Old-fashioned service - Modern technology

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

Sometimes I'll find a business whose on-street marketing is so good that I want to use them as soon as possible. Today was such a day.

I was taking a shortcut, something that I enjoy doing because I always have my handy dandy Canon 550D camera with me, and there are a lot of interesting things to take pictures of when you slow down by taking a shortcut.

Does that make sense? ☺☻☻☺

Here is what I saw today:

On-street marketing for an auto repair shop

1930 California license plate


Can you guess what type of business this was?

No?

Here's what was on the side of the door in the first picture above:

Door advertising


That has to be the best advertising I've ever seen for an automobile repair business.

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Rainmaker
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Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co.

Hi Russel-

It's great that it still runs! I think that the idea of "old fashioned service" is perennially appealing - even to those who love as shortcut!

By the way, is that a 1930 Model A Cabriolet?

Sara

July 08, 2010 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,033,780
Joan Whitebook
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
BHG The Masiello Group

I love it!  What a great message!  Glad that you took a short cut and glad that you had your camera.

July 08, 2010 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com
Real Estate Solutions For Real People
KASI Homes

That was very cool!

July 08, 2010 11:15 PM
Rainer
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Janet Sebile
Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors

Believe it or not it's refreshing to see people take an old approach and make it new again.  This was great and thanks for posting.

July 08, 2010 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
582,897
Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

They must do body work as well as engine work - that car is a beauty!  And if they restored it themselves, I agree that they couldn't have a better advertisement.  I'd go to them if I were in that area.

July 08, 2010 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,199,481
Tony & Darcy Cannon
The C Team
Keller Williams Legacy

Russel, that is a great old car!  I agree that is the best advertisement for an auto repair business that I have seen also!

July 09, 2010 01:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,930,994
Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

that was a great findl, Russel.....I'll have to get into the habit of having a camera with me at all times....you just never know what you'll find.

July 09, 2010 01:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,226,735
Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Was that an oximoron Russel...short cut??  That is a great piece of marketing!  Old fashioned service...someone was creative.

July 09, 2010 03:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,591,327
Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Good morning Russel,

That is a great piece of advertising..very creative and having your camera on you allowed you to capture good material for a post!

July 09, 2010 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
118,560
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia

You have obviously learned one of the secrets of being able to post a plethora of fun AR blogs -- namely, to always have your camera nearby.  Nice job!

July 09, 2010 09:18 AM
Rainer
154,608
Ted Tyndall
FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine
Davidson Realty Inc.

Russel, that is a great car not to mention the advertising.

July 09, 2010 11:12 AM
Rainmaker
432,976
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate
Aloha Kai Real Estate

Hi Russel. This post reminded me of handwritten thank you cards. Considered "old fashioned" by some but still appreciated in this high-tech world.

July 09, 2010 04:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Carra Riley
CRB, CRS, GRI
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Carra Riley Inc.

Russel.....A great old car and a super advertisement.

July 09, 2010 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
333,351
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc

Russel:

Being creative and giving great service really can produce results, as you have shown!

Ty

July 13, 2010 02:39 PM
Rainer
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Ryan Smith
Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage

Thats almost bang on what I use as my marketing slogan. Mine is " Good Ol' Fashioned Service With A Modern Touch"

July 18, 2010 11:23 PM
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