Online classifieds are a great place to get rid of unwanted items cluttering your home or to make some extra cash. If you are thinking of selling some extra stuff here are some surefire ways to make the most when listing items for sale in classifieds.
Do some research.
The first thing you need to do before you write your ad is research the item you are trying to sell. Make sure it will be worth your time and effort to list the item and that it will be likely to sell. See if there are similar items listed online and what prices they are going for. This will give you an idea what price to ask for and if your item is likely to sell.
Write a killer ad.
Think about your item’s best features and what will set it apart from similar tings selling online. You should highlight these features in your ad. Your ad will also need a catchy title, but avoid using symbols and gimmicky language. You should always include a price and whether or not you would be willing to negotiate. Always be honest and represent your item accurately or your sale may backfire and you will end up with an unhappy buyer.
Use photos if possible.
Photos help sell everything, even small items so always include photos with your ad if you can. Photos are especially important for big ticket items such as Homes, furniture, cars, and TV’s, but even small items will sell faster if you include photos in your ad. Make sure the photos look good; are not too dark, over exposed, or contain other clutter or items in them.
Make communication easy.
Buyers want to be able to contact a seller easily, so it is best to include both your email and phone number. Most buyers prefer contacting sellers over the phone so a phone number is important, If you do not want to list it in your ad for privacy purposes be sure to tell buyers that you will be happy to speak by phone if they email you.