Sell Your Furniture

in Northern Virginia, Maryland & DC

Let iStuffSellers Help You Sell Your Furniture in Potomac, Bethesda, Great Falls & More!

Whether you’re moving into a new home, redecorating your current home, or figuring out what to do with the family credenza that’s landed in your lap, selling your furniture is always a great way to declutter your home and make some cash. To help you with the furniture selling process, iStuffSellers has some quick and practical strategies that will teach you how to sell furniture quickly and for the most money.

Determine the Condition of Your Furniture

Before anything else, determine the condition of the piece you want to sell. You will want to ask yourself the following questions:
Does it have scratches?
Do the drawers open and close smoothly?
Is it in good shape?
These are a few questions you need to ask yourself before posting any “for sale” sign. Although you may love your furniture, look at your piece with a harsher eye and determine if valuable life is left in your item. If not, don’t doubt the power of a fresh coat of paint.

Determine Your Selling Timeline & Furniture Value

When selling anything like jewelry, collectibles, clothes, sports memorabilia, or furniture, timing is a significant factor for both the buyer and seller. If you need to sell your furniture right away, it’s probably best to lower the price of your item to entice buyers. On the other hand, if you’re not in any rush, offer your item for a higher price and wait for the right buyer to appear! Also, keep in mind the timing of the furniture market trends. People tend to start selling furniture during the late spring and summer since it’s a desirable time to move into a new home. Timing can hugely impact your price, but it’s also important to consider your piece’s characteristics, like age, condition, brand, and style.

The general rule is to list your furniture at about 20-50% off the original retail price. The most significant factor in determining the value is the condition. If it is in almost the same condition as when you bought it, you can sell it for only 20% less than when you purchased the furniture. But if it’s showing wear and tear, you’re better off leaning toward 30% or more. Usually, the longer you’ve owned the piece of furniture, the lower you should price it.

How to Sell Furniture

Whether you’re looking to declutter your home or make some extra cash, selling your furniture on your own can be worrisome. However, hiring an estate sale agent will wipe away those worries and can save you a ton of time and effort, as the professional liquidator will take care of the marketing and sales processes. If you’re looking to sell your furniture but don’t know what to do, here’s a simple guide for you to follow:

  1. Prepare Your Furniture: All the furniture you want to sell should be prepared before contacting any estate sale agents. Examine their condition and functionality carefully; furniture in good condition (famous brands or makers are a plus!) is typically sold at higher prices.
  2. Find an Estate Agent: You may search for ‘sell furniture near me’ or ‘sell used furniture near me’. At iStuffSellers, we provide services in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC area. However, we can make special arrangements for clients outside those locations. If you need us, please call 301-401-6688. 
  3. Schedule a Consultation: Once you find your trusted estate sale agent, contact them and discuss your needs, including evaluating the furniture you wish to sell.
  4. Set Up the Sale: Work with the representative to set up the sale’s date and location. Once everything has been planned, the estate sale agent will handle marketing to attract potential buyers, and manage the event including handling sales transactions.
  5. Get Paid: The estate sale agent will give you a settlement statement when the sale is complete, then issue payment to you.

Choose iStuffSellers for Estate Seller & House to have an Estate Sale in the Maryland & DC areas.

When you need to sell your older antiques or collectibles, you can count on iStuffSellers. We are fully licensed to buy and sell precious antiques and collectibles and are highly accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Our attention to detail and years of experience guarantee a fair return for your valued items. We ensure free, fair market appraisals and will get you top dollar for your beloved merchandise.


Can you make money selling used furniture?

Yes, you can earn some extra cash by selling used furniture.

Where can I sell my used furniture?

You can list your furniture on a vendor or auction site, or you can contact an estate sale company like iStuffSellers to assist you with the sale.

How do you put value on old furniture?

For antique furniture, hiring an estate sale agent will be worthwhile as the professional appraiser can identify the maker and the manufacturer; some designers’ pieces have a very high value.


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