ActiveRain Profile Riders by Jack Pratt Signs

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Active Rain Profile Riders by Jack Pratt Signs

 

 

I am very excited to announce the latest, and perhaps greatest thing since the "For Sale" sign.

 

ActiveRain Profile Riders

 

When Facebook® implemented shorter URL’s for business and personal profile pages, I immediately called Ben Kinney, and together we developed Facebook® and Twitter® Rider Signs.  The use of these rider signs augment your “For Sale” sign and will drive more traffic to those social networks.  

 

But what about your ActiveRain profile?  Anna “Banana” posted a blog titled “ActiveRain Profiles - Is Your Profile a Missed Branding Opportunity?”  There’s one line her her blog that is at the heart of the whole message... “Your profile is your opportunity to say to the world - hey - this is who I am and what I’m all about.  Check me out!”  Your ActiveRain profile is of tremendous value to your prospects and customers.  

 

As an ActiveRain Business Builder, our priority is to help you build your business through creative and innovative uses of real estate yard signs.  Can we help you generate more traffic to your AR Profile?  Absolutely!!  Through ActiveRain Profile Riders!

 

Now you can direct prospects directly to your ActiveRain Profile when they see your “For Sale” sign!

 

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Comments (50)

Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

Thank you Patricia!  If you are posting your listings on AR, these riders would be a great tool to direct your prospects toward your profile.

Nov 12, 2010 05:50 AM
Carole L. MacCollum
HOME AT LAST REAL ESTATE - Wells, ME
Broker/Realtor 207-337-4792

These are nice!  Will have to request franchise permission to use them, but hopefully, I'll be back to order some!

Nov 12, 2010 05:55 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

Hi Carole!  I look forward to hearing the feedback you get!

Nov 12, 2010 06:01 AM
Anthony Van Vactor
Seattle, WA

Very nice Monte, they look great!

Nov 12, 2010 06:17 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

Thanks Anthony!  It's a privilege to work with ActiveRain and couldn't be more excited about it!

Nov 12, 2010 06:37 AM
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Monte -- The graphics are beyond stunning, a true home run.  That said, I will take a dissenting viewpoint and I personally think that less is more when it comes to real estate signs, but that is my individual viewpoint.  I see riders chocked full of everything latest gizmos and sometimes even 3-4 riders, hanging off each other:

  • Text AB12 to 45943
  • Agent Cell #
  • 123MainStreet.com
  • Home Warranty
  • Renovated
  • New Low Price
  • Agent's name is bold, all caps
  • Google This Address
  • Facebook Address
  • Google Me
  • # of bedrooms
  • New Listing
  • Must See Inside
  • and the list goes on.

My view is that an agent should drive traffic to their own website/blog, not AR, which is a 3rd party site.  We should want traffic to stay on our site, if possible.

That said, I absolutely love your company, approach, designs, etc., I think you guys are top notch!

Nov 12, 2010 07:59 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

Great feedback Chris!  I agree with you on all points... less is more and traffic to our own sites is the most important.

A lot of real estate agents are using AR as their official blog site, which is why I thought this would be a good fit for those who would want to drive more traffic toward their AR profile.

 

How about an experiment?


Let's give some away FOR FREE and put it to the test and see if this type of product is really even worth it?

 

So, who's up for a free one?  Contact me through this blog and reply "Sign Me Up".  I will have to limit it to the first, oh, well, let's say the first 20 people.  Maximum of six (6) riders, minimum of one (1).

Let's visit here for the results and have an open dialogue with those that want to engage in this experiment!

 

 

Nov 12, 2010 03:55 PM
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Monte, I am again impressed with your work. The design is very eye candy. I will have to subscribe to your blog and consider you for sign work now.

Nov 15, 2010 05:59 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

That's awesome Ross!  I'm glad to earn your business and look forward to working with you personally!!  Send me your information and let us help take you to the next level through your yard signs and marketing pieces!

Nov 15, 2010 06:04 AM
Sherry Chastain
Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee - Hendersonville, TN
Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales

Nice signs! Great way to get more people to our blogs.

Nov 25, 2010 04:24 PM
Kin San
Rosemead, CA

Great job very nice sign.

Nov 25, 2010 04:35 PM
Christopher L. Arienti
Keller Williams Realty - Franklin, MA

Excellent!  Thanks you!  This should prove to be a great way to generate some traffic.

Nov 26, 2010 12:51 AM
Russell Benson
Old Republic Title - Norman, OK
We'd love to close your deal at Old Republic!

Monte,

Very cool indeed!

Nov 26, 2010 01:38 AM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I like the idea, but understand Michael's comment as well about buyer wanting house info and not agents profile page.  When I first read the blog I was pretty excited about it, but after thinking more about it, not so sure I'm buying into the idea. 

Nov 26, 2010 03:21 AM
Christianne O'Malley
Dickson Realty - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

Interesting idea. I haven't gotten sign riders for anything other than our website.

Nov 26, 2010 03:24 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

@ Sherry: Thank you!  That's the idea... more people to your blogs - more personal connection with prospects!

@ Kin: Thank you! I appreciate that!

@ Christopher: That's my hope for you.  The ActiveRain platform is a great way to inform your prospects about you and your business.

@ Russell: Thank you!

@ Michael: I apologize for the confusion.  I'll try to be more specific...

You are correct, and a sign that simply says "For Sale" with a phone number does accomplish that.  Our experience, especially lately is that real estate agents have embraced social media and have been including links on a lot of their marketing materials; i.e. business cards, websites, target cards, e-newsletters, etc...  Yard signs are just as important.

So, this is our way of thinking outside the box in order to help real estate agents, like you, who are engaging in social media.  My hope is to help you generate more activity toward your social network sites so you can connect with your prospects.  Facebook and Twitter riders have proven to be effective already.  The ActiveRain platform can be just as effective, if not more.

Nov 26, 2010 03:36 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

@ Cindy: While this product is for the entire ActiveRain community, it may not be for everyone.  My intent and motivation is beyond selling signs.  It is intended to increase awareness, in your local community, of your profile on AR.  Your profile on AR is an untapped resource that can be more relevant to prospects than we know.  Your blogs on AR can be a valuable service to your business by educating prospects about who you are as a person, which, I believe is just as important to a prospect when they are choosing to do business with someone with their most expensive investment in their lives.

@ Christianne:  It is interesting... I agree.  I have found that engaging prospects through my social media sites has become very effective in growing my business.  In fact, the implementation of social media has forced me to focus more on my business website more than developing printed materials.  It's a lot cheaper too.  

 

So, who's up for a free one?  Contact me through this blog and reply "Sign Me Up".  I will have to limit it to the first, oh, well, let's say the first 20 people.  Maximum of six (6) riders, minimum of one (1).

Let's visit here for the results and have an open dialogue with those that want to engage in this experiment!


Nov 26, 2010 04:29 AM
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Sign me Up. You know I am already need your help with helping with my signs also. Thanks Jack. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Nov 26, 2010 09:34 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

You got it Lanre!  I look forward to hearing some feedback!!

Nov 26, 2010 09:40 AM
Monte Pratt
Jack Pratt Signs - Oklahoma City, OK
Expert in sign manufacturing & graphic design.

Lanre!  Your AR Profile Rider shipped yesterday!

Dec 01, 2010 02:50 AM