Seller’s Garage Sale
Getting ready to put your home on the market-think garage sale as it will be a great place to start with:
- Eliminate the clutter and make your home feel and look bigger to attract potential buyers.
- Be through with your house by sorting our items you can do without .Be realistic and ask “When did I use this last?” and then place all items in the center of the room for pricing
- Plan on doing the garbage sale for at least for two days over te weekend
- Hard to sale items do a 2 for 1 price or bundle price
- Saves time and effort of moving items that you can sell that are no longer used in many years.
- Have fun turning your unwanted items into cash as it will be useful to have the extra cash for any unexpected expenses or for purchases in the new home.
- If items don’t get sold then it is that much easier to donate.
TO DO LIST
- Set the date & check the weather
- Advertise in advance with hours (no early birds) & address: Local paper & handouts, store bulletin boards, tell friends, family & neighbors – ask to assist you – no pictures.
- Polish, clean, repair & mend everything that will be for sale.
- Price items right.
- Stock up on bags, tape, rope.
- Money for making change – rolls of coins, etc. Keep track of the amount that you started with.
- Only accept checks from local banks.
- Are there any sentimental items .
- Are there items that have large monetary that are collectable such as: antiques, artwork, coins, stamps, music/records or sports items.
- Clean the garage & yard.
- Display items upfront & clearly visible. Don’t price clothing just wing it as it can be difficult to determine.
- Have a banner, balloons, streamers, wind chimes or even low music playing.