Garage sale, yard sale, tag sale, estate sale, basement sale, house sale, porch sale whatever you call it, they're fun to have and, better yet, have the potential toadd substantially to your personal bottom line! However, as with anything that's worth having, there are a few steps and guidelines you should follow to give your sale the best possible chance for worthwhile success. Here are some of the most popular suggestions from garage sale experts both buyers and sellers alike.
Before the Sale
Find out if your area requires a permit or has any restrictions regarding garage sales.
When choosing items to sell, a good rule to follow is sell anything you have not used for a while, or that you don't foresee ever using again.
Pick your sale dates. The most popular days are Thursday through Saturday on a non-holiday weekend.
Place a short ad in your local newspaper. This will attract people who wouldn't normally see your street signs.
Invite a neighbor or friend to join in your sale the more stuff you have to sell, the better! Plus, it's cheaper to split the cost of the newspaper ad with someone.
Price everything! Prices should generally be 10-50% of the original price of the item, depending on condition and desirability.
For pricing, use permanent markers and removable self-adhesive labels.
Price items in increments of 25 cents for easy change making.
Anything damaged or not in working order should be marked "as is".
Make signs to post on your front lawn and permissible street corners.
Signs should be big enough to read while driving by at least 24" by 24" with short, large text.
Balloons and large arrows are also helpful to direct customers to your sale.
This Stuff Sells!
Infant's & Children's Clothing
Sporting & Camping Gear
Books & Comic Books
Music & Movies
Dinnerware & Cookware
Workshops & Garden Tools
Author:Tami Pocevic Phone: 941-408-0600 Dated: November 11th 2013 Views: 324 About Tami: Tami has been a licensed real estate agent for over 12 years. She currently resides in Venice and e...
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