If your market is slow...DON'T Get a full time job...DO THIS!!! IT WORKS!!!

By
Real Estate Agent with Uptown Management Group and Real Estate Services 298305

Hello all! This is so good...I have to tell everyone, especially you, my peer in Real Estate!

Before and after Christmas my husband and I began buying Gaylord Boxes (4x4x4). These boxes were filled to the top with brand new clothes (found in a MAJOR DEPT. STORE) and other misc. items such as housewares, electronics, and more. We began buying these boxes from a source and selling each item in yard sales....DOUBLING OR TRIPLING our money by the time the weekend was over! We had to do something to supplement my income until the market straightens itself out! I could NOT go to work again making money for the BIG MAN!! NO WAY!These yard sales were like no other I had ever had!! We were profitting 2-3 thousand dollars in a weekend! EVEN WHEN IT WAS FREEZING OUTSIDE!! If the cold weather isn't for you....well.....flea markets, ebay and other web sites are great for this kind of stuff too!! You wouldn't believe it!

We did so well that we have now bought a TRUCKLOAD of these boxes. Now some of the items in the boxes are sample items, meaning you may have some items that have smp written on the bottom of a purse or a cut in a shirt. Keep in mind that these damaged items are FEW and FAR between! We picked out these boxes and know what is in them!! You would only have a dollar in each item so you could sell it for a 1.50 and STILL make money on a 40-50.00 purse.

Here is more on the product.....There are different brand names and sizes. There's men's, women's, and children's clothing. This is all products from a MAJOR department store. There's Chaps, Nine West, APT.9, Sonoma, Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Candies, Vans, etc. There's a mixture of other items as well, it's not just clothes. There are kitchen appliances like mixers, blenders, cutlery, comforters, shoes, toys, dishes, purses, vacuums, etc. Basically a lot of the same stuff you would see in Kohl's department store. AGAIN...We have been doing yard sales with these same boxes and I have tripled my money every time. And again...We have done so good with it we are buying truck loads of this product now.

You can look at the product and see for yourself what it looks like. At a minimum you will double your money as the piece count comes out to you having around $1 per piece. I've been selling the jeans, dress shirts, and sweaters for $5 each and can't keep those in stock. As you can imagine..The kid's outfits sell really well too.

Boxes sell for 500.00 a piece and if you buy 10 or more you can have them at 400.00 a piece! A small investment for an outstanding return in just two days!!!! If you are at all interested....email me at jjennings@realtracs.com

Posted by

Jennifer Jennings, Realtor

Blackwell Realty & Auction

(615) 767-6705

Comments (28)

Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT
Kinda wishing I lived anywhere near a Kohl's...sounds like a perfect thing to do via Ebay.
Jan 18, 2008 01:56 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP

Jennifer,

I believe that many of us had to supplement our incomes in this past year.  Continued success!

Jan 18, 2008 02:15 AM
Matthew Rosov
Amerisave Mortgage Corporation - Laurel, MD
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Interesting idea - sent along an email to you!
Jan 18, 2008 05:54 AM
LaNita Cates
REMAX - Aurora, IL
I love the idea of having a garage sale for a client. That is simply brilliant and I'm going to suggest that this spring and summer!
Jan 18, 2008 12:52 PM
Scott Wall
StoneHouse Realty, Inc - Bristow, VA
This and email will keep us going. :-) Thanks for the insight
Jan 18, 2008 01:18 PM
Rhonda Burgess
Southern Living Realty Partners - Smyrna, TN
Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
You've got mail.
Jan 18, 2008 02:03 PM
Lowell Schroeder
Maloof Realty - Morton, IL
Maloof Agent

Thanks for sharing,  where do you find these 4x4x4 boxes...department stores? Are these close outs? I know this works I was talking to a neighbor trying to list his house.  He was from India and told me he sold clothes etc like this on the internet and put himself through college!!

 

Lowell Schroeder  -Morton, IL  Maloof Realty  

Jan 18, 2008 03:57 PM
Lowell Schroeder
Maloof Realty - Morton, IL
Maloof Agent

Oh Jennifer one more thing.  Do this for a couple of months, write a book about it, get a website and sell your book for $15.  But before you do get some pictures of you in a new car, and another sunning yourself by the beach and put those on the website.  Then sit back and watch the money come in. :-)

Good Luck

Lowell Schroeder, Morton, Maloof Realty 

Jan 18, 2008 04:03 PM
Kevin Whitty
Poughkeepsie, NY
Sure I would like to hear more.  Thank You
Jan 18, 2008 04:26 PM
Jennifer Jennings-Tidwell
Uptown Management Group and Real Estate Services - Murfreesboro, TN
Jennifer Jennings, BEST Realtor in Nashville, TN

Lowell,

  HEY...Great idea. I could do nothing for the rest of my life...Just sit back and collect the cheese!HA!

These clothes are NEW, over stocked items from a major dept. store..(Kohls). It is a great way to sell something EVERYONE needs, make money, and at the same time hand out your business card to grow your business in real estate! I LOVE IT! People that cannot afford to go and buy a pair of Glo jeans or Levis can easily afford them and buy in bulks! You wouldn't believe it!

YOU CAN'T LOSE!

Jan 19, 2008 01:26 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing
I've heard that this strategy works really well for ebay sellers too.  Something to think about, huh?
Jan 19, 2008 02:04 AM
Mary Ellen Elmore
Nunnelly, TN

Well, I gooled "Gaylod Boxes' and all I got was a bunch of distributors for empty boxes made by "Gaylord"??

 

 

Jan 19, 2008 02:32 AM
Patsy Turner
Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners - Gainesville, GA
Hall County GA Real Estate

A relative buys from garage sells and resells on Ebay and does well.  Interested in how you make the initial contact to start collecting these items. 

Jan 19, 2008 02:46 AM
Jennifer Jennings-Tidwell
Uptown Management Group and Real Estate Services - Murfreesboro, TN
Jennifer Jennings, BEST Realtor in Nashville, TN

Mary, Patsy, and Kate....Thank you for your comments!

Gaylord Boxes ARE EMPTY until you fill them with something! Ours are filled with brand new clothes, shoes, purses, housewares, electronics, and more. EBay is great! I love selling products on there, however Ebaying items individually is the way to go and I am sure once we slow down(if we do) we will take the time to EBay! We have so many people interested in the boxes filled with this stuff that we haven't had time to do anything other than sell the boxes to people wanting the most return for their money doing yard sales, and flea markets. Even taking the product to Mom and Pop retail stores is a great idea..

I have found, like I said before that this is a great way to make money and hand out your business card at the same time! You would be surprised at how your business will grow by talking with people about this...

Good luck to everyone in their adventure in Real Estate and making money!!

Jan 20, 2008 01:48 AM
Walter Jones
901 Realtors - Memphis, TN
Real Estate Entrepreneur and Realtor
I really like the idea about helping a client do a garage sale. 
Jan 20, 2008 02:02 AM
Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis
Lyon Real Estate - Davis, CA
Ca Real Estate
Cool idea.  I hope it continues to work out for you.
Jan 20, 2008 04:39 AM
Ann deVane
john greene, Realtor - Naperville, IL
Naperville Real Estate, GRI, CNC, CSC, ePRO
This sounds good in  theory - but in reality, I'd want to keep everything.
Jan 20, 2008 08:18 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
So you buy empty boxes and you fill them and then sell the box full of stuff? Like a surprise box or do they know what's in it and where did you buy the stuff to put in them?
Jan 20, 2008 09:20 AM
Jennifer Jennings-Tidwell
Uptown Management Group and Real Estate Services - Murfreesboro, TN
Jennifer Jennings, BEST Realtor in Nashville, TN

Walter, I agree with you..Helping a client with a yard sale would be a great way to drum up business. It would also be nice if you had the yard sale on your own filled with new items from a dept. store...make money for yourslef and havd out your business card at the same time! ;0)

Carolyn, THANK YOU....I believe in hard work, and this is hard but at them same time....it pays off in the end.

Ann, My family and I have a NEW wardrobe..hahaha, it is like Christmas every sale because I do shop out of the boxes. Even as we sort through this truckload of boxes, I find myself coming home with a trunk full because why would I pay retail when it is FREE!

Judi, I don't have to buy the empty boxes because they are already in them. It is a surprise box if you don't come to see it for yourself, which is an option. If you are out of state and you buy a box or more then I email you pictures, describe what is in them and you buy on faith. Since we want repeat business, the goal is to pack them full of good stuff to keep you coming back. We buy them from a place my husband once ran and the product comes from overstocked or sample items from a major dept. store.

Jan 21, 2008 01:14 AM
Barb Hutchinson, Fruitland Idaho - Payette County homes and real estate
Silverhawk Realty - Payette, ID
www.BarbHutchinsonHomes.com
A very interesting idea.  I volunteer for a local non-profit - I wonder if this would work to raise funds for them?
Jan 21, 2008 05:41 PM