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How To Get The Most For Your Fine Art

how to get the most for your fine art

Fine art is beautiful by nature, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder. With so many styles, anyone can find a piece of art that they can appreciate. It’s for that very reason that collecting art is so widely adopted– it can work for any personality and within an budget.

But as any collector of fine art would know, eventually there comes a time to sell. Sometimes it’s because you’ve moved on emotionally from a piece, sometimes it’s because you want to free up cash to buy something else. But if you ever collect art, whether for fun or for profit, there will most likely come a point where you want to sell a piece of art.

Regardless of your reasoning for selling, you’re going to want to get the most for your fine art. How? Here are a few of our suggestions:

Begin By Storing Your Art Properly

The condition your art is in when you put it up for sale, as well as how well it’s been stored is a major contributing factor to how much (or how little) you’ll receive for it. When people decide to sell their art and realize that it’s not in the best condition, they’re usually wishing that they had taken better care of their art and taken the appropriate steps to ensure that the art aged well.

Don’t be one of those people that regrets how they stored their art. Storing art property is similar to storing any collectible properly— frame it professionally, keep it out of reach of children, keep it out of direct sunlight and make sure it’s in a room where the humidity and temperature do not vary wildly such as an attic or a basement. These simple things can go a very long way in ensuring you get the most for your fine art when you decide to sell!

Know It’s Value Before You Put It Up For Sale

By knowing your fine art’s value prior to soliciting it for sale can help you keep your expectations in line as well as put yourself in a great negotiating position to allow you to jump on great offers and counter not-so-great ones.

How do you know how much your fine art is worth? Since there are so many factors that go into the market value of a piece of fine art, you’ll never really know how much it’s worth until you put it up for sale and start soliciting offers. However, if you know the factors that matter — rarity, significance, condition — as well as do a bit of research as to what similar pieces sold for recently, you can at least know the ballpark you can expect your piece of art to sell for.

Know Where To Sell To Get The Best Price Possible

Once you’re definitely ready to part ways with your art and sell it, you need to decide where and how you’re going to sell it. There are many options when it comes to selling collectibles, and choosing where to sell your fine art is no different.

If you want to sell for the absolute top dollar, then you need to consider selling to a dealer like Neatstuff Collectibles. If you want to sell for cash fast, then you need to consider selling to a pawn shop or a local art store, however don’t expect top dollar for it. You can also sell on eBay if you want, but you probably won’t get as much as if you sell to an established fine art dealer like Neatstuff Collectibles.

So if you want to sell your fine art for as much as possible, give us a call today at 1-800-326-7064 or fill out our seller inquiry form and we will get back with you as soon as possible! We are the largest buyer and seller of collectibles and we spend millions each year on buying new collections. We look forward to hearing from you!