Successful yard sales start with good advertising. The large colorful signage used to direct people to the correct house is one thing, but something has to draw people to the signs. It just isn’t feasible to sign the whole town. In today’s modern age of yard sale advertising, there are websites designed to help advertise for you. Craigslist is a great starting place, but these websites have a few more additional features. I have found several sites and the following are “post a garage sale” site reviews.
- Gsalr.com. This site requires a free signup to post your sale, but that also means it is free to signup and look for local sales. If looking to find sales, daily emails of sales in your area can be setup- but is not required. It also allows you to add sales to your favorite list and print directions from your house. Bonus features include a few helpful blog articles and paying for the Pro membership to get rid of the ads.http://gsalr.com/
- Yard Sale Search (YSS). If looking to post your sale or if looking for a sale without a signup, this site is for you. This completely free website is user friendly and requires no sign in. It too allows you to save sales to a list and prints with a small map of the area. The YSS app is downloadable on your phone for sale searching on the run.http://www.yardsalesearch.com/
- YardSales.net.This site is nicely split into two halves- the buyers and the sellers. For those looking to highlight the items of the sale, or if looking for a particular item while shopping, it is possible to upload pictures. A sign in is required when posting a sale, but it is free and very easy. A countdown to Saturday morning runs on the main page and it contains blog articles about yard sale tips as well. http://yardsales.net/
- Garagesalecow.com. If looking for a whimsical cow themed website with a cow game, this is the place. Though some links are not working at the time of this review- the main search and post areas are functional. I felt the very lengthy signup required to post your sale may be turning people away, but is free with requested donations. Pictures can also be uploaded for your sale, but the site has too many features and many of the posted articles appear to be random.http://www.garagesalecow.com/
- GarageSalesTracker.com. Pleasant well organized site that requires no login to search through the listed sales, consignment shops, and flea markets. However, at the time of review the links were broken to actually post a sale. It was unknown where the consignment shops and flea market information derives and makes the site rather pointless.http://www.garagesalestracker.com/
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- GarageSaleHunter. A rather primitive site with rough text, but requires no login to post your sale or find a sale. Options include signing up for an email of sales in your area and making a flyer for your sale. This flyer is form style data entering then printed to the normal printer size paper of 8.5×11.http://www.garagesalehunter.com
- GarageSaleFinder. Another simple site with big buttons to prevent getting lost. But it requires a login, then email confirmation to post a sale. Once confirmed it allows a posting, but doesn’t retain my login if I look for sales. Email signup is possible to be notified of local sales.http://garagesalefinder.com/
- YardsaleAD.com. Simple site with nothing more than post and search options. Login is required for posting. The signup requires a phone number- a feature I do not like. And once signed up the links to post a sale were broken.http://www.yardsalead.com/
- Facebook. Used for almost everything now-a-days, it can also help you find sales and post your own. Of course you can post it to your timeline- but you can search for ‘your city’ + yard sale or garage sale and you will find groups to post things in your area. Some are even geared to all yard sales no matter what the area- though there is no way to sort out what is relevant to your area.https://www.facebook.com/garagesalesguru
- Local Newspaper. Worth a mention, many newspapers classified sections are also listed online. You can search for your paper’s name or call your paper’s office to get that information. And though it may not always be free, it will help advertise with those preferring the paper to the internet.
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:
6. Facebook.com (Announce your sale to your friends & family)
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!