I really don't want a sign in my yard. It's none of my neighbors business if I'm selling my house.

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Real Estate Broker with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

I really don't want a sign in my yard.  It's none of my neighbors business if I'm selling my house.

With all due respect, you are incorrect.  It is in your best interest to have as many people as possible know that your house is for sale.  No one can buy it, if they don't know it's available.  With over 160 homes currently for sale in Picture of real estate signsWrightsville Beach, NC, we need to take advantage of any form of advertising we can.

First, let's deal with the neighbor issue.  Your neighbor may be just the person to help sell your house.  Think about it:  Since they already like the neighborhood, they are more likely to suggest to friends or acquaintances there's a house for sale in their neighborhood.  You want, and need, all the "advertising" you can get.  Talk to your neighbors, let them know you are selling your house and give them one of the flyers I gave you.  Ask them if they know anyone looking to buy, and if perhaps they might like your house.  Most people would like to help choose their new neighbors! 

Many potential buyers aren't working with a REALTOR®, and begin their search by driving around neighborhoods they like, looking for real estate signs.  Sure, most people today begin their search for a new home online.  But, many are still taking a weekend drive through communities they like, taking note of the homes they see with real estate signs.  They even call the Listing Agent on the spot, to get more info.  Can you afford to miss that chance? 

Our goal is to sell your Wrightsville Beach, NC house in the shortest amount of time, on terms which make you happy. 

Along with a great marketing plan, having a sign in the yard will help us to do just that!

 

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Karen Crowson
Livermore Wine Country Homes
Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA

This does come up with some sellers who need to short sell their home. They feel remorse, shame, fear, anger, and just don't want the scrutiny of their friends and neighbors on top of that.  If they're in a market where inventory is limited (we did experience that here in CA last spring and still do in some neighborhoods), it may work out ok for them. I don't condone it, but certainly understand the sensitivity.

January 13, 2011 04:10 PM
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William James Walton Sr.
Greater Waterbury Real Estate
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group

Tish,

I've had sellers insist on a sign being placed in the yard, and I've even lost a listing because my broker refused to place a sign in the yard, but I don't remember ever being told not to put a sign in a yard because the owner didn't want the neighbors to know. That's defeating the purpose of even trying to sell, as you so very adequately pointed out.

January 13, 2011 09:50 PM
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Linda Christopher
Property Manager & Real Estate Sales

With all due respect, you really have no idea of the real reason they don't want a sign out front. Even if you did know it's not for you to decide if you agree with their decision. I would only stress lightly on the importance of a sign being there then I would back off quickly. And I would never be so condescending to say "with all due respect" or "you are incorrect" over a personal choice of my client.

I had this experience once and I could hear/see/understand that it was important to my client. That was good enough for me.

January 14, 2011 07:21 PM
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Tish Lloyd
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Peter ~  Greatly appreciate your input.  This is invaluable information -- we learn so much from each other; thank you.

Karen ~  I agree with you completely.  I have worked with numerous short sales and fully recognize the importance of being sensitive to those emotions.

William ~  Always appreciate your comments.

Linda ~  With all due respect, when working with Buyers, I always listen to their needs, wants, concerns and fears.  As for condescending -- I also try to include all of my peers when showing respect, whether it be in person, on the telephone or in writing.

 

January 15, 2011 01:20 PM
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Matt Robinson
Pensacola Real Estate (850) 292-4000
ERA Emerald Coast Realty

It's suprising that they wouldn't want as much exposure as possible.  I can understand someone not wanting "short sale" rider on their house, but a for sale sign seems like a must.

I actually had the exact opposite just happen, where my seller was adamant about me placing a "sold" sign up IMMEDIATELY after we went under contract, because she wanted to show off to her neighbors.  It was weird how passionate she was about it.

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