You are ready to move out, but you first need to get rid of some stuff. Ah ha – a garage sale is in order. Here some tips and tricks on how to hold a garage sale.
Ask a young child to help you write an ad for the local newspaper and to design the signs including arrows pointing to your house to direct traffic.
Ask for help from neighbors and friends. Invite them to add to the items for sale.
Consider your lay out. Put all like items together. Put books on a shelf. Hang clothes on a shower curtain or on a rope between trees.
Play some nice background music. See if your children would like to sell some baked goods and lemonade.
Be thoughtful at check out. Put on an apron with pockets. Have plenty of smaller bills to break larger bills.
Clearly mark all items with a price. This will discourage people offering a much lower price than you intended to sell it for.
If you want to sell everything at your garage sale, price everything very low.
Don’t use the “make an offer” pricing method. Most people want to know how much the item costs.
Use blue painters tape and a Sharpie.
About half way through assess the progress. If things aren’t selling, lower the prices. Write a sign that says ½ off all items.
How to find the value of an item
Here is a quick list of popular items
- Books 25 cents to $1.00
- CDs – 50 cents to $1.00
- DVDs — $1.00 to $2.00
- Clothing – 50 cents to $3.00
- Electronics – start at 50 cents.
Take the items that didn’t sell to Goodwill. It will keep them from going back into your house.
Contact Kinship Real Estate, your home buying friend when you need to sell fast. We can make a fair cash offer or discuss other options so that you can sell your house as-is to us. We can close in less than 30 days. You don’t have to pay Realtors commissions.
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