Where can I sell my art? Where can I sell my antiques?
Right here at What’s it Worth!
If an item or items reach a specific value, we can facilitate the sale of your art and / or antiques here at What’s it Worth! We have hundreds of connections and are an unbiased resource which is critical when finding the best platform for YOU to sell. See our “Sell It” page for more information.
How soon will I receive my appraisal?
We strive to have your results in less than 10 business days for appraisals of five items or less.
Why can’t you guarantee a turn-around time for appraisal results?
Simply put, because it’s important to properly value your objects! We are dealing with rare and potentially valuable objects, which can take time. Our end goal is client satisfaction and accuracy. Get it right the first time!
Why not use a “free” appraisal service?
Two primary reasons:
- There are no “free” appraisals. Any entity offering this service has an inherent and biased interest in your objects, greatly limiting your options. In other words, if they appraise your objects for free, they most likely want to sell it. This sounds tempting, but in reality, you are greatly limiting your options with what to do with the object, should you want to sell, and also taking the risk of not having the object properly identified and valued.
- By paying a very affordable fee for our services, you are getting truly unbiased results by some of the most seasoned experts in the industry.
- Want to read more? See our blog post “Is a Free Appraisal Really Free?”
Can I use my appraisal for insurance purposes?
No. Our valuations give you fair market value, not replacement value, which is what is needed for insurance coverage.
What type of value is on my certificate?
All of our appraisals are stated in Fair Market Value range. Fair market value (FMV) is defined by IRS publication 561 as “the price that property would sell for on the open market between a willing buyer and willing seller with neither being required to act and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts.” With FMV, you have a realistic idea of what your items would sell for in today’s market.
Do you make recommendations on art/antique restoration or conservation?
We are connected with a vast network of top conservators and restorers across the country and would be happy to make recommendations.
Can I get more information on your experts?
Absolutely! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information on our valued specialists.
In the meantime, refer to the “Our Appraisers” page on our site!
How do I know my appraisal is “valid” and from a reputable expert?
What’s It Worth was founded by a seasoned professional art appraiser with over 13 years of experience. Our founder, Carrie, has put together a team of hand-picked experts in various collecting categories (paintings, antiques, arts and crafts, etc.) so that she could carry out her vision of offering affordable options for those in the discovery phase of valuing and identifying their objects.
Why don’t you broker items under $10,000 in value?
We charge a flat commission of 10% for brokering. It would not be as profitable for you to broker your object with us if it is valued at less than $10,000.
If I know I want to sell my object, why not go directly to an auction house or gallery?
If you go directly to an auction house or gallery, you are limiting your options to sell your object(s) from thousands to only one. At What’s It Worth, we find the most profitable and proper platforms to sell your objects for you. We tap into our vast network of dealers, collectors and auction houses to make the object work for you.
See our “Sell It” page for more info.
Are there any categories you don’t appraise?
Yes! We do not appraise the following: ivory, vintage cars, rare and fine wines, precious jewelry, and certain types of Ancient and Asian art. Why? None of these objects could be properly appraised and identified with photographs. These objects would need to be inspected in person by the relevant expert, for various reasons. Many of the objects in these categories are made with materials that need to be handled or weighed in person to properly appraise. For example, very rare porcelain from certain periods of Asian Art cannot be properly identified without handling and inspecting it very closely. It is our goal to offer the highest quality and most accurate appraisals possible, therefore, we do not appraise these pieces online.
Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here? Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for more information!