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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA

4th of July Flags

Asked by Dorene Slavitz, Torrance, CA Wed Jul 3, 2013

My neighborhood is covered with flags every year from one Realtor or another. Do you used flags? Have they been a good marketing tool for you?

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This year we are handing out small flags at two new home centers. They are being called "fortune" flags because rolled up inside each one is a prize of some type ranging from a 2 night stay at one of the local resorts to coffee mugs. They have definitely generated agent and Buyer traffic in both sites.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 4, 2013
great idea!
Flag Thu Jul 4, 2013
Phillis..... American flags not made in America..... we have sold our souls :(
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 7, 2013
I know, Connie, sigh......
Flag Sun Jul 7, 2013
Mine too, the only problem is the American Flag protocol is compromised, this from one of my neighbors. A Veteran, he is not happy that the flags sometimes are blown over and end up on the ground. According to him that is a huge no-no. The American flag is not supposed to touch the ground. That, and the fact that the flags are not made in the US, really upset him. It only takes one person in the neighborhood......
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
As a "Vet" myself, I might be a bit concerned about that last comment of yours.

Personally, I think that the American Flag should mean much more to us than a sales/marketing gimmick. Why not go who,e hog and have the realtor name stenciled on the flag, in tasteful ink of course.

I look at the made in China thing as an irony, given that this country already owns a good chunk of real estate here, as well as carrying several loan notes.

The tradition of the flag not touching the ground is correct, and is a sign of respect, both of the sacrifices of those who shaped this country's as well, as well as respect for the Republic. This link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Flag_Code provides information on The United States Flag Code, which establishes advisory rules for display and care of the flag of the United States. It is Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq)

The part of this code states that: When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
Flag Sun Sep 1, 2013
This is California, there will always be some who object.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 5, 2013
I've always thought about it but have never done it. Im not sure that it would be a cost effective type of marketing.

Although it looks great and is a nice touch!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 3, 2013
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