Awhile back, I decided no longer to put flyer boxes on my sign posts. There are two reasons for this. First of all, even if I give the seller 200 flyers, or stop by to fill them, eventually- there WILL be a day when the flyer box is EMPTY. It looks bad.
Second of all, I LOVE to get "the call". I would much rather have a prospect call me than pull a flyer, any day. I can qualify them, brag about the home, and have a chance for a real connection. If they are actually looking for a home, I will set the appointment to view the house. (of course I always ask first if they already have an agent).
With phone numbers, text numbers, and the awesome QR Codes I have on all of my sign riders. (With the QR codes, the potential buyer can swipe the code with a smart phone and view the VIRTUAL TOUR) there is no reason for an outside flyer. The snoopy neighbor can get online and see what their neighbors house is selling for.
For me, unless the seller REALLY wants a flyer box on the sign, it's a thing of the past. So far all of them agree, as long as potential buyers can access information easily, they are fine with no flyer/brochure box. I do color flyers for inside the home for the prospects serious enough to view the home.
This also insures that the flyers will not be " old" and have a former price point. Yes, in the perfect world- we would never neglect flyer boxes. But take a look around, it happens all the time.
I am certainly willing to service a flyer box, as I said- only if the seller really wants one.
Empty flyer boxes are bothersome. This is just one way to simplify, and as long as the seller is good with it, I think it's better for all of us, including the trees. :)
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BethAnn Long ~ Spokane Realtor with RE/MAX Inland Empire
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