How to get the most from Your Antiques?
When you are considering selling antiques in Naples, it can be difficult to know where to start. You want to make sure you find a reputable dealer that will give you a fair price. No one likes finding out after, the fact that their piece was worth a considerable amount more than they were paid for it. At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we have been buying and selling antique items in Florida for years and we love finding new pieces with incredible history linked to them.
Because we want you to get the best price for your high quality antique pieces, we have come up with some tips to help you:
1. Learn as much as you can. If it is a family heirloom, ask your relatives if they know anything about it. Learn about the material it is made up of (type of paint used, type of metal, etc.), as well about when it was made and by whom. Knowing as much as possible about the history of the item can help you determine how much it is actually worth.
2. Do some research. Learn about the artist that made it and the time period. Look to see what similar pieces have been sold and bought for; this way, you will know a starting point for price, or at least a ballpark of what you might be able to expect for compensation after selling it.
3. Get free, but sound advice. Many antique dealers in Naples will offer free market appraisals and analyses to people who are seriously considering selling their antiques. Talk to people in the industry about your item, and what they think it could be worth. Expert opinions can be invaluable.
4. Choose how you want to sell. When it comes to selling antique items, you have a few different options. You could simply sell to a dealer, but you run the risk of not making as much money. If you have a collection, you could consider an estate sale or auction, which allows for higher price points.
No matter if you have already done a lot of research or if you are just starting to think about selling, we can help you. With our years of experience and our vast amount of international buying contacts, you can be confident that you will receive a more than fair price for your items.
When it comes to buying and selling antiques in Naples, trust the experts at Sarasota Antique Buyers! Call us today at 941-373-1234.