Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - New Sign Rider - 'Google This Address'

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Real Estate Agent with ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale Mesquite NV Realtor

As a Mesquite NV real estate agent, I am always looking for new ways to bring attention to my listings in Mesquite NV.  Instead of using a listing address url rider on my For Sale sign, I wanted to try something different.  At first I ordered listing sign riders from my regular company that just said 'Google This!'

'Google This!'  Hmm... It sounded a little too Paul Slaybaugh-ish from someone of my age stature.  So I called back and changed it to 'Google This Address.'  Ahh...pure genius!

Home for Sale 880 Tucson St Mesquite NV 89027Anyone who drives by any of my properties for sale will get the idea to google the address and get to see all of the ads and blogs from all of the sites that I have it on - not just one website for the property.  After all, this is what I tell my sellers to do if they want to see what all I have been doing to promote their property for sale - 'Google your address and you will see several pages of promotions, all with pictures and slide shows.'

Oh-Oh!  The sign company called back and said that they didn't think it was legal to use the word 'Google' without permission.

What?!!!  Isn't the word 'google' a verb?  We say it all the time.  We don't say 'Yahoo this' - doesn't that just sound silly?  'Yahoo' doesn't sound like a verb, 'Google' does!

The sign company said they had to do some checking - I think they called Lenn Harley to get the Hard Core facts about copyright infringement.  Finally, they called back and said 'OK, we can do it - your signs will be ready in a week.'

Now I have Creative, Colorful and Cute sign riders on my listings to make them stand out from all of the other regular old for sale signs - the 3 Cs!  They have a little TM next to the word 'Google' and they used the google colors.  My sellers love it.

The first property for sale that I put the sign rider on was my listing at 880 Tucson St - I already get good Google results from my Active Rain listing blog with the slide show from Real Estate Shows and lots of other online property ads, but I want potential buyers to see everything I have written about the property.

I will be watching my Google (noun?) Alerts - I'll let you know how it works!

What are you doing to make your listings stand out in a sea of for sale signs?  Let us know with a link to one of your Ar blogs in a comment here - I would love to see what you are doing to help sell your properties.

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Virginia Hepp
ERA Brokers Consolidated
Mesquite NV Homes
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce Member
702 622-1177

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Rainmaker
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Larry Bergstrom
CNE, CRS, GRI
Crescent Realty, Inc. Spanaway, WA.

Your hired!  I just happen to have an empty desk. Do I have to contact anyone to get permission to use your idea?

December 29, 2008 12:21 PM
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Virginia Hepp
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Larry, thanks!  Permission granted!  Actually, you don't need permission to use someone's ideas here, that is why we share them - help yourself.

December 29, 2008 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Tom Plant
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Viginia - What a terrific idea! Good for you for not giving up.

December 29, 2008 03:23 PM
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Virginia Hepp
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Tom - I never give up!  :)

December 29, 2008 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Mark Organek
Las Sendas Homes for Sale REALTOR
RE/MAX Alliance Group

Virginia - Thank you for posting this!  I just came back again after another long absence and I pick up an extremely valuable tidbit.  Thank you!

December 31, 2008 01:33 AM
Anonymous #51
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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2008 11:03 AM
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Virginia Hepp
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Mark!  Glad to see you - hope you so busy, and that is the reason you haven't been around!  Check out Roland's post, too, he has some great marketing ideas.

Jon - Happy New Year to you, too!  Oh!  Tonight is New Years Eve - where is my party hat?

December 31, 2008 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Paxson
Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912

It is a great idea to Google the address, and something you can pass on to your clients as well.

January 01, 2009 01:18 PM
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Virginia Hepp
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Sharon, thanks, my clients are amazed at how much I have on the internet about their listings.

January 01, 2009 05:43 PM
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Monica at LifeOhm
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Great suggestion! I think it's great that you're doing something new & different. It will definitely generate interest!

January 05, 2009 10:05 PM
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Virginia Hepp
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Kevin/Monica - Thanks - I sure hope so.

January 06, 2009 12:55 PM
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Mary "B" Battaglia
GRI, CRS - Austin Real Estate - Austin Texas Real Estate agent
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Thanks for sharing.  It's this kind of sharing that makes this community great!

Mary "B"

Austin, Texas

January 06, 2009 02:34 PM
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Mary B - I learned it here.  :)

January 06, 2009 08:44 PM
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I suspect they could do it because you put Google in quotes. Makes all the difference in the world.

January 10, 2009 03:32 AM
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Virginia Hepp
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Hi Russel- Mesquite is small - there is not that much on the internet about it.- You don't even need the quotes.  :)

January 12, 2009 12:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Michelle M. Tucker
Hunter Army Airfield Savannah Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate

Virginia:  Well deserved feature!  Great idea!  Any updates on web traffic?  I think your idea will be a great success. Keep us posted. 

January 14, 2009 02:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Willman
Realtor - Arizona - 480.292.0600
Gentry Realty

This looks like a good story for the newspaper... you may want to tell them about it and see if they feature you as well... you buzz builder you- that's awesome.

January 16, 2009 08:40 AM
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Chris & Karen Highland
Integrity, Experience, Enthusiasm!
Turning Point Real Estate

I really love this idea, it is cost efficient because it works with every address. I think we have to keep cost-efficiency in mind this year more than ever.

January 16, 2009 10:38 AM
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Virginia Hepp
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Michelle - I have had lots in increases to my website and blog in the last few weeks - new visitors from different sources - it is great!

Chuck - 'Buzz' is the word!

Chris and Karen - It is very cost effective, and if someone googles the address, they will see lots of stuff on each listing.

January 16, 2009 11:06 AM
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Nat Ferguson
TNG Real Estate Consultants

Thanks Virginia! I just ordered my "Google this address" sign riders all the way out here in CA!

June 23, 2010 05:38 PM
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