Before you know it, yard sale season will be in full swing and one of the most important aspects of hosting a yard sale is proper advertising. Gone are the days of listing a yard sale in your local paper, and waiting for people to show up. Most yard sale shoppers are internet savvy and mobile friendly, which is why you’ll want to list your sale on as many websites as possible. You don’t have to be a real estate marketing expert to figure out where to list garage sales!
The trouble is, most yard sale hosts only know to post their sale on Craigslist, BUT there are a whole lot of other sites out there dedicated to promoting sales & garage sales!
Below you will find 7 websites that will allow you advertise your yard sale for FREE:
Tips for listing your sale online:
1. Advertise your sale at least a week ahead of time. One week before your sale date, click on the links above and create a listing for your sale on each of these sites. Listing it early will allow Google to crawl the site and pick up your sale, which means when someone googles, “Yard Sale in (your local area)” there is a chance that your listing will come up!
2. List the address, date & time of the sale – I know this seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people forget to include the address of the sale. :) You’ll want to make sure that you accurately list the address of the sale (bonus: give directions & cross streets), date that the sale is happening and the times that the sale starts and ends. Most yard sale shoppers like to determine their route ahead of time, so knowing what time your sales starts and ends is very important.
3. Write a juicy description – In the description make sure to list all of the big and high priced items that people are looking for. Keywords like Furniture, baby clothing, antiques, dining tables will attract more people.
4. Add photos – Most of the sites listed above will allow you to upload pictures of your sale items. I highly suggest you do so, as yard sale ads with pictures get about 10x more views than those without. You’ll want to take good pictures. Don’t just throw everything on a table and snap a pic. Take individual shots of the higher priced items and group shots of collections of items (books, baby clothing, tools, etc)
Now that I’ve given you a few more places to advertise your website, I encourage you to read this blog post on Yard Sale Hacks!