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Art & Antiques Investing

Everyone agrees that antique, art, and collectibles are fun to hunt for and a pleasure to live with but did you know that owning well-selected examples of these items can serve as wise investments as well?  Whether you’re looking for a gift that you hope becomes an heirloom, or considering adding a tangible collection to your financial portfolio, RIAM’s highly knowledgeable staff can help you to learn about, identify, locate and procure anything from a single item to a world-class collection.

Scope of Services

Consultation

  • In-store advice on the basics of collecting and investing in antiques, art, and collectibles. This advice is freely shared and free of charge.
  • Private consultation with personalized focus on developing a collection to suit your interests along with your financial objectives. There's consultation for matters including downsizing, selection of period and/or architecturally appropriate furnishings and art, or any other matters concerned with collections as part of a diversified financial strategy.

Representation

  • Our advisors have tremendous resources and can locate and purchase special items for you from around the world. Our representatives can anonymously represent you at auctions, estate sales, and private transactions.
  • Our auction brokers maintain relationships with scores of specialized auctioneers nationwide and beyond, and can help you to monetize your investments in the timeliest, most cost-effective and profitable manner. (Hint: Selecting the wrong auctioneer or dealer is the single biggest reason for losses when monetizing collections).

Pricing

Investment Consultation

$165

Per Hour

After a brief initial consultation to better understand your objectives, a comprehensive plan will be submitted including fee estimates. 

Buyer's Representation

$250

minimum fee

  • 20% for portion $10,000 or under
  • 15% for portion $10,001 to $50,000
  • 10% for portion $50,001 to $150,000
  • Contact us about representation for transactions over $150,000