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Old 01-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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I use the signs to keep people from running out of the house asking me why I am taking pictures of their house. Works for me.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:56 PM
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I used to have a sign with my company name and cell number but got tired of other drivers calling me yelling about my ****ty driving
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:22 PM
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Concerning car magnets, I can't get the image out of my head of an army of bitter home owners chasing the driver with pitchforks and torches hurling rocks at the car of the Appraiser because their values came in "low".

We thought of magnets and wraps a while back, never moved forward with it. We mainly market through speaking engagements with local lenders groups, the rest is word of mouth.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:25 PM
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The last time I saw a magnet sign on the side of a rig that read "REAL ESTATE APPRAISER" in big, black on white letters I literally laughed out loud.

It didn't help that it was on one of those oh so politically correct green Priuses (or however you spell that stupid cars' name).

Those green wienie cars remind me of miniature little Pontiac Azteks (the ugliest car in HISTORY).
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:49 PM
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The last time I saw a magnet sign on the side of a rig that read "REAL ESTATE APPRAISER" in big, black on white letters I literally laughed out loud.

It didn't help that it was on one of those oh so politically correct green Priuses (or however you spell that stupid cars' name).

Those green wienie cars remind me of miniature little Pontiac Azteks (the ugliest car in HISTORY).
I can't argue the fuel efficiency of the Prius (or their unbearably ugly design), but when I see one, I always think of the South Park expsode where their town becomes consumed by "smug" (ie smog) as a result of their proliferation. The hipocracy of those who own these cars (the ones who wear it as a badge of "I care more for the environment", not the "It costs me less to fuel my car" group) is maddening. From what I understand, those giant batteries are not recyclable and are pretty toxic for the environment. Which is worse, driving a gas or diesel powered vehicle for which most parts can eventually be recycled, or driving a Prius which is enviro-friendly until its toxic payload (battery) reaches the end of its econimic life? In either case the several billion folks in China and India could care less about the impact of their cars on the environment. The fraction of the worlds population who live in the US who believe that because they drive a hybrid vehicle the enviroment is saved is laughable.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:56 PM
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I had signs on my truck a while back, although I don't think it got me any business, but it does help people from getting upset when you are taking a picture of their house.

and on a side note, the Aztek... Who wouldn't love a car that comes with a tent! 'Screw appraising, I'm going campin'!'
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:20 AM
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You also better check with your auto insurance company. Magnets is one thing but if you paint or wrap your car they will either charge more for insurance of not insure it at all.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:52 PM
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If it's your only channel of marketing you will be in trouble, but yes it works, you should have that advertisement on your car always. Flyering works, and having signs posted on chain link fences around town works too.
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