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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

For Sale signs are very effective in some communities.

Some HOAs now have strict sign restrictions.

Jun 27, 2015 10:52 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

It depends on the location of the property. I do get calls from signs.

Jun 27, 2015 10:45 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do get a lot of calls off of my signs. I would say they are very effective for me and my company. I picked up a buyer because of a sign call. This person isn't going to buy my listing, but I just wrote an offer for him today on another property. 

Jun 27, 2015 02:05 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

To Me they are very effective.  People call all the time, because of the signs.

Jun 27, 2015 12:03 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We get calls from them

They work

Jun 27, 2015 11:51 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Well I guess in a non election year they could be effective.  With an election looming there are just too many signs signs signs.

Jun 27, 2015 11:27 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I find they're more for promoting the brand than finding Buyers.  Not too many people are out driving around looking at homes any more.  There are a few but they are now the exception and not the rule.


Jun 27, 2015 11:15 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I really like for sale signs and they really work.  Maybe not directly for buyers but for other interest in selling their homes.   The second I add the pending sell sign and send out mailings.

Jun 27, 2015 10:59 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I actually get a lot of sign calls.

Jun 28, 2015 12:14 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Richie. I keep seeing for-sale signs all over the place. There are even some FSBOs that are doing open houses just down the road from me. They must be effective. Either that, or else they are ingrained in my reticular activation system.

Jun 27, 2015 07:46 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

For getting calls from drive bys - though it's just for people to know that home is for sale, Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose 

Jun 27, 2015 04:04 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think they are effective, build brand awareness, let the neighbors know you are there, and help you to know when to slow down as you approach with buyers.

Jun 27, 2015 03:43 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Still the silent salesperson.  

Jun 27, 2015 02:48 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Jun 27, 2015 12:56 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

very effective worth >1000 blogs.

Jun 27, 2015 12:35 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

As of late, my online presence has been more productive. 

Jun 27, 2015 11:13 AM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Not so good in gated communities but always effective to have than not to have

Jun 27, 2015 10:55 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

It depends on the area.  One which has lots of drive bys, effective.  Rural/outlying areas - no so much.

Jun 28, 2015 01:43 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

It depends on the location.  If it is a very busy road, I will get calls on the property.  Otherwise, I will get few calls on the signs.

Jun 28, 2015 12:23 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

For Sale signs, how effective are they?

They are of no use gaining membership in the local running club. Clearly there must be a PROPER purpose associated with you word 'effective.'

They are mandatory to identify which car in your drive way you are wanting to get rid of.

For Sale signs are highly effective for getting responses from un-afillated buyers. Sign effectiveness decreases if the listing agent places the home onwer in peril and immenate danger by syndicating the homes data to Zillow Group.

For Sale signs on the street in front of condo complex that forbid signage is not productive.

For Sales signs in front of a house 11 turns into a community on a 4 house court are less effective.

For Sale signs in a desirable community, with high visibility is MONEY IN THE BANK.

Jun 27, 2015 11:56 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

For me, more important is the flyer boxes next to it. Our company does not allow sign riders with our name on it.

Jun 27, 2015 11:46 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose They are very effective for sign calls.

Jun 27, 2015 11:29 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It depends... if it's a home in the back of a community on a quiet cul-de-sac street... not very effective. If it's a sign in a yard that has some traffic going past it, more so. I don't get a lot of calls from it, but I do get people going on my website for more information.

Jun 27, 2015 11:14 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richie. I use them for all the homes that we flip. In our area, many look for our signs as they know the quality of the work we do. We get calls all the time from signage.

Jun 27, 2015 09:32 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I find I get more calls on land listings or rentals and not as much for the normal homes. 

Jun 27, 2015 03:02 PM