Most people are under the impression that the value of an antique depends entirely on how old it is – but this is not necessarily the case! If you are in the process of down-scaling or liquidating an estate, it is definitely in your best interest to hire an estate appraiser to help you to discover the treasure between the trash.
The Value of Estate Appraisers
Estate appraisers know that even though an item may be old and considered to be an antique, this does not necessarily mean that it is going to be worth all that much if it ever goes on the market.
Estate and antique appraisers will look at numerous other factors when evaluating an item, including the following:
- The condition that the item is currently in,
- How rare the item is,
- Whether there is a market for it at the moment,
- Whether there is a demand for it,
- Whether it was created by anyone special,
- The materials from which it was crafted, and
- The quality of the craftsmanship itself.
All of these factors play an important role in determining the value of an antique.
The most common mistake made by owners of antiques is thinking that their items are more valuable than they really are which can lead to disappointment when they try to sell them. However, it is also common for antique owners to overlook the potential value of certain items in their possession, only to be ripped off by buyers who know better. This results in the owners losing out on a sizeable portion of the profit.
An estate appraiser, like the experienced and skilled appraisers at Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, will be able to provide you with an accurate valuation and will also be able to help you fetch the best possible price for the items that you decide to sell. Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales can also provide you with a broom-swept clean out of your home, saving you time and endless hassle.
For more information about our range of services, please do not hesitate to get in touch.