art Restoration Center
- Elgin Clock Repair402 W Fifth Ave
Naperville, Illinois 60563
- Elgin Clock Repair
- IRON HORSE ANTIQUES890 Lake Avenue
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
- IRON HORSE ANTIQUES
- Kenneth Stein Violins172 N York St
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
- Kenneth Stein Violins
- Leonard Auction Inc330 W Interstate Rd
Addison, Illinois 60101
- Leonard Auction Inc
- New England Appraisers Assoc6973 Crestridge Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
- New England Appraisers Assoc
- Paxem, Inc. Residential & Senior Moving & Estate Liquidation6220 Kingsbridge Dr
Cary, Illinois 60013
- Paxem, Inc. Residential & Senior Moving & Estate Liquidation