My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people?
are photos of some of the stuff. There's:
--China and glass, including some antique, Limoges, Copenhagen, etc. A sample is in the photo, but there's more. Oh, and a Judith Leiber purse is in there somewhere, too.
--Antique furniture. A few are in photos, but there's more.
--Non-antique furniture. A few are in photos, but there's lots more.
--A large Balinese hand-carved figure.
For the smaller stuff, I was thinking maybe they could hire an ebay broker. They would want to get the right value out of using such a service, i.e., a seller who:
--has a great seller rating.
--takes the time to put together great listings, with nice, detailed photos, and keywords and descriptions that are based on research and/or knowledge about what the pieces are.
--is expert at maximizing ebay returns with the use of the right features, categories, titles, etc.
For the furniture and Balinese sculpture, I thought they might need some kind of estate seller. Again, we'd want someone worth their fee, but here I know nothing about what to ask or expect of the service.
We're not sure if involving an e-bay person and an estate person is the right approach. If it is, we're not sure how to find an ebay seller who meets the criteria above, and a great estate person.
They're also wondering whether a better approach would be to contact someone from a place like Sotheby's or Christie's.
Any help very appreciated!