Great new sign rider: "Reduced, BUT not stupid or desperate."

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

It seems lots of Knoxville, Tennessee real estate wanna be buyers have been reading and believing the nation media's reports of "50% drop in home values", "worst real estate market in 50 years", "new home starts at all time low" and other such fictional bad news.

True, there is bad news is lots of the country but Knoxville, Tennessee is not one of those areas. Sales have been humming along pretty well this year. Overall volume is down somewhat but there are still buyers out there and homes are still being sold.

One of my fellow Realtors, Bill McSpadden, has came up with one of the greatest sign riders I've ever seen for his yard signs.

bill mcspadden sign rider

That pretty well sums up the Knoxville, Tennessee real estate market: "Reduced, BUT not stupid or desperate."

I can't wait to ask Bill where he got these great sign riders.

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Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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Matt Heaton
Timu Corp - CEO, ActiveRain - Co-founder - Bothell, WA

That really is an awesome sign :)

Jul 27, 2008 12:27 PM #1
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Linda Lipscomb
Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN - Lexington, TN
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Jim,

Great sign.

And ain't it the truth.

Jul 27, 2008 12:29 PM #2
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Jim - LOVE that rider!  If you find out where he got that, you'll have to come back here and share that info.

Ann

Jul 27, 2008 12:31 PM #3
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Fred Mocahbee
Best Results Realty LLC - Florence, KY

Great ideal !! I like it!

Jul 27, 2008 12:32 PM #4
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Denise Shockey
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty - Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate

Hi Jim, Awesome sign rider!  That cracked me up, I wish I could see the reactions.  Thanks.

Jul 27, 2008 12:36 PM #5
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Christina Cavins
Irongate Inc. REALTORS - Centerville, OH
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Jim,

I LOVE it!

Christina

Jul 27, 2008 12:36 PM #6
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Jean Powers
Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002 - Alameda, CA
CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California

Jim, What a wonderful sign rider! I may have one made for my listings that are reduced. Thanks for the post! I cracked up!!!

Jul 27, 2008 12:39 PM #7
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Deborah Fisher
Fisher & Company, P.A., Marketing & Creative Strategists - Fort Worth, TX

Great marketing idea.  Kind of tells it like it is.  I would say that if I were a buyer I would think that the seller has adjusted the price to the bottom.  Very funny. 

Jul 27, 2008 12:53 PM #8
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

I think most any sign company can make a custom rider with anything you want on it.

I love sign riders because they're so cheap and do so much.

Jul 27, 2008 12:54 PM #9
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Oh my..............

Jul 27, 2008 01:06 PM #10
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

I think this is great! You just know that buyers will laugh when they see it ... and just maybe they'll feel too guilty to submit a lowball offer.

What I'm finding frustrating are the buyers who submit low offers then ask for closing costs and even worse, they come in with a whole list of fixes after the inspections. As Mom used to say, you can't get blood out of a turnip!

Jul 27, 2008 01:59 PM #11
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Thomas Hargreaves
TriStar Financial Services - Eugene, OR

Jim that is a cute sign...     tells them they will not deal with the lady at the garage sale asking if they will take a Quarter for the Chair listed at  $ 50.00  lol

Jul 27, 2008 08:54 PM #12
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Jim Calabrese

Jim - I've been making signs for 30 years and that's the funniest rider I've seen.

Jul 28, 2008 02:19 AM #13
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Rick Turner
Key Realty - Toledo, OH
Puts People In Their Places!!

I tell you what... I'm going to get some of the those!!

Jul 28, 2008 02:47 AM #14
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Jim, I agree that many home shoppers have been fed unrealistic expectations by the press and others.  It may take an extra "education session" or two to convince them what the true home values are and where to expect to end-up price-wise in a home purchase. 

I've also noticed some of the builders in our area upping the buyer's agent commission, which can give us agents another tool to close a "gap" in an offer, if need be.

That is a great sign rider, kinda sets an expectation or two up-front!

-John

Jul 29, 2008 03:27 AM #15
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Dee Sign Company will be happy to supply you all with some sign riders.

"I've also noticed some of the builders in our area upping the buyer's agent commission, which can give us agents another tool to close a "gap" in an offer, if need be."

John, if you're talking about kicking in some of my paycheck to close any "gaps", that doesn't work for me.

The buyers and sellers need to close their own "gaps".

My pal Bill McSpadden doesn't do much education; him and his builder just say "nope, next." ;-)

That was part of the reasoning behind his very funny and creative sign riders.

 

Jul 29, 2008 03:53 AM #16
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Dee Sign Company will be happy to supply you all with some sign riders.

"I've also noticed some of the builders in our area upping the buyer's agent commission, which can give us agents another tool to close a "gap" in an offer, if need be."

John, if you're talking about kicking in some of my paycheck to close any "gaps", that doesn't work for me.

The buyers and sellers need to close their own "gaps".

My pal Bill McSpadden doesn't do much education; him and his builder just say "nope, next." ;-)

That was part of the reasoning behind his very funny and creative sign riders.

 

Jul 29, 2008 03:53 AM #17
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Hi Jim, perhaps "tool" is not the best word to have used.  In our area several builders are adding 3% to 4% more to the buyer agent commission, for a total BAC of 6%; in addition to having a reasonably priced home to sell.  The builder is then expecting cleaner offers with less quibbling.  -John

Jul 29, 2008 04:08 AM #18
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Jim Quinn
Century 21 - Anaheim, CA
North Orange County Real Estate

Jim, that is a great sign rider.

Jul 29, 2008 05:14 AM #19
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Paul Gapski
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Thats just too funny

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