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As much as we love to make custom yard signs for our listings, we keep an inventory of our favorite sign in stock

This is the sign that sells listings:

It rarely hangs for more than a month. We keep ten of them in stock, and I can’t wait for the day when we need ten more…

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  • 15 comments

    15 Comments so far

    1. Steve Jagger - Ubertor May 27th, 2008 3:39 pm

      Love these custom signs. I wish more agents did them. :)

    2. Mike May 27th, 2008 3:51 pm

      Hey Greg, I am finally closing on my listing with my first custom sign.
      http://www.bloodhoundrealty.com/BloodhoundBlog/?p=2980

      Do you have any creative ideas for the old signs? I haven’t given it much thought yet.

    3. Greg Swann May 27th, 2008 4:14 pm

      > Love these custom signs. I wish more agents did them.

      They will. What we want it double-sided touch-screen video. That’ll come, too.

    4. Greg Swann May 27th, 2008 4:17 pm

      > I am finally closing on my listing with my first custom sign.

      Good on ya! Tell the neighbors it worked.

      > Do you have any creative ideas for the old signs?

      Sellers sometimes take them from us. They end up hanging in the garage of their new home. At Unchained someone called it the world’s biggest refrigerator magnet.

    5. Craig Tone May 27th, 2008 5:19 pm

      Dog gone it! 10 closings per month!

    6. Greg Swann May 27th, 2008 5:25 pm

      > Dog gone it! 10 closings per month!

      I’m ready. Bring it on.

      I’ve had three in one week — me personally — but I don’t think we’ve ever had ten houses close within the same one calendar month.

    7. Irina Netchaev May 27th, 2008 7:22 pm

      “Devotion, determination and dedication, puts us ahead of the pack” – LOVE IT!

    8. Frank LL0SA- Broker FranklyRealty.com May 28th, 2008 11:55 pm

      I’d like to see how the rest of this sign looks.

      Frank

    9. Greg Swann May 29th, 2008 5:53 am

      > I’d like to see how the rest of this sign looks.

      The custom signs for 1322 East Vermont Avenue.

    10. James Boyer May 29th, 2008 12:20 pm

      Nice sign Greg. I wish we could use something like that here, but the sign police around here would have a fit.

    11. James Hsu May 29th, 2008 11:21 pm

      I’ve been putting laminated copies (front and back) of my flyers on the sign post and the idea of just transposing what I have on my flyers directly onto the sign seemed awesome. Sadly, after I pitched the idea to my broker, and they did some checking with corporate, the answer was no. I must maintain the corporate branding/image in the sign. Poo poo on them.

      The corporate sign is minimum 1.5′x 2′ …the maximum allowed sign size is 6 sqft. That means, I could make a custom 1.5′ x 2′ “rider” (or make the corporate sign the rider). Anyone that works for a brokerage able to get around the corporate branding? Or am I going to have to go out on my own to fully accomplish what I want?

    12. Greg Swann May 29th, 2008 11:29 pm

      Up your own organization! No one should have to ask if it’s okay to have a brain.

    13. [...] secondary marketing benefit from listing as hard as we do — both the efforts we undertake and our victory dance when we succeed — but our entire focus is on selling the [...]

    14. Irina Netchaev May 30th, 2008 7:11 am

      James Hsu, I used to work for Prudential and put up with all their corporate whining. My suggestion is move to Keller Williams and start controlling your business. :-)

    15. Mike May 30th, 2008 10:57 am

      I have mentioned the custom sign to a couple of friends at other companies. They said they couldn’t do it because of their company rules. Good for me and other people at flexible companies.