Be Friendly and Polite Realtors...

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

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 While the places we put these signs are technically part of the city's property and not the homeowner's.......the homeowner does maintain it.....water it, cut and feed it. be polite....we always ask permission.  We give them something from our ad specialty stash of imprinted items whether it's a calendar or coffee mug....the next tme they see it...they'll remember those polite realtors....and maybe just maybe, when they know someone who is selling or they decde to sell their home...the Hansons will come to mind.

    It just takes a minute....and what always surprises us most is that the homeower ivariably says we are the very first Realtors who ever ever asked permisson before they put up a sign.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes
Way to go .  Thanks for showing common courtesy which isn't very common these days.
Nov 25, 2007 11:59 AM #1
Matt Kofsky
Transaction Realty 500 Reno, Nv. - Reno, NV
Great idea.
Nov 25, 2007 12:12 PM #2
The All Pro Team
EXIT Realty Leaders - Crystal River, FL
I love that idea.  I think I will start doing it as well.
Nov 25, 2007 12:57 PM #3
David & Lisa Webber
RE/MAX Executive - Crofton, MD
What a good idea.  Usually the homeowners aren't home when I put signs out, but I'll make an effort to do this as well.  Politeness goes a long way!
Nov 25, 2007 01:25 PM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
  Wow !  How cool....let's start a nationwide epidemic of polite realtors !
Nov 25, 2007 02:09 PM #5
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Hi Sally and David,

This post hits home in more than one way. I think what you wrote about here regarding asking the sellers permission is great.

You are nothing but class, and there is no reason whya seller or buyer would ever need to think about any one else.

I hope you are bouncing back from your surgery, and also hope you had a great Thanksgiving


Tom Braatz

Nov 25, 2007 04:52 PM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

In Sacramento, if we put a sign on public property such as the street, the city will come along and swipe it. When I am placing signs on private property, I do ask for permission. If nothing else, it gets my card into the homeowner's hands.


Nov 26, 2007 02:29 AM #7
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA

Sally and David,

I always ask the homeowners permission...and I too look at it as an opportunity to talk about the property and give them my card.  The "public" streets and roads are a different story and they are just a sign waiting to be taken....UGH!

Nov 26, 2007 02:38 AM #8
Scott Cowan
RE/MAX Professionals - Olympia, WA

I always ask as well. I have actually gotten business from going to the homeowners property I want to place my open house sign on. They were amazed someone would ask. A month later they called me wanting to do business. 

Besides, it is just the correct thing to do!

Best wishes,

Scott Cowan
Rainier Real Estate


Nov 26, 2007 03:27 AM #9
Tyghre Collentine
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Minneapolis, MN
Great advice...I know it seems like commonsense, but its so easy to forget!  Best wishes!
Nov 26, 2007 07:50 AM #10
Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
It is respectful to ask permission.  Thanks for the reminder.
Nov 27, 2007 02:31 AM #11
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