Today’s Estate Sale Profiles features Charlene Macias, Owner of Timesavers Estate Sales in Illinois. Estate Sales are a sensitive business and required the utmost professionalism when conducting them. We are excited to be able to present some of the best, have them share their background and a day in the life of an Estate Sale Professional. Check out Charlene’s story:
Timesavers Estate Sales is a family-owned estate liquidation company specializing in conducting estate and moving sales in Chicago, Illinois, the Chicagoland suburbs & Northwest Indiana. Owner Charlene Macias and staff her staff have over 20 years combined experience in conducting estate sales as well as antiques and personal property consignment sales. Charlene says, “My passion for collecting antiques, extensive experience and knowledge of selling a variety of items on EBay, and drive to have my own business, led me to start Timesavers Estate Sales—and I can honestly say that I absolutely LOVE what I do!”
At Timesavers, we work closely with each of our clients to tailor the sale to their specific situation and needs and throughout the process enjoy getting to know the family and the stories behind their belongings—was the carved antique chair their great-great grandmother’s, have they been collecting lighthouses for over 30 years, or did they get the 10 ft. totem pole from a family friend. Some of the stories we hear and items we come across are truly unbelievable! Each sale is so different and that is what makes this profession so interesting — we learn something new everywhere we go!
In addition to estate sales, as an accredited member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, we can provide certified appraisals for estate, divorce, insurance, charitable donations, IRS, casualty loss, bankruptcy, etc. We also can provide consignment for specific items, senior relocation assistance, assistance in coordinating certain items for auction, and contacts for estate buyouts or cleanouts.
The Estate Sale business takes a lot of hard work, knowledge, and dedication, but we have met so many wonderful people, found some truly amazing treasures, and most importantly have helped hundreds of families through a difficult time in their lives. Many of our initial conversations with customers consists of explaining step-by-step how the estate sale process works and it is so great to hear their sigh of relief once they realize that we handle everything from the organization, set-up, pricing and advertising. Helping families liquidate their belongings or that of a loved one and repurpose those items to new families and homes is what this business is all about and we plan to continue to help families for many years to come!