Nobody who has ever moved from home to home has enjoyed the process. Packing for a vacation or business trip is bad enough, but it’s an absolute nightmare when you have to pack up all of your possessions into cardboard boxes and haul them to your new home.
A lot of people have the right idea and hold a garage sale before moving to get rid of some of their belongings. However, what if the painting you sold to your neighbor for a couple of dollars is actually worth a small fortune? It’s happened! There are plenty of stories of people who have bought an item at a garage sale and later find out that it’s very valuable.
Before holding a yard sale, hire an appraisal service in Maryland to ensure that you aren’t about to sell a priceless heirloom!
Who needs items appraised?
Anyone who’s about to move into a smaller home that might be considering holding a garage sale to get rid of some things should definitely hire an appraiser. The last thing you want is to accidentally sell a rare piece for next to nothing.
An appraisal service in Maryland will be able to pinpoint exactly which items are valuable and how much you should be able to sell them for. Should you decide to put the item(s) up for auction, our staff will handle the entire auction process from start to finish.
What items should be appraised?
If you have anything that even looks remotely old, it’s a good idea to have it appraised just so you know whether or not you’ve had a rare and expensive item hiding in plain sight for years. It’s probably not a bad idea to have items appraised that were handed down to you from deceased family members, either. Your relatives may have not told you they were willing you some precious heirlooms.
Things that you think might not have any value could be worth quite a bit to the right buyer. For instance, an old beat-up car that’s on its last leg could be some kind of collector’s item to the right person. An ugly piece of furniture might be valuable in some circles, as well.
What should I do after my items are appraised?
The choice is up to you after we’ve appraised your goods! If we’ve appraised your goods and there isn’t anything worth holding on to, go ahead and have a huge garage sale. On the other hand, if you’ve got some really great stuff you may just want to hold on to it.
But if you’re just looking to get rid of the goods after we’ve appraised them, we can handle the entire auction process for you. We may even be able to track down some buyers for your old goods if you decide to not sell them at auction.
Before you move, call us at 410-263-5808 to have one of our experts appraise any of your old items that you think might be worth some money!