So, you have decided to sell your home by yourself! You can save many thousands of dollars if you are successful. I have written this guide to assist you. I have seen many FSBOs have unrealistic expectations, and make mistakes along the way that ultimately prevent them from being successful. Did you know that 80% of FSBOs ultimately list their home with a Realtor? I hope these ideas will help put you in the other 20%.
1) Unless you have direct or related professional experience, do not try to make these repairs yourself. Doing so can result in personal injury and damage to signs and equipment.
Many times we would see a sign with a picture of a snowmobile entering the road, much like a sign for trucks crossing the road. OK, that’s natural in Canada. After we reach Chapleau and seeing more snowmobile signs our attention was drawn to them. Just crossing the main road was one thing but the snowmobile paths have their own stop signs! Yes, traffic signs for the snowmobile paths. In some locations the path paralleled the main road with their own stop signs!
In signs company order to have a durable sign made of high quality wood such as redwood or cedar you can expect to pay quite a bit of cash. There is no way to cut corners on wood costs; buying cheaper means that you will have to replace it in a few years. In order to have a good, sturdy wood sign that won’t bend and warp, you have to pay big bucks.
For advertising this is the greatest thing since popcorn. No longer is there a static sign, sitting for a couple months, requiring a crew of men to replace the banner with a new advertisement. No only is the labor an issue, but the risk to life and limb is great. Many billboards are well over 50′ off the ground.
It wasn’t until 1910 that in Paris a, man called Georges Claude came up with the idea for neon signs. His first effort was a sign for a barber shop in that city. How and when did they first come to the United States. Earle Anthony, the owner of an auto dealership in Los Angeles, apparently heard about neon signs and visited Paris. The result was two Packard neon signs which he purchased for $1,250. The year was 1923. The idea spread quickly because both businesses and the public took hold of this new concept in advertising. Traditional sign advertising was hit with the brilliant explosion of neon national neon signs. These first signs were called “liquid fire” no doubt because of the bright red light they emitted seem to signify danger.
When I first started working on electric signs, I did experience the power and pain of electricity, so first off, make sure you’re careful! If you have a neon sign, or lighted channel letters, these signs have the highest voltage, and will give you a good jolt. Make sure the power is off. I made the mistake of asking a customer to turn their sign off, and of course 15,000 volts numbed my arm. So make sure the power is off.
Frankly, this is the confidence that you need. You should not present yourself to either of you as damaged goods. If you suspect or give off the vibe that you’re just not worth remaining faithful to or that you (or the relationship) is just not worth the considerable time and effort that it’s going to take to save it, then you’re only setting yourself up to come up short of what you know you truly deserve. Demand his or her best, but be willing to give your own best self. Because you deserve nothing less.