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How to Place a Value on an Item You Want to Sell

Do you have an item around home that you’re interested in selling? From a piece of artwork to an antique mirror, there may come a point when you realize that you want to part with it.

But before you do anything, it’s critical that you place an accurate value on the item. If you price it too high, you’ll scare away potential buyers. But if you price it too low, you could leave a lot of money on the table.

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to place a value on your item:

  • Turn to a professional: This is the best way to place an accurate value on your item. In today’s world, this is easier than ever, as you may be able to receive an online appraisal. This is both fast and effective.
  • Search online: Depending on the type of item you’re selling, you can use the internet to dig up pricing information. For example, check auction sites to see if anyone is selling or has sold the same item. While an online search is fast, keep in mind that the prices you come across don’t necessarily reflect the achievable market price.
  • Local estate sales: By visiting local estate sales, you’ll get a better idea of how similar items are being priced. Again, this isn’t an exact science, but instead a simple way to better understand the estimated value of your item.

So, there you have it. If you’re looking to sell an item, regardless of what it may be, start by placing an accurate value on it.

Four Sales is the leading estate sale company in Virginia, DC and Maryland. For the past 48+ years, Four Sales has conducted over 3,000 estate sales in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Four Sales estate sales headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia with regional offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland.

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