Re: Bandit signs - Posted by Jim Kennedy - Houston, TX
Posted by Jim Kennedy - Houston, TX on July 29, 2003 at 23:21:03:
Bandit signs are the small ones you see nailed to telephone poles or on a short wooden stakes that are stuck in the ground. They come in various sizes, mine are 18" x 24". Some folks have them produced by a sign company (I do) and others make their own. Most commonly, they’re made out of Coroplast, which is corrugated plastic. In my area, you can hire a company to put them up late Friday evening or early Saturday morning and pick them up late Sunday or early Monday. By doing so, you avoid the municipal employees whose job it is to drive around town and impound the offending signs. New home builders do this frequently to advertise their subdivisions just over the weekend. Most real estate investors simply put 'em up and leave 'em up. Depending on the area they might not stay up very long, but on the other hand, they’re inexpensive. They’re called “bandit” signs because many local governments have ordinances restricting or prohibiting their use and the ones you see around town are generally in violation of those ordinances, hence the moniker.
As for what they say on them, there is an unlimited variety of possible text. Mine simply say:
I BUY HOUSES
Any Area - Any Condition
Best of Success!!