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Old 06-14-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Really?
The Board of REALTORS® supports this?
Unbelievable.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/06/...t-homes-guess/
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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Interesting. The digital age is eliminating eyesores. Why drive a car around a neighborhood looking for a house to buy when you can surf the net and not waste fuel?
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Apparently there is a crap load of houses on the market and all those signs was scaring away potential sellers.

I can see it in high end neighborhoods. Brokers are sure giving up a lot of advertising.

And they possibly hurt someone trying to do a FSBO.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Interesting. The digital age is eliminating eyesores. Why drive a car around a neighborhood looking for a house to buy when you can surf the net and not waste fuel?
Some people enjoy driving areas getting to know neighborhoods and cities when they are from out of town. It gives them a feel for the area.

Sitting behind a computer screen looking at fancy photos is only the start. How many times do we see on here how photos can be deceiving.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Apparently there is a crap load of houses on the market and all those signs was scaring away potential sellers.

I can see it in high end neighborhoods. Brokers are sure giving up a lot of advertising.

And they possibly hurt someone trying to do a FSBO.

"Market Access" is a DOJ hot button.

The Board of REALTORS® and REALTOR® members would have done well to steer clear of supporting this mess.
I just recently sold a FSBO that my buyers and I saw when coming to the street to view another house. We saw the yard sign. It is not the first time.

We have a couple of neighborhoods where the covenants, enforced by HOA, dictate the exact color, size, fonts, etc, of yard signs. HOA makes a nickel selling the signs to agents.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Apparently there is a crap load of houses on the market and all those signs was scaring away potential sellers.

I can see it in high end neighborhoods. Brokers are sure giving up a lot of advertising.

And they possibly hurt someone trying to do a FSBO.
The listings online have the address, you can still drive by and see them. I like the idea, and in our area signs are a waste of time and money anyway. Most are sold before the sign even goes up. If the realtors are in favor of it, clearly there is something in it for them. Most likely Rakin has given their reasoning. Buyers will shy away from a neighborhood where too many homes are for sale.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Sounds ripe for a first amendment challenge. I bought my current property after seeing a FSBO sign. You get the best deals on properties not listed on the internet or with a realtor in that area.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The listings online have the address, you can still drive by and see them. I like the idea, and in our area signs are a waste of time and money anyway. Most are sold before the sign even goes up. If the realtors are in favor of it, clearly there is something in it for them. Most likely Rakin has given their reasoning. Buyers will shy away from a neighborhood where too many homes are for sale.
The internet is better for lead capture than a sign is.

Sign drive-by buyers take down addresses and call their buyer's agent.
The internet lets the listing firm require registration after a few clicks.

I am not so accepting of the notion that sign pollution or taxes or too many properties for sale is behind this market restriction.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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Sounds ripe for a first amendment challenge.

That was my first thought. They'll get around it by using a 6 month trial. If it becomes permanent, there will be a constitutional challenge.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Some people enjoy driving areas getting to know neighborhoods and cities when they are from out of town. It gives them a feel for the area.

Sitting behind a computer screen looking at fancy photos is only the start. How many times do we see on here how photos can be deceiving.
Not even deceiving...There's only so much they can convey...
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