Home Seller FAQ 6. Why should I have a 'For Sale " sign? I do not want neighbors to know I am moving.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I have often been asked by sellers about the benefits of having a ' For Sale ' sign. They do not want the neighbors to know they are moving.

There are communities  and associations where signs are not allowed. I have found that it takes longer to sell a house when there is no ' For Sale' sign.

It is good for neighbors to know that you are selling  your house. They may have friends who might want to move to your development. They will certainly tell their friends and family about your home being for sale. When their friends visit them they will see the Sign  and call us about it.

When a house first comes on the market we receive a lot of calls just from the signs even before we have a chance to go to the office and enter the data in the multiple listing service.

If there are buyers looking to move to a particular sub division, they often drive by there to see if there are any new signs for listings that have come up and they call their agent.

When we sell your house we want it to get the most possible exposure to potential buyers as possible and that includes ' SIGNS' in your yard.

 

 

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

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Kevin O'Rourke - Keller Williams Miami Beach Realtor
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I have not yet had to talk a home seller into having a For Sale sign in the yard, luckily!  It brings to mind the issue that "secret agents" have.  If no one knows you are a Real Estate Agent, it will be so much harder to get business.  I imagine the same holds true for "secret listings"

 

May 23, 2012 10:04 PM
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Diane Wheatley
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I consider real estate signs to be the grandfather of all marketing tools.  It is the most basic, elementary tool in our arsenal of property promotion.  In the early days when the country was still be settled, a seller would stick a for sale sign in the ground for all to see.  I believe it to be one of the most influential tools used today.  Sellers don't realize the impact that a for sale offers them.  If they are truly serious about selling, a for sale sign cannot be dismissed.

May 24, 2012 12:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Jerry, I agree. Buyers like to drive by neighborhoods and the For Sale sign makes it easy to spot the homes on the market.

Carla, I do not hvae to look for house numbers when I am in the subdivision, I just look for the signs . It makes it easy specially in the evenings when it is dark.

Gretchen, I agree. I guess that is one of the reasons for  a house to have curb appeal as well.

Tammie, I never insist on signs. I respect the sellers. I wrote this post so that they can read the feed back from others in the industry .

Evelyn, I agree.

Kevin, Good analogy.

Diane, Business cards and Sale signs are the two things we buy as soon as we get into real estate.

May 24, 2012 03:15 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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Good Morning Gita, Congratulations on the featured blog. Every now and then I hear this on a new listing. I try to assess why the home owner may not want the neighbors to know and expalin the benefits of a sign and notifying neighbors. Have a great day

May 24, 2012 05:29 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Scott, Neighbors will find out anyway .

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