Frequently Asked Consignment Questions
Home Consignment FAQs, California and Texas
Home consignment remains a mystery to many buyers and sellers. What does it mean to consign something? How do I find out how much my items are worth? What types of items can I put up for consignment? The list goes on and on. The Home Consignment Center in Texas and California is here to shed light on this fantastic industry and show you how consigning your unique treasures to us can be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences there is.
For more than 25 years, our local consignment centers have been helping discerning clientele from the most affluent neighborhoods transform their interiors, update their style, and exchange their upscale items in an experience unlike any other. From trending consignment furniture and stunning art décor to rare and precious jewelry and other extravagant curios, we’re constantly offering new, fresh items to match every style. More exchange house than retail shop, we strive to educate our buyers and sellers, provide a fun, comfortable meeting place to buy and sell the finest goods, and constantly refresh their space and style the perfect items.
To accomplish all this, we begin by demystifying the joys of consignment and offering the answers you seek. We invite you to take some time to review some of the most frequently asked consignment questions, then contact us to get started selling jewelry and other items.
What is Consignment?
Consignment is the process by which you sell your furniture, art, décor, and jewelry items at our location and still maintain ownership of said items. Roughly translated, “consignment” is another term for “we sell goods on your behalf.” It is important to remember that the items we sell are not tattered, old or strictly antiques. Consignment items can be found in retail stores, are often one-of-a-kind treasures, or even company prototypes that belong to private owners and collectors. At the Home Consignment Center, we work with affluent clientele looking to either update their style with new items, prolong the life of their existing items, or both. They simply come to us because they know it will move quicker than other sales outlets with less hassle.
Why Should I Consider Consignment?
Unlike big box stores, we don’t stock loads of inventory that “sells out” or gets canceled without any notice. Consigning your items with us means that your treasures join a unique and specific collection of items that sell within days. More than that, consigning items allows our eager customers to take the items home with them that day, which means that your treasures sell quicker, and there is no waiting for shipping or international sourcing. In addition to sales, the Home Consignment Center spends more than $3 million every year marketing everything in our stores. There is no need for you to write any sales brochures or market anything yourself on social media. We handle that for you, and it works. You never have to worry about inviting strangers to your home, which helps keep you and your family safe. Finally, consigning your items with us declutters your home of the things for which you no longer have any use. We can help you live simpler, update your style, and give your precious items a new home with sophisticated buyers just like you. Consignment is just the smarter, simpler, faster way to transform your home.
How Does It Work?
Many of our customers who have never consigned with us before want to know how it works. Consignment is fast, easy, and one of the best choices you can make when you need to make room in your home for new purchases. Our team will then evaluate your high-end furniture, art, décor, or jewelry to ensure their condition and styles fit the demands of our shoppers. We can arrange a time to pick them up at your home or you can bring them to any one of our convenient locations. There are no appointments necessary for in-store evaluations. Once we have your items in house, we will properly price them, market them for you, and display them in our expansive showroom. When your items sell, we pay you. We have thousands of treasures coming into our locations every week, so transactions are always fast and accurate when an item moves. Once you have been paid, feel free to use the money to purchase items from our stores. If you have further questions, one of our staff members will be happy to go into further details.
What Condition Is the Furniture In?
The Home Consignment Center adheres to strict quality guidelines for any sale. Our items are not knick-knacks or highly worn. They are upscale, high-quality items whose owners wish others to enjoy their beauty and style. All furniture that we accept must be in nearly-new condition, clean, and ready for presentation. Upholstered and leather furniture should be vacuumed, free of rips, stains, wear, and tears. There should be no discoloration from sunlight or patches on the fabric, and all furniture should be smoke and odor-free. The construction of these items should be solid, and there should be no sagging or misshapen appearance. For hard goods, such as tables, bookcases, bedroom furniture, etc., there should be no cobwebs, dust, watermarks, scratches, or discoloration. Everything must open properly and have the necessary pre-assembled hardware. There will be a quality inspection conducted by our experts upon arrival and prior to consignment. The Home Consignment Center reserves the right to refuse any item that does not meet our standards.
What Do You Accept On Consignment?
The Home Consignment Center specializes in the sale of upscale home furnishings, stunning consignment jewelry, accessories, the finest art, and home décor. Our product comes in different styles and from various periods as well, from vintage and antique to contemporary and prototypes. With more than 15 locations across Northern California, Southern California, and major cities across Texas, we offer an ever-changing daily assortment of truly unique pieces. We price thousands of pieces every day so you can be confident you are getting the highest-quality goods while scoring an incredible deal. Items we take on consignment can include:
- Accent Tables
- Home Office Furniture
- Bedroom Sets
- Coffee Tables
- Patio Furniture
- Entertainment Centers
- Dining Room Furniture
- Colored Gems
- And more
Why Consign When I Can Sell the Goods Myself?
Unlike selling furniture and goods yourself, consignment is easier, safer, and much more efficient. You do not have to arrange advertising in classified ads or wait for customers to come to where you live to inspect your items. Selling privately does not have the reach nor the enthusiastic customer base we have built here at the Home Consignment Center. Our reputation and marketing abilities make things fast and simple, properly displaying, marketing, selling, and transporting your goods at prices well above private sale or auction. Among the many advantages of consigning your goods instead of selling them on your own are:
- No strangers in your home
- Eliminate waiting for potential buyers who never arrive
- Purchasers want to use credit cards, which we gladly accept
- You will not have to worry about delivering your items to buyers
- We are aware of the current market prices for most goods
- We resolve any potential complaints
What Style of Furniture Do You Accept?
The Home Consignment Center primarily deals in high-end designer furniture in many different styles from various periods. From vintage to modern chic, if you have a piece of furniture you think one of our discerning clients would enjoy, we invite you to contact us to inquire about our services. Our general rule here is that if an item is made of quality materials and possesses enduring design, it will sell quickly. Our experts will assess all furniture that comes into our shop and provide feedback on the quality and sales time, giving you an idea of the kind of furniture we seek.
Where Do You Get Your Furnishings and Jewelry?
Our product comes from sophisticated private sellers and quality manufacturers of all kinds. They come from upscale cities across California, affluent neighborhoods in Texas, and beyond. We move thousands of unique pieces every week and local consignors bring us product by the truckload daily. If you have a timeless piece of furniture, art, décor, or jewelry that you think would be marvelous for our buyers, please reach out to the Home Consignment center to get started.
Contact The Home Consignment Center to Get Started
You have spent a lifetime perfecting your style and taste and surrounding yourself with beautiful treasures. But things change. Styles change. People change. Beauty, however, is forever. Your magnificent items can find a great home through the Home Consignment Center. Contact us today and let us show you how easy, fun, and convenient our consignment services can be.