Legality of Door Hangers?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Eclipse, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was talking with a friend yesterday that said he thought that hanging a flyer on somebody's door knob was now illegal? Anybody know this for sure.

    Also, In a higher class neighborhood do you think the door hangers will be less effective because some people might view them as un-classy?
  2. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
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    i've never heard it being illegal and i hope it's not, that's a large portion of my advertising.

    screw it if people in high class neighborhoods see it as unclassy. all you are trying to do is make an honest living
  3. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    high class areas will probably react better to direct mail. Because your offering that image, and thats all they care about...well and getting work cheap. Thats how it is around here.
  4. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 251

    its not around here unless they have a no soliciting sign posted on the house or in the neighborhood. I had to check on it because someone came out when I was hanging them and said it was illegal, he didn't know what he was talking about.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    it wouldn't surprise me a bit...some people might consider it trespassing.
  6. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I send out all my my advertising through direct mail. I can portray a better image then I can hanging a flyer on the door. If you want better have to find a better way to advertise. I hate when people hang stuff on my door.
  7. mrbray101

    mrbray101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much more expensive is direct mailing. It seems like a lot for a similar success rate. I have had pretty good luck with calls from doorhangers. I think I paid something like 70 for 1000. I have put out about 100 this year and already picked up 2 new accounts and got a small landscaping job, and a few hedge trimming jobs. Ill be posting some more tommorow. But I would still be intrested in direct mail if its not too much more because like you said it does portray a better image.
  8. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,275

    Its basically postage and mailing list versus hitting the payment. How much is your time worth? How much is your image worth? I see a much better success rate with direct mail.
  9. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do a bit of both.

    For $450k and up houses I use direct mail ( a somewhat formal letter). These neighborhoods are sometimes gated and the way the yards and streets are set up, it would take a long time to put up doorhangers. Plus these people have responded to letters better than hangers.

    For basic neighborhoods I have this high school kid put up doorhangers which is much than direct mail. I pay him $7 an hour , but he really moves and can put up almost 120 an hour, plus I trust him when I drop him off in neighborhoods that he will actually put out the hangers.

    I got 5,000 doorhangers for $200.00 which is a pretty good deal since it included the design.
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    Hi Eclipse,

    I have heard certain towns passing laws where you need a permit to go door to door. I don't know if that applies to just hanging door hangers or if it is meant for people selling on the spot.

    You can always call your town hall to find out for sure.
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