My Uhaul truck is finished! Let the marketing begin!

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OK, I got my Uhaul truck back and complete, had the cab painted, and the vinyl lettering done. You may recall from one of my past blogs I was excited to get this, you can see the before pic here - http://activerain.com/blogsview/Just-bought-my-first-Marketing-Vehicle-?14293

Now for the after pics! Side View

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Now, when I get some results, I will post again!

Ray Higdon
RLH Holdings
http://www.buyahousefromray.com

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Anonymous #1
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The truck looks great!  Best of luck with the campaign. Thanks for the update and let us know how it works out. 
October 26, 2006 10:10 AM
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Toby Boyce
MBA, Delaware Ohio
Howard Hanna RealCom Realty

I love it! Heading to eBay right now to start looking for something...

 

October 26, 2006 10:11 AM
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Andy Piper
Ann Arobr real estate-Piperpartners.com

Hello,  sounds like a great marketing vehicle!  (joke) 

 I am curious how much it cost to fix it up - paint and decals, if you wouldn't mind sharing this info.

 Thanks, Andy

October 26, 2006 10:19 AM
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Ray Higdon
Forever Wealth Club
Thanks all! The truck only cost me $2500 and a good friend of mine charged me less than $1,000 to do the vinyl lettering and the paint job, I can highly reccomend him to anyone, he lives in Cape Coral and is great at what he does.
October 26, 2006 10:28 AM
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Ray Saenz
Homes for Sale in Aurora, Colorado - Aurora, CO
United Property Brokers, Inc

Ray,

That's not bad, congrats, good job and sure, let us know what happens ok ?   tell me where you plan to park it, I know that there are some places that you can not or you need to ask for proper permission, I do not know your state laws / rules

Ray Saenz

October 26, 2006 10:36 AM
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Marti Garaughty
a highly caffeinated creative type. The Art of Mar
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Hi Ray, your truck is definitely an eye catcher both graphically and the headline as well, good luck with it.
October 26, 2006 11:03 AM
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Scott Gormley
Oak Valley Mortgage-California Home Loans and Refinancing

hahaha...I think it's a great idea. I would just park it in random spots and not lend it out. With gas prices and the insurance, I'd be over people borrowing it. It's like a prepaid lifetime billboard :)

Scott

October 26, 2006 11:05 AM
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great job ray!!
October 26, 2006 11:09 AM
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Stefan Scholl
Northern Michigan Real Estate
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC
Truck looks great!  I assume you are loaning it out to customers? How much is your liability insurance for the truck?  I would think it would be pretty expensive.  Do you ask to see a driver's license or proof of insurance before you loan it out? 
October 26, 2006 12:12 PM
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Jeffrey J. Rabedeau
Treeline Realty
Awesome! 
October 26, 2006 01:22 PM
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I love it! It looks great! Good luck
October 26, 2006 05:01 PM
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Ray Higdon
Forever Wealth Club
Scott is absolutely right, I am just parking it in different locations and events, I will lend it to friends and family but not clients
October 26, 2006 06:17 PM
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Andy Piper-Piperpartners.com

Ray,  I was thinking of doing this in my market, but I was going to promote it to my potential buyer clients  offering them a "FREE MOVE" to set me apart from my competition.

 Your truck looks Great!  Andy

October 26, 2006 06:42 PM
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Ray Higdon
Forever Wealth Club
Denny Grimes in my area does it, I do not think I will offer it to much, but just drive it to events or just park it in good areas
October 26, 2006 07:00 PM
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
SKBK Sothebynulls - Metro Detroit
SKBK Sotheby's International Realty
Looks Great!  Congratulations.
October 26, 2006 08:16 PM
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Susan Milner
Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents
Florida Future Realty, Inc.

Nice Ray....I have left my truck at my office on College Pkwy before & got a few leads from it. I mostly use mine for branding but yours is fairly to the point & should generate good 'call to action'.

Let me know how it goes :)

October 26, 2006 09:34 PM
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Ray Higdon
Forever Wealth Club
I will, so far day one, no calls, different parking lot tomorrow
October 26, 2006 11:01 PM
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Tony Marriott
Associate Broker, REALTOR
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
That's the key - results.  I hope you're going to track this as a "source" and will be able to quantify the ROI.  I haven't been able to track down any other metrics on this approach to advertising.
October 27, 2006 08:36 AM
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Ray Higdon
Forever Wealth Club
I will Tony, I think it will be easy to track as I really believe people will tell me when they saw it
October 27, 2006 08:55 AM
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Frank Rubi
Homes for Sale Metairie, La.
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC.
Ray, great post. I am looking to do the same thing. What is your cost basis for the uhaul. I agree I will just place the truck in various location and events.
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