Dismantling, moving, giving a second life to your belongings or how to sell your second-hand furniture?

The Swiss are among the biggest "throwers" in the world. We all tend to accumulate a lot of objects that we don't always use. It's often during a move that you really realize how much furniture and objects you own. Unfortunately, it is too late, you don't have enough time to sell them, or you don't know the right methods to sell your furniture quickly. Whether you want to sell antique or modern objects on the internet, this article is made to help you. You will discover all the tips to sell your used furniture quickly online and earn money while uncluttering your home! Sell your furniture on the internet thanks to Facebook or Anibis will have no more secrets for you.

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To help you, we've put together a simple list of quick and effective strategies that will teach you how to understand the workings of the secondhand market in order to sell your used items online quickly - and for more money:

1. What type of furniture for what type of buyers

Les motivations des acheteurs de biens d’occasion sont diverses. Néanmoins, on peut distinguer 5 profils d’acheteurs.

The bargain hunter:

Cette catégorie recherche des objets du quotidien à un prix réduit pour leur usage personnel. Le chercheur de bonnes affaires tentera de négocier de façon raisonnable.

The artisan:

You are selling a magnificent piece of wooden furniture, perhaps a customer whose hobby is furniture restoration will be delighted to give it a second life.

The favorites:

If you are trying to sell an atypical item, either it is trendy and will arouse a lot of curious people, or you will have to wait for the customer who will see your furniture as a great opportunity.

The businessman (woman):

These buyers aim to buy at the lowest price, they will try to reduce the price of your item as much as possible. Generally, the businessman (woman) tries to buy objects to resell them in Switzerland, but especially abroad.

The collectors:

Vous possédez peut-être un trésor dans votre maison ! Certains acheteurs recherchent des objets de collections, encore faut-il savoir que vous avez un trésor dans vos mains. 

2. Watch the timing and the price!

Most people don't know that timing plays an important role in the process of selling your furniture. Not all furniture sells at the same speed. The more bulky a piece of furniture is, the longer it will take to sell. Certain categories of objects, such as household appliances, generally sell fairly quickly. Trendy and modern furniture in excellent condition sells just as quickly. 

For solid wood furniture, it's a bit of a lottery. If you need to sell your furniture quickly, consider putting it up for sale as soon as possible for a price slightly higher than you expect to get for it. If there is interest in your furniture, don't hesitate to lower the price slightly on the condition that the person comes to pick it up quickly.

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Si votre meuble n’attire personne, c’est peut-être que le prix est trop élevé. Dans ce cas, baissez le prix progressivement. Cela augmente les chances de vendre votre article plus rapidement.

Si vous n’êtes pas pressés, alors mettez votre objet en vente légèrement au-dessus du prix souhaitez et attendez que le bon acheteur apparaisse. Si votre meuble suscite de l’intérêt, ne cédez pas au marchandage. Soyez patient !

Encore une remarque intéressante, les gens ont tendance à commencer à vendre leurs meubles pendant l’été parce que c’est la période des déménagements.

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3. Determine the value of your furniture

La vraie valeur d’un meuble est celle que votre client est prêt à payer. Pas simple quand on n’est pas expert d’estimer la valeur d’un objet. La méthode que nous recommandons est de tout simplement rechercher des meubles similaires sur Facebook marketplace ou Anibis et de mettre un prix similaire. Si vous pensez avoir un “trésor” certains sites de commissaire-priseur , comme www.art-expertise-valuation-geneve-suisse.com/expertise_tajan_geneve offer you a free estimate made by experts.

4. Utilisez la puissance d'Internet

First of all, you need a Facebook account. Then nothing could be easier than clicking on the icon at the top of the menu plus create your ad. As a general rule, an item is sold more easily on Facebook than on anibis, but this is not always the case. First of all, you need a Facebook account to be able to sell on the marketplace. Secondly, Facebook customers are younger and will be less inclined to buy very expensive items. Facebook is better suited for selling ordinary items, whereas Anibis allows you to sell more expensive or more atypical items. The big advantage of Facebook is the social side, Express recycling has created its own public group in which you can register in order to be kept informed of all the items we offer for sale. You have the possibility to pay to boost your ad and thus sell more easily, but we recommend this as a last resort. Generally, the boost on Facebook is a little more effective than on Anibis.

This is the Switzerland's most popular resale site between private individuals and it's free. Just like on Facebook, you have the possibility to pay to boost your ad. Thus, your ad will be highlighted. Nevertheless, we recommend that you only boost an ad if your furniture does not sell quickly and only if the price at which you want to sell your furniture is high.

Ce site web regroupe tous les objets issus des débarras que nous effectuons dans la Suisse romande. Après un tri des objets, nous remettons en vente ceux qui sont encore en bon état sur Recycling Market et en parallèle sur notre groupe de revente Facebook Marketplace. Si vous avez un meuble ou tout autre type d’objet à revendre, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter et nous ferons le nécessaire. Recyclage Market adopte une politique de prix dégressif pour s’assurer que chaque objet trouve son acquéreur.

5. Take great pictures of your furniture

The visual aspect is very important. One day, we received 2 beautiful solid wood chests of drawers. Unfortunately, the weather was dark and the photos were of poor quality. These chests of drawers were left for weeks without any request. Strange, yet this furniture was beautiful. We took beautiful pictures again in the sun and in a few hours they were sold.

Then you will have understood it, take several pictures of your furniture at 360 degrees with sufficient brightness. It is very important, when you create your ad, to attach several images of your furniture. You can also sell your furniture in a lot or with a nice arrangement.

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You're not an expert in photography?

No problem!

Follow these four easy tips to help make your picture furniture look perfect and order the highest possible price:

  1. Clean your furniture before photographing it.
  2. Remove any clutter, such as pillows, jets, cups and books.
  3. take pictures during daylight hours.
  4. Take eye-level photos of the front, back and sides of your furniture.
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6. Tell the story of your furniture in the description of your furniture.

Be creative, but don't forget: your ad must answer all the questions your future buyer will ask. The most important information is the type of furniture, the sizes, the color, the type of materials, the state, the brand and the model. Toutes ces informations sont également utilisées par les moteurs de recherche donc une annonce complète et claire aura beaucoup plus de visiteurs.

Si vous possédez encore la quittance de votre meuble ou si ce dernier est toujours sous garantie, n’hésitez pas à l’ajouter aux photos dans l’annonce. Si cela peut vous avantager (valeur élevée), ajoutez la valeur à neuf de votre objet dans la description.

À présent, soyez vendeur ! Racontez l’histoire de votre meuble et mettez tous ses atouts en avant.

Is your item an antique or a high value item? Share proof of authenticity such as a photo of the furniture label or your purchase receipt.

By following the tips above, you will accomplish all three of these things at once:

  1. Reduce the number of questions buyers ask you.
  2. Make your furniture more irresistible to buyers.
  3. Increase the perceived value of your furniture so that you can sell it at a higher price.

7. Be honest about the condition of your furniture.

Il est normal que les meubles subissent un peu de dommage suite à son utilisation. Vous le savez, nous le savons, et les acheteurs le savent. N’hésitez pas à partager certains détails et photos de tout dommage, comme les taches, les larmes, les puces, les égratignures et les bosses.

Les acheteurs aiment savoir exactement ce qu’ils viennent voir à l’avance. Votre acheteur va se déplacer, et parfois parcourir une longue distance alors jouez franc-jeu. Gardez à l’esprit que le marché des meubles usagés est une économie de partage qui dépend de la confiance. C’est ce qui motive vraiment les gens à acheter des meubles de quelqu’un qu’ils n’ont jamais rencontré.

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8. Soyez proactif et rejoignez notre groupe Facebook!

On Facebook, join our group Express Recycling (mais il y en a d’autres aussi), partagez votre annonce avec vos amis et dans les groupes de revente de votre région. Vous pouvez insérer le lien d’une annonce Anibis sur Facebook. Recyclage Express, et maintenant, notre partenaire Recyclage Market, mettent en vente des milliers d’objets chaque année. Un meuble vous plaît ? Pensez à Recyclage Market, nous proposons aussi la livraison entre particuliers d’objet volumineux adaptés au marché de la seconde main.

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