It’s not surprising that the real estate market in New York and Long Island is very hot. Correspondingly, the antiques market is also hot…
The following steps can help you save time and money if you’ve been left potentially valuable antiques or heirlooms, as well as assist in avoiding disputes that can undermine your family bond forever.
I know I might be repeating myself, but I practically gasp each time I see that we are on the cusp of 2022, not that it’s a moment too soon, of course. I’m always excited and optimistic about the year ahead and this year, even more so.
What happens if you’ve put items up for auction and they didn’t sell? There can be several reasons that items you’ve put up for auction didn’t sell. It might be that the item was priced too high, the item was repaired, or in some situations, the item is a copy.
Are you planning a move? Here are some of the questions you should be asking yourself.
What’s important is knowing the “provenance” or the background of an item. Has the item been passed down by a relative? Do you know the “history” of the item and is it verifiable?
It’s a sensitive subject, isn’t it? You have “stuff” that you purchased with love and good intentions, or perhaps your “stuff” was handed down from beloved family members. In either case, there is significant sentimental value.
Right now, yes, right now, we are starting to see some relief and positive changes as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic that pretty much changed everything in our personal and professional lives.
We’d be lying if I didn’t make it clear that what was once considered to be a “hot” item might no longer be of any interest. The antique and collectibles markets continually fluctuate and last year’s must have objects might now be gathering dust.
Life as we formerly knew it just mere weeks ago has radically changed and a timeline for a return to “normal” is pretty much unknown. I’ve been receiving many calls and texts from people that are taking this time at home to take a better look at “what they have” with the thought that some of the items might be of value.