Skip to Content

6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Moving Sale

Moving sale with a multi-generational family shopping and smiling. Are you preparing to move and seeking solutions to save money? One alternative is to organize a moving sale! This could be a fantastic way to get rid of some of your old goods while also earning some extra cash. However, how can you achieve the ideal outcome of your relocation sale? If you apply these tips, you’ll be well on your way to conducting an easy and profitable moving sale.

Plan for your moving sale

Allow plenty of time for the preparation and implementation of your relocation sale. If you dwell in a rental property, you need to inform your landlord so that they can allow the event and provide the appropriate permits. Consider inviting individuals to join in your sale to expand its reach. More is better, right?

Spread the word and advertise

To make your moving sale work out, you must advertise. Ensure that your friends and neighbors are informed of your moving sale by advertising it on social media, posting fliers in public, or even making a digital advertisement listing it on sites like Craigslist. On the day of the sale, install signs with directions that will guide customers to your area. Use brightly colored poster boards whenever feasible to maximize visibility.

Have a variety of fair-priced items

Before the sale takes place, invest some time exploring what similar products are selling for and then decide on prices for your stuff. Pricing items wrong may lead to reduced sales at your moving sale. You want to ensure that you receive a fair price and what you have to sell. Check that your sale isn’t only selling books or clothes; consumers are more likely to come if you have various products accessible. Generally, many people will stop by if you have more products for sale.

Prepare Your Space

Ensure sufficient space for guests to walk around while browsing your stuff. Moreover, having enough tables or racks on hand might help you showcase your items appropriately. To increase visibility, try putting everything near a sidewalk, at the end of your driveway, or in your yard. Even though having your sale inside a garage might seem enticing, customers may not even look around if they cannot view the things for sale.

Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

Make sure you are ready to accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and even e-wallets like Venmo. It is advisable to swing by the bank before the day of your sale because you’ll need to have cash, especially smaller bills, and minor change, on hand.

Clean Up Afterward

Make a plan for getting rid of any unsold items once the sale is over. If you don’t want to keep the items, pack them and transport them to a donation center. You might even be able to make space for large items to be hauled up. In that scenario, organize the pick-up as far in advance as possible. If you still have any products you wish to keep or sell online, wrap them up immediately to avoid breakage or scuffing. At the end of your sale, remember to gather up and remove any fliers and signage.


Implementing these recommendations can boost your chances of a successful moving sale!

If you are thinking about relocating but are still hunting for your next home, contact Real Property Management Richmond Metro to explore great properties 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