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Old 10-24-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: weddington
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Are we, as sellers, required to put an agency sign in our front yard? I have been over the contract and I don't see that specific requirement anywhere.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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If your in Weddington, NC then yes it is in our listing contract.

There are 5 sections of boxes that you check allowing your broker to do these things. One of them includes putting a sign in the yard.

Now you could opt to not do this but that is between you and the broker.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: weddington
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No, this home is listed in Charlotte and I have been over the contract several times. No specific verbage relating to signage.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I don't know. I DO KNOW that my development does not allow signs in the yard. Only one sign allowed in one window in the front of the home per HOA agreements. So, if an agent wants to do business with anyone in our development, they have to agree to this otherwise the seller gets fined DAILY for having a sign in the yard.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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Unless specified in the listing contract, NO.

Many folks, for various reasons, don't want or can't have the signage in their yard.

If that's your case, than let the broker know. It's merely one tool of the trade ...
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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But one of the MOST important tools of the trade. Statistics still say that after the internet, the sign is one of the most cited ways of finding a home!!

Shelly
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Holy cow, maybe its just me, but I would never imagine NOT having a sign on my front lawn! When I started looking, that was the first thing I did. Drive around neighborhoods looking for signs. Just remember, for the people who do not want signs in their front yard, you are missing out on a ton of possible buyers.....
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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In my market you are not required to have a yard sign, but I can't imagine why you wouldn't want one.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel/Weddington, Union County, NC
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I agree that it is in the Listing contract as things the Listing Agent CAN do but just as with any of these marketing strategies, you can keep from having them done if you let the Broker know. I agree with all here, that it is a valuable tool, but I think I understand your reasoning for not wanting it. Just as you can specify for security reasons you do not want pic of your property, you can deny that as well as any of the other options. Put it in writing to the firm and agent.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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If it's not required in the contract than it's probably not required...period.

However, unless you have a very good reason not to, signs are very important for marketing
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