Today, Boomers having to settle their parents’ estates face an “elephant in the room” that isn’t so funny: the family piano. Many pianos are just downright hard to sell nowadays. They are heavy, difficult to move, expensive to repair and keep tuned and technologically backward. Acoustic pianos are rarely sought-after items for middle-class homes. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t see once-expensive pianos passed over by auction bidders.
So, for executors or siblings facing the task of getting rid of the family piano, assuming the heirs don’t want it, here’s my assessment of the piano situation—what sells, what doesn’t, where to sell, how to advertise, how to donate a piano, where to find a tuner and a mover, how to get an appraisal and other things you will need to know to get that piano out of the house. I’ll only be discussing acoustic pianos in this article. Read More
Originally posted 2013-10-01 13:53:00.