FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sell with Showplace? What is the process?

The process starts when you contact us by filling out our form or calling one of our representatives. After we review photos, a member of our team will reach out to have a phone consultation. Next we determine if we need to schedule an on site visit, an appointment for you to bring items in or if we can make an offer based on photographs. After thoroughly reviewing the items for sale, our team will make you an offer. Once an agreement is reached, our fully-licensed and courteous movers will handle the packing and transportation, overseen by a member of Showplace’s staff.

How long does the process take?

Solutions are tailored to each individual client so timelines vary. We do our best to work as efficiently as possible to work within a client’s timeframe.

Why sell outright?

Immediate payment and convenience are the key benefits to selling outright. Showplace will make strong offers on all levels of items in an estate. We are a one stop shop and make the process easy for our clients. We pay competitively compared to consignment without the risk and hassle.

Will you take everything?

We are in the business of providing solutions to our clients. We try to buy as much as possible. As a solutions based company, we can also provide full estate liquidations and clean-out services where we will either directly handle or recommend a partner company leave the premises “broom clean.”

Are you insured to meet my building requirements?

We have extensive experience arranging moving and certificates of insurance in New York City area condos and co-ops. We work in top buildings throughout the city on a daily basis. We work with buildings to satisfy COI requirements and arrange for the pickup.

Are you reputable?

Showplace is highly reputable; that is why we have been in business since 2005. Please take a look at our Google Reviews below and a New York Times article that featured our work.

How do I know you will pay fair prices for my property?

We are able to pay competitive prices for estates because we have been in the business for nearly 20 years and have built a strong clientele for art, jewelry and antiques. Our offers are based on fair market value for items and factor in the work that needs to be done to find your pieces new homes. 

How do I get paid?

We pay on the day of the pickup and use varied payment methods depending on what is preferred by the seller.

Is there a cost for your services?

No. Consultations are free and we pay you for any items that we buy.

What are my obligations or responsibilities?

After an agreement is reached, please leave the property as-is until the pickup date. On pickup day our fully-licensed and courteous movers will handle the packing and transportation, overseen by a member of Showplace’s staff.

Why should I sell to you?

Showplace is highly reputable; that is why we have been in business since 2005. Please take a look at our Google Reviews and a New York Times article that featured our work. We pay competitively and go the extra mile to make our clients’ lives as easy as possible. 

Does Showplace provide appraisals?

Showplace does not provide appraisals for estate tax purposes, or retail replacement value appraisals for insurance. However, we are happy to refer you to a certified appraiser in our network appraiser in our network. 

I have a few small items to sell. Do I need an appointment to show them to a buyer?

Yes. Appointments with our buyers are preferred.  Please fill out our contact form or email us at sell@nyshowplace.com or call 212-741-8520 to schedule an appointment.

Linda Schaub
Linda Schaub
2024-06-18
Highly recommend Showplace Fine Art & Estate Buyers! They are consummate professionals. They know their business, they are knowledgeable, and treat their customers with courtesy. Working with Andrea and her team was a great experience. She reviewed and evaluated all of the pieces, and offered a very fair price. I was very impressed and would definitely call on them again.
Wendy Kohnenkamp
Wendy Kohnenkamp
2024-06-07
Showplace was wonderful to work with - they responded to my requests quickly and made what could have been a difficult process very easy and successful. Andrea and her crew arrived on time and were a pleasure to work with. She gave informed assessments of all items and offered a fair price on the spot. There were many items with some of them being very heavy and her crew expertly moved and loaded them into the truck. I was extremely happy with the entire process. I highly recommend Showplace Fine Art & Estate Buyers for both your selling and buying needs.
Ken Gill
Ken Gill
2024-06-05
These folks bought from a personal collection of paintings. The artists were somewhat obscure but Shawn and the rest of the team did a great job coming up with the best offer possible. Great place with people who are easy to work with (they pick up the art!), and fair dealing. I recommend you show them your art if you are looking for a buyer.
carl sandler
carl sandler
2024-05-30
Showplace was quick to make me a reasonable offer and then to follow through with excellent communication. Pick up was efficient and easy. Payment was quick. Would highly recommmend as an easy way to sell vintage midcentury modern furniture in NYC.
Jeff Constable
Jeff Constable
2024-02-29
We had an excellent experience with Showplace. They came highly recommended by an appraiser who was helping us evaluate the artwork of my brother’s estate. Showplace provided a quick turnaround in providing a reasonable price for the entire collection. They efficiently and professionally packed up all the artwork and wrote us a check in one day.
Katie Hustead
Katie Hustead
2024-01-29
First, the showroom in Manhattan is stunning and anyone looking for a unique piece or two to glamorize their home should make this a stop. But, more importantly, we have worked professionally with Showplace many times, for years, and can heartily recommend them. We help clients downsize and we are always looking for places interested in buying. The Showplace staff is responsive, professional, and friendly.
Joanne Arroyo
Joanne Arroyo
2024-01-02
We had a fairly large storage unit with over 1000 pieces art and related items from an estate that needed to be picked up. The men who did the moving were AWESOME! They were organized, efficient and very speedy, yet careful. They cleaned up so well, taking everything (trash included) that the unit is already "broom clean". I was totally impressed. The 2 members of the staff of Showplace I dealt with on the phone, Shawn and Andrea, were great, too! -- They were friendly made things so much easier than I was expecting.
J. Jay Mautner
J. Jay Mautner
2023-12-16
I was left alone in an UES apartment. How was I going to downsize to a one BR assisted living apartment? A moving management professional suggested I contact Andrea Baker at Showplace. Glad I did. Andrea acted quickly, but with no high pressure tactics. She came and took pictures, made a lot of notes, and got back to me the next day with an offer. The items I wanted to get rid of ranged from ordinary household stuff, furniture, fine china and bric-a-brac, art by Joan Miro, sculpture by Silas Seandel and a large collection of Steuben animals. Her offer was acceptable, and a move out date was set. Everything that was being taken away was marked with a color coded label. Andrea arrived on time on moving day with her assistant and moving team. Everything that was going was packed and loaded on to their truck. The whole process left me with a good feeling even though most of my possessions were going bye bye. Another nice thing. I had a sculpture that I wanted to ship to my daughter in Idaho. Andrea Took it and arranged to have it packed and shipped for me with no extra handling charge or commission.
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40 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010
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