Diane Hudec Estate & Liquidation Sales
(773) 726-1514


Here's what our estate sale clients are saying...

Dear Diane,
Thank you so very much for all of your work and guidance around emptying my father's
house. As you know, this process is not easy for homeowners, families, children,
etc. You approached every step of the journey with professionalism, kindness,
dignity, care, thoroughness and efficiency. 
As my dad and I looked at pictures of the empty house and Salvation Army truck, we remarked how fortunate we were to have connected with you and your team. Your hard work and expertise helped us stay on the positive side of my father packing up, moving out, and moving on to the next chapter in life. If you ever need a reference, please feel free to provide my information. I would be honored to lend a word of positive support to your business endeavors. You are a true professional.

Take care,


Thank you again for your time & support for our estate sale. The sale went well and we are in the midst of now wrapping it all up. Our family very much appreciates your time, care and thoughts!"

Fondly, T.D.


A big thank you for handling the sale and post clean up. Your help was invaluable in this time of transition. Also, just wanted to let you know that we received the check and paperwork.
All the best, S.S. & R.K."

S.S., Evanston

"Dear Diane & Team,

Thank you so much for your efforts for the B.I.R. estate sale. Through the proceeds of the sale, D. is able to move to Texas to be close to relatives in his old age and is moving with K., the dog, to a small one bedroom apartment on the 1st floor near his aunt and other relatives. Your hard work made that possible. Thank you on behalf of the B.I.R. estate and D. & K.!"

J.A., Chicago

"Hi Diane.
I just wanted to thank you again for a terrific estate sale!  The charity picked-up EVERYTHING that was left and we have spent the last few weeks getting the house ready to be put on the market. This link shows the beautiful "realtor" photos that were taken on Monday:
I have passed your name on to a number of friends who are planning estate sales.  Hope you get a few new clients."
S.B.O., Hinsdale

"Dear Diane,

Just a quick note to thank you for all your hard work.   I received the check yesterday and  my sister and I are very happy with the results of our recent estate sale.  Like so many others have stated, losing a loved one is hard enough but then you have to add to that loss the huge task of preparing a house or condo for sale, we were definitely overwhelmed.  Your staff was wonderful!  Everything was handled so professionally which gave us peace of mind.  I will never hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who is in need of liquidating an estate, whether it be a small condo or huge estate!  You can be sure whenever the topic of estate sales comes up "Diane Hudec" will be my first response!  Many thanks again."

D.J., Bensenville



"I received the check from the Nov. 8-9 sale in River Forest.  Thanks.  I was quite pleased with the way in which you organized and executed the sale and am happy to recommend your services to friends and acquaintances."

Dr. J. J.,
River Forest

"Time has moved quickly since you and your team did the house sale at my parents home in Park Ridge. From our first meeting at the house, I felt a warmth and sincerity from you.  Emptying the contents of a home of a loved one is very emotional.  You and your staff made it a little easier.  You did a great job clearing out and separating items before the sale.  You also handled the sale dates with
professionalism and care and respect for our belongings. Thanks for the successful sale and care!"

K. N., Park Ridge 

"Hello Diane,

I finally have the chance to email you to express my sincere appreciation & gratitude to a young gentleman (your staffmember), Noah, who thoughtfully helped me carry the card table & chairs to my car, after I thankfully invaded your Des Plaines Estate sale a few weeks ago. What a terrific young man he is and I mainly wanted to express my thanks to you. My crazy work schedule has prevented me from going to as many of your sales as I would like this year, though it seems that every time I am able to attend, I leave with nothing but the highest praise for you and your staff. Thanks again Diane and a big thanks to Noah. I do hope to see you again soon. Until then, all the best for continued success with all of your Estate Sales. You are the Best!"

Take Care, R. R.

"Ms. Hudec,

It is a great pleasure to extol the outstanding services your company recently afforded regarding an estate sale on behalf of my mother and me.  In fact, I doubt I would have been able to achieve such an expeditious and thorough downsizing of a 2,000 square foot apartment, with 44 years of accumulated treasures, and not so treasurable items, without you and your staff’s ability to make a seemingly daunting task quite literally a heavenly experience. Throughout the entire process you were readily available for update communications.  The occasional hand-holding was also sincerely appreciated.  And of course, you and the members of your staff were always personable, professional and exceedingly caring. The  initial concerns I had as to how I  would be able to advance an  estate sale  in the short  period of time I was scheduled to be in Chicago from California were allayed, when your company amazingly effected order to what had the potential to be a total chaotic and colossal disaster.  Moreover, I also appreciate your painstaking attention to detail, with fairly pricing various items to be sold, and the timely follow up with regard to compensating my mother and me from the proceeds of the sale. Truly impressed by you and your company, I highly recommend your services to those seeking a very competent and professional company to facilitate an estate or liquidation sale."

K. M., Lake Forest, CA


"Dear Diane,  

Wow, your advice and support were a godsend.  Can’t thank you enough for posting our sale, it brought in people.  Also, (the charity rep) is delightful and is coming today to take away our leftovers – the ones that no one had an appetite for!  In the end, we did just as you predicted-despite the awful weather!"

"Bottom line, you are a true professional and we appreciated your support.  As mentioned, as my friends follow my lead and downsize, I’ll let him know about you!"

Best, C. M., Oak Park, IL


"Dear Diane & Staff,

We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work & successful efforts conducting our estate sale.  You all worked with such professionalism and diligence and were so friendly, helpful & dedicated.  The success of our sale could never have been accomplished without you.  You arranged, sorted through and displayed our sale items so well-everything you did was successful.  Thank you for all the advertising, the long hours you spent preparing & conducting the sale and for being such kind, pleasant, caring people.  We truly enjoyed our experience with all of you and we would be happy to write and offer very positive referrals for you.  May all of you have continued success and many, many thanks again."

T. & B. S., Glenview, IL



Thank you so much for all your help, your kind and professional manner and your support.  You helped make part of a big step quite painless for me and went the extra mile to help me out.  I feel lucky to have found your company to help facilitate my estate sale and would recommend you to anyone."
R.M., Evanston, IL

"Dear Diane,
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU  to you and your staff.  You made a very difficult time in our lives much easier.  The job of letting go of a loved one's (my father and stepmother) home is a very emotional task.  The estate sale was handled with respect and dignity that helped with the 'letting go'.  Your patience and understanding with me, my sister and my family was greatly appreciated."

L.B., River Grove, IL

"I found Diane Hudec Estate Sales (Auctionbay) on the internet and decided to work with them for my estate sale. They exceeded my expectations. They took care of every last detail before, during and after the sale. I highly recommend them."

E.W., Oak Park


"Dear Diane,

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  What a wonderful surprise to get your check from the sale of our inherited goods.  Probably the biggest surprise of my life.  I appreciate your time and effort."


J.G., Chicago, IL

 "Diane Hudec Estate Sales (Auctionbay) was concerned, professional & communicative which enabled our estate sale to be a successul event.  Thank you for all of your support!"

P.A., Glencoe, IL

"Dear Diane,

The thought of having an estate sale was overwhelming to say the least.   Selling all the items in a home can be a stressful task.  There are many different emotional aspects as well as the desire to realize appropriate compensation for your “treasures”.  I was relieved to have your help.

From the beginning, you were patient and understanding of my situation and handled everything in a professional, relaxed and gracious manner.  Your extensive knowledge and experience helped me find the most appropriate manner in which to distribute and sell each item.  You were very flexible and accommodating and filled in wherever needed in the process of liquidating a home.

I especially appreciated your sincere interest and extra effort in helping me distribute “special” items to family members, friends and charities.

You made a difficult situation go as smoothly as possible and helped me through a difficult time.  I enjoyed working with you. Thank you for a job well done."

B. B., Port Ludlow, WA

 "You have been so very helpful, and I will be sure everyone hears about Diane Hudec Estate Sales (Auctionbay) because you care about people!"


"PACT, Inc. is a non for profit in the Chicagoland area which specializes in guardianship and trusts for individuals with various disabilities.  We do come across the need to settle estates and we found working with Diane Hudec Estate Sales (Auctionbay) to be a pleasant experience.  We were amazed at how Diane and her crew prepared for the estate sale and then followed up with clearing the remaining items from the home.  Communication was excellent, even with (our clients) extended family issues that popped up.  Diane worked with us and had a number of resources to help us complete the job, all of whom also had nice things to say about Diane Hudec (Auctionbay).  We look forward to working with them on future estates."

Nancy Fritz, Client Services Coordinator, PACT, Inc.


"...I just want to thank you for all your hard work at mom's estate sale.  I just couldn't believe how empty the house was when we went back there..."

J. K., River Grove, IL