Here’s Why You Should Update Your Apartment Signs

It can be easy to underestimate the influence of regular apartment signs in the world of internet marketing. This means apartment owners don’t often update their apartment signs when they should. At Dave’s Signs, we encourage property owners to upgrade their signs and ensure they look current. Here are some reasons why you should do it:

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Visible to Passersby’s

Old and frayed signs often have missing pieces of information and aren’t very visible to passersby’s. This means you might miss an opportunity to attract a prospective buyer or tenant. Damaged or old signs can also make it difficult for visitors to find and identify your property easily. 

Good First Impression

When prospective tenants or buyers visit your property, you want to give them the best possible impression. Apartment signs are probably one of the first things they’ll see. If the signs are damaged, dated, or old, They might think the apartments are in that condition too. This can influence their buying decision. 

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Signs are an important aspect of branding. They display your logo and apartment information to everyone who sees it. Without proper branding, it can be difficult to attract tenants or buyers over an apartment complex that looks polished.

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Most property owners invest a lot of time and effort to ensure their apartment building looks great. Aesthetics add value and attract more clients. It doesn’t make sense to beautify your entire property and not upgrade your apartment signs. Take the time to ensure your apartment sign looks great and is visible to people that are near your property.

If you want to know more about apartment signs or want to get high-quality signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dave’s Signs. You can contact us online or call (805) 232-3785.


What You Need To Know About Property Management Signs

If you are a property manager, you know exactly how important property management signs are for the success of your business. Just as the right kind of signage can help you succeed, a poorly designed sign system can have the exact opposite effect.

Check out this property management sign below we did for Brock Hills residential community. It’s clean, simple and gets the message across.

Property Management Signs

Here are Some Things You Need to Know About Property Management Signs:

1 – They Need to be Readable

Choose the font with care and make sure that the lettering is sufficiently large. Not everyone will have excellent eyesight, and it’s important to have a sign that can be easily seen from a distance. This is a crucial aspect of property management signs.

2 – Keep It Simple

Property management signs need to be clean and simple. For instance, if the sign is meant to direct people towards an office or restaurant, be direct and keep the message simple. The signs should maintain the look and feel of your brand, but don’t overdo it with clutter that can make the sign hard to follow. 

Here is a sign we did that does just that for The Pierpont Inn.

3 – Quality Matters

Because these signs are meant to be outdoors, the quality of your sign is of the utmost importance. They need to withstand the rain and changing weather patterns. With the right property management sign,  you can help to increase desire and add value to renters.

4 – Hire Professionals for Sign Design

Getting your property management signs to succeed is about hiring the right team. At Dave’s Signs, we have been designing, fabricating, installing and servicing property management signs for over 20+ years. We know exactly how to provide our clients the kind of property management signs they require.

For information on our property management sign services feel free to call Dave’s Signs at (805) 232-3785, or reach out to us online and we will get back to you shortly.

Make sure you also check out our gallery of recent work.



Is it Time to Update Your Business Directory Signs?

Business Directory Signs - Kanan Village

Business directory signs are specifically designed to provide valuable information for customers and potential customers. However, we live in a world of rapid change and things that were relevant yesterday may not have much meaning tomorrow. Take a look at your directory signage. Maybe today is a good day to update, upgrade, or improve your business image.

Improve the Customer Experience

Effective business directory signs can do more than just inform. When you view the sign we did for the Cabrillo Business Park; you can easily tell which businesses are there. Thanks to the simple and easy to read arrows by each company, you know immediately where they are located. Two companies are straight ahead while the other two businesses are located to the left. This sign is not only informative; it’s easy on the eyes and a pleasure to look at.

Business Directory Signs - Cabrillo Business Park

Part of the Landscape

When you come to Dave’s Signs for business directory signs, we help you get the most from your signage. The sign we did for the Shops at Kanan Village is not only a great directory sign; it’s an effective monument sign that makes an exceptional landmark. When your sign becomes a landmark, it is part of the everyday thinking process of people who live in the area. Before you know it, they’ll be telling others to look for your sign when they give directions.

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Sophisticated Yet Professional

When you get out of your car and walk up to the professional building at 2815 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village, you’ll see one of the most impressive business directory signs in the area. Why is it impressive? Because it presents an air of sophistication and professionalism that you’d expect to find with legal and financial services.

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Photos of Daves Signs

Discover how Dave’s Signs can help you improve your business signs when you call us today at (805) 641-1387. You can also reach out to us online.

Mall Signs – Getting it Right the First Time

Whether you run a large and complex mall or a strip mall in Southern California, your mall signs say a great deal about your development. These are not simple signs which take little thought or involve a quick installation. They must be well planned out and all the “I’s” have to be dotted and “T’s” crossed before a professional mall sign can be displayed. This is why you need sign professionals like Dave’s Signs.

Malls Have Special Requirements for Sign Installation

Depending on which city your business or businesses are located in, you may have several requirements for mall signs. Business signs have a huge impact on the quality and character of the communities they serve, and many city councils and local governments have strict regulations for business signs, especially large signs for malls. For example, they must not be too large and they must be set back so far from the street. In some areas, the size of your mall or shopping center designates what type of signage you can display. In addition, certain types of signs may not be allowed.

Sign lighting also is subject to many different rules and regulations. For instance, illuminated signs may have size restrictions and also illumination restrictions. Before sign work can begin, all the necessary permits must be obtained and it is vital to have the area surveyed for potential problems, such as property infringement issues.

Professional Installation of Mall Signs

Dave’s Signs has more than 20 years of experience serving the Southern California area. We understand all about local ordinances and make sure all the right permits are taken out. We are also aware of issues like insurance requirements. For example, sign companies must have adequate insurance coverage, such as general liability and other important coverage options. We have these things covered.

And when it comes to insurance for mall signs, you will need to make sure your signs are covered for liability issues and hazards like storm damage.

After Hours Installation

When you do business with Dave’s Signs, you enjoy many benefits, one of which is after hours installation if needed. This will result in fewer inconveniences to your customers, and disruptions to your business. It also lessens the chances for accidents involving customers.

This is a photo of the Red Horse Plaza custom illuminated monument sign designed, fabricated and installed by Dave’s Signs. Red Horse Plaza is located in Ojai, CA.

What Kind of Mall Signs Do You Need?

Dave’s Signs can install all types of mall or shopping center signs. We can design custom electric signs, signs with channel letters, and illuminated signs. In fact, we take care of the entire process for you, from the design stage all the way through to installation. Plus, we can make repairs and service your mall signs. For additional information, you only need to pick up the phone and call (805) 641-1387.

Tips for Getting the Most from Shopping Center Signs

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If you’re looking to update your shopping center signs, you have made a good business decision. However, you’ll need to work with other business owners to get the best signage for everyone. Here are some helpful tips for getting the most from your signage.

Position Matters 

If possible, try to get your message as high on the sign as possible. People tend to look up and to the left (because we read from left to right) when they look at things. Naturally, the upper left-hand corner is the most desirable location. You may have to pay more for this position, but it’s one of the best ways to spend your advertising dollars.

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Keep Your Sign Simple and Easy to Read

Most shopping center signs are designed to attract the attention of people driving by. This means you have less than five seconds to get the reader’s attention and convey your message. For best results, keep words to a minimum and include few images.

Trader Joe's & Rite Aid Monument Sign, Shopping Center Signs
Dave’s Signs Photos 5/2016

Many drivers today don’t have a lot of time to read the local signage. They may be thinking about work or home or just trying to navigate traffic. This gives you a limited opportunity to attract their attention, and your message should be short and sweet.

The Importance of Size 

Do you have several businesses on your shopping center signs? If so, you may want the biggest signs possible but how big is too big?

Rite Aid Illuminated Channel Letter Sign, Shopping Center Signs

At Dave’s Signs, we work with our clients, and we are familiar with all the local regulations and ordinances in your area. We can recommend the right location and size for your signage. That way, you won’t have to worry about compliance issues. Call us at (805) 641-1387 for more details.