Tips from a yard sale expert

Posted by on January 7, 2013 in For buyers, For sellers, Tips

Make sure your sale items are clearly visible from the road, and (in our opinion) put a price on everything.

Make sure your sale items are clearly visible from the road, and (in our opinion) put a price on everything.

The new year is upon us, and we’ve already started to think about yard sales for the upcoming season.

In particular, we found this article fairly interesting.

The interviewee, Aaron LaPedis, says he’s earned more than a million on the garage sale circuit, and wrote a book on the subject. We tend to agree with him on most of the points he makes here (bring a smart phone, be an expert on a few things, make great signs), but we vehemently disagree with his suggestion to “not price anything” at your yard sale. We often walk away from yard sales where things aren’t priced, so this is a case of “seller beware!”

In fact, even several of the comments at the end of the article say the same thing.

As for Yard Sale Secrets, expect us to get back into the swing of things in late March or April, but keep checking back for occasional blitzes in posts from us between now and then.

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