Monday, March 19, 2018

Why Don't My Kids Want My Stuff!

A recent Washington Post article Stuff It: Millennials Nix Their Parents’ Treasures by Jura Koncius states “A seismic shift of stuff is underway in homes all over America” and I agree wholeheartedly.  I am also approached on a daily basis with items from people who are trying to clean out estates who think what they paid for something in the past is still relevant today.

An example given the article is “Stephanie Kenyon, 60, the owner of Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers and Appraisers in Chevy Chase, says the market is flooded with boomer rejects. “Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get calls from people who want to sell a big dining room set or bedroom suite because nobody in the family wants it. Millennials don’t want brown furniture, rocking chairs or silver-plated tea sets. Millennials don’t polish silver.” The formal furniture is often sold at bargain prices, or if it’s not in good shape, it might go straight to the dump.”

While the market is getting smaller there is still finds to be made in fine art and other items that are more unique.  I hope I can help you find a treasure but “the old days” are over and we all must adjust to the new reality of the market.

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