Reston, VA (PressExposure) February 18, 2011 -- YardSales.com provides you with a FREE and easy to use way of clearing out your garage, wardrobe or basement with all the bells and whistles you could wish for.
For everyone from the novice yard seller to the "for profit" organization, YardSales.com can provide you with the necessary tools to get the best results out of your yard sale.
Yardsales.com is the website that brings people to your door on the day you want them and lets them know exactly what you have before hand with unlimited text descriptions and multiple images of up to 50 items.
YardSales.com can even let you list various items you may be looking for and send you an email or a text message when they become available in the location of your choice when you are a premium member.
To give you a clearer understanding of the benefits YardSales.com offers, let's run through some typical scenarios that face both sellers and buyers and show you what YardSales.com has in place to enhance or eliminate them.
The buyer's general issues:
1: Spending hours searching local papers and online classifieds sites to see where the yard sales are and then burning up gas driving around them all.
An easy to use directory of every listed yard sale by zip code, town, county or state and a route planner to make driving just that much easier.
2: Due to the small amount of text most classifieds websites and newspaper listings allow it is very hard to get a clear picture of just what is available let alone be able to see images of the items.
Unlimited text descriptions and up to 6 images per item listed gives the buyer a pretty good idea of what is available.
3: As this is the cold and wet part of the year, will the sale be on regardless of the weather, and what if they turn up early, can they get a look in to see what there is ahead of the masses.
All listings have the option of notifying the buyer whether they will be selling in any weather and whether they allow early birds.
4: There will be times when a yard sale may not have what they wanted or if it did they may have just missed out on it - regular yard sale shoppers would know this all to well.
The yard sales directory lets you know in detail what is available and also provides you with the contact information of the seller.
The seller's general issues:
Reach as many people as possible to let them know about the sale by advertising in many local and county newspapers as possible incurring big costs with no guarantee of selling a single item.
They are limited to the amount of words they can put into the advertisement so being specific in what is for sale is unattainable unless they place a larger advertisement with greater costs.
And the newspaper advertisement only lasts for 1 day.
They can't place pictures in the paper either (without incurring even greater costs) so they are at the mercy of people either living close by, die hard shoppers traveling from afar with the hope of finding something or in their limited newspaper advertisement they were able to put a "key" item that has attracted potential buyers.
Sellers can list up to 50 items in any amount of detail so buyers will have no doubt as to what is available at each sale.
They can post up to 6 images per item.
A listing lasts for 2 weeks.
This will save them driving to every sale they can get to so they can become very "picky" and save money on gas.
Each listing allows the seller to state whether they will still go ahead with it if the weather is adverse or let buyers know if they turn up early they can get a "look in" before the masses arrive.
The route planner allows buyers to see what amenities are near or on the way to or from a sale so they can plan a breakfast, lunch or meeting with other yard sales people.
This can be someone either looking for something specific to add to a collection, a tool for the tool box, extra toys for the kids to play with or they just love looking around at yard sales for that something interesting.
This can be someone who has anything from small amount of items to a whole estate to clear or even a gigantic combined sale for a school or neighborhood.
As some dedicated yard sales people form groups to cover entire cities or even counties, it would be great to know local venues where they can all meet up for a coffee or breakfast etc.
There is a route planner that allows you to see where you are going allowing you to locate restaurants or coffee shops etc.