If you are moving into a new place or simply looking for a way to change up your apartment or house, selling your old, used furniture can be a great way to get rid of it and make some space, as well as get some extra money. Even though selling furniture is way easier now than it used to be at least in terms of finding places where you can to that, there are still a few things that you should definitely do before you decide to sell furniture online in 2018.
Make sure to determine the condition of your used furniture
A lot of people make the mistake in thinking that just because they see some kind of value in their pieces, that other people will do the same. Of course, this is not the case because even when people decide to buy used furniture they still don’t want to waste money on something that is falling apart. What you need to do is really look at the pieces and see if they’re in good shape and if they truly are still useful. If you couldn’t see yourself purchasing those pieces, then you really shouldn’t expect anyone else to do that either.
Objectively determine the value of your furniture
There are several characteristics that you need to look at when doing this. Look at the age, the brand and of course the condition of the pieces. Generally, there is a rule that you should list furniture anywhere from 20%-50% of the original price, since furniture, like most things, is a depreciable asset. There is an exception to this rule and that is if the furniture that you want to sell is vintage it may have greater value than it did when it was bought, and if the furniture was a part of some kind of special collection then the price may go down even lower because those tend to lose value the second that they’re taken away from their original retail location.
Make sure to take some great pictures
Pictures are key if you want to sell furniture online and that is because a website is the only place that the buyer will be able to see the furniture before it gets to his home. By pictures we don’t just mean a few generic snaps, buy good, high-resolution pictures that will show every angle of the furniture pieces and that will show the exact condition of the items. A few tips on how to make the pictures look better are to clean the furniture, take the photos during daytime and consider removing any clutter, for example if you are selling a couch, then remove any pillows, blankets or throws so that the buyer can see jus the couch itself.
Selling your furniture can be a great way of making that extra money that you can use for buying your new furniture and the best thing about using these tips is that they will make sure you make a sale in no time. Just remember, if you want to sell furniture online or just in general, you need to be very objective and remember that just because you have an emotional connection to it, it doesn’t meant it is valuable.
— America our Great (@Americaourgreat) 1 de diciembre de 2017