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How To Advertise Your Yard Sale

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Yard sales of today donít compare to yard sales of yesterday. In todayís time an age, technology has played a vital role in connecting and reconnecting people through social networks. When youíre thinking about hosting a yard sale, you can use technology to your benefit to draw in bigger crowds than you would by just advertising with signs around your neighborhood. Here are some tips to hype up your yard sale!

  • Yes, still use signs. You should, however, make sure that they are bright to attract attention. Keep your signs brief Ė just mention the bare details such as address, time, and date. No need to write a novel about your yard sale, save that for social media. Someone driving down the road can only read so much before they pass by, so donít cause a wreck by including everything youíre going to be selling on these signs.
  • Facebook can be a great way to spread the word. Not only can you go into more detail about what youíre selling, but you can also attach pictures of some of the bigger ticket items you plan to sell. This can be a great way to start a bidding war over that vintage dresser youíre getting rid of.
  • Facebook groups are another venue you should utilize when on Facebook. This way, you can reach more people than you would by just updating your status.
  • Craigslist, like Facebook, can draw in crowds to your yard sale. You can give as much or as little details on Craigslist as you want. Unlike Facebook, Craigslist can be viewed by anyone at anytime, so post accordingly.†

What are some ways youíve found to be the most effective when advertising for your big day?

[caption id="attachment_1153" align="alignnone" width="195"] This is a great yard sale sign[/caption]



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