Speechless Sundays: First Impressions Last

Real Estate Agent with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty


"Yard" sign at the Oregon coast


Saw this woebegone sign while on vacation at the Oregon coast, during my morning walk to the beach. Won't soon forget it -- or the impression it left of the property and its agent. 


About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond. For more information about Central Oregon real estate, visit www.CentralOregonHome4You.com.

Comments (4)

Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Lisa-

Oh  boy, am I ever in agreement.  The property looks like it is so uncared for.

-- Sara in San Antonio

Aug 19, 2012 01:44 PM
Myrna Ziller
Guarantee Flex Office Fig Garden Village - Fresno, CA
National Association Of Realtors ( N.A.R.)

WOW, what a MESS.  It has to be the worst sign condition I have seen, on a property. THE SIGN IS TOO SMALL AND TOO SHORT.  With such big overgrown weeks and grass, the sign needs to be on a tall post. 

Also, the sign needs to be a large square. The small round shape, does NOT get the job done. 

Thanks For Sharing.   Myrna  :) :) :)

Aug 19, 2012 05:35 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


I have seen worse, but this looks a headstone. :)


Aug 25, 2012 03:33 PM
Lisa Broadwater
Cascade Sotheby's International Realty - Sisters, OR
GRI, CDPE - Bend, Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond

Sara -- Looks like it hasn't had a visitor in many, many moons.

Myrna -- It's the worst I've seen too (and hope to ever see -- makes us all look bad).

Steve -- I thought so too!

Aug 29, 2012 04:40 AM