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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

In my part of the world they get removed and placed on the car beside them

Oct 13, 2015 03:22 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

it ruins the paint finish.... no thanks...

Oct 13, 2015 02:54 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not.

Why? I have other mechanisms in place to generate business.

Can they work? You bet!

Do they work for everyone? Of course not.

What's the difference? The  appeal and message and that little pesky thing about ANSWERING THE PHONE.

Let me elaborate on this further for others who may be reading.

Our reticular activation system (RAS) alerts us subconsciously to those things important to us at that time. An example is I was unaware how many Honda Pilots were on the road until it become important to me....I purchased one. Now I see them EVERYWHERE. That is RAS.

The same is true for those who have real estate on their mind. Their RAS will trigger on what is important to them. If the sign is not decipherable...no trigger.

Now, let us count eyeballs. In a two hour exercise I counted over 400 sets of eyeballs saw my promotion. But that did not mean they will act, or does it?

My test involved this tee-shirt. Trust me when I say the website received incredible response.

Remember the test was about if they would act after seeing and the conclusion is MOST CERTAINLY THEY WILL FOLLOW THE PROMISE!

The bigger the ride, the bigger the sign the higher number of responses.

Should a new agent place a sign on their car? yes.

A typical real estate agent sign....HE** NO.

 

Oct 13, 2015 02:21 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

No, we make fun of people who do that around here. Each market is different. 

Oct 13, 2015 08:09 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No all it does is ruin the car and not my style.

Oct 13, 2015 07:28 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I believe the magnetic signs should be use exclusively for pizza delivery.

Oct 13, 2015 03:28 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeffrey,

I would not, but to each his own.

Oct 13, 2015 03:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. They scratch the paint on your doors. 

Don't count on car signs to get you business. They do show your presence in the community and that is good.

Oct 13, 2015 03:20 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I don't use magnetic signs but when I did I would get questions about real estate when I was in neighborhoods showing other buyers houses.

Oct 13, 2015 11:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  To paraphrase my first doctor... Leonard "Bones" McCoy: "Dammit Jim, I'm a Realtor, not a Plumber!"

Oct 13, 2015 11:34 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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We waited years, but here it is now...it gets our name out.

Oct 13, 2015 10:52 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No, I do have my website on a glass cling on my rear window. Easy to remove when I want to.

Oct 13, 2015 10:06 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't, and I rarely see them on vehicles these days.

Oct 13, 2015 09:44 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I haven't done this. I go back and forth with this kind of advertising. 

If I was going to do this, I probably wouldn't use sign panels, but would have the advertisment put in my back window. I've seen some nice advertising done this way. 

Oct 13, 2015 09:37 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I think it was one of the first things you do! LOL

Oct 13, 2015 08:50 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For 3 years, my whole car was decked out very nicely. I liked it, people noticed, you figure it can't miss.... but the cash register didn't ring

Oct 13, 2015 07:28 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I don't and I never have. If I weren't a Realtor, it's not something that would get me to hire someone.

Oct 13, 2015 06:00 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

They came with a starter kit my first brokerage made me buy and I never got any business from them. So past my first year once I switched brokerages I never got new once. 

Oct 13, 2015 03:58 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Jeffrey Jones Amazing - I just posted a similar question and then I noticed your question!!  We don't currently

Oct 13, 2015 03:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Have not recently.

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