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It can be difficult to sell antiques if you’re not familiar with the market. Many people may have inherited their antiques– sometimes across many generations – and therefore knowing what the options are to value and sell antiques can be difficult. The common questions often asked by people looking to sell antiques include: What options do I have? Should I look to sell online or offline? What do potential buyers need to know?

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We’ll give you everything you need – and more – so you can sell your antiques quickly, easily and hassle-free.

As with any industry, there are a number of options on the table when it comes to selling antique furniture. Some are straightforward and easy, others require more effort.

Selling antiques at auction is probably the most popular way of doing it but make sure you know what’s involved. Firstly, the fees associated with selling antiques (listings, commissions, photography etc) can be high so make sure you know what your liability is likely to be. Auction sales will usually represent true market values but prices can vary wildly dependent on who’s in the room and the popularity/rarity of your items. With auctions, prices are final when the auctioneer calls it so in one sense, your ‘sell antiques’ objective has been realized but if you’re not happy with the outcome, there’s very little comeback. 

Selling an antique directly to us offers a fast transaction in a confidential and discreet manner and can avoid paying auction house commissions and fees.
We will provide our best assessment of your individual items or entire estate content and present you with a fair offer on the spot.  Full payment will be issued the same day our agreement is complete.

There has never been a better time to deal with us directly. Taking into account that the commissions charged by auction houses can be up to 40%, add this fee to the charges for handling, insurance and photography, and the inconvenience of waiting for the next appropriate sale, it is no wonder that we are receiving many more requests to buy than at any time previously!

If you have antiques to sell, please email us at info@ibuyantiques.com.au.


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