Posted by js-Indianapolis on September 05, 2003 at 18:38:28:
Not only did you miss what I said, you then throw in all sorts of irrelevant info that is a far stretch fromt he point.
"Heck, I can show you 4 different versions of Homevestor signs in use where i am."
Ohhh…that will ??? do what? I don’t give a hoot if you have 4 or 40, they’re all trashy looking, and tarnish the image of the industry. You don’t see fortune 500 companies paying people to post “bandits”.
Let me spell it out, these signs are cheap, look cheap, and cheapen the business. Recently in Indy we had an “investigative report” on the evening news. It started with “You ever see those WE BUY HOUSES signs on the side of the road?” Terrible misleading report, but it’s what the public saw. If all those people posting bandits were advertising on that channel, or in the Indy Star (Channel’s partner), would they have done the report?
Listen, anyone can put up a sign with a cell phone number. The media knows this, the public was just informed of this, and now our BBB here won’t take any new “WE BUY HOUSES” people. We can’t even get into the BBB, the most corrupt organization of them all. What does that say about the image of this business?
Project a more positive image for the business than climbing telephone poles with ugly signs. It’s unprofessional, and you know it. Just because it works, doesn’t mean it’s professional. Keep acting unprofessional, and this industry will get more regulation; like the FHA 90 day rule.
It’s all about image. If you show people that you advertise unprofessionally, what are they going to think about the way you run the rest of your business?