5 Skills to Succeed as an Antique Dealer



 Antique dealing is not for everyone. You need to have a passion for antiques and flea markets to get success in making your career as an antique dealer. Also, you need to have good years of experience for considering yourself as a full-time antique dealer. Before starting your career as an antique dealer you need to understand that the career of the antique dealer is consists of a number of obligations. It also requires some essential qualities to succeed in your career.

Saint Jovite Youngblood is an example of an expert antique shopper with experience of more than 20 years as a purchaser and middleman for a varied network of antique and collectible coin dealers. SaintJovite Youngblood is the president of Youngblood Metals Mining in Monrovia, California.

Here are five skills to succeed as an antique dealer:

Historical knowledge:

To make your career in dealing with antiques, you need to have proper historical knowledge. This will help you to understand the age, type, condition, and material of the item, which can give you ease in selling items. When you have decent knowledge about the item then you will be able to estimate the price of the item in recent time and help you to resell them at the best price.

Curiosity:

"Antique things have an appreciation and worth. Something can be old, but it can be timeless; therefore, it becomes an antique. If this antique is preserved and deemed precious, it could be passed down as a family heirloom," said CeeLo Green, an American singer, rapper, record producer, and businessman.

Well, when you are passionate about antique dealing and collection then only you can succeed as an antique dealer. Your passion will provide you the curiosity about antique items and passionate antique dealers travel all across the world to collect exceptional items in their collection. When the dealer has good knowledge about the history of the item then they will be able to identify the age and the quality of the item. Also, this will allow them to resell the item at a good price.

Salesmanship:

You need to develop the quality of a salesman if you want to become a successful antique dealer. Although they have great knowledge about antique items, when selling the item they need to provide effective communication skills with complete and correct information about the products so sell their products at a good price. The quality of negotiation is very important for a salesman and an antique dealer need to achieve this quality. This will help in creating a better profit in your business.

Entrepreneurship:

You need to develop the quality of entrepreneurship to become a successful antique dealer so that you can able to carry out different administrative work that is connected to your sale activity.

Tech- savviness and social media awareness:

With the change in time, antique dealers have also understood the value of the internet and they are well aware of how to use the internet for their profit. Taking the help of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram will allow you to attract more new customers towards you and you will get better selling results.


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