Now that the weather is warming up, it is the perfect time to host a garage sale. If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you probably need to clear out your garage anyway, so a lot of the sale items are already inside. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair put together a few tips to help you host a successful garage sale.
Advertise Your Sale
There are a lot of platforms you can use to advertise your sale. You can post it on places such as:
- 5 Mile
- Facebook Marketplace
- Your personal Facebook page
- Sign on the road
- Yardsale groups on Facebook
Making sure that people know where to find is key in a successful garage sale. You can take pictures of your most valuable items to put in the listings to entice people to show up.
Know What to Advertise
It is best to do a few separate listings on social media platforms for the items you are selling. Some things will sell better than others in these places. Make sure you list furniture, items that are in season (ex. grill, planters, yard ornaments, etc.) and small household things separately. You should get some messages for those listings and you can get a jump start on your garage sale or tell them to come during the sale for pickup.
However, not all things get a lot of hits on social media platforms. Don’t waste time listing toys, shoes, clothes, or glassware. People will likely buy those things when they show up to your garage sale, but they won’t make a trip just for them.
Price All of Your Items
While it takes time to price all of your items, it is worth the trouble. This will allow the buyers to know exactly how much something costs and give them the ability to negotiate. It will also make it easy for you to have help selling. Your help won’t end up selling an item for less then you wanted it for.
You can group like items together and put a sign out on the table that tells how much you are asking for each of those things. For example, if you are selling books, put a sign up that says all books are X amount.
Organize Your Sale
Set up your garage like a store. Make sure there are clear pathways so that people can walk around in the room to find what they want. On the day of the sale, you might want to bring some of the items out into the driveway to entice people to come in. Put your largest items in the driveway to get interest from others.
Call us For Garage Door Repairs
While we can’t come and run your garage sale, the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can come out and fix your door if it breaks. Get in touch with us if you are experiencing any issues with your door. We’ll be glad to give you a solution for your problems.