Will downsizing be your downfall?
If you're like most people, you may not know the true value of the contents of your home. Perhaps you've inherited furniture, dishes, paintings, or jewelry from relatives. Or maybe you've simply collected many items throughout your lifetime. You know they may be worth something, so you come up with a price and either sell them to an antique dealer, or just have a yard sale.
Now, I'm not trying to scare you, but you may have just passed your inheritance or extra retirement money along to someone else. If you have any doubt about what I am telling you, watch the Antiques Roadshow and listen to where the people get most of the great stuff they have appraised.
What You Need To Know About Downsizing
The first step in downsizing or disposing of your estate should be to call someone who has the knowledge and experience to identify and value your antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. This is not a job for a relative, friend, real estate agent, or other person who does not have the knowledge or experience to appraise your items. You want someone who will discuss the true value, someone who has your best interest in mind, and not someone who's looking for a "deal" they can turn around and profit from.
Once your possessions have been properly appraised, then you can decide what you want to do with them.* At Seniors Downsizing, we recommend the consignment method for selling your valuables because we believe it to be the fairest.
Let Me Help You Downsize
Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, & Real Estate
My name is Stuart Brody and I have owned Showcase Antique Center since 1990. Over the years, I have helped many people downsize their antiques, vintage collectibles, and jewelry by putting their items on consignment in my store or selling them at auction. I'm a licensed and bonded auctioneer with Showcase Auctioneers & Appraisers. I can conduct an on-site auction or, if the occasion warrants, I can place your antiques and collectibles at other auctions to facilitate their sale.
I can also help you downsize your real estate. I'll work with you to sell your home or business, and I'll help you find a new one. I am a licensed realtor in Massachusetts and Connecticut, affiliated with Keller Williams Realty. If you have the right type of property that will do well at auction, I'm a licensed and bonded auctioneer with a certification in real estate.
There are many advantages to working with someone who can provide a complete downsizing plan. I'll work hard on your behalf to get you a fair price for your real estate, antiques, and vintage collectibles. I am available for Consultation to help you make the right choice.
*If you want to donate $5000 or more of your valuables to charity, you should ask your accountant about recent IRS regulations concerning appraisals.