Isn’t it interesting how sometimes the most seemingly mundane things can be so effective?
I’m referring to bandit signs.
Because they work. Period.
I know that many investors these days think bandit signs are old school and too bothersome and lame… or they don’t want to worry about possible hassles with the “sign police” (a.k.a. code enforcement).
But, just so you know, I’m still using bandit signs. And they work! Especially for lease option and owner-financed deals.
If you’re not using them to sell your houses: You’re crazy. (Yeah, I said it.)
And here’s what I do so code enforcement doesn’t come after me…
We put our signs out on the weekends.
Because code enforcement doesn’t work on the weekends.
So, we place our signs on Friday night and pick them up on Sunday night. Brilliant!
Interesting Side Note: It does amaze me, however, that it’s illegal to remove a political sign that’s been legally posted. But for us investors, it’s illegal for us to put out our signs. It doesn’t make much sense, but it is what it is.
See, here’s why they’re worth it… I get twice as many leads from bandit signs when I’m selling a house than I do from Craigslist or Zillow
And actually, the uglier the sign is, the better.
Check this out… I know an investor who uses pink bandit signs—they’re working SO well for him and now he’s actually known as the “Pink Houses Guy.”
Make your sign unique. Make ‘em ugly.
I know another guy who’s crushing it and his signs say: “Will buy houses regardless of equity.”
Why does it work so well?
- There’s a lot of people who don’t have much equity.
- It’s different from what everybody else is putting on their signs.
Look… I love the signs! Just be careful about where and when you put them out. Check the law in your area.
Be smart… be different… use bandit signs. They do work.