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

Dec 29, 2008 12:21 PM #46
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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.

Dec 29, 2008 12:33 PM #47
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Tom Plant
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Viginia - What a terrific idea! Good for you for not giving up.

Dec 29, 2008 03:23 PM #48
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Tom - I never give up!  :)

Dec 29, 2008 06:44 PM #49
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Mark Organek
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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!

Dec 31, 2008 01:33 AM #50
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Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2008 11:03 AM #51
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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?

Dec 31, 2008 12:04 PM #52
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Sharon Paxson
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It is a great idea to Google the address, and something you can pass on to your clients as well.

Jan 01, 2009 01:18 PM #53
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Sharon, thanks, my clients are amazed at how much I have on the internet about their listings.

Jan 01, 2009 05:43 PM #54
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Great suggestion! I think it's great that you're doing something new & different. It will definitely generate interest!

Jan 05, 2009 10:05 PM #55
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Kevin/Monica - Thanks - I sure hope so.

Jan 06, 2009 12:55 PM #56
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Mary "B" Battaglia
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Thanks for sharing.  It's this kind of sharing that makes this community great!

Mary "B"

Austin, Texas

Jan 06, 2009 02:34 PM #57
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Mary B - I learned it here.  :)

Jan 06, 2009 08:44 PM #58
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I suspect they could do it because you put Google in quotes. Makes all the difference in the world.

Jan 10, 2009 03:32 AM #59
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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.  :)

Jan 12, 2009 12:39 AM #60
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Michelle M. Tucker
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Virginia:  Well deserved feature!  Great idea!  Any updates on web traffic?  I think your idea will be a great success. Keep us posted. 

Jan 14, 2009 02:43 AM #61
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Chuck Willman
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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.

Jan 16, 2009 08:40 AM #62
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Chris & Karen Highland
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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.

Jan 16, 2009 10:38 AM #63
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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.

Jan 16, 2009 11:06 AM #64
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Nat Ferguson
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Thanks Virginia! I just ordered my "Google this address" sign riders all the way out here in CA!

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