If you are Selling your home and you have furniture that you no longer need, the buyer of your home should be the first option to purchase these items and here is why:
- If you can secure the sale of your furniture with your buyers, you remove what can be a stressful task from your list of things to do. You have enough to worry about when moving so take this off of your plate right away if you can.
- You may be able to avoid costly moving and storage fees.
- You get your money with less hassles and get it right away.
- You eliminate the risk of damage by leaving the furniture right where it is.
How do you agree on price?
- Don't be greedy.
- If your furniture is 5 years or older be prepared to sell it for a quarter of what you paid for it.
- If your furniture is newer than that and in "Showroom" condition, then push your asking price to half of your original purchase price.
- For the sake of simplicity, you are willing to sell the items at a discount from what you could achieve on the open market and you need to explain this to your buyer.
Too many people make the mistake of shooting for the stars and turning off the most logical suitor -- the buyer of your home.
If you are unable to work out a deal with your buyer, it is not the end of the world. If you have upscale items in excellent condition, then the next stop should be a high end furniture consignment store.