If you’ve ever had the urge to sell your antique furniture, you’re not alone. Antique furniture can be expensive, and if you’re like most people, you probably don’t have much use for a $3,000 French armoire in your apartment. So what do you do? If you know how to find the right buyer and negotiate well (a skill that comes with practice), then selling antiques can be a great way to make some extra money while clearing out space in your home.
Choose your sales channel
Deciding which sales channel to use depends on the type of furniture you’re selling and how many items you have. If you want to sell a single antique, consider using an online marketplace like eBay or Craigslist.
For larger collections, try a local auction house or antique store that specializes in selling antiques. If you want to get rid of all your furniture at once, then hosting an estate sale is probably your best bet.
Flea markets can also be an option if they’re well-known enough; they tend not to attract many collectors though, so it’s likely the pieces won’t fetch a high price that way either.
Best-case scenario: you manage to find reputable antique dealers who will buy from you directly and pay cash on delivery. This is rare but possible if there are architectural firms or interior designers around where you live, who can use them in their projects (like modernizing old homes). You can find those by simply Googling or buying a ready-made designers’ or architects’ email list from online data brokers.
Do your research
Whether you’re trying to sell a piece of furniture or an antique car, the first thing you should do is research the market. The best way to do this is by looking at similar items that have been recently sold, both ones sold for more than your item and ones sold for less. This will help you determine what prices are reasonable in your area, as well as give you an idea of how much competition there is out there. You can also use online sites like eBay or Craigslist as resources; they have sections devoted specifically to antiques—though it’s important to note that these sites aren’t always reliable sources of information because they’re often used by people who aren’t necessarily knowledgeable about their products’ true worth.
Will you make a profit? If so, by how much? Is it enough to justify the time spent selling it and shipping it off? Also consider that if you are making a profit from an item that has sentimental value (like an heirloom), then, perhaps, keeping it would be better than selling it at this point in time since there’s no guarantee about what kind of money could come next year when someone else might want to purchase the same thing…or maybe even more!
Will anyone buy my antique furniture? Make sure there is still demand for older items like yours before trying to sell them online or through local antique dealerships because some markets may have dried up over time due to better products being made today than ever before.
If you want to sell your antique furniture, there are some things to consider. The first thing is to determine what type of furniture you have and whether or not it’s valuable. You can find this information by doing research online or consulting an expert in the field. Next, choose which avenue will work best for selling your item—this may be selling on eBay or Craigslist, or maybe even at a local antique store in town. Finally, make sure that you have all the necessary paperwork before beginning your journey into selling.