Senior Advisors Vancouver, WA: Help With Downsizing

Collections of all kinds can bring joy to the owner. They can also take on a life of their own, and grow to larger proportions than you ever imagined. When it comes time to move out of your beloved home, or to downsize your home and belongings, selling your collectibles may be one of your options.  A Caring Heart senior advisers Vancouver, WA have some tips for getting the most for your treasures.

The two big factors in selling collectibles are determining the right price and finding a buyer for your collection. Here are some suggested resources to use in deciding what you will sell your collectibles for. First, try the website or get the “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide” at the library. Check Ebay and other online dealers for current prices. You can also pay for an appraisal if you think your items are worth more than a little. Look for an appraiser who is an expert in your particular type of collectible.

Once you have decided on a price, choose what method of sale you will use. Selling to a dealer may be the easiest way, but they may pay 20% to 50% less than “book value”. Other options include selling at auction, advertising online or in collector’s publications, or selling your item at a collector’s show. All of these methods have their pros and cons.

Your best outcome will be the result of knowing the true value of your collection, and finding a reputable person to buy it. Another important thing to consider if you decide to keep your collection, is to let your heirs know about it, including where it can be found and it’s approximate value. Then, when you’re ready to move or to downsize, think of A Caring Heart senior advisers Vancouver, WA. We can help in so many ways.

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