That's a question I ask myself more often than I would like,
Thinking on things it can be simple or big.
Let's take this magazine table for example.
This is a simple magazine table that was painted black. I was pretty sure black was a safe color, but it won't sell.
The Graphics Fairy. It gives it some interest and brings it more into today.
Other reasons it might not be selling is
1. Price. I have a hard time pricing things. Many tell me my prices are too low, then I go and try to make something more than what I would normally ask, and I'm, stuck! I try to take into consideration cost, time and possible interest for a piece.
I just cannot predict it.
2. Pictures and staging aren't interesting. I am not a photographer. I don't have much space or interest in staging. Many times I just can't move the piece by myself and I don't like to take away from family time. Maybe I should take a photography class...
3. Wrong color. On this piece I thought black would be a hit. I was wrong. It is sitting and so I decided to try something simple.
4. Change the piece. That is what I did here. I changed it by adding a graphic. Are you brave enough to change the whole thing? Most of the time I can't justify it. That's more paint and time. Then again, if it's just going to sit and take up valuable space, I would rather get something than nothing.
What is your take on things that don't sell for you. How do you approach getting it sold? What steps do you take to make sure it's going to sell?
I would also love tips and advice it you have any to add. We can all use help selling things sometimes, right?