Making the best of your advertising dollars

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I am looking for some great and unique ideas on how to advertise in my market.  I have put out a few bandit signs, but have not had any hits.  I also use Craigslists and similar sites to find properties and to let others know that I have a house for sale.  However, I feel that the message that I put on the bandit signs is not really effective.  Does anyone have any great ideas for a seller bandit sign??

Hi @Kaye Thompson  

Have you considered requesting the code violators list from your area of Memphis? I did that starting out, looked up the owners in the tax assessors data and sent out handwritten yellow letters. I got a ridiculous response rate (over 30%) with around 8% of all leads being highly motivated to sell. I got my first deal closed from that list in less than two months. If you do this and your local office says you can't have them, tell them they can just respond to your Freedom of Information request that you will file instead. The prospect of responding to paperwork like that tends to get city officials more motivated :)

BTW, I have been meaning to blog about code violator lists on BP for a while now. Perhaps this is a good time to do so, right? Good luck Kaye!

Thank you so much for that information!  It does help me a lot!  I will check that out in my area.

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