I have to agree with Bert.
We have to rationalize the investment in any marketing/communication materials. The intention of living a tag or card behind should be connected to the expected future action that some one will see it, read it and call us to hire a future service (an inspection). That is not going to happen (very unlikely!) with a Main Water or Gas Tag. However, this type of “call to attention” tags, may leave a lasting good professional impression about our brand. You have to realize that the next time someone will see those tags, could be several years down the road. In this case for $0.14 a Tag, that investment may be worth it, but I would not base my future forecasted sales on that expectation.
Pillar to Post has been leaving these for years. I see their tags all the time. I’ve never heard so much as a whisper of complaint about it. I’ve rarely used them, but there are properties and clients where they are useful. Of course, it is amusing to see something mis-identified with the P to P tag.
(Neil DeGaris, CMI KY License # 102167)
I left behind letters in the beginning of my career UNTIL i got the dreaded seller phone call which he threatened me with a lawsuit. It makes sense that many won’t like us for what we do.
For years, I left a “letter/card.” As for as I know, I never got a single job from them. I think that it’s rare that a seller is looking for an inspector. Either they know someone or their agent refers someone to them. On the other hand, you’ll easily find some inspectors who swear by leaving something for the seller.