How Not to Sell Your Piano: November 2013 Blog

How Not to Sell Your Piano!

Let Desty’s Team help you with all aspects of your sale – including finding your piano a good home.
November 2013:
I got a call the other day from a person selling their home, letting us know that they had a piano that was left on their front porch by some people whom they thought were going to happily inherit the cute, upright spinnet.
My clients are selling their family home and downsizing, and really wanted to find a good home for this piano — they were giving it away free of charge.  They advertised, and found someone who was interested.
That person came over, and plunked the keys a couple times, made some sound.  He then asked the homeowners for help dragging the piano to the front porch.  He told them to  “Leave the piano on the front porch so my piano movers can pick it up later.”
So the homeowners did just that. They left their piano on the front porch, assuming piano movers were coming.
That night, they found it still on the front porch. Unfortunately, to their chagrin, they the case broken and the insides chopped up.
And that’s when I got the call– I only wished they’d called me sooner.
The homeowner thought maybe they piano movers had had difficulty, maybe dropping it, or accidentally broke it and then just left it.
I drove over there right away and realized what had actually happened. There was no piano mover, and there was no “new home” for this family heirloom. The “new piano owner” was clearly not interested in the piano to play it, but wanted it for the parts. It had been gutted of all metal or items for resale.
How can you as a homeowner avoid this? Always be careful when responding to an ad or placing one yourself.
If you’re looking to find a new home for a piece of property like a piano, you should consider giving us a call so we can help you out.
Let Desty’s Team help you with all aspects of your sale – including finding your piano a good home.

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