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The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between, Revised and Updated by Jeffrey Kern, Aaron LaPedis

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Using Professionals: Appraisers and Professional Grading Services

Appraisers

Hiring an experienced appraiser is one of the most accurate ways to find current and future market value for your collectibles. Depending upon an appraiser’s level of experience, if that appraiser is involved in the collectibles industry or perhaps if they own an art gallery, you could gain tremendous insight from their experience and knowledge of current and future selling trends. This information can certainly be used to your advantage when either selling an item or negotiating price with a customer.

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Check with art gallery owners in your area. They will have expert knowledge and years of experience in the appraisal of items.

Appraisers can be found in almost every city. How good they are in their ability to properly and accurately appraise items is another question altogether. Checking credentials for a quality appraisal service can be as easy as making a few telephone calls. It’s incumbent upon you to verify the experience a person or company has. You can do this via telephone, in person and over the Internet to see if the appraisal company you are interested in is certified with a national or international appraisal agency. The American Society of Appraisers (www.appraisers.org) is one of the better-known national certifying appraisal agencies and organizations. Also check to see if the appraiser is endorsed by the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) and whether or not there are ...

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