Do you want to make room for something new, clear out expensive storage units or just enjoy a cash return on furnishings that are no longer of use to you? Modern Resale has a seamless buying and selling process clearly articulated for any serious seller and/or purchaser. Our iconic pieces are perfect for anyone with extraordinary style but with a limited budget. Modern Resale only accepts high-quality, lovingly maintained pieces and showroom samples. Most importantly, our clients are looking for your furniture.
What makes us unique is that we offer an alternative to buying copies and reproductions given our focus on authored design. Policies and pricing are clearly articulated and easily accessible for interested buyers and sellers.
How It Works
Step 1: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture and brief description of what you would like to sell. If the information is available, please include brand, year purchased, and a brief condition report. You will be notified within 48 hours as to whether Modern Resale is a good fit.
Step 2: If it is a good fit, and you are in the Los Angeles area, one of our curators will come to you to see the item in person in order to evaluate the condition of the piece(s) and take a few preliminary photographs. If you are not local to Los Angeles, we can rely on your careful evaluation and documentation of the items. We may require that the item be cleaned or touched up prior to listing on www.modernresale.com. If this is the case, we will gladly recommend quality tradesmen to get the job done at your expense.
Step 3: We determine a selling price. Selling prices are based on an item’s current value, the condition of your item and current market appeal.
Step 4: Modern Resale will send a contract based on an agreed selling price. Modern Resale takes 50% commission of any item sold through www.modernresale.com.
Once we have a signed contract, we will make arrangements to have your item(s) picked up and delivered to our warehouse at your expense. Modern Resale will store your item(s) for 60 days at no charge. You may also choose to continue your contract with us and store your item at our warehouse. We make it affordable to give your piece the time it may need to sell. Modern Resale does not automatically drop the prices on your furniture. Sometimes it's not the price, it's the timing.
Storage fees are $25 a month per item and will be listed on our contract. Storage fees will be deducted from your portion of the sale or must be paid prior to contract termination and pick up. Notes: A 2-3 piece sectional sofa will be treated as two pieces. A set of six or less dining chairs will be treated as one piece.
Modern Resale requires exclusive selling rights to any item being stored by Modern Resale.
If you wish to terminate your contract and discontinue storage at Modern Resale, we will help you arrange delivery back to you or to your favorite charity at your expense.
When storage fees are paid in full and the account is settled, all pieces that are no longer under contract must be picked up from our warehouse within 3 business days.
To view our consignment contract in full click here.