2 For sale by owner signs & a REALTOR© sign?

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2 For sale by owner signs & a REALTOR© sign while listed?

This Teaneck, NJ home for sale is listed with a REALTOR© in the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, has 1 Real estate company sign & 2 For sale by owner signs. Does this make any sense to anyone?

What do you say when showing this house? Well, you can buy it through a real estate agent or just go direct with the owner. I sent the photo to the local board of REALTORS© and they believe as long as it is an exclusive agency listing, the signs are permitted to be out, but does this really look good?

Not sure how this makes the real estate industry look, other than confusing and a little unprofessional.




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Jeana Cowie, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES©
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Oradell, NJ 07649 (in Bergen County, NJ)


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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Jeana, that either smacks of desperation or a difficulty in making a decision!  I would hate to show a house with that signage in front of it!

Jul 26, 2010 12:55 PM #1
Jeana Cowie
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Paramus, NJ
Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES

Tony, I agree. Really looks silly & unprofessional.

Jul 26, 2010 01:07 PM #2
Hurst Real Estate & Auction - Morristown, TN

I have seen this where an agent is selling their own home and ironically enough have both a Real Estate for Sale sign and a For Sale By Owner sign.

Jul 26, 2010 01:22 PM #3
Tom Branch
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Plano, TX
Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador

I'm almost certain this is a violation of RE/MAX rules (I realize that's not the case in the photo). I take an exclusive agency listing from time-to-time and I do not allow them to use signs.


Jul 26, 2010 06:06 PM #4
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Jeana, Seems like the Seller is not loyal to their listing agent.


Aug 10, 2010 08:01 AM #5
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