From Planning to Pricing, There is a lot to Consider When Having a Yard Sale
When planning a yard sale there are many things to consider. Without consideration of these key event planning tactics, a yard sale could turn into a complete waste of money and time.
The first thing that needs to be taken into account is when you will have the yard sale. A weekend, during the spring, summer and fall seasons with nice sunny weather will be the best time. This will create the catalyst to bring in the most drive by shoppers that you possibly can.
Make sure that you advertise enough so that people know about your yard sale is ahead of time. People make it their weekend goal to go to as many yard sales as they possibly can, or there are avid yard sale junkies that are always looking to stop in at a yard sale, these people are the money makers. Make sure you have signs pointing to your yard sale on main roads near your yard sale so that you make sure you get the maximum exposure.
Taking the time out to clean your products will go a long way. People will pay more for something that looks like it is of better quality. This will give you the upper hand when you have to negotiate selling prices of these products, as well as bring more attention to these items.
Organizing your yard sale might be one of the most important aspects of a yard sale. If you have a disorganized, thrown together mess of things people will most likely just walk by and miss out on some quality yard sale items. If things are put out correctly and organized, they appeal to the eye and will make for a more likely sale.
Mark each item that you’re selling with a price. People will walk right by something if they don’t see the price, and if it’s a low price they will think twice about buying just because they think it’s a deal.
Even broken items are something that could be sold. Some people have the skills to repair certain things and to make money off something that works seems like a win in our book.
Yard sales can be a form of art if looked at in the right light, and could prove to be very profitable given the inexpensive nature of actually having a yard sale.