Effective Auction Listings - How To Create Them


Once you've created the best possible title for your item, you will move on to writing your auction description. Here, you have more space to give a detailed description of the item you are selling in the body of your auction. While the photo and title are what get a person interested in your auction and bringing them to your listing, it's your description that is going to have to induce them to actually bid on it.

The sole purpose of your description is to get people to place a bid by presenting them with an honest and factual description of what you are selling.

It has been shown that the chances are high that if a person doesn't place a bid the first time they view your auction, they won't come back and place one later. Furthermore, if you can get someone to bid on your auction early, this in itself will attract more possible buyers to your auction. There is an inherent curiosity when searching listings to see why someone has bid on a particular item, so auctions that already have bids stand out from those that don't. This brings even more potential bidders to your auctions.

When writing your auction description, you want to list every attribute that will make it sound as appealing as possible. However, you must also be careful to be as accurate as possible in your description. Details are extremely important.

The more detailed you can be about what you are selling, the better. Potential bidders want to know as much as possible about something before placing a bid on it.

Even things that may seem obvious should be included. Take a few minutes and ask yourself if you were considering buying the item you're listing, what details would you want to know about it? Your description should paint a picture of the item in the persons mind. Write your auction description as if your auction didn't have any photos attached to it.

If there is an imperfection or a flaw with the item, be honest and upfront about it. Ask yourself if you were the buyer and the seller left out the imperfection in the description, how would you feel when you received the item? By making your description as accurate as possible, stressing the attributes, but also giving all the details about any imperfections, you will greatly reduce the chance of having problems when the sale is completed. Your honesty will also quickly gain you a reputation for describing your items accurately.

Your descriptions are also another way of attracting buyers to your auctions. While the main way people search eBay is through the search engine that uses the item titles, they can also refine their search to include words or phrases found in auction descriptions. By writing a thorough longer description, you automatically create more words that in return increase the chances of your auction being included in someone's search criteria.

If there is a story that goes along with the item, include it. The buyer just has your photos and descriptions to make an informed decision with. The more flavor, detail and warmth you put into your listing, the more likely the person looking at your auction will be to bid on it.

Use adjectives freely and play on any unique attributes the item has. Take the time to create a description that will make the buyer feel completely comfortable with placing a bid if it is something that he or she is interested in.

Also be sure that you include all your after auction information in your description. Don't leave potential bidders in the dark concerning the shipping cost. List all shipping options and the cost of each. List the types of payments you accept. Include a definite date by which payment must be received. The clearer your instructions, the more comfortable the bidder will be and the less likely you will run into problems at the end of the transaction.

Naturally all the items you sell are going to be the same. However, there will be portions of your description that can remain the same for virtually every product you sell. Once you have created a description you like and seems to get people to bid, save it and make it your template for auctions.

Then simply change words and add extra information where needed. This will not only guarantee that each of your auctions will have a quality description, it will also allow you to list more auctions since you won't have to write a completely new description for every auction you list.

Gary Hendrickson has been making his living selling on eBay for more than six years. He's the author of two eBay related ebooks, has a blog for eBay sellers, and is the owner of ColdItems.Com.

colditems.com">ColdItems.Com theauctionrebel.typepad.com">The Auction Rebel Blog


MORE RESOURCES:
Auction Date: Tuesday Jul 11, 2017 3:00 PM

Quality Furnishings, Collectibles, Lawn Tractor, Tools & More! Call For More Information!

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Tuesday Jul 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Attached In Law Apartment! Finished Basement! Huge Main Level Master Suite! Showing: Sun. July 16th 12 2 or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Saturday Jul 29, 2017 9:00 AM

Nice 3 Bed,1.5 Bath Brick Home w/ Full Unfinished Basement Plus: Antiques, Modern Furniture, Collectibles, Toys, Tools & More! Showing: Sun. July 16th 12 2 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017 5:30 PM

Outstanding Posey County Location Close to Evansville! Gibson Water Available! Approved for Septic!

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Saturday Aug 19, 2017 9:00 AM

Fantastic Scott Twp Location! 5,300+/ Finished Square Feet! Attached & Detached Garages! Incredible Potential Building Site! Showing: Sun. August 6th 12 2 PM & Wed. August 9th 4 6 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Thursday Jul 27, 2017 1:00 PM

Auction Location: First Federal Saving Bank Operations Center 4920 Davis Lent Dr, Evansville, IN Prime Investment Opportunity, Perfect for office, Rtail, Church, School, Conference Center & More! Showing: Mon. July 10th 12 2 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Wednesday Jul 26, 2017 5:30 PM

The home has a large living room with wood stove, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms, bath, enclosed back porch overlooking the Ohio River, one half unfinished basements and a four car/boat garage. Showing: Sun. June 25th from 12 2 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Thursday Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Offers 1,960 +/ sqft Large backyard, 2 car detached garage w/storage room and the beginnings of a basement/garage in the back. Showing: Sun. July 9th 12 2 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Sunday Jul 23, 2017 9:30 AM

Sale at the Hecker Community Center Pavilion as no parking at home location in Red Bud.

Burmester Auction Service

Auction Date: Saturday Jul 8, 2017 10:00 AM

PRIMITIVES, 500+ DIE CAST & MODEL CARS, CROCKS, ETHAN ALLEN, VINTAGE CHILDRENS TOYS & GAMES, BOOKS, MORE MORE MORE

Abernathy Auction and Real Estate Co.

Auction Date: Wednesday Jul 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Personal Property selling @ 4 PM Real Estate selling @ 5:30 PM Nice Location Just E of Boeke! 928 +/ SQFT No Buyers Premium Phone & Absentee Bidding Available Showing: Sun. July 9th 12 2 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Tuesday Jul 18, 2017 5:30 PM

Zoned R2 704 +/ SQFT Nice Location Convenient to UE Fenced in Lot Showing: Tues. July 11th 4 6 PM or Call

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Friday Jul 14, 2017 5:30 PM

Main floor offers over 2,150+/ sqft. Features include vinyl replacement windows, Amana high eff furnace, new 200 amp service, a 2+ car attached garage, basketball goal, 4 year old roof & more! Showing: Thurs. July 6th 4 6 PM & Sun July 9th 12 2 PM

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Thursday Jul 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Fronts Along IN62 & Indian Mounds Rd, Just East of Mt. Vernon Auction will be held at site Quality Tillable Soils, Road Frontage on 2 Sides & Investment or Development Potential! Showing: July Thurs. July 6th from 12 noon to 2PM

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Wednesday Jul 12, 2017 5:30 PM

13 Acres Incl Heavily Wooded Area; 1,937 sqft. mobile home w/3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths, eat in kitchen, great room & laundry area; Concrete building has office & storage, bedroom, bonus room, office, full bath; 3 outbuildings; Appliances included.

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Saturday Jul 8, 2017 9:00 AM

New Door and Windows Offer Furniture and Equipment, Two Box Truck, Pick Up Trucks, Yard Barn, Assorted Hardware, Office Items & Much More!

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Saturday Jul 1, 2017 9:00 AM

Real Estate will be sold at 12 noon. Nice 3 Bed,2 Bath Brick Home; Household Furnishings, Collectibles, Tools & Much More!

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

Auction Date: Saturday Jun 24, 2017 9:00 AM

Ford Roadster, Advertising Signs, Coins, Collectibles, Furniture, Glass, Antique Slot Machine & More! Online Bidding Available at www.Proxibid.com/Sohn

Sohn & Associates, Ltd.

reverseretina.com ©