Questions & Answers for the Seller’s Market

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The Yard Ramp Guy: Partnership

From the beginning, we decided to partner with Sellers of their used yard ramps rather than haggle with them. It changed the dynamic completely.

This is our approach to partnering: We split the final sale price – 70% for you, 30% for The Yard Ramp Guy. (That is not a typo.)

The Yard Ramp Guy team loves questions—whether you ask them or we ask them. This week, we highlight a selection of questions and answers about selling your yard ramp:

How do I sell a yard ramp?

Our Sell Your Ramp Form displays all the information we’ll need you to share with us. We do require a set of digital photographs so we may make an appraisal. We will generally respond within 24 hours. We will call you promptly if more information or clarification is required.

When we call, we’ll discuss the three ways in which we might choose to work together:

  1. The Yard Ramp Guy as your “Ramp Buyer”;

  2. The Yard Ramp Guy as your “Ramp Broker”; or

  3. Posting your ramp to The Yard Ramp Guy’s website as a “For-Sale-by-Owner” ramp.

How do you determine the value of my yard ramp?

The specifications, condition, and age of the ramp—along with the demand for such a ramp—are the criteria we use to determine the market value of your ramp.

Can I post my ramp on your site to sell it myself?

Yes! Our “For-Sale-by-Owner” option showcases your listing, which will appear in the same format as every other ramp you see on The Yard Ramp Guy’s website. We charge a one-time fee of 7% of the Asking Price you have determined for the ramp. We’ll include your contact name and phone number (or email) in your listing. This approach gives your yard ramp a broad regional and national exposure, as opposed to more limited promotion that sites like CraigsList provide.

Here’s how the “For-Sale-by Owner” arrangement works:

  1. You determine the Asking Price.

  2. The Yard Ramp Guy invoices you for 7% of the Asking Price as a Posting Fee.

  3. Our Posting Fee Terms: Payment in full is due to The Yard Ramp Guy prior to ramp posting on websites.

  4. Your contact information will be included within the posting.

  5. You field all inquiries, issue all quotes, and handle transaction details.

  6. The Yard Ramp Guy will leave the posting active until you notify us to convert it to “Sold” status.

  7. Upon notification of sale, The Yard Ramp Guy reserves the right to continue the posting so long as all references to you, including name, phone number, and email are removed. Unit will be marked as “Sold.”

Not one time has a seller suggested our offer is anything but fair and attractive.

Our competitors say we are nuts for leaving as much cash on the table, as we know we do. But we know what our numbers show. A used ramp is a single commodity item. We can work hard for our 30% and enjoy the profit from our effort…or we can lose out on more opportunities than we could ever count. We’ll leave that way of doing business to our competitors.



Dear McCoy Fields — Really:

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.Audrey Hepburn