Jack Miller suggests going to garage sales and practice your negotiating skills with the sellers (in a friendly way). You can also hand out business cards at garage sales. There were some nice posts about 18-24 months ago about REIs who found unlisted houses for sale by going to garage sales (often those holding them are thinking about moving).
The other thing I like to do on weekends is go to open houses and chat with agents/sellers. It’s a good way to spread the word about what you do, and months later I’ve gotten calls from sellers who heard about us from an agent or friend.
Both of these are time-intensive, and if you’re somewhere cold you may not have any garage sales right now, but you get the idea: tell everyone what you do!
I want to do some heavy duty marketing this weekend. I am out of bandit signs and quite frankly would like to use some alternative means of marketing that ?I Buy Houses?.
What are some good weekend marketing ideas that you have all found to be useful?
You wouldn’t happen to be the guy with the bigger yellow signs all over SE Macomb County, would you? Something like “Cash for Houses…405-Call”? Been seeing them everywhere lately, this guy’s really getting the word out.
Re: Weekend Marketing Ideas - Posted by Bryan (VA)
Posted by Bryan (VA) on March 07, 2002 at 10:14:15:
C’mon dude…be creative. I will assume that you are creative in your real estate financing and structuring of deals right? Carry that on to your marketing!!!
Sponsor a bowling team and have them wear your shirts with your business name on and what you do. Get some jackets embroidered and make your kids wear them around the mall. Have balloons made up and release them? There’s a ton of things that you can do…just be creative and have fun…