How it Works

Turning local strangers into friendly neighbors.

Apartment Therapy Marketplace is made uniquely for local and in-person commerce. Our mission is to create a fun, friendly and safe online venue that enables better and more personal face-to-face dealings between neighbors.

Stop dealing with strangers – it’s time to be neighborly!

People socializing

Local and In-Person

Local and in-person commerce brings neighbors together and strengthens local economies. It also saves time, money and the hassle of packing, shipping and returns.

Apartment Therapy Marketplace is about what’s right next door, not a billion anonymous results. On Apartment Therapy Marketplace, you’re not flooded with tons of results coming from who knows where. When listings are fewer and nearby, it creates a cozy environment that helps neighbors get to know neighbors and gives them first dibs on local treasures. Local commerce also means less static and fewer scams.

But it’s not only about safety, simplicity and investing in your local community. Actually seeing the item you’re buying and hearing first hand the backstory, adds a layer of richness to the transaction that is difficult to replicate online.

Mission Local
“A love child between Etsy and Craigslist”—
Mission Sense
“A fantastic new online happy place... I am seriously giddy over this!”—

Local Makes Sense

It’s Easier.

Would you drive across town to a hardware store if the exact same store was right next door? Probably not. Why buy something across the country when you can buy it right next door.

It’s Safer.

Knowing that you are dealing with a certified neighbor helps everyone sleep well at night.

It’s Cheaper.

It saves on packages, shipping and returns. E-sellers today are helping UPS, Federal Express and the US Postal service go to the bank.

It’s Darn Good.

Investing in your local community builds local economies. And of course it’s better for the environment.

The Backstory

Apartment Therapy Marketplace is the largest home design marketplace in the country! In keeping with our core mission, nearly a quarter of a million buyers and sellers are able to seamlessly connect with one another, making their homes better through both adding and purging -- and making some cash in the process. We believe a calm, healthy, beautiful home is a necessary foundation for happiness and success in the world.

People selling to people is a very personal activity, and through personal connection, the stories behind objects are passed along and cherished. Whether you buy or sell, connect with others who love good design.

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