About Us


ESSEX ESTATE SERVICES, LTD. is a full-service appraisal and personal property liquidation firm serving the greater Chicago and upper Midwest areas since the mid-1990s.

When you need to dispose of a lifetime accumulation of belongings and sell the family home, downsize and relocate across the country, or move into assisted living, you can rely on Essex. Our experience, advice and expertise help to value your possessions, reduce the stress and labor of sorting and disposing of personal property and ease the transition.

Our first step is to provide you an assessment of value prior to sale. We offer all types of appraisals for personal property and fine jewelry for a variety of purposes, including fair market value and insurance replacement appraisals.

Our unique approach to personal property liquidation goes beyond the concept of a traditional, on site “estate sale” or auction house sale. We use a variety of sales venues to liquidate including:


By finding the best venue for the sale of each item through our network of contacts, we maximize your financial return and provide you peace of mind. Your needs and ultimate satisfaction are paramount to us, and we tailor each engagement accordingly.