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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

The immediate question that comes to my mind, Peter, is whether these two events attract the "same" prospective buyer. 

Jul 26, 2019 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
3,336,049
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Let's hear your success story after this weekend's event.

Jul 26, 2019 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,996,501
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no.... if people are spending their time looking for used items for cheap $$, they're probably not looking for a home.... if they were, they'd have their own garage sale and get rid of their own "STUFF"

Jul 26, 2019 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,606,543
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Nope but I can see it work Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. 

Jul 26, 2019 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
106,039
Peter Mark SEO Services
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Full Time SEO, Local GMB Expert

Yes we have these daily here in Florida they are called Estate sales, everything up for grabs including the house, dishes, car, piano, and the kitchen sink.

Jul 26, 2019 12:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,175,827
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

It wasn't fun, and it wasn't our idea. Our seller was more interested in selling a $25 picture on the wall, a $5.00 coffee pot, and some scattered old clothing then his 1/2 million dollar home!

Jul 27, 2019 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
548,433
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Maybe, if you get lucky. Garage Sale buyers aren't there to buy homes but they may know people who are or they themselves may be thinking of selling. I'd network with everyone & see what comes of it, gl. 

Jul 26, 2019 05:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,257,923
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yeah and a rainy day that no one took their shoes off to view the home!

Jul 26, 2019 12:55 PM
Rainer
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Thank goodness no!  That would be chaotic

Jul 26, 2019 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,916,309
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Yes sir, the last home we sold, we did just that.  It worked out well

Jul 27, 2019 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,238,981
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not, but have heard of it done back when I frequented Lab Coat Agents FB group.  It increases foot traffic and your garage sale will likely get a good boost.  You will have different people drawn to the garage than the house and it's highly unlikely you'll convert garage sale goers to open house visitors.

 

Just be sure to have people dedicated to working the sale and the open house.  Don't pull from one to help out the other.  Don't have the seller present, if you can avoid it!

Jul 26, 2019 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
705,287
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, but I could easily see too much distraction unless you have a decent support staff there.

Jul 26, 2019 04:59 PM
Rainmaker
769,156
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not me

Jul 27, 2019 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
411,958
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No but it does sound fun - it would go over well in most but not all of our neighborhoods.

Jul 27, 2019 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,277,335
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, not a fan of chaos!

Jul 27, 2019 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not. Always do the garage and estate sales before the home goes on the MLS. 

Jul 26, 2019 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,534,811
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No but I think that you would too many lookey loosers.  Do the 2 mix well? I don't really think so.

 

Jul 26, 2019 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,304,359
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I wouldn't want bargain shoppers traipsing through the home I was trying to market to home buyers.

Jul 27, 2019 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,543,305
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Haven't, but knowing the crowd that hits garage sales, I doubt they will offer full asking price for the home

Jul 27, 2019 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
83,167
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans Jumbo/Conventional/FHA/VA

Nope, don't think I would do that.

Jul 27, 2019 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We often hold a Listing Open on Sunday after a Saturday Garage Sale

Jul 27, 2019 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
434,656
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

This sounds like a great way to declutter the house because the yard sale people are going to clean it out.

Jul 27, 2019 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No I haven't. There would definitely have to be several people there - one to do the open house and make sure everything stays secure, and one to do the garage sale. Let us know how it goes!

Jul 27, 2019 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510

Peter, it can be creative and meet seller needs.  One post recently talked about holding both simultaneously to assist seller reduce clutter.  

You could call these agents who have done it:

Florida

Spokane

Virginia

California

Jul 26, 2019 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,781,061
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. I have not yet!

Jul 26, 2019 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
927,912
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No.
But we have a sponsor neighborhood garage sale weekends where we use our signs to guide would be buyers down streets were almost every neighbors holding in the garage sale. The opportunity to market the neighborhood or something creative for the difference was fun and successful

Jul 26, 2019 07:02 PM
Rainmaker
566,185
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I haven't, you will have to let us know how it goes Peter.

Jul 26, 2019 04:45 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard of it.

Jul 26, 2019 03:44 PM
Rainmaker
403,429
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have heard of people asking about the listed house while the garage sale was going on - and actually buying the house!  BUT there was not an open house scheduled at the same time.

Jul 26, 2019 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
464,460
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes. It's a great way to meet alot of people ... and sell stuff and the house you are selling.

Jul 27, 2019 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,017,052
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't think a garage sale will attract many serious home buyers.

Jul 27, 2019 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,447,896
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I am looking forward to hearing the results. A

Jul 26, 2019 03:32 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have seen them with estate sales.

Jul 26, 2019 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

donuts are not popular anymore. It shortens buyers life.

Jul 27, 2019 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
679,849
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

People who to to garage sales are looking for a deal. 

I have often heard a home buyer say the they are looking for a deal.

Who isn't?

Jul 27, 2019 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Interesting. 

 

Jul 27, 2019 02:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,491,844
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not me. And it is not typical in my area. Sometimes the items have tags with prices and if the visitors are interested, they can leave their request for the item to purchase later or come during the estate sale hours. 

Jul 27, 2019 11:44 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes and we sold the house to a garage sale attendee! That buyer had an agent and as it happened, it was the agent who sold my husband and I our first home here in Charlotte! LOVED working with her.

But, I digress - YES and they can be fruitful!

Jul 27, 2019 10:30 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Yes, I did a three-day-long open house along with the three-day garage sale. Everything in the house was sold and within a day or two so was the house...bought by one of the shoppers!

 

3 day yard sale

Jul 27, 2019 06:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,082,532
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would not recommend it, you will definitely have people in the home that aren't buyers.

Aug 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Rainer
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

We did one back in may during commmunity yard sale and Open house (1st day of Showing), had buyer come thru said she had to have the home, referred to another agent in the office and was under contract that evening, settlement next week!

Jul 29, 2019 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Very brave. 

Jul 28, 2019 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
583,350
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

OBTW, it went very well.

Jul 28, 2019 04:26 AM