Resort Resale Continues Excellent Furniture & Home Decor Consignment With New Owners
November 2, 2021 by SoWal Staff
For nearly 14 years, Resort Resale on Hwy 98 in SoWal has been an excellent resource for locals, second homeowners and rental owners. And recently it's gotten even better!
The cavernous store houses all manner of gently-used, high-end furniture, rugs, decor, and art - enough to furnish many homes. It's one of those rare places you can walk through a dozen times and see something new every time. And then a week later it's totally different with a constant and exciting changeover!
If you've never been to Resort Resale, or haven't been in lately, be sure to stop by ASAP - new owners and long-time locals Mark and Jill Tanner have made quite a lot of changes and improvements in only a month since buying the biz.
Here's the scoop: The Tanners know just about everyone in town and for many years have owned and operated a successful marketing and design company, Clutch Media Works.
Clutch was hired by the former owner of Resort Resale to help with store marketing and branding. When Mark and Jill found out the owner was open to selling, the more they learned the more excited they got so they pounced on the opportunity.
Mark and Jill were intrigued by a new and exciting challenge, but also are eager to put their own stamp on the ever-evolving business. They decided to jump in with both feet and make it their own.
There really is nothing like Resort Resale anywhere else in the area and the demand for consignment is steady in South Walton. With the real estate and rental market booming, new locals and vacation rental owners are constantly in search of new furnishings.
People who recognize the high-end brands found at Resort Resale understand the quality they're getting and moolah they're saving dealing with Mark and Jill (and 5-year-old Radley lends a hand everywhere she can!)
SoWal Insider Tip: At Resort Resale, you can shop where local designers go. It's not uncommon to bump into a local designer browsing for great finds. They can grab the perfect pieces, take them right over to a design project, and save their clients money at the same time.
Resort Resale offers brands you recognize at a fraction of the original price - Bernhardt, Verellen, Pottery Barn, Henredon, Drexel, Century, Stanley, Hickory White, Taylor King, Restoration Hardware, Lee Industries, Visual Comfort, Uttermost, Hooker, West Elm, and Arteriors - as well as a wide variety of fabulous home decor and art (plenty from local artists), and more. The best part is that the furniture and decor goes home the same day if desired (or as scheduled for delivery), with no more waiting weeks or months for furnishings to arrive.
As for consignors, they can change the look of their home while getting payment for their well-loved furnishings. Pick-up is free for consignors and guarantees the showroom a constant flow of items.
The Resort Resale team will often complete a whole house pick up from homes in Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, and other beach towns along Scenic 30A. It's not uncommon for a new homeowner to buy a furnished home and the decor simply isn't to their taste, so they call Resort Resale to take everything and place it on consignment. The store is constantly changing and reset daily after items are sold.
The Tanners have been a whirlwind and already made quite a few changes, including converting a smaller room into an office where items can be inventoried. More changes are coming soon with a new up-to-date consigning software system, a rug display, and a wall built to display light sconces and pendants more attractively.
Without a great team, success isn't possible. Trevin Wagner, the store manager, has been at Resort Resale for three years. His knowledge of style, current trends, and the local market, make him an invaluable asset to the team. Daniel Destin and Tyler Culpepper pick up and deliver everything. These two amazing guys get the job done safely and with a permanent smile on their faces.
The bottom line is that Resort Resale's team is excited to welcome you in to shop and looks forward to seeing you soon!
Resort Resale is currently open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.ResortResaleFL.com for more info and follow @resortresale on Instagram and Facebook.