How to Consign
Furniture Brokers is a premier consignment business in the Austin Texas area. We do not buy items for resale; instead we showcase your items on your behalf in one of our two showrooms. We research, price, tag, photograph, advertise and sell your items for you. You get paid 50% of the final selling price.
We are not a thrift store. We no longer accept items that have a resale value of less than $25. Buyers who shop at Furniture Brokers are looking for name brand furniture, designer home decor, and one-of-a-kind furnishings. They are interested in items that are new or in excellent condition and not worn, damaged, stained, musty, chipped or cracked. Items in poor condition will not be accepted for consignment.
How It Works
The process is easy!
1. Send an email.
Send us an email with the list of items, brand names, original prices paid (if known), and pictures. Send the email to one or both of our showrooms depending on your proximity or preference.
- Email the Lakeway Showroom: email@example.com
- Email the Westlake Showroom: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Get approved.
One of our Design Associates will review your items and determine which items meet our high standards for style, quality, and condition. We will reply to the email stating which items are approved for consignment.
A delivery time frame will be provided in the email. Sometimes we have a waitlist for larger furniture pieces and we will need to contact you again when floor space frees up in the showroom. Smaller approved items should be delivered to the showroom within 7 days.
3. Complete the consignor agreement form.
Review the terms and conditions in the consignor agreement form. Print and fill out the form with your contact information. Sign the form and initial in two places. Write down the approved items on the second page. Bring the completed form with you when you deliver the items or email us a copy.
4. Deliver approved items.
The consignor is responsible for delivering items to the correct showroom location on the agreed to schedule. If you need to hire movers, we have a list of movers that know our showrooms and have been recommended by other consignors.
5. See which items have sold.
A Furniture Brokers consignor account will be created for you for the showroom location where you delivered the items. You will be able to log into your account to see which of your items have sold and the dollar amount you will receive for each item. When logging in, use the email address you provided on the consignment agreement form. If you have consigned at both locations, you will have a consignor account for each showroom and will need to log into each account to see which items sold at each showroom.
6. Cash your check.
Checks are issued once a month to consignors and are sent via USPS to the mailing address entered on their consignor agreement form. Checks are sent after the middle of each month and include payment for all items sold the prior month. If you had consigned items that sold in both showrooms the prior month, you will receive two separate consignor checks. If your mailing address or other contact information changes, send us an email with your new contact information.