Sunday, March 8, 2009

Garage Sale

Garage Sale - Moving Sale - Yard Sale No matter what you call it this the chance you have for other people to pay you to carry off your old stuff. How great is that idea?

There was 7 inches of snow on the ground last Sunday but today it got up to 72 degrees. It was Great! There was no rain or wind so it was a perfect spring day for it.We were supposed to start at 8:00 but the first customer came by at 6:30. I had just finished putting up eight signs to direct folks into our portion of the subdivision. It worked--there must have been 50-60 people that came by to see what we had.By 9:15 we figure we had made $22.00. Nice! Now if someone would fall in love with the $300 wall unit. Maybe someone from Craig's List will call....Things picked up and when we shut it down at 1:00 we had sold a lot.
  • The three golf bags went for $55 and
  • The mountain bike sold for $40.
  • Grand total: $190.55.
We were pleased. Stayed tuned for the next one: April 11. We figure we'll have one more and pass out flyers and realtor business cards announcing the sale of our house on the 16th.

4 comments:

  1. How are you selling your house, we got fed up with the real estate sales method and ended up auctioning of both personal items and the house. Great experience and the only way I'd sell a house in the future.

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  2. We have an excellent Realtor: http://ourfairfax.com/2009/03/10/northern-virginia-real-estate-market-update-through-february-2009/

    He is very techno savvy and innovative. He is working closely with us in our preparation and will be taking a couple hundred photos and a video to help market the house on the internet.

    Randy

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  3. Don't you just love those garage sales. I am glad I don't have to make a living at that job! Good luck with the next one and the house.

    Have you made a decision on the motor home yet?

    Dortha

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  4. We are settled on a 40' Phaeton. Pretty sure we will be buying from Sherman RV outside of Tupelo MS.

    Thanks for the note,

    Randy and Pam

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