I have often been asked by sellers about the benefits of having a ' For Sale ' sign. They do not want the neighbors to know they are moving.
There are communities and associations where signs are not allowed. I have found that it takes longer to sell a house when there is no ' For Sale' sign.
It is good for neighbors to know that you are selling your house. They may have friends who might want to move to your development. They will certainly tell their friends and family about your home being for sale. When their friends visit them they will see the Sign and call us about it.
When a house first comes on the market we receive a lot of calls just from the signs even before we have a chance to go to the office and enter the data in the multiple listing service.
If there are buyers looking to move to a particular sub division, they often drive by there to see if there are any new signs for listings that have come up and they call their agent.
When we sell your house we want it to get the most possible exposure to potential buyers as possible and that includes ' SIGNS' in your yard.