I've noticed alot of bandit signs popping up around town with handwritten messages scribbled like "Houses for cash" "I buy houses" "Sell your house fast"...do these actually generate leads? They look so terrible.
Hi @Tyler Ansell ,
I believe the idea is that if someone is going to call that number they are really desperate (and that is who they want to attract). Never used bandit signs myself but I hear they are actually effective and you have to change the design often.
I have received a lot of calls from bandit signs back when I was using them. One of the problems is, that it is not targeted marketing and you'll receive an abundance of calls about properties with no equity or other issues that makes them properties that you are not interested in. Fielding those calls takes up a lot of time, but it also gets your name out there. Also, you really have to watch the laws and legality of the sign placement.
And the trash left behind.
They work here in the Chicago market!
Only makes me wonder how much more effective a professionally printed sign would be.
I used bandit signs 5/6 years ago. I had great luck with them. The market was a bit different then. You have to research with the city and see what rules/regulations they have for posting signs. Some cities will warn you not to leave bandit signs and some will fine you. I used to post the signs Friday after 6 pm and would go back late Sunday evenings to pick them up. Good luck!
I have seen a bunch of printed bandit signs popping up in my local area, I have no idea who is doing it, but It looks terrible in my opinion. I have no plans to go down that road to marketing my business.
@Tyler Ansell Yes they won't. Think about it. What gets your attention when driving down the road. If it makes you take a second look then do it.
Yes, they worked for me. I used the 18" by 24" sized yellow signs.
^^^^^ put up using short wire H yard stakes.
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