In much the same way we talk about at How to Buy a Piano – the First Question, the first thing to think about when it comes to selling your piano really should be “why”? Just a few examples of the reason(s) you may have to sell your piano are:
• Do you simply not play anymore and could use the space for something else?
• Are you upgrading (or downgrading) to another instrument?
• Maybe you are moving and can’t take the instrument with you.
• Are you strapped for cash and desperately selling off big ticket possessions?
As you can see, the answer to this basic question will determine how you proceed with the sale of your piano.
If there is any urgency, such as an imminent move or need for cash, then of course time is of the essence. And you must know that will affect the outcome of any attempt to sell your instrument. Different selling avenues have different time parameters – it may take longer to publish an ad in one venue than another. Also the rate of response from one venue or ad type can vary so you may be limited as to where to advertise, which in turn may mean you must take less for the piano than you are happy with.
On the other hand if, for instance, you would like to replace your current piano at some point with a bigger, better, newer whatever instrument, then you can take your time. Which means you can do your research and find the best method or place to sell your piano to suit your particular needs.
Depending on factors such as the above you can then make a determination as to the best method or methods to go about selling your piano. Of course you then need to know more about how to do that – things such as what to know about your instrument as well as about the art of selling, the current market and possible sales opportunities.