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How a real estate sign saved the day!

Do real estate signs work ? You be the judge.

I was chatting with my friend Paul the Tredyffrin Easttown bee keeper yesterday and he told me this humorous story how a real estate sign saved the day.

Last year he had a swarm of bees that were in a holly bush out in the open. Not the best thing. And they did not want to move. Paul had tried everything he knew to encourage them to move into a hive or swarm box.

Bee swarm resting in the open

On the point of giving up, he saw lying around a real estate sign, "New Price" and as a joke he placed it on the swarm box

 This picture shows the swarm finally moving into the swarm box the next day. The bees obscure the entrance hole in the box. You can see another swarm box in the distance just to the left edge of the swarm box in the foreground and you can see the position of the hole in the distant box.

 

So it proves that real estate signs do work, even for bees. Paul put the "New Price" sign on the box in the morning and the bees moved in that afternoon.

 

Amazing!

 

We use signs as well as modern technology, and we find at open houses people often say they saw the signs when we ask them how they heard about the open house.

 

If you want effective marketing for your Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home contact Nick Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, SellingThe Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc, office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com, website www.SellingTheMainLine.com

 

 

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Comment balloon 31 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • March 13 2018 02:39PM

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Ha! Now I know how to get rid of bees! Love this story.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 1 year ago

Great story and pictures!  Due to the remax logo change, I got new reflective sign riders recently

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

Good morning Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, funny story, thanks for sharing. Real estate signs work in many ways.  

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 1 year ago

Nick,

Great tongue in cheek story, and just goes to show that bees are VERY smart.  Happy Tuesday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett just one way

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® now you know you can reach out to all your local bee keepers

Beth Atalay I thought so as well.

Bees are smart and this shows it Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Nick... this is just too, too funny! Such a clever post which I enjoyed hugely.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 1 year ago

I try hard to be original Nina Hollander 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 ...well, you probably do better at this than I do!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 1 year ago

Not always Nina Hollander 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

That is a great story. The moral to the story is you never know when you might need a real estate sign in your yard.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Nick and Trudy

That's a great story. Guess the bees like their new home, and it didn't take anything but a new price sign to get them to relocate. Guess the price meant more than any other attempts at persuasion.

Jeff

 

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

You are funny!!!   That's a fun story!   I love love signs!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Great Story and funny story, but let's be real Stories sell, you are not just buying  a four sided house with a roof on it,:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Good morning Nick. What a funny story. You certainly had my attention.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Debbie Reynolds very true in this technology age old fashioned methods still work.

Jeff Dowler never know what it takes to persuade. You have to try everything.

Dagny Eason I thought it was funny when Paul told me the story.

Very true, it is stories that sell Endre Barath, Jr. 

Sheila Anderson thank you.

 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Nick, that is a funny story, and was wondering how that sign saved the day.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 1 year ago

My friend Paul was very concerned as he had tried everything he knew to get them into the swarm box. Joan Cox this was a last resort, sort of throwing his hands up.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Hi

I think someone left off the bottom half of the sign, NEW PRICE Honey prices hit new high. Sweetness, no cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 1 year ago

Curtis Van Carter this broker uses these bubbles, the sign is complete, but that honey will be somewhat free, to the owner.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Great story!  That sense of humor really worked!!

Posted by Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes) over 1 year ago

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR it did.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

That's cute. Bees can read and they like a good deal too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 like anyone they want the best deal.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Buyers are always waiting on a good deal. Just watching for a better price.

Now did buyers learn from the bees or did the bees talk to the buyers???

Great story

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) over 1 year ago

John Wiley let's hope the buyers learn from the bees and take advantage of any price adjustments they see.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Dear Nick & Trudy,

Very cute story. 

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) over 1 year ago

Dorte Engel it is a fun story and an example of multi-use of our real estate signs.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Interesting story, fun photos and featured to the group:

EXPRESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AT ACTIVERAIN

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 1 year ago

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz thank you.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 1 year ago

That's a cute story!  Another use for real estate signs!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) about 1 year ago

Jan Green it was funny to see the photos after hearing the story.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 1 year ago

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