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House in escrow? Need to move? Want some extra cash? Too much JUNK? Or maybe you are bored and just need something to do on a Saturday morning! Whatever your reason, you have decided it is Time for a YARD SALE!
As one who loves to frequent YARD SALES, I have experienced some great sales and some really bad sales. Planning a good yard sale takes a little work. How about some tips on creating a successful sale?
Advertise ~ There are many avenues available to advertise your big sale. Craigslist is a great free way to get people to your sale!
Signage!~ If I can't read your signs or they don't lead me to your house, how am I going to find my long lost treasure you have to offer?
Items For Sale ~ Have stuff for sale! I know you want to get rid of the clothes the kids grew out of, but if that is all you have consider hooking up with your neighbors and seeing if they would be interested in having a neighborhood sale! You are more likely to sell the items this way, rather than holding a yard sale with nothing to sell. People tend to drive by and look and if there is nothing that catches their eye, they aren't stopping!
Pricing ~ Pricing is everything. Most people visiting a yard sale are not coming to pay retail, and probably won't even consider paying wholesale! Just because it was purchased for $20 doesn't mean after 5 years it is worth $15! Price things to move if you want to get rid of them. Price by easy increments that are easy to give change. Don't price below a quarter.
Organization ~ Although digging through boxes is fun, if all of your stuff is piled into boxes that your patrons have to dig through, you won't sell as much. They have other yard sales to get too! They don't want to miss those! By having your stuff out and easy to see you will sell a lot more!
Have Change ~ This is really important especially if you are selling a lot of stuff. Consider having $200 worth of change in $1, $5 and $10 bills. Get a few rolls of quarters as well.
Holding Items ~ Be prepared to be asked if you will hold an item for someone to get a truck or bring back mother. If you are going to hold an item, set a time period; a short one if they are not willing to pay for the item in full. Let them know if the item is not paid for and they are not back in a half hour or an agreed upon time you are selling it! You want to get rid of this stuff, right?
Having a Yard Sale is a great way for you to get rid of unwanted items you have accumulated over the years. Plus, who would argue over a little extra cash? By taking a little bit of time to plan your Yard Sale you will have great success in addition to getting rid of JUNK. Hey, you know what they say "One man's trash is another man's treasure!"
Looks like it is Time For a YARD SALE!
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.