A Consignment Seller’s Guide to Spring Décor

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Springtime is a great time for renewal. It’s a time to clean out the old and bring in the new. Fresh flowers abound in the garden and neighborhood, and your home is ready for a deep cleaning. Perhaps you also want to do a little redecorating. That may mean it’s time to part with a few items and replace them with something new or like-new. Rather than dealing with the hassles of selling items on your own, consider utilizing the conveniences of a consignment store.

ANDUZE, FRANCE - AUGUST 24 : Flea Anduze every Sunday morning throughout the year where tourists and locals meet to buy or sell, august 24, 2014.

Find Decorating Ideas

When people are looking for spring decorating ideas, they often look to consignment stores for sources of inspiration. Frequently they are seeking unique items that will make their homes stand apart. When you go through your home during your spring cleaning ritual, the items you may have grown tired of and want to take in on consignment often will find new homes where they will be appreciated for years to come.

People are constantly on the lookout for items such as:

Easy to Sell

If you want to sell your clock that is in perfect working order but doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of it or have strangers traipsing through your home, consider dropping it off at a consignment store.  The professionals there will make sure your item is priced right, display it where lots of potentials buyers will see it, do all the necessary marketing in-store and online and handle the sale. A consignment service is all about convenience, for both buyers and sellers. In fact, you can take care of a lot of the preliminary steps of consigning from the comfort of your own home.

Use the Best Photos for Pre-Approval

It’s as easy as taking a few photos on your smart phone or tablet and emailing them to the store. Or, if it’s more convenient, you can bring your smart phone, laptop, tablet or photos into the store. There is no need to lug heavy décor or furniture all the way to the store prior to approval. Do try to take the best photos possible, and remember that larger images will show more detail.

After your items have been approved for sale, you can simply bring them in or most stores will have a delivery service that the consignor can utilize for larger items. Please make sure your items are clean, polished, and ready to sell. When your item arrives at the store, it will be showcased on the showroom floor, typically photos and information on your item is then posted on the store website, giving your item dual exposure.

All that’s left for you to do is relax and wait for your items to sell. Most larger consignment stores have advanced software programs that allow sellers to have online access to their accounts. That way, consignors can check to see what items have sold, when they sold and for how much.

Selling on consignment takes all the hassle out of finding new homes for items that you no longer want, but are too nice to donate or throw away. It’s easy to have your items approved and then have someone else do the work of marketing for you. When your items sell, you will have cash in your pocket allowing you to replace those items with new-to-you treasures found in the consignment store.

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