A Modern Twist on the Traditional Real Estate Sign!

Real Estate Agent with Wolf Real Estate Professionals

A friend of mine, who has a great technical mind, (and happens to have a real estate license), had a interesting idea for a real estate sign.  He noted that real estate signs haven't really changed very much in years even though technology has advanced greatly.

Greg, my friend, said "wouldn't it be cool to get a monitor on the curb so interested people could see a photo slide-show and even possibly virtual tours?"  I said, yeah, that would be slick!  Greg brainstormed it a bit and came back to me with some drawings and a concept.  I agreed to fund the construction of a prototype. 

Greg built the sign in the photo below and I have the sign planted as a test in front of a home listing of mineA prototype for a new real estate sign.  Not only is sign very attractive on the front of the house, it also has more benefits!

Look up at the top, see the angle piece?  It is a solar panel.  It charges a battery located in the base of the sign.  See the monitor?  Currently it is a slide-show of photographs from the backside of the home and interesting features inside the home. 

Right now Greg is monitoring the battery life to see if the solar panel produces enough energy to keep the battery charged, which keeps the 10 x 10 monitor working. 

Future plans include virtual tours on the screen.  The technology exists to link the sign to a lender or even to the realtor.  Stay tuned for future updates on the "high tech" real estate for sale sign!


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Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC


That is super cool. I am impressed. Congrats on having such a creative friend. Add me to your database so you can keep me up to date on how these are going.

Lisa aka Allstarmom3

Jul 09, 2010 01:12 PM #1
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Dan,

Now this is so cool as long as some yahoo doesn't come along and relieve you of this impressive piece! Very creative!!

Jul 09, 2010 01:16 PM #2
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Hey Dan. Besides being practical, the sign is pretty cool looking. You have a pretty creative friend.

Jul 09, 2010 02:00 PM #3
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

Its creative, but I question the long term marginal return.

Jul 09, 2010 02:55 PM #4
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