June 9, 2016

Measurements = Money

By AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

If I had a dollar for every time someone texted or emailed me asking what the measurements or dimensions were for something, I wouldn’t be able to type this right now because I’d be BURIED IN CASH.

Folks — when you’re posting something up for sale (usually a piece of furniture for example) — don’t forget to add dimensions!

I know it can be annoying or feel like a hassle to pull out the measuring tape and go at it, but either way — you’re going to have to get them anyway because 99.99% of the time, you’ll get TONS of texts and emails from people who want to know how big it is.

Personally, I don’t even think I’ve ever gotten measurements for something myself nor felt the need to. But many people wanna make sure that couch or dining table fits into their space just perfectly.

One time I had a lady ask for measurements for a FREE art piece/frame I was giving away… I’m like, seriously? Is it really that vital that you need the dimensions for this?! WITH the fact that I’m giving it away for free?!

Always add measurements to your listings.

Right after you take your photos, grab your measuring tape and get the height, width and depth of whatever the item is. Think about items where measurements actually make a difference in the buyer’s decision. Things like appliances and furniture:

  • Couches
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Desks
  • TV stands
  • Art pieces
  • Anything that needs to fit in a home or garage.

It’ll not only save you time up front, but you’ll close the deal quicker. You don’t want to be at work or somewhere else and get a text from an interested buyer asking for measurements. You might lose the deal if you don’t respond in time. Get them up front and include them in your ad.

If you want to be Next Level Ninja and go the full mile — sometimes I even include measurements right into the photo like so:


This also adds a professional touch, like what you see in a furniture catalog, but it’s the attention to detail that’s most important.

Think like a buyer. What are their questions going to be? The more of these you can answer in your ad, the more time you’ll have to sell it and move onto the next deal.

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featured image by: Daniel Oines


AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

Hey there, I'm AJ, also known as 'The Flipping Ninja'. My flipping journey has been transformative, allowing me to buy sleek cars, indulge in exotic vacations, and even purchase my first house at 24, which I turned into a passive income source. With over 3,000+ items flipped and sales surpassing $300k, it's not just about the numbers. It's about the freedom and empowerment flipping brings.

After years of experience, my mission is to share this life-changing skill. I believe flipping is a powerful side hustle for anyone, from college students to working professionals. Ready to transform your life with flipping? Let's embark on this journey together.

Interested in my full journey? Read More about how I became 'The Flipping Ninja'.

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