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View Poll Results: Would you/ Do you do it?
Hell yeah 3 15.00%
Yes 4 20.00%
No 6 30.00%
No freakin' way 7 35.00%
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Tucson!
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Would love some arguments for and against.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Probably not / No I don't / Somewhat / Maybe / Not at All

Would I? / Do I? / Hate 'em? / Consider something else on my car? / Think they're effective advertising?
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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IMO, they're useful during showings. It let's the neighbors know that the people in the vehicle next door are there for a legitimate reason and are not there to vandalize the house.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I don't have magnet signs on my car, and probably won't.

But... I am considering the wrapped box van deal, with "Use me, Use my truck."
The latter IS quite a different level of investment, of course.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I am not sure if we are talking about the wraps or placing some type of magnet on someone else's car. As it relates to the former, it's a potential invasion of privacy, especially on listing appointments, when the home owner may not want the world to know.

If it's the latter, I don't attach anything to someone else's car.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Venice Florida
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I don't have any sign or advertising on my vehicles. Perhaps I miss some calls, but I feel that placing signs on transportation somewhat lessens the dignity of the profession.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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If it's the latter, I don't attach anything to someone else's car.
You mean like a run by magneting? Hadn't considered that method of advertisement!

I'd have to side with FLBob. It may seem a bit hokey to people but I also think the car has a lot to do with that impression. If someone drives by and sees a magnet on fancy schmancy car and then sees the same magnet on a '84 corolla with rims, you can bet they will have differing opinions.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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I don't do it, and I never would.

The Realtor icon on my license plate is as far as I go.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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As an appraiser I do it. I have been chased down by irate home owners who are angry that I photographed their house. I've had cops pull me over while cruising neighborhoods. The magnet on the side of my pick up truck explains what is going on.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Well-meaning neighbors and police officers is what prompted me to get door magnets for showings. There are many age restricted communities in the Tampa Bay area, some of which don't allow real estate yard signs. I always lock the door after going inside a property, but the people will either knock (police) or wait and pounce after I come out. I'm not driving a macked out low-rider either (minivan). It's a hoot for sure! I don't use them all the time and I've never used them for listing appointments.
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