Car Magents Don't Work

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So I was looking for a marketing spot to put this but didn't see one so I put it here. For the last 5 months I have had Bandit signs on my car. I have got one call in that time from another investor trying to make a connection. So I am at the conclusion that the magnets just don't work even though I haven't tried a different style of sign yet. But I just don't know if it is worth it since the signs cost so much. Has anyone else tried this? I drive a bright red car and the signs look like a sore thumb on them.

@Joshus Light I tried car magnets--about the same size as a bandit sign.  They didn't work for me either.

@Joshus Light just keep them on the car, there is still advantages to having them, if I go and look at a property and want to view the outside before I call my realtor I don't have to worry about being bothered with someone calling the law. Post pictures of this on Facebook let your friends and all share it no money out of pocket for that. I have had mine on my truck for about 5 months and I have had 2 calls one was another investor that has the possibility with other leads and resources the other is a homeowner looking to sell. At the cost of $65 for the pair for me it isn't that bad of an investment, I am not sure how yours is worded but keep leaving them on you have already paid for them let it ride and see where it might take you.

If you have that on your car is it the same as a realtor in regards to tax write offs?  Someone said every mile you drive with it on counts because you are advertising.  Checking to see if that is actually true.  Thanks guys!

@Brent Fleeman

@Joshus Light

@Larry T.

I have a buddy of mine that has a super cheapo "I buy houses" sign on the side of his white panel van.. I mean like embarrasingly ugly! haha  He gets a lot of business from his...

Today we were at eviction court, and when walking out to the truck someone hit him up to sell him 5 rental properties....  

I have drawn up a logo for my truck.. Just been lazy and not bought it.. I won't be obnoxious, but we shall see...  Sometimes obnoxious is the best bet.. haha

@Tanner M, I am not sure about writing off every mile but you can write the mileage off going to look at a property, I would ask your cpa or maybe someone else in b.p. might know.

Nope, they do not work.  I like to roll up to my appointments with them on, for branding purposes.  But they do not generate leads.  I've seen this with multiple brands and many years.  =)

They work great for keeping people from calling the cops on you.  I drive neighborhoods real slowly and it prevents neighbors from thinking I'm trying to case the neighborhood for a robbery.  

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