An Important Thing To Consider

Reblogger Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

 Visible and legible addresses are vry important for everyone...whether it is for your mail, the UPS or other delivery person or a visitor who does not know the area.  Most important is that emergency vehichles must be able to find your home...make your address easy to and night...for everyone's good.

Original content by Jay Markanich 3380-000723

One of my pet peeves is driving through neighborhoods, trying to locate the house I am to inspect, and see no visible address numbers from the street.  That, or they are cleverly placed in the same illogical spot on every house, but not at all visible from the road.

Such was the case with this house.

Do you see an address?  I don't either.  But it's there.

I knew it was the right house because the one next door had a very visible address.  But not this one.

There are VERY IMPORTANT reasons for have a very visible address!

It could be that Grandma wants to come visit, sure.  Or the mail man gets the right box.  Or so your guests arrive in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

But a VERY IMPORTANT reason is so Emergency Services can find your house in a hurry, particularly at night.

Have you found the address yet?  It's there.  Right on the mailbox!  The numbers are the same color as the mailbox!  Do you think that on a rainy night, even with a great flashlight, an ambulance driver is going to be able to see that?  Neither do I.

I have heard the urban legend that there are jurisdictions which fine people for hard-to-find address numbers.  I don't know if that's true, but why wouldn't we want our addresses to be very easy to see?

My recommendation:  If when you pull up to a house and the address numbers are no where to be found, suggest that difficulty to the listing agent and make the change!  Somebody's life might depend on it!


Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia


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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good reminder. Some street numbers are hard to find. Some are almost impossible to see at night.

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Nov 15, 2010 11:02 PM #1
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Grathiath for the reblog S&D!  This is something every realtor experiences...

Nov 15, 2010 11:23 PM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I agree! I  was just thinking this the other day, especially now that it gets darker sooner and is so dreary out....

Nov 16, 2010 02:40 AM #3
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Great post and great reblog! Some streets in my area have street numbers that increase by 12 from one house to another. I can't figure out why, it's not like sometime in the future they're going to stick five houses in the 20 feet that separate the houses.

Compound that by the problem of camouflaged and it makes finding houses harder than a midnight Easter egg hunt.

Nov 16, 2010 04:40 PM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

great anology clue why the city/country fathers and mothers find this necessary...

Nov 16, 2010 09:32 PM #5
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A great reblog.

Have a nice day!

Nov 16, 2010 10:16 PM #6
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Good New Jersey most Certificate of Occupancy regulations require numbers be visible and 3 inches high!

Nov 16, 2010 10:26 PM #7
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