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Where will you spend your "prime-time?"
Knowing these two fundamental truths about where antiques originate, begs a big question. Knowing that antiques originate in people's homes, and that antiques are most likely to reside in older people's homes, where will you be attempting to spend a majority of your prime time? It tooks me years to understand following principles.
1. To buy more fresh antiques you have to see more antiques.
2. To see more antiques, you must look at more household accumulations on a consistant basis.
3. To accomplish this, you simply must get into more people's homes where antiques originate.
Knowing and understanding these principles will put you light years ahead of your competition! Believe me, I know antique dealers and collectors, and most of them find their antiques through one of only 5 methods. They find them through garage / estate sales, auctions, "goodwill" type stores, flea markets and "pickers".
Knowing and understand above principles will help you to focus on where you will find most antiques...in people's homes.
If you want to be incredibly successful, you have to go where antiques originate. It's time to focus on that and only that! That focus will take you farther than you ever thought possible!
Michael Temple is a retired auctioneer, and author of the e-book "Buying Fresh Antiques - 16 Ways to Increase Your Opportunities...No Matter Where You Live!" His web site "Antique Power Dealer" (www.antiquepowerdealer.com) is a popular antique dealer web site.