Don't Move It: Yard Sale Tips and More

When Leah Anderson relocated from Indiana to Fort Myers, Fla. she knew that, to make her move easier, she was going to have to have a yard sale to get rid of years worth of items she had collected. Rather than throw her own yard sale, Anderson went the nontraditional route and sought the assistance of her brokers and agents to host her moving sale.

The team hosted a broker open house after an offer was accepted on Anderson's home. The information was placed on the Multiple Listing Service, an agents-only site, that the items in Anderson's home were going to be available in a moving sale. As a result, not only did Realtors come to take a look at what was on sale, but so did many of their clients. Susan Waddle, a Realtor and sales developer for Sandals Resorts who was instrumental in helping Anderson host a successful yard sale, says the MLS listing leads folks (who are looking for negotiable items) to call for more details.

Here are some additional tips for maximizing the exposure of your moving sale and selling off as many of your unwanted items as possible before your move.