Collecting art is usually a lot more than the simple act of collecting art. It’s easy to become personally connected and invested with your collection. But sometimes, eventually, it becomes time to sell.
Regardless of the reason for selling, there are few things you need to consider– How fast do you want to sell the art? How important is it to get the best price possible? How much work are you willing to put into the sale?
The answer to these questions will yield totally separate results on where the best place is to sell your fine art.
Here are our suggestions based on your preferences:
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If You Want To Sell Your Fine Art Fast
If unloading your fine art collection as fast as you can is your number one priority, then you should consider selling face-to-face to a local broker-dealer. Alternatively, you can try to sell them on eBay, but a successful eBay auction takes a LOT of work — pictures, descriptions, timing, answering questions, etc — so don’t expect the best results.
Neatstuff Collectibles, the largest buyer and seller of collectibles online, makes it a point to make transactions as fast and as easy as possible. And we also usually offer the highest price you’ll get anywhere, so we may be the best of both worlds here if you do want to sell your fine art fast.
If You Want To Sell Your Fine Art Locally
The internet can seem too big, too complicated and too overwhelming sometimes. Plus it completely eliminates the personal nature of the transaction. If your fine art has sentimental value, or you would just rather deal with face-to-face transactions, then selling locally should be your method.
What are some good options? Your local antiques dealer or pawn shop would be great options. If there’s a local collectibles or antiques Meetup in your area, that could be another option. Neatstuff also travels direct to you and provide an all-cash offer on the spot if we like what we see, so we are technically a local option for you as well!
If You Want To Sell Your Fine Art For Cash
You can eith sell your fine art for cash or consignment. Consignment is basically when you let someone else sell your things, and when it sells, they take a certain percentage and you get the rest. This may yield you a higher selling price than an upfront cash payment because it removes the risk of the middleman. However, it may take longer than an upfront cash payment.
If you’re looking to sell your fine art for cash or consignment, Neatstuff Collectibles can work with you. Other places that may be able to offer flexible terms are your local pawn shop.
If You Want To Sell Your Fine Art For As Much As Possible
If getting as much money as possible for your fine art is the most important thing to you, than getting your item in front of as many buyers as possible is your main goal. If your rolodex is not full of potential buyers, don’t worry, you have options.
The first option is eBay. However, setting up a successful eBay auction takes a huge time investment and still doesn’t guarantee a selling price you’d be happy with.
The other option is selling to an established broker-dealer like us at Neatstuff Collectibles. We have the big rolodex and connections, therefore we’d be willing to pay a much higher price than anyone else looking to buy your fine art.
Bottom line– Neatstuff Collectibles should be your go-to place to sell your fine art if you want to get the most money for your pieces with the easiest transaction. If you have something to sell, 800-326-7064 or fill out our seller inquiry form and we will get the process rolling fast!