Marketing: Hey, even a yard sale needs some marketing and advertising! Post flyers in your neighborhood, set up a sign down the block directing traffic to your sale, and post the information about your sale online.
Go to the bank: Garage sales are typically a cash-only operation. Buyers won’t have exact change, so go to the bank and get several rolls of change and various bills.
Don’t get too caught up with haggling: Don’t give something away without a fair price, but also remember to look at the big picture: Most of the items you’re selling is stuff you’d just donate or throw out anyway. You want it gone, first and foremost, and the extra cash is a nice bonus.
Going out of business sale: As the day or weekend wears on, you’re going to have stuff that doesn’t sell. To minimize your remaining items, mark them down or put them in a free pile as the sale winds down. It’s better than taking junk back into your home!
Nakia M. Evans, GRI
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
22 Padonia Rd., Ste A-100
Timonium, MD 21093