Skip to Content

Maximize Your Moving Sale: 10 Steps for Success

Portrait of a smiling woman with a box at yard sale.Are you planning a move in the near future and looking for methods to reduce moving costs? You may hold a moving sale! This might be an excellent method to get rid of some of your unwanted items while making some extra cash. But how can you ensure the success of your relocation sale? If you follow these ten suggestions, you will be well on your way to conducting a simple and successful moving sale.

1. Plan Ahead

Plan and carry out your relocation sale with plenty of notice. If you reside in a rental property, you must inform your landlord so that they can approve the event and provide the essential permits. If you want to expand the audience of your moving sale, think about inviting more people. The more, the merrier!

2. Advertise

The success of your relocation transaction depends on your marketing efforts. Advertise your relocation sale on social media, distribute flyers in public areas, or create an online ad and post it on classified websites like Craigslist to inform your friends and neighbors. On the day of the sale, install directional signage that will point customers in the right direction. To increase visibility, choose poster board in a bright color, if at all possible.

3. Appropriately Price Items

Before the day of the sale, take the time to investigate what comparable items are selling for and then set your own prices. Your moving sale may become less successful if you price stuff either too low or too high. You want to make sure that you receive an acceptable price and that what you have will sell.

4. Offer a Variety of Items

Don’t limit yourself to just selling clothes or books; people are more likely to stop by your sale if you have a variety of products available. In general, the greater the number of objects for sale, the greater the number of visitors.

5. Set the Mood

Make your moving sale more appealing and upbeat by decorating and playing music! This will produce a favorable atmosphere that will draw in more clients. Consider placing a table with snacks and beverages for sale alongside your household items. This can attract customers and lend a festive air to your relocation sale.

6. Prepare Your Space

As customers peruse your things, make sure there is adequate space for them to move around. It is also essential to have sufficient tables and stands for displaying merchandise. To increase the visibility of your items, position them near a sidewalk or at the end of your yard or driveway. It may be tempting to hold your garage sale inside, but if people cannot see the items for sale, they may not even stop to take a peek.

7. Gather Supplies

Collect the supplies you need that will guarantee the success of your moving sale. This may consist of bags, crates, loose change, a cash box, and a calculator. Also, don’t forget to pack what you’ll need to remain hydrated and comfortable on sale day while on the move. It’s important to have cool beverages, sunscreen, and comfy shoes.

8. Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

You should be prepared to accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and even electronic payments like Venmo. Don’t forget to visit the bank before the day of the sale because you’ll need to have small bills and other change on hand. You could also want to think about designing a unique QR code that customers can use to pay with their phones.

9. Ask for Help

Asking friends and relatives for assistance is not a sign of weakness because managing a moving sale on your own can be difficult. This can make the procedure significantly easier and more delightful!

10. Clean Up

Ensure you have a plan in place to dispose of any unsold items after the sale. Pack the goods up and donate them if you decide you no longer need them. You may even be able to coordinate for the pickup of large items. If this is the case, and if possible, make pickup arrangements in advance. In order to avoid them from breaking or getting dirty, immediately package any products you still have that you plan to keep or sell online. When your sale is over, don’t forget to take down all of your fliers and signage!

By adhering to these guidelines, your prospects of holding a successful moving sale will undoubtedly increase!

And, if you are planning a move but are still looking for your next home, contact your local Real Property Management office to view quality listings in your area!

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. See Equal Housing Opportunity Statement for more information.

The Neighborly Done Right Promise

The Neighborly Done Right Promise ® delivered by Real Property Management, a proud Neighborly company

When it comes to finding the right property manager for your investment property, you want to know that they stand behind their work and get the job done right – the first time. At Real Property Management we have the expertise, technology, and systems to manage your property the right way. We work hard to optimize your return on investment while preserving your asset and giving you peace of mind. Our highly trained and skilled team works hard so you can be sure your property's management will be Done Right.

Canada excluded. Services performed by independently owned and operated franchises.

See Full Details