Strategies for Coping With Sign Restrictions
Keep It Ethical
Be sure that all promotions indicate your professional status. —Article 12
Some cities and some homeowners’ associations don’t allow real estate practitioners to post for-sale signs. The reasons vary from concerns about neighborhood flight to complaints about a proliferation of overly large or unsightly signs.
- Set standards. Ask the local authorities to grant an exemption for signs that conform to a mandated size and shape.
- Strike a deal. Ask the city council to allow temporary open-house signs on weekends, even if front-yard, for-sale signs are banned.
- Fight back. Organize the real estate professionals in your area to educate community groups, homeowners, and lawmakers about the benefits of for-sale signs, with the goal of having any restrictions lifted.
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