Earn Extra Money by Holding a Yard Sale

September 29, 2011

If you’ve been searching for a way to earn some extra cash, the solution could be conveniently tucked away in your attic. Selling the stuff that’s been collecting dust in your house can be a nice source of spending money, allowing you to replace the junk you just sold with new junk. Mechel Glass shares some tips for making your yard sale a success on the

Equifax Finance Blog.


“Need Extra Cash? Host a Yard Sale,”Glass outlines several strategies for maximizing profit. Some of her tips include:

  • Picking a date. Rather than closing your eyes and choosing a day at random, be specific. One reason for this is because you may need to get approval from your homeowners’ association and local government. Make sure that you know the rules in your neighborhood – some designate a specific weekend or two each year for yard sales.
  • Pricing your items. You want to move your items, and browsers want good deals. Proper pricing can accomplish both of these goals and leave both parties happy. A good rule of thumb is to price items in good condition at 25 to 30 percent of retail value. By pricing items before the sale, you can make things easier for everyone.
  • Advertising the sale. More traffic means more sales. Local newspapers usually offer inexpensive rates specifically for yard sales. Free online sites such as can also be great sources of advertising. When creating your ads, be as descriptive as possible about the types of items at your yard sale.

To read all of Glass’ tips, be sure and visit the

Equifax Finance Blog.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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