How Flags Are Not Just For Your Country Or State

When most people think of flags, they think of the American flag flying over government buildings or even on many residential homes during holidays like Fourth of July. Some people may recognize their state flag as well as it often flies just below the American flag on a large flagpole. There are actually a lot of different types of flags around and ones that can be custom made for a variety types of businesses or banner flags that are hung to celebrate a particular team or school. Some flag stores or shops not only sell flags from different states and countries but can make a flag, banner or pennant for just about anything you want and they can also go to your home or place of business and do flag pole installation too. This will discuss some of those unique ways to order a special flag and why it is a great item to have.

With the real estate market being in such a slump due to the economy, a great eye catching way to advertise a home for sale or your business may be to have some spectacular banners with your company logo on it made. These may be flown outside a home you are trying to sell for a client or just around town to catch some new prospective clients eyes. It is different than a billboard and that is just what you may need to catch a future clients attention. Other banners that say For Sale flying in front of a house may be a nice change from the traditional for sale sign stuck in the front yard also.

Another way groups need a flag store is to get a custom made banner that has their team logo on it to bring to their games, tournaments or events. Homemade signs are no longer good enough, but a professionally made banner that can be hung on a wall or a fence where the team will compete makes a great impact and lets the team and all of their competitors that they have arrived to win. At a recent national synchronized swimming meet, most of the teams from all over the country had special banners with their team logo on it hanging on all of the walls surrounding the aquatic center. They were in a variety of sizes and shapes and are an easy thing for the team to fold up and pack away in their bags to bring to their next competition.

A lot of people feel great pride in their college or university and like to hang their school flag on game days, for example. Another place where college pennants are hung are in high school guidance counseling offices where students are getting ready for the college application process and may see a college that they like hanging on the wall.

The next time you want a sign or wish to celebrate your favorite team, school or even advertise for your business, think about getting a customized flag or banner as an alternative.

Home Staging for the 4th of July

Statistics vary for the benefits of home staging for selling houses. According to a report by the Christian Science Monitor, March 2006, staged homes sell for 7.4 percent more and in half the time. Some home stagers claim that staged luxury homes sell for 50 percent more. Whatever the statistics say, your chances of getting top dollar and selling faster increase when you decorate to sell.

The practice of grooming a house before listing the property for sale has evolved from the “make it neutral” methods of the 1970s to decorating for the profiled home buyers. New home staging strategies include holiday decorating. Homes decorated for holiday celebrations speak to home shoppers.

The 4th of July gives home sellers double psychological benefits. Not only do homes decked out with patriotic reinforcers make buyers feel connected to the community, the decorations make buyers feel like the home offers perfect entertaining opportunities.

Stars, Stripes, and Swags

During the 4th of July preparations, welcome buyers with patriotic flags or banners. If you have a front porch, swaged bunting or pleated fans with red, white, and blue stripes look great. Look for bunting that has sewn stripes, not printed, and clean finished edges.
(Pleated fans source [http://independence-bunting.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=cpfan1])

How to Display Flags

American flags require specific etiquette for respect. The American flag should proudly stand above any other flags, such as your state or personal flag. Hang flags vertically or horizontally with stars positioned at the top left-hand corner when facing the flag. Flags should never touch the ground and should be taken down or illuminated after dark. Add small decorative flags to embellish wreaths and potted plants.

Red, white, and blue streamers, ribbons, and flowers finish the staged home’s exterior. You can find many flowering annuals at your local nursery in patriotic colors. Use abundant white because it shows up best after dark. Even though buyers like to look at houses during the day, they frequently drive by at night.

Continue the party and patriotic theme inside with fresh flowers. Red roses, white Baby’s Breath, white statice, blue statice and blue Belladonna make great-looking arrangements. Add little flags, ribbons, and streamers to greenery for simple but effective display.

Staging your home for the 4th of July helps create a buyers’ “Dream Home” and makes you feel great at the same time!

Copyright © 2006 Jeanette J. Fisher