Tips for Selling Your Area Rug Saves You Time and Worry – Prescott AZ
It’s not uncommon for me to receive a telephone call and the person on the other end wants to know if I buy used area rugs. I’m Ruthie and here at Arizona Oriental in Prescott we specialize in cleaning and repair of area rugs, but not selling!
A high quality rug such as a fine Persian or Oriental can last for many generations. That’s both good and sometimes bad news. It’s great to have the family heirloom rug for 20, 30, 40 and often times 75 to 100 years. The problem is that after a long time, the rug may no longer fit the lifestyle of the current owner. Whether it be because the colors and design are no longer working in your home or simply that the homeowner has downsized into a smaller home and suddenly the rug just doesn’t fit anywhere; for whatever reason the rug is no longer needed.
Once you’ve made the decision to part with your treasure, I suggest you first have your rug professionally cleaned so the beautiful colors pop and are brilliant once again that were once hidden under soil build up. No one wants to buy someone else’s dirt and the rug will certainly show better.
Second, I do not recommend trying to sell your rug yourself. With the world as crazy as it is these days, inviting strangers into your home is probably a bad idea. Not to mention that rugs are highly personal, meaning that if the pattern, color, size, fringe is not all exactly what the buyer was searching for, they’ll likely waste your time looking at it only to say “it’s not quite right”.
So what do I suggest when a client wants to sell their area rug? Get in touch with a quality consignment store and let them do the work for you. It will save you not only work, but you won’t have that uncertainty of inviting strangers into your home. Additionally a distinctive advantage for consignment stores is they have many people treasure hunting in and out of their establishment, which means eventually the right buyer will come in and fall in love with your rug!
The two consignment shops I like to refer is Batterman’s and Three Sisters here in Prescott. So take the hassle of selling your rug on your own out of your life. I’m sure there are more productive and enjoyable things you would rather be doing. Life’s short, make the most of it!
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley and Sedona, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.
Call us for more information on the dos and don'ts of selling your area rug in Prescott AZ 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available)