A growing number of real estate signs!

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc

Recently I have noticed that our local code enforcement officers have been pretty relaxed about directional for sale and open house signs. In the past this has been the case till someone in the township complains when an overzealous real estate agent has plastered them everywhere and not removed them even weeks after the sale. I can only believe that this relaxed attitude has been because of the state of the housing market and a feeling of compassion upon neighbors and those needing to sell their homes in this market.

What are you finding in your market and why if there is a change do you think it is happening?

Frankly, I think Open House signs should be taken down after an Open House is finished, it actually damages everyones chances of getting drive by visitors if you leave them out all week because no one knows if the pen House is active unless of course you add balloons. Why do agents not remove their signs? Is it because they cannot remember where they put them, or they just don't care about littering a neighborhood with signs?

What about directional signs? I think a limited number should be allowed, but if the rule is that no directionals are allowed then this rule should apply to everyone, agents and FSBO's as well.

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Rainmaker
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Dan Brudnok
Keller Williams RE- Exton - PA License Number #RS225179L - Downingtown, PA
REALTOR,e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,SRES,CSP

Hey folks,

I agree about the signs....even the developments seem to be cracking down...yet to some dismay.  I have a listing in a 55+ development with no cross street open ground and thus no sign spot at all.....and even open house ones are frowned upon and removed the day of.....crazy.

There has to be some middle ground.

Apr 27, 2008 01:28 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Linda Tremblay
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc, PA License #AB065488 - Doylestown, PA
Associate Broker - Bucks County, PA Real Estate Services
They don't remove thembecause they are exhausted after all the clients they talked to all day at the open.  lol
Apr 27, 2008 02:46 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc - Devon, PA
Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198

Dan,

We have a couple of developments like that around here, and even the owners will come out and grab a sign if you place it. They are quite manic and have nothing better to do. One development I can get away with balloons, their ordinance only says no signs and some how no one seems to worry about balloons through the development to the unit you are selling. It seems to work.

Linda, I did not think of that but i am sure you are right, I just hope they convert some to work with them so they can employ an assistant to either collect the signs or buy new ones when they run out.

Apr 28, 2008 06:45 AM #3
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most townships also have regulations about signs.Some require a permot to put sale signs. I agree we should remove our signs but agents who are having an open in the following weeks leave them there permanently.

May 31, 2008 02:28 PM #4
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