Are you about to buy new furniture? Moving across the country? Moving to a smaller house? These are all situations where you could sell your furniture in a hurry. Check out these furniture-selling tips to make sure your used furniture buyers in Dubai are found in the best online markets so you can get rid of them quickly!
How to make sure your furniture sells online
Once you’ve found an online marketplace where you can sell your used furniture buyers in Dubai, it’s time to make sure your listings feature your items with the best photos and descriptions to help them sell faster!
If you want to sell your furniture quickly, it has to look good. To get the best possible image for your furniture sale ad, stage the furniture in a room in your home to showcase its potential. This gives the buyer a better idea of how the furniture fits into their home (including the space it occupies). Also, make sure you have good lighting and take photos from several angles.
Poorly lit photos can make your furniture look dirty and potentially unattractive. With good lighting, the whole piece of furniture is easier to see and looks better when posted online. This also applies to the different angles. By showing the furniture from the front, side, and back, with detailed photos, potential buyers can see all aspects of the furniture.
Are you selling a dining room set, matching chests of drawers, or a sofa set online? Make sure the right pieces are in your photos. Don’t confuse buyers by showing them the dining room table and chairs if you are only selling the table. Descriptions of what is being sold can sometimes be overlooked, especially when a potential buyer is doing a keyword search and looking for good photos.
When it comes to the descriptions of your furniture sale ads, keep it simple. You don’t need a long description detailing how much you liked the furniture or how it was used. Just cover the essential points, such as
- the year you bought the furniture
- the brand of the item, if known
- the room in which the furniture was kept
- the state of wear and tear of the furniture
- whether pets have been allowed to live in it.
If you are honest and accurate in your offer, people may be more likely to buy from you online. If they have questions, don’t be afraid to answer them.
Set a fair price
If you have bought the item you are selling, you know how much it is worth. And unlike a car, furniture doesn’t lose its value as soon as you leave the shop. But most people aren’t willing to spend the maximum on used furniture, so be prepared to set a price a little lower than you originally paid.
Did you buy your chair for AED600? Set the price at AED400. Bought a coffee table for AED250? Sell it for AED200. Try to recoup some of the costs, but if your main goal is to sell your items quickly, the more accommodating the price, the better. On the other hand, if there is no response to your ad after a week or two, you may want to consider lowering your price until you start getting offers.
And be prepared to negotiate
You’ve set what you think is a fair price, but the first offer you receive is AED50 less. What do you do? If you still have some time before you move, you can wait and see if you get an offer closer to the asking price. You don’t have to jump at the first offer you receive. However, if your goal is to get rid of your furniture as quickly as possible, an offer that is AED50 less than what you want may be the best.
Ultimately, when your goal is to sell used furniture buyers in Dubai online quickly before a move, it is important to be realistic. Don’t overprice your items and don’t underprice them just to get rid of them. Check out the most popular marketplace sites to see how similar items have sold and then set your price based on those prices. If you are really struggling to sell your items before you move, consider donating your belongings to charity.
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