Need Ideas for Home Show

Originally Posted By: loconnor
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In February, I will be participating in the local Home & Garden Show.


I really need to market my company at this show. I've been struggling somewhat to get it up and running.

Does anyone have any no or low cost ideas I can make my booth stand out from those around me? The size is 5 feet deep by 12 feet across. I was going to use paneling or plywood to make a 3 wall structure. Then have photos or displays showing various "concerns" found during a typical inspection.

I'll have some brochures and business cards, of course; along with a notebook full of "Home" related articles pulled from NACHI and other related sites.

Any ideas would be considered.

Thank you in advance.


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Larry
Western Michigan NACHI Chapter
http://www.w-michigan-nachi.org

"We confide in our strength
without boasting of it.
We respect that of others
without fearing it"
Thomas Jefferson

Originally Posted By: bkelly2
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Originally Posted By: away
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Larry,


Before you build one check this page. Look down the page a little for the question “I am manning a booth at a real estate conference. Can NACHI help?”



Andrew Way


Keystone Residential Inspection Services PLLC


817.441.9598


www.keystoneinspections.com

Originally Posted By: wdecker
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Feel free to display the ‘Top 10 defects …’ Power Point that we displayed at the Illinois Realtor’s convention. Make CD copies of it and hand them out. Cost less than $1.00 to make.


Get the PowerPoint here: http://www.nachi.org/chicagorealtor.htm


Hope this helps.


Originally Posted By: ekartal5
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Take Will with you. icon_lol.gif


Erol Kartal


Originally Posted By: bkelly2
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Have a drawing for a reduced price Home Inspection.


Originally Posted By: loconnor
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Brian,Andrew, William, and Erol.


Thank you very much for your ideas. I'll be working on them.

Will...Thank you for the offer to use your CD idea. Can I do that on a regular computer. I think mine may be too old. It doesn't have a CD-W (?), if that's what its called. So... Wanna spend the weekend in beautiful Michigan in February? ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif) ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif) ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif) Seriously, I appreciate all the great ideas.

Merry Christmas to you all. And hope you have a a great New Years in 2006!!


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Larry
Western Michigan NACHI Chapter
http://www.w-michigan-nachi.org

"We confide in our strength
without boasting of it.
We respect that of others
without fearing it"
Thomas Jefferson

Originally Posted By: sstanczyk
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Larry,


If you are still going to build your 3 wall set-up, contact some local electrical contractors. I bet at least 1 of them will have an old elec. panel with some circuit breakers that they yanked out of a rewire. Hang it on or build it into one of your walls. Add a few double taps, take a torch and char a few wires, use a wrong brand breaker, a little spray paint on the inside of the panel.....Have some fun with it. You could probably find a number of pictures on the electrical board to give you some more ideas.

Use the panel as a set-up for a drawing. Have them mark down the number of trouble spots they find. Then you can pick from the people who get the correct number.

Same thing with an old sink/vanity. Replumb it bad. S trap, leaks, whatever. Something that draws their attention.

Good luck, let us know how it goes.

Steve ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)


Originally Posted By: loconnor
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Didn’t think about that Steve…great idea.


Thank you


--
Larry
Western Michigan NACHI Chapter
http://www.w-michigan-nachi.org

"We confide in our strength
without boasting of it.
We respect that of others
without fearing it"
Thomas Jefferson