Prepare to Sell
Invest in a good camera. You'll need to take sharp, clear photographs of the antiques you want to sell. Invest in a good camera and learn how to edit your photos digitally. The more your clients can clearly see your antique, the better chance you'll have of selling it.
Learn how to write good descriptions.
A good description can make or break a sale. Be concise and clear, include measurements and point out any chips, cracks and other damage. Honesty—especially online—is a must. Learn about values. This can be a tricky one. Antique values differ quite a bit from state to state, and sometimes even from area to area. Deciding what to price your antiques is a puzzle. Here are some questions to ask yourself: Is it rare? Who would want this? Is my piece in good or mint condition? You can research online antique shops and auctions to see prices. Look at past results too, to assess an approximate average selling value.