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Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

First I don't know how I would know it was stolen...second if I DID know it was stolen I would call the Agent and let them know where it is.

Jul 17, 2016 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
908,818
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nothing. Many signs that agents claim were stolen, were actually removed by authorities because they were placed in areas which were a violation of laws or zoning ordinances. Also, i know agents that let homeowners use their signs to promote yard sales, etc as was of networking and getting exposure.

Jul 17, 2016 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Evelyn Johnston nailed this one...

Jul 17, 2016 09:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I do the right thing and call the owner.

Jul 17, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

I would let them know, and if I could, I would return it.  A

Jul 17, 2016 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I call the name on the sign and let him/her know where it is!!!!  

Jul 17, 2016 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

You make a valid point in your blog.

Jul 17, 2016 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I've never found a stolen realtor sign (although I'm sure it happens often).  If I did see one, I'd certainly return it/call the agent, esp as they might be able to refer biz to me in the future.

Jul 17, 2016 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Poverty of spirit is at work from those who steal. Keep it! I can get another sign but that person remains with sign but poorer for it.

Jul 17, 2016 06:28 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Please don't attempt to redirect me.

Jul 17, 2016 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Haven't had any stolen in a very, very long time, Bob. I did have one that people used for target practice. That annoyed me as my signs are expensive.

Jul 17, 2016 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Happened to us only once. 

Jul 05, 2019 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I saw a sign that was repurposed for a garage sale.  Driving around I saw a few that looked like they were from the same agent.  Figured it was a client or the agent themselves.  Plus, I couldn't see the contact info while driving otherwise I'd have called them.  I hate when people steal signs.  If I saw one in action, I'd take a photo and call the cops.  If it was my sign I'd detain them until the cops arrived.  Sadly, they don't cost much and the best they'd get is an infraction.  Darn prop 47!

Jul 18, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You need to pick your battles.

Jul 18, 2016 12:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Call the number and let them know where to find it!

Jul 18, 2016 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I call the number on the sign to inform the location of the sign if they wish to retrieve it.

Jul 17, 2016 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Signs are expensive. I'd call the agent and tell them where their sign is.

Jul 17, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've never found one - I have had my signs stolen, shot to pieces, driven over and crushed beyond repair though ;)

Jul 17, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

II have not found any. Many of my signs hav been stolen.

Jul 17, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nothing. City employees pick up many signs in our area when they are in public areas.

Jul 17, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob "RealMan" Timm - mine is stolen few years ago. Can I do something about it?

I rather move on....

Jul 17, 2016 03:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

What goes around comes around and the other way around as well.  Do a good deed and maybe someday somebody else will do a good deed as well.

Thanks for the reminder, Bob

Jul 17, 2016 03:11 PM
Rainer
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I would certainly call the agent and let them know where I saw the sign. If possible, I would secure it, so they can easily find it in a safe place.  We owe each other that common courtesy.  

Jul 17, 2016 02:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The open house signs are often taken if someone wants to have a garage sale.

Lately my cute rider: "TOO LATE, OPEN SUN, OPEN SAT-SUN" all disappeared.

Jul 17, 2016 12:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Simple..call the agent number on the sign and let them know. We often see our signs taken ads a prank and removed to another location..on a golf course or by a country club (when the kids first get out of school)...must be a right of passage!

Jul 17, 2016 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I saw a bunch of signs from a local chain office thrown over the side of a steep mesa. I called the office to let them know. 

Jul 17, 2016 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If I can tell who it belings to I will call that agent or company. If I can't I do nothing.

Jul 17, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I was at the blog.  We have a lot of out of business companies in my area, so unless I suspect it is one of mine I don't worry

Jul 17, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have had some stolen , why I do not know.

Jul 17, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
637,434
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I call the agent where it is so it can be picked up. If I'm in the neighborhood, I drop it off. What comes around, goes around IMHO

Jul 17, 2016 10:44 AM
Rainer
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

its true it happens, and your right , you cant get any stolen if your not listing..part of the job description i think,, think someday, they will have a chip embedded

Jul 17, 2016 08:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If I did see a sign I thought might be stolen I would call the agent. Hasn't happened yet

Jul 17, 2016 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Well, I haven't seen one that I've ever been aware of, though I did read your Blog Bob "RealMan" Timm.  I'm not sure how you could notify the realtor if the sign was covered though.  I see many homemade signs, and it's too bad that someone couldn't think of making their own, if they didn't want to buy one, and instead felt they had to take someone else's . . .          

Jul 17, 2016 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I have never had this happen.  They do need constant montoring to make sure they are still standing proud.  

Jul 17, 2016 07:03 AM
Rainer
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Usually only see signs defaced, usually on rural property.

Jul 17, 2016 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

If it's my company, I retrieve it & hope they call the cops.

Jul 17, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's lucky Valeria Mola .

Jul 07, 2019 02:28 PM