Funk & Junk® is pleased to resume its Specialized Estate Services!
We say specialized not only because of our unique knowledge of the Antiques market and collectors but, more importantly, our pioneering knowledge in the varied Collectibles markets and their unique collectors. We have the knowledge to sell many items that are often overlooked as worthless. They aren't and haven't been for a long time!
Many estate services are interested solely in a relatively quick turnaround and a single weekend sale. Though this may meet some customers needs, we have found that when offered some unique alternatives that spell significantly more income with little sacrifice save for time, most customers happily sign up for our service. We are the only ones to offer these extended services, that spell additional income!, though we're sure others will follow!
Why choose our services?
The answer is simple, we have an eye for detail and that eye has historically resulted in thousands of dollars more for the estates we have serviced.
New markets are occurring everyday and we continue to study and learn. Many, and some would say most, in the business may have a good base of knowledge but it is limited not only to select categories but also usually limited to fine Antiques only.
In addition to newly occurring markets, popularity for even long established collecting categories change and we stay on top of all of these market changes. Knowing when there is a "boom" or a "bust" in any particular category is invaluable and makes all the difference to the estates sales results.
A good estate service does not merely pull out their dog eared "price guides" but relies, instead, on experiences at all levels (venues) of sales. Price guides are often slanted in one direction and saying a price is so doesn't not necessarily mean that it is. Experience and real knowledge are the only filters.
Pricing errors can go in both directions. Price too high and it is unlikely that your item will sell even when marked down by the usually standard rates. Price too low and though you may never know, you've lost money.
The key to getting the most from your items is to sell them in the right circumstances and venues along with pricing accordingly. Too many services have a fixed value without regard to factors that affect price. We offer additional and/or alternative venues to sell your items. We know when and where to best sell your items.
Of course our roots are by default in the Antiques world and we will match our collective knowledge with most, if not all, other services but if your Estate contains a large number of items that fall into the fairly recently occurring Collectibles markets then it is a no brainer! We have been dealing full time in the Collectibles markets since 1978 with an online presence which precedes Ebay!
In short, we were selling Collectibles before they were recognized in mass as Collectibles and long before most dealers and collectors differentiated them from the Antiques world. Together with a small handful of full-time dealers, we have helped to develop the now separated Collectibles markets for the general public and have been sought after for a number of movie, television and book collaborations because of our unique knowledge.
Well, there are a number of differentiating factors besides our unique and growing knowledge of Collectibles and Antiques;
We have more flexibility than most since we do this full-time. With access to the estate, we are able to put in many more hours than any other service, bar none.
Even within these selected services, we have the flexibility to contour our services with your needs. Contact us to discuss your particular needs and the resulting potential fees and our involvement if we both agree to proceed. (703) 842-9517. Please keep in mind that in the same way that you are selective with the service you choose for your estate, we too are selective and not all estates will meet our specialized services.
These services are generally limited to the local Virginia area so that access is not hampered but we are available to discuss your particular location and needs at anytime.