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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.
San Jose, CA
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.
Paul S. Henderson, REA...
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)
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.
Mike & Eve Alexander
No sign police here. I see it fairly often.
Take photos of them
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.
Report it to the board. They are doing a disservice to the public.
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
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.
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
The public would draw a negative conclusion from this behavior
No penalty here and fairly common on lots in rural areas - I've seen them on lots for as long as 5 years
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...
I don't know if there's a penalty other than a reprimand.
If I get the listings, down they go! Next notice, they are down and will be disgarded in 24 hours!
I do not know. I remove my signs on day of closing or expiration.
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.
I wouldn't jump to conclusuins. They can have an active listing agreement for properties that are not listed in the MLS.
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
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.
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.
Not sure what it is here but it is a fine. I would call the broker first.
Around here a healthy fine for each day. After a few days you are subject to being blocked and removed from the MLS.
I don't worry about that.
I don't know what the penalty is actually.
None if the owner has authorized it
Each municipality in my area has its own bylaws.
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.
That would get expensive
I am not aware of penalties. It is not unusual to find old signs on vacant lots.
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.
I think it is $100+ and no excuses, fine must be paid. I would turn them in.
I'm not aware of any penalty, because I pick mine up on time!
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.
LIve and let live, I am not petty enough to care about how someone advertises.
I am not sure, but great question.
Wow really, do not know if there is a fine in out state.
I doubt an agent could get a sign out of our frozen Michigan turf for months during the winter.
I mind my own business.
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.
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.
why does the owner of the property allow that... the owner should take them down and toss them....