Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

What's The Best Sign Company? How About The Post?

There have been a million innovations in how we do the business, but we are still using antiquated signage.  Why?  Hasn't anyone come up with a revolutionary, new type of signage?   This is 2008, why are we using the same old signs we used to use in the ‘60"s? 

What are your thoughts on the subject?  Has anyone discovered something new and exciting in the Signage Business?  

Our company loses more money on signage than anything else.  People steal the signs, throw away the $ 45 aluminum facing and the $ 30 worth of riders, in order to use the $ 15 frames for their garage sales or open houses.

Talking House...  Lighted For Sale sign...  "I'm gorgeous inside"...  "We Buy Ugly Houses"... 

..."Where's the Beef?'

 

Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection, Mirela Monte

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMirela Monte • March 08 2008 01:04AM

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Mirela: I can't say exactly, but I think construction of signs has changed, i.e. alloys, graphic design, paint quality, frame construction and so on. I've only lost two yard signs in five years, but have had several destroyed. Ad-mar makes a good reflective unit and Samsign has good pricing on directionals. Signboxes.com has the best pricing on boxes and they're very good quality. Sorry to hear of your trouble with signs. Best wishes.
Posted by Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003 (RE/MAX Concepts) almost 12 years ago
You want to see LCD signs.  Signs that give us a virtural tour without going inside.  Sounds like a plan.
Posted by Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate (Fathom Realty) almost 12 years ago
try sign a rama of myrtle beach www.signaramaofmyrtlebeach.com they are great 843-444-5544
Posted by tom over 11 years ago
I have seen the new Oakley post... look kinda funny.... I like my metal post.... who knows... pending cost... may be worth a switch
Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 11 years ago

I use the Oakley posts, but depending if the ground is too wet or hard they can be difficult to get upright.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a metal post? 

Posted by Eric Egeland, SFR, e-PRO, CDPE (RE/MAX SUBURBAN) over 11 years ago

For the inner city properties we have started using a basic coroplast sign that we buy for $3 each in blocks of 100.  If there is a higher end listing I order from www.888thesign.com and get one that is custom to the property.  It takes about 3-4 days to get shipped.

Posted by Rich Kruse (Gryphon USA, Ltd.) over 11 years ago

Do LCD signs and you will really see your signs take a hike.  I just use the regular signs.  Thank goodness people don't steal many around here.

Posted by Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate (Fathom Realty) over 11 years ago
We've never had a sign stolen but we're in western Kentucky.  We use a local graphics guy, he will do our signs at the same cost as the national chains.
Posted by Greg Taylor, Murray Kentucky, Real Estate Attorney and Investor (Greg Taylor and Associates, PLLC) over 11 years ago

The new future in real estate signage lies not in creating new types of signs but in new ways to design your own custom signs that are cheaper and easier than ever before.  The reason we are still using the same types of signs we used in the past is because there really aren't any cost effective replacements for the standard real estate signs.  There is a replacement, however, for expensive local sign shops that take forever and a day to complete your order.

Buildasign.com allows you to design your own signs at your convience from the comfort of your computer chair using their user-friendly design tool.  The signs are then quickly printed and mailed to you, saving you time and money.  Buildasign.com also carries all the necessary sign accessories, including frames, brochure boxes, riders, and more. 

Posted by Andrew Winkler over 11 years ago
We've had a couple of signs kicked around and dented up. We started off with the expensive aluminum signs, but we are going to look into the plastic corrugated type for the next order to see how they do. I'm not sure about the post just yet though. Right now, we're using the metal, but post hung does look much better.
Posted by Charles Odom (Positive Properties LLC) over 11 years ago
Great question. I don't really hear about people taking the signs, but have heard of the signs being put down flat on the ground.   
Posted by Karen Gentry>>Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Professional (RE/MAX Excellence-Charlottesville VA) over 11 years ago
We use the aluminum posts from Lowen Sign.  However we use 6' steel fence posts with two steel studs welded to them.  We pound them in with a post pounder and bolt them on with nylon insert nuts.  Haven't had one stolen in quite a while.
Posted by The Bartley Group SouthEast MN Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Home Connection) over 11 years ago

I too am in the process of upgrading my signs. I really have not lost any---except one. That was due to a huge storm, where a tree fell onto my sign. I'm glad he sign took a hit and not the home listed. I am basically upgrading to stand out in my area. I am look at the post-style signs.

Posted by Jaclyn Erwin, ABR,SFR, REALTOR®/BROKER, Charlotte NC. (Jackson Erwin Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

At Century 21 we love our goal posts and they are easily recognized.

Hard as the devil to get in the ground in Texas in July though.

Posted by Brenda Harmon (Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas) about 11 years ago

Mirela, I am still interested in what you come up with. When I go to trade shows, I always looking for a new sign.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 11 years ago

can someone post a link to the Oakley 4"x4" that were mentioned above?  I looked on their site and couldnt find anything.

 

Posted by Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec (Dave Jones Realty, llc.) almost 11 years ago

I like Lowen and did a positive post on it here.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/963094/Good-Company-Stands-Behind-Their-Work-Their-Product-Lowen-Signs-Does-That

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 11 years ago

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