Helpful Hint: Let a Community Garage Sale help your business

Helpful Hint:  Let a Community Garage Sale help your business

Orlando Property Manager

Helpful Hint: Let a Community Garage Sale help your business

I had a few showings this morning- including a couple in a Deltona, FL community called Saxon Ridge.  It’s a beautiful day- so the traffic in the area being a bit heavier than usual didn’t really seem out of the ordinary or anything.

When I turned into the community and drove down the street a bit, I noticed the real reason for the increased traffic:  a Community Garage Sale.

Signs like this one from the mailbox kiosk were throughout the neighborhood, and all sorts of directional arrows looked to lure drive-by shoppers to one particular garage (or yard) over another.  Some thoughts crossed my mind as I awaited my first appointment of the day and watched a pretty decent stream of cars pass by:

How could I use this to help my business?  Can I use this to help my business?

The answers are relatively simple, of course- so much so that I really don’t know why I haven’t considered anything of the sort in the past.  There’s a plan I’m going to try soon, though- and I expect it might help others as well:

Let a Community Garage Sale help your business by generating a stream of traffic that will see your listing.  Have a “difficult listing” where interest is low and traffic pitiful?  See signs or notices in the paper that a yard sale or garage sale is coming up?  Why not roll the dice and have an Open House that coincides with the a Community Garage Sale, and use that ready-made traffic to your advantage?

The name of the game is exposure- and while there’s no guarantee that folks looking for great deals on 2nd-hand clothing and knick-knacks will also be looking to buy or rent a new home, it’s certainly a possibility.  And with some communities like Saxon Ridge holding these Community Garage Sales on a regular, scheduled basis, it’s a marketing possibility that might be tough to pass up!

Helpful Hint: Let a Community Garage Sale help your business

Dennis B. Burgess
Leasing Consultant and Business Developer
Licensed Florida and Alabama Realtor

Legends Realty
290 Waymont Court, Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL 32746

dennisburgess@legendsre.com

www.centralflrentals.com

Cell/Direct/Fax- 407-278-1240
Office – 407-333-1010 x137
Office Fax – 407-910-2436

Turning vacant into occupied, and “houses” into “homes”SM

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About Dennis Burgess

Dennis B. Burgess Realtor in Orlando, FL ORRA Vice-chairman of Strategic Planning/Secretary ORRA/FR Boards of Directors Empire Network Realty 6000 S. Rio Grande Ave., #104 Orlando, FL 32803 Cell: 205-445-4755 Office: 407-440-3798 bamaburgess@hotmail.com Twitter: @orlrentals Turning vacant into occupied, and "houses" into "homes"
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