EXAMPLES – BUYING HOUSES:
We Buy Houses
Any Area, Price, Condition
Bob Buys Houses
Regardless of Equity
We Buy Houses
Walk Away Today
EXAMPLES – SELLING HOUSES:
No Bank Qualifying!
Beautiful 3/2 in Great Location
Rent To Own!
4 Bed, 3 Bath; Move-in Ready
Move In Today!
Rent to Own. Bad Credit Ok.
3/2 in Excellent Location
WHERE do you BUY these signs?
Wow – there are a TON of places to buy these signs.
And most of them will charge you an arm & a leg.
If you’re paying more than $2.00-$2.50/sign, you’re probably paying too much.
There are well-known places like cheapsigns.net, cheapsigns.com, banditsigns.com, and many more.
You can also order from a well-known recommendation from your local Guru.
But if you just want a reliable, super-cheap source, I’ve got you covered below. Keep reading…
WHAT are the BEST Signs To Use?
In our experience, the following color combinations work best:
BLUE writing on a WHITE background.
BLACK writing on a YELLOW background (my personal favorite. Example below)
There’s just something about those bright yellow signs with black lettering that just stands out!
Want to Know the REAL Secret of a Successful Sign? Make it UGLY!
That’s right. Ugly. Ugly by HAND-WRITING the words on the signs.
Why? Because it just makes your signs POP & stand out over all the other “Pretty” signs you’d see.
As I wrote in a previous article, “UGLY Is The New PRETTY…When it Comes to Marketing.”
Oh, and you’ll definitely want to buy a THICK-TIPPED, BLACK MARKER to write your message on those signs. Think “Magnum Sharpie.” Yes, Amazon has those.
ONE More Secret: Use Initial Capitalization For The Words On Your Sign. (Capitalize The First Letter Of Each Word)
WHERE Do You Put These Signs?
That’s Easy! You put the signs up in the areas where you want to do business!
If you’re looking to BUY houses in a certain area, do the best you can to get those signs up in that area.
If you’re SELLING a house in a certain area, you’ll want to put up 2-3 signs in the front yard, a few more signs on the STREET where the house is located, more signs on the entrances & exits of the subdivision, and even more signs within a certain radius of the house. I suggest a minimum of at least 30 signs for the house you’re selling!
Put them up in busy intersections, in the entrances & exits out of your targeted subdivisions, on the off ramp of the local highways.
And put up a few in a row…about 50-100 feet apart.
Years ago, the Burma-Shave company used to put up signs across America, advertising their products. These signs would usually have a nice message that you had to read each in sequence. And it would usually rhyme & be cute. Something like “Don’t you look… Like you live in a Cave… All you need… is Burma-Shave!”
I just made that up, but the signs would say something like that. And they got results, because people read them.
What are the Risks or Drawbacks of These Signs?
Ok, this is where you have to be smart and careful, because…
They’re called “Sign Police,” and every city has them. There are two types: Paid and Personal.
The Paid Sign Police: These are the city employees who drive around, looking for code violations and stuff to do and will remove your signs if they’re placed in an inappropriate place (like on a street sign or phone pole). They may fine you (if they can find you), but most of the time, they just remove your signs…or cut the number off of the sign if they can’t remove them.
The Personal Sign Police: These are the ‘good neighbors’ who PERSONALLY take it upon themselves to ‘keep their neighborhoods clean from the unwanted trash of your sign’s solicitation!’ These are typically middle-aged to older folks who have nothing better to do on their daily walks than pull up or remove your signs, then throw them in the trash (or in their backyard or their garage) so that you don’t have the satisfaction of doing business on their street. Nyah-nyah!
So – what do we DO about this? Ok, first of all, make sure that whatever phone number you have on the sign is NOT registered to you or can be easily traced back to your name. This will make it harder for the police to fine you.
If someone calls & you answer the phone, don’t give them your full name, as this might be a cop posing as a seller to try to trick/trap you to giving up your info so they can look you up and fine you. (of course, if this is what you suspect is happening, you can always give them the name of your competition lol)
Tell your VA/answering service to only ask questions, NOT give away/volunteer information (a good plan to follow, generally speaking).
Follow those tips & you’ll avoid a lot of problems.
WHO Should Put These Signs Up?
My personal favorite: Anyone BUT you! 🙂
I remember when I first started in this business, I’d go out late on a Friday night and put up 60-70-80+ signs.
Just basically blanket some areas. I had the signs prepared & would drive my targeted areas with my hammer and some hustle. Yes, those were the good ol’ days!
These days: You couldn’t pay me enough to do that anymore. Which is why I suggest you try doing it yourself first – just to get a taste of it and get some signs up quickly. Then just find someone else to do it FOR you.
Pay them like $1.00-$1.50/sign. These could be your kids and/or their friends, your local handyman, or someone you find & hire on Craigslist.
PRO TIP: Have whoever you hire to do this install an app on their smartphone that tracks where they go. The easiest apps are the ones that use the phone’s GPS to track where you’ve walked today. Have them install that app, then monitor where they go, AND have them take a picture of each sign they put up with the intersection/area easily seen in the picture. Make sure that the phone has the GPS meta-data enabled for pictures, so that the pictures are tagged with the geo-location. This is all so that you can monitor & confirm the location of the signs.
My Personal Recommendation of WHERE To Buy Signs:
Ok, enough talk! Are you read for that awesome source of WHERE to buy those signs?
Here’s a great place to order your signs and get a much better deal than just about anywhere else…I’m talking like $1.20-$1.50/sign.
Yeah, that’s good!