Posted by Bob In Indy on November 30, 2000 at 10:51:23:
I also live near a large city (guess which one)! When I advertised in the city newspaper, I got more calls, but they were for homes all over the place. Even when I specified that my ad be run only in the northern section of the ads, I still got calls for homes located outside my area of interest.
However, I did get lots of calls.
When I advertise to BUY homes in the local suburban papers, I get very few calls. To the point that now I only advertise in the local papers when I SELLING homes.
Try the big papers and I think you’ll be surprised that you will still get lots of calls even if you’re the 15th ad. Also, you may try to distinguish your ad with a different border, etc. However, I found that some people are going to call every ad until the get to talk with a real voice.