Recently I have noticed that our local code enforcement officers have been pretty relaxed about directional for sale and open house signs. In the past this has been the case till someone in the township complains when an overzealous real estate agent has plastered them everywhere and not removed them even weeks after the sale. I can only believe that this relaxed attitude has been because of the state of the housing market and a feeling of compassion upon neighbors and those needing to sell their homes in this market.
What are you finding in your market and why if there is a change do you think it is happening?
Frankly, I think Open House signs should be taken down after an Open House is finished, it actually damages everyones chances of getting drive by visitors if you leave them out all week because no one knows if the pen House is active unless of course you add balloons. Why do agents not remove their signs? Is it because they cannot remember where they put them, or they just don't care about littering a neighborhood with signs?
What about directional signs? I think a limited number should be allowed, but if the rule is that no directionals are allowed then this rule should apply to everyone, agents and FSBO's as well.