One way of getting rid of items that you no longer need or want is by selling them to a dealer. There are many reasons why a person might sell some of their possessions to a dealer. You may be decluttering or downsizing, or you may even need some quick cash. Whatever your reason, selling through a dealer ensures you get the most fair price for your items.

1. Decluttering

In the era of Marie Kondo, everyone seems to be getting rid of things from their homes. Some items get tossed, some get donated, and some get sold. According to Ms. Kondo, living in a tidy, organized space can actually make you happier and more organized about all the other aspects of your life. It can bring peace to your home. So it’s no wonder so many people have jumped on board. Even if you don’t follow Marie Kondo’s method, there’s no question that decluttering your home can be therapeutic and elevates your home’s atmosphere. In the process of decluttering, it is common to come across items of value that were either passed down to you or were gifts that you no longer use or just have no need for (or maybe you don’t even like). These items are worth bringing to a dealer, finding out their cost, and actually making a profit on them.

2. Earn Cash

It can be a beneficial strategy to turn to your attic or storage space when in need of some money. Maybe there’s something of value up there that’s been forgotten about until now? Selling antiques, certain jewelry, or pieces of art can bring in a surprising pay day.

3. Downsizing

As we go through life, we tend to accumulate possessions. Some of those possessions still hold value to us throughout the passage of time, but some turn into clutter, or just lose their value or purpose in our eyes. When a person downsizes, many of those accumulated items need to go. A dealer can help discover the true value these items and pay you what they are worth, rather than taking your chances in a yard sale.

4. Inherited an Estate

If you inherited an estate or part of an estate after someone passes away, there can be an overwhelming amount of furniture, antiques, jewelry, silver, artwork, and other items that you need to figure out what to do with. Some items are obvious for the trash, some you may want to donate, and many others can be sold at auctions or to dealers who will pay you a fair price for them.

Antique Dealers Are The Experts

Antique dealers are experts at determining the value of an item so you can get a fair price for it. It is easy to undervalue antiques, old furniture, and other possessions that you have no use for. At Old & New Shop, our dealers will offer you top dollar for the items you no longer need or want. No estate is too big or too small, so make sure you get a fair price for your items by working with the experts.