Paul S.  Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.)

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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I do know that my buyer clients hate to have any sign in their yard after closing...or a LBX on the door.

A few buyers have trashed both.  If I know about it, I warn the agent to come pick up their stuff, and some still don't.

Eve

Jan 19, 2017 04:37 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Rickert Property Management - Columbus, OH
ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA...experience counts!

We don't have a penalty, but its a potential violation of license law. I would leave it be unless I listed them. Its not worth hard feelings in most cases.

 

Jan 19, 2017 03:49 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Not an issue here.  The listing may be in the process of being re-entered into the system or it may have become a non-MLS listing (exclusive).   The Seller would have the final say as to what they would want done with the sign.  I have one expiring the end of the month and the owner has advised me to leave it til Spring when he begins building on it!  (it is frozen solid)

Jan 19, 2017 08:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I have not see that on expired listings.  I have known Listing Agents fail to remove sign and lockbox. After a few days the new owners remove both. Not our job to babysit others. 

Jan 19, 2017 08:54 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

No sign police here.  I see it fairly often.  

Jan 19, 2017 03:58 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Take photos of them

Jan 19, 2017 03:24 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We don't have a formal penalty set up for this with our local board, but this would be a violation of the code of ethics.

Jan 19, 2017 09:17 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Report it to the board. They are doing a disservice to the public.

Jan 19, 2017 08:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Paul,

No sign police here.  Come tho think of it, there is a sign police in Beverly Hills.  You have to buy a permit sticker for any sign that you put in BH.  It has a limited lifetime, which means you have to renew it.  So they make sure you are paying and call you if you did not.  A

Jan 19, 2017 07:54 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I don't know whether there are penalties in my area for leaving up a sign. I would think the owners would want those signs gone.

Jan 19, 2017 07:32 AM
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Teri Pacitto
RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I don't think there is a penalty here.  We used to have City workers who were sign police but they aren't around anymore.  The only place I see them is in vacant land and even that is rare.  I've seen some so old that the lettering is worn and the agent is out of business.  I don't' have time to police this either so the signs remain

Jan 19, 2017 06:46 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The public would draw a negative conclusion from this behavior

Jan 19, 2017 06:35 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No penalty here and fairly common on lots in rural areas - I've seen them on lots for as long as 5 years

Jan 19, 2017 06:24 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I don't know what the penalty is in my area... I guess if a new agent obtains the expired listing, the expired listing agent can expect a phone requesting that the signs be removed...

Jan 19, 2017 06:12 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know if there's a penalty other than a reprimand.

Jan 19, 2017 05:33 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

If I get the listings, down they go! Next notice, they are down and will be disgarded in 24 hours!

Jan 19, 2017 05:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know. I remove my signs on day of closing or expiration.

Jan 19, 2017 05:27 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

I wouldn't know, mine never expire for longer than 1 minute since it's my expired's are by design. I'm too busy to be the sign police for others too.

Jan 19, 2017 05:23 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Leesburg, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I wouldn't jump to conclusuins. They can have an active listing agreement for properties that are not listed in the MLS.

Jan 19, 2017 05:16 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

There are some agents here as well, most home owners have if they are lucky, put them behond the house but some just throw them in the street for the metal collectors

Jan 19, 2017 05:09 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Lose of sign seems appropriate.

IF the owner does not care, then I am not about to fret about it.

I am aware there may be other agents who thrive in the opportunity to throw another under the bus. 

It is very likely the owner and agent have an agreement. A sign storage agreement. Until I can usurp that agreement with another, I let the owner manage it as they see fit. 

Jan 19, 2017 05:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our state real estate commission would probably consider that to be false advertising.  If I found this situation I would not waste time reporting it.

Jan 19, 2017 05:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not sure what it is here but it is a fine. I would call the broker first.

Jan 19, 2017 05:01 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Around here a healthy fine for each day.  After a few days you are subject to being blocked and removed from the MLS. 

Jan 19, 2017 04:58 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I don't worry about that. 

Jan 19, 2017 04:50 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I don't know what the penalty is actually.

Jan 19, 2017 04:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

None if the owner has authorized it

Jan 19, 2017 04:40 AM
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Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker
Royal LePage Vision Realty, Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228 - Toronto, ON
Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada

Each municipality in my area has its own bylaws.

Jan 19, 2017 04:35 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

It is a violation of our MLS rules, but I don't have a clue what the penalty is. What would I do? I'd first call the agent and suggest he/she remove the signs. If they are not removed, I'd report to MLS compliance.

Jan 19, 2017 04:14 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That would get expensive

Jan 19, 2017 04:01 AM
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Paul Antonelli
NextHome Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty

nothing here

Jan 19, 2017 03:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I am not aware of penalties. It is not unusual to find old signs on vacant lots.

Jan 19, 2017 03:43 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I don't think there's a penalty, just a warning to have it picked up.  Afterwards I'm not sure what they would do.

Jan 22, 2017 05:55 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think it is $100+ and no excuses, fine must be paid.    I would turn them in.

Jan 20, 2017 01:48 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not aware of any penalty, because I pick mine up on time!

Jan 20, 2017 09:18 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You can't do that in my area. Other agents would be calling the board office to file a complaint. 

Now that reminds me I need to see if I can get some signs off a property I just sold. Hopefully they aren't frozen in the ground.

Jan 19, 2017 07:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

LIve and let live, I am not petty enough to care about how someone advertises.

Jan 19, 2017 06:43 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not sure, but great question.

Jan 19, 2017 05:42 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow really, do not know if there is a fine in out state.

 

Jan 19, 2017 04:21 PM
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Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

I doubt an agent could get a sign out of our frozen Michigan turf for months during the winter.

Jan 19, 2017 01:10 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I mind my own business.

Jan 19, 2017 11:17 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

We don't have a penalty for this, but if I saw it I would contact the listing agent to remind them that their signs are still up.

Jan 19, 2017 10:37 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I am not aware of any sign penalty.  Could it be that the listing shows as "expired" in the multiple listing service but is still an actual listing that is not in the mls?   

This is one of the many times I can channel Susan Emo as I keep my eyes on my own sign inventory.    

Jan 19, 2017 09:39 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

why does the owner of the property allow that... the owner should take them down and toss them....

Jan 19, 2017 09:37 AM