Why Younger Generations Should Participate in Auctions and Estate Sales
As a millennial, I know when I used to think of auctions, I thought of “old lady stuff” that wouldn’t appeal to people my age. Oh how wrong I was! One assumption about people who buy at auctions is that they are older and wealthier. Age and socioeconomic status don’t have to prevent you from finding some unique things at amazing prices! Here are some reasons younger generations should participate in estate sales:
- Step up your thrifting game! If you love pilfering through the bins at thrift stores, then you’ll love estate sales! There’s something for everyone, from everyday items to electronics to antiques to art to toys to furniture and more! Often you will come across items that you can’t find in stores. Not to mention QUALITY! Older furniture tends to be more well-made and sturdier than the cheap furniture you might tend to go for because of the friendly price tag. You have the potential to get an amazing piece for less than what you’d pay in a store. Fill your home with unique, conversation-starting investment pieces.
- Sustainability! Many younger people like buying second hand because it is more environmentally friendly than going to buy something new and mass produced. Give that cool auction find a second (or third, or fourth) life!
- Defy the generational stereotypes! Millennials and Gen Z are not as wealthy as generations before them, which is a multifaceted issue. However, this does not mean we can’t have nice stuff! You can easily furnish an apartment or home or dorm with amazing furniture and decor from auctions, and spend much less than if you went and bought something new that isn’t even as nice!
- Investing! If you’re ever in a position where you need to get rid of stuff or make money, having quality pieces from estate sales guarantees you’ll have better resale value. You could fill your space with cheap, easily obtained goods, but they may not last long and more than likely they’ll end up in the trash or at a thrift store.
- There’s an auction for every aesthetic! Do you like cottage core? Asian stuff? Coastal grandma vibes? Start looking through catalogs for estate sales! You’ll find something special and unique to add to your collection.
- It’s just fun!
These are just a few of the reasons younger people should start entering into the auction scene! It’s easy, convenient, surprisingly affordable, and enjoyable alone or with friends! Start today by regularly checking out our current and upcoming online sales at professionalauctioneer.com.
Written By Lauren Cloud, Social Media Manager