Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : I'VE GOT GREAT FOR SALE SIGNS, BUT THEY ARE ALL IN MY GARAGE.

I'VE GOT GREAT FOR SALE SIGNS, BUT THEY ARE ALL IN MY GARAGE.

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

If a realtor has great signs, and they are all in his garage, does he still have a business?

As I sit here at my little home in Naperville, my garage door is open.  I have my signs leaning against both sides of the garage.  I am hoping someone will drive by and see that I am a realtor and call off of them.  Sounds pretty desperate as I type it. 

My signs are beautiful.  They are RE/MAX.  FOR SALE.  Nice balloon.  They have my smiling face on them.  In color.

But they are all in my garage...

Ken

www.kensfeaturedhomes.com

 

Comment balloon 8 commentsKen Tracy • March 25 2008 07:05PM

Comments

And you're still smiling.  Good for you.

 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 10 years ago

OMG....this is delightful!!!  I actually went out and doubled the amount of signs I have because I listened to a Ra-Ra tape that said you need to outsign every other Realtor when doing Open Houses. Needless, to say,,,, all those extra signs are still in there boxes!!!! Glad to see, I have a Soul Mate out there...

Posted by Pat Enterrios (Coldwell Banker SkyRidge Realty) about 10 years ago
you should lend them out for garage sales.... might be a good talking point...
Posted by Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841 (Team Leader/ Investor for Brand New Keller Williams North Seattle Office) about 10 years ago
Ken - Great post...you are too funny!  I've got the same problem....they're leaned up against the side of my barn. The neighbors used to stop by and ask me why I was selling my house.....lol  I like to think of it as being overly prepared...ready for anything...unfailingly optimistic....makes me feel better.
Posted by Barbara Hershey, Realtor, Maine Real Estate about 10 years ago

Hi Lenn.  Thanks for reading.  I have learned a lot from your posts.

Hi Pat.  You have to take them out of there boxes to do as well as mine.

Hi Courtney.  I got a laugh out of that!

Thanks all for reading,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 10 years ago
Hi Ken,
Cute post but I think you need to get those signs working for you.  :0)
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 10 years ago

Hi Cynthia.  You are right on the money.  I feel like I am out of business with no listings.  I sold my last one in January.  I feel people are scared to try to sell there houses right now.  I will keep on plugging.

Thanks for reading,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) about 10 years ago
Need a place to put a sign?  Find a bank and beg for a bank owned property.  I used to list my own house, just to use a sign.  it actually worked!  Open houses for other people really gave me a boost.  I always met buyers that had a home to sell.
Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) about 10 years ago

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