UNIVERSITY PARK NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE
Friday & Saturday
May 21st & 22nd
8AM - 2PM on both days!
Sponsored By: Dave Easton, 303-579-3566
What does it cost?
Participation is FREE! This event is being provided as a service to University Park community residents.
How will this event be promoted?
Dave Easton of Elevation Group at Your Castle Real Estate is sponsoring the event. We provide advertising in print newspapers and online postings, and order professionally printed directional signs for the weekend of the sale. On the Friday and Saturday of the sale, each registered residence will have printed maps designating which homes are participating in the sale to help shoppers navigate the neighborhood. Shoppers will also be able to use www.universityparkyardsale.com map link to find all registered participants on their mobile device. This is why it’s important for homes to register—not only so we can effectively promote a large sale in our advertising, but so shoppers will find you! Note: For privacy purposes, registered participant addresses will be advertised online only on the days of the sale.
What advertising am I responsible to provide?
Signs will direct shoppers to the neighborhood and your street, and flyers will help shoppers find your home. This website's map will provide a geo-tagged location of your home. However, if you’d like to make sure your home stands out and shoppers can easily identify your sale items, you are welcome and encouraged to put up your own advertising and directional signs. For example, a poster board stating “Toys! Home Décor! Antiques!” in large lettering will encourage the right shoppers to visit your sale.
Having a clearly marked “FREE” box will also attract buyers to your sale. Place items in the box that are in good condition, but that you would like to see someone else enjoy and take off your hands for free.
What are the hours of the sale?
We will advertise 8am – 2pm on both Friday and Saturday. However, you are welcome to open and close according to what fits your schedule best. Please note the busiest and most profitable times for yard sales are early in the morning. To make the most of the “serious shoppers,” we’d recommend opening as early as 8am.
I do want to sell, but not for two days. What are my options?
If you opt to participate on only one day, please be sure to put up a sign saying something such as “Open Tomorrow” on Friday, or “Sold Out” on Saturday. It will minimize confusion and encourage shoppers to proceed to the next home. Please note that Friday morning traditionally experiences the highest buyer volume of the weekend.
I don’t know if I have enough items to merit a sale. What should I do?
Buddy up with a neighbor and share a sale site! Or, if you don’t know of anyone else participating, let Dave know that you would be willing to either host a co-op sale, or take your items to someone else’s sale site. Dave will do his best to match you with someone else looking for a sales buddy.
Charity Pick-Up Info
To take advantage of the charity pick-up, please make sure you have designated your interest on the online registration page. On Saturday, label your items clearly with "Donations" and have them in front of your home by 2pm. Please place small donation items in bags or boxes. Charity services will not take mattresses, box springs, TVs, computer monitors or appliances (built-in or gas).
The yard sale is on “rain or shine”! Looking forward to seeing you there! Thank you for participating.