Tips For Pricing Native American Collectibles That You Want To Sell

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First, let me say that if you own Native American collectibles, then chances are you probably aren't going to be selling them at a yard sale.However, there is always the possibility that you inherited some that you have no interest in keeping. Or, you may have been interested in the items as collectibles in the past, but now you no longer are and you wish to sell them.Whatever the reason, if you have some Native American collectibles that you'd like to sell, here are some tips for … [Read more...]

Thinking About Renting Your House? Here’s Some Landlord Advice & What You Need To Know Before You Rent A Home

Renting out your home could be a good investment. It could also be the source of many headaches.Some people look at renting a home as another means of income. Others fall into the category of reluctant landlords, due to circumstances beyond their control.Whichever boat you fall in, realizing all that's involved when you decide to become a landlord is critical if you intend to come out ahead in the long run.Being a successful landlord will ultimately require that you understand both your … [Read more...]

20 Great Tips For Having A Successful Yard Sale

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Each year as I do my spring cleaning, I get rid of all items that haven't been used in a year. Some of these things are like new. Others are gently used. They are placed in totes and set aside for a yard sale.Who knows?... What I can't use may be useful to someone else, or it may even be something that someone else desperately needs.You never know when your junk may be someone else's treasure. And to top it all off, a yard sale is a great way to bring in a bit of extra cash!When … [Read more...]

12 Best Home Improvement Projects That Benefit Home Sellers Most

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HomeGain surveyed 1,000 Realtors nationwide and asked for the top 12 DIY home improvements that cost under $5,000 and benefit home sellers. Guess what?... The #1 home improvement that Realtors recommend to home sellers -- based on cost and return on investment) is:  Cleaning and de-cluttering! That's right. It costs $200 on average to do the proper amount of cleaning and decluttering prior to a move, yet it can increase your home's value by as much as $1,700. That's an 872% return on … [Read more...]

House Cleaning Services: The Pros And Cons Of Cleaning Homes For A Living

My name is Charity Cummings, and I am currently self-employed cleaning homes for a living.In my experience of cleaning and being self-employed, there are some ups and downs to this business.In case anyone's interested in starting a cleaning business, I thought I'd share some of the things I learned along the way. Plus, some of the differences between working for a cleaning company vs being self-employed with your own cleaning service. … [Read more...]

The Best Tips & Tools For Selling Items On eBay

My mom was recently talking about try to sell a few things on eBay. This would be her very first attempt at selling something on eBay.It's a cinch to buy things on eBay, but selling takes a bit more work. So I started looking for some eBay tips & tools that might make the process easier for her.The good news: If you're not a wiz on the computer and signing up with a credit card (to use PayPal for handling all of the payments associated with your items) sounds intimidating... you're … [Read more...]

All My Best Yard Sale Tips For The Highest Yard Sale Profits

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Who doesn't like yard sales? It's such a great way to make some quick cash and get rid of clutter at the same time!(Besides, people routinely take stuff that's been left at the curb for FREE when it's intended for the garbage, so why not sell it?)But in my mind, preparing for a yard sale is a process (...if not an art).Each time, I fine-tune the things I've done in the past and make mental notes of the things I want to do and not do at my next yard sale. In order for businesses to … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Advice: What To Do With Leftover Garage Sale Items

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What if, at the end of the day, you're left with most of the items that you started with?...Don't get frustrated by the fact that most of your yard sale items didn't sell.It just means you either: a) had a lot of stuff!or...b) asked more for it than a typical yardsaler is willing to giveor ...the most likely optionc) you just didn't have the right shoppers come by your yard sale on this particular day … [Read more...]

How To Attract Attention & Boost Attendance At Your Yard Sale

If you want to have a successful yard sale, one of the most important things you can do is to get more people to simply notice your yard sale.What it all comes down to is this:It's a numbers game.The more people who a) See your sale, then b) Choose to slow down when driving by your sale, and finally c) Actually get out of the car to have a look around your sale... the higher your profits will be.So think: "What can I do to bring attention to my sale?"Here are some things you … [Read more...]

Reasons To Give Away Items For FREE At Your Yard Sale

One of the best things you can do at your yard sale is to give away some items for free. And don't be shy about making a big deal of it!I always offer free stuff at each of my garage sales.This year, the biggest hit was:"FREE sandollars... take a few ... help yourself!"I actually like to have an entire section of free stuff. Because, when it comes right down to it, you know that everything you have is not going to sell. So why not try to guess which of your items are LEAST likely … [Read more...]