If you are struggling to keep your bandit signs up, you might seriously consider using mobile bandit signs aka car magnets. I have a few areas that I am buying properties in where the HOA is really on top of removing bandit signs almost as soon as they are put up, so it is just a waste of time. In fact, I have even done the whole putting them up on Friday afternoon and taking them down on Sunday night. It did not work in one particular area very well. As the market starts to hear up and inventory is down, you will need to look for unique ways to bring more motivated sellers to call you.
Why Cosnider Moving Bandit Signs?
So, I had to get a bit more creative. I have a few people I know that live in these areas that could use some extra money. I designed, bought, and gave them car magnets that they keep on their cars and drive around this area. I make sure these cars are not put in garages and that they are parked outside of the homes in the this area, so they are visible to people driving by. The people who have my moving bandit signs on their vehicles are going to places where others will see the sign easily. They are driving to church, grocery stores, doctors offices, hair stylist offices, home improvement stores, eating establishments in the area, etc. I have about 10 cars at this point with these moving bandit signs on them. Some people will keep them on their car for the referral fees that they will get when I have a lead call or some want a monthly fee to keep the sign on their car. I dont pay very much, but something is better than nothing to these people, so I guess that is why they do it. I give my business cards to hand out if someone approaches them too. I have gotten some great phone calls from these moving bandit signs so far and I hope to increase the number of moving bandit signs I have driving around in neighborhoods where I want to buy.
Where to obtain moving bandit signs?
I would recommend doing a search on any search engine for the following “car magnets”. I have used a few websites to obtain my signs. I look for the companinies that are offering discounts if you buy in bulk. Also, I want a company that lets me design my signs on their website for free and give me the flexibility to design it the way I want to design it. I will choose a bright yellow background with black font. My signs are typically 12 x 18 if it is on a car or 12 x 24 if it is on a truck or SUV. I will keep my signs to no more than 3 lines with large letters and easy to read number. Keep in mind, you want people to see the number very easily and be able to record it down or call immediately when they see it. I also use block style, bolded fonts, instead of a script or cursive font style. The latter are really hard to read for more people. Some sign companies have reflective material that they will use to make your sign, thus it will be easy to see any time of day.
Here is what your bandit sign might look like on your car.