Yard sale success starts with the yard sale sign
If people cannot see your yard sale signs, you are not going to have any customers. You need to be creative with your signs. If your signs are eye catching customers will come even if your yard sale is in the desert. (https://www.GarageSaleGal.com) Use large poster board and the brighter the better. Yard sales take some planning to make money.
The local newspaper usually has a section on Thursdays just for yard sales; however, there is https://www.Craigslist.com) , and (https://www.YardSaleSearch.com) and (https://www.GargaeSaleCow.com) these sites are free. When writing an Ad, use works like; “Smokn’ Deals”, or “Super Hot Sale”, draw flames showing in bright colors.
Multi-family yard sales
People are drawn to multi-family sales because there is more to choose from. The more traffic by your house the better, make it a show stopping event. For example pick up some red rope and drape it between to stakes across the driveway and hang a sign the reads; “Sale Starts at 8:00 am”.
Not just a yard sale
You are the manager of your own department store even if for just a weekend. Think about Walmart, Targets, or Macy’s; what do they do that makes you want to buy there? Put the items you have for sale in “departments”, all the books together, kitchen things together, clothing and so on. If there are items that need electric, such as power tools, lamps and appliances, put these items near an outlet so they can be tried out. No one is going to buy them, without trying them first.
Price everything to sell. I have found I get a better price by not putting price tags on everything. People start to ask about an item they are interested in. Answer any questions that customers might ask, for example, if there is a game for sale, put a sticky note on it that says “original instruction booklet included”, or if you are selling a treadmill, say “only used six times”. Set up a table just for children with toys for sale so they can enjoy yard sale buying. Make a sign for this table that identifies it as a children’s sale table.