Re: bandit signs- we have a problem - Posted by Heather_Tx
Posted by Heather_Tx on July 21, 2003 at 24:05:14:
I have had some of these same problems, and have also been told that there are realtors here in Houston paying $1 per sign that is pulled. I cannot verify this, but it’s just what I have heard.
I use to go out at 4am every Sat. morning to put out my signs, until I realized by 5:30 am they were gone… taking that into perspective, I went on the quest of finding out WHAT time they pulled the signs, and now mine seem to stay up better. I put them out between 5:30 and 6:30 am and lo and behold! Mine seem to be the only ones up the next day, when I know there were more there earlier .LOL
Home Builders for some reason add to this too. I can have a sign up before the builders get their signs up, and 15 minutes later it is gone, and 5 builder signs are up where mine was. So I have decided to go to the builders myself, and intorduce who I am, and what I do, and how it can benefit them… SO many times I have gotten calls from sellers that are buying a newly built home, but contracts fell through on their exsisting homes, and they are about to lose the new homes… So instead of worrying about builders pulling my signs to, I’ll just introduce myself, and show them how I can help their buyers sell that home that fell through, so they can go through with their NEW home.
Things won’t change, you just need to look at the problem, and be creative on finding a solution… I have even had RE agents call me and ask what I do, because they were about to have a listing expire that they needed to move. And I’m still a newbie only on my second rehab! Once I get more savvy, I’ll be able to help them a bit more I’m sure too! (I did birddog one for an agent that I should see 1K on shortly)
So instead of worrying and wasting energies on them pulling your signs, find out WHEN they are doing it, and go in behind them, put your sign up since ALL the other WEBUYHOUSES signs are down now, and have the monopoly And be creative on how to deal with the problems that arise from this… because it will probably never change! LOL