Part 1 of 3. Skye Lehman, tells us about the world of luxury consignment with The RealReal, how it all works, and how you can make some money with luxury goods that no longer spark joy.
Today’s episode of Spark Joy is Part 1 of a three part series dedicated to selling your clutter. What do you do with those items that no longer spark joy? We’re dedicating three episodes to how to make your clutter pay you back.
Skye Lehman is a Luxury Consultant for The RealReal, country's largest authenticated luxury consignment marketplace. With the company four years, Skye meets with her clients in their homes to help them make the most of items they are no longer using or wearing-ranging from Handbags & Jewelry to Fine Art. She lives in New York City with her dog, Jax.
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
How a chance encounter led to Skye’s career in luxury consignment.
What Skye’s day is like as the luxury consignment manager at The RealReal.
What popular consignment items are most sought after and which items will result in the biggest return.
Tips for deciding what items to consign and how to determine what something might be worth.
How The RealReal hunts down amazing things and helps buyers find the things that truly spark joy. They have between 10,000 to 50,000 items on the site at any given time!
Why handbags and jewelry are usually in higher demand than other items.
Learn about the process for consigning items with The RealReal.
How to Consign at The RealReal
Some of the life-changing moments Skye has witnessed while helping her clients let go of items they no longer love.
"I don't take anything from a client to cosign unless I know the client is 100% ok with it."
"Those items that notoriously don't go on sale or which are very iconic items..have consistent high resell value."
"The money really lies in their handbags, jewelry and watches."
"You can just get the checks as they roll in!"
"It makes me feel so good to be recycling items and not over consuming."
What Sparks Joy for Skye:
Being able to be here and talk about what I do and hope to change more lives. Helping people know what is worth letting go of and finging value in the process"
Skye's parting words of wisdom:
Everything in your home and around you should spark joy. I talk to people about it each day, but Its much harder to do it for yourself. So to remember everyday what we do for ourselves and others. And to take it back with you and bring it home!
Skye has a special offer for our listeners. She is available for a complementary virtual consultation to discuss your consignments with you. You can even send her photos for her review! It’s a great way to learn about the potential value of your items and if there is demand for those items in the second-hand market place.
You can contact Skye at Skye.Lehman@thererealreal.com
To learn more about The RealReal, check them out at therealreal.com
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