How to Host an Estate Sale

Hosting an estate sale can bring you both stress and excitement. The moment you open your doors to start the day, you want to make sure everything is in order, and you wish that everyone gets an item they like. It will mean added cash in your pocket and satisfaction on the part of your excited customers. If you want to make sure your event is a success, use the following tips for a more stress-free estate sale.

Sign Placement

The signs you put outside your property plays a huge role in the success of your sale. Signs may not be the reason why people will buy something from your property, but it will draw people to your sale. If people know that there is a sale happening in the community, you will have more chances of disposing of your items.

  • Place the signs where they can be easily seen by passing cars. Make sure that you are compliant with any city laws you have in your area before putting the sign.
  • Make sure the sign directs people to the right way, so they don’t get lost.
  • You can place flags and more signs outside your house to attract attention from people even from a distance.
  • Don’t hesitate to put many signs in every corner possible. The more the signs you put, the more potential customers you attract.

A Smile and Hello at the Door

One hello can go a long way. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the potential buyers, do you not want the host to give you a sincere smile and a simple hello at the doorway? I bet you do. When your customers feel special and welcomed, our sale will have more positive feedback, and there is a greater chance that they will buy something from your items.

Stay Friendly and Positive Throughout the Day

Help your customers have a great day by being friendly. When you are not intimidating, not only your customers will have a positive experience, but your staff as well. No matter how stressful the day can be, if you face the day with positivity, it will radiate. Also, some customers who had negative experiences in estate sales channel their bad reviews on Facebook or Yelp, which can be seen by a lot of people. Don’t sweat the small stuff instead enjoy every step of the way.

Be Well Staffed

We always want to emphasize the importance of full staff during every sale. You cannot handle the job alone, and you need some people to do specific tasks. You can help not only your customers but also yourself when you employ a full staff on this big day. Your team will help customers carry things and answer questions about some items.

Be Organized

This is one of the most important things you need to make sure in an estate sale, but we must admit that it is also one of the hardest things to do. Being organized will help you stay on track and will prepare you better for unexpected issues. You can make a checklist of the essentials and keep it with you throughout the sale.