The Ban: One More Nail In The Coffin For Print Advertising

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Real Estate Agent with Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale

Vintage Phone Book AdPrint advertising is dead, or at least on it's deathbed. San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to pass legislation restricting the delivery of phone books to only those folks requesting a copy. The legislation will face a customary second reading next week of which is expected to pass making San Francisco the first government in the nation to ban unrequested delivery of what amounts to fireplace kindling!

Print Advertising For Real Estate Marketing Is Dead Also
As a real estate company we do not do print advertising and our clients know this up front. During a listing presentation we inform the client that print advertising is for real estate agents who are not abreast of current technology to market their home. We simply have the client Google, "Does Print Advertising Work To Sell A Home" and there is more than enough information written to support our point.

But, But, But What About Packing Material?
Currently, we use our phone books for packing material. What the heck am I gonna do when they ban phone books in our area? Yikes! I guess I'll go to plan B, using our local rag (newspaper), which is also on it's way out.

Print Advertising Is Dead

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Rainmaker
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Dawn Crawley
Dawn Crawley Realty - Pinehurst, NC
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I don't see the need to send out all those phone books. But I also don't think it is the job of the government to dictate this. I agree the print advertising is on its way out!

May 18, 2011 08:54 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Joe Lane Richland
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Richland, WA
WA Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com

I hear ya Dawn, but I do see the waste and how it effects the environment.  Especially when only a few of us are using them.

May 18, 2011 08:56 AM #2
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June Piper-Brandon
Century 21 New Millenium - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Finally, a useful motion!!  There isn't anything in the phone book that you can't find online and most households now have computers making phone books a thing of the past.  I still get leads from my yellow pages advertising but not much.

May 18, 2011 08:59 AM #3
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Joe Lane Richland
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Richland, WA
WA Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com

@June,

Exactly my point this morning!  :)

May 18, 2011 09:00 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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I no longer pick up the yellow page books from our local post office...they ones delivered to my office go to the dumpster and don't even make it INTO my office

May 18, 2011 09:21 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Joe Lane Richland
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Richland, WA
WA Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com

@"Wallace,"

Great fireplace kindling!  [grins]

May 18, 2011 09:25 AM #6
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Alison Shuman
Appraisal IQ LLC | (512) 585-4758 - Austin, TX

I do think phonebooks are waste, but passing regulations on their distribution is a waste, too.

I don't think print advertising is only for out-of-touch agents. I have printed materials I regularly hand out and most of the time people asked for it!!!

May 18, 2011 10:00 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Joe - pretty soon, with the disappearance of print and changing laws, we will have to go back to the old tried and true packing material, popped popcorn (no butter of course).

May 18, 2011 10:50 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Joe Lane Richland
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Richland, WA
WA Realtor, 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com

@Alison,

Printed material vs print advertising are two separate issues.  We use printed material all the time, but we do not use print advertising.

@Mike,

[smiles]

May 18, 2011 11:07 AM #9
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Joe Lane Richland

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