Fall means it’s time to clean out your house and get rid of things you don’t need. This is the time of year that yard sales abound. Some yard sales are more profitable than others and there are many reasons why that is so. Below are a few tips for a successful yard sale.
- The first thing you should do to make sure that your yard sale is successful is to advertise it. There are many ways you can advertise your yard sale. One way you can advertise your yard sale is by word of mouth. Tell everyone you know when your yard sale will be and the items you plan to have in your sale. Another way to advertise your yard sale is with signs. Be sure to put out a few signs in different locations so that everyone can see that there is a yard sale coming soon. Lastly be sure to advertise your yard sale in your local paper. This is a great way to get the word out that you have an upcoming yard sale. This needs to be done about a week in advance.
- Another way to have a successful yard sale is to be sure to price your items right. By this I mean do not over price your items but also be sure not to under price them either. Many times folks make the mistake of not pricing their yard sale items at all. This makes for a very long day telling everyone how much things are when they ask. It also leaves them a chance to haggle the price with you and no one wants to deal with that all day.
- A quick way to make a bit of cash during a yard sale on a hot summer day is to offer drinks for $1.00 each. This may be something that you have your children do so that they can feel included in the day’s festivities. You might be surprised at just how many people will pay for something cold to drink when they are hot.
These are just a few ways to help your yard sale be more successful than it might otherwise be. There are many other great ideas you can put into practice. Do what works for you and leave the others behind. Happy Selling!
Courtesy of Greenville NC Real Estate Agent Liz Freeman.