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Pranksters? Or Was Someone Hungry in Trussville?


There's never a dull moment in real estate.  Tuesday morning I received a text message and this photo from one of my sweet home sellers in Trussville........

"Someone jacked up our sign!"


Vandalized Sign in Trussville


When I drove over to replace the sign I noticed several other signs had been destroyed and some far worse than this one.  Thankfully, it was just the signs and I'm not aware of any damage to neighbor's vehicles or other property. 


So was it pranksters?  It's Spring Break.  Draw your own conclusions. 



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RE/MAX Advantage South

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Hoover, AL  35244



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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

been there done that... one night we had several signs stolen out here and they were all dumped in another neighbor's yard as a prank...two of mine were taken and I only found one of them...my guess is it will be found someday in a canal. 

signs stolen

Mar 26, 2014 12:04 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Hmm, teenagers + basball bat (or something similar) + parents who have no idea where their kids are = extra expenses for local agents.

Mar 26, 2014 12:46 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Mark, this was the first time I've had this happen to me.  I felt so violated LOL!

Than, I hope they don't come back! 

Mar 26, 2014 01:13 AM
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Have never understood when people willingly destroy property, cant imagine they really derive pleasure in that. Sorry for the destruction...

Mar 26, 2014 02:18 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

You know it was just stupid destruction.  I can understand (although not agree) with pranks such as maybe putting a mustache on your picture.  Slightly altering the phone number so it answers at some risque business.  This is just senseless.  

Mar 26, 2014 04:11 AM
Deborah Newell
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty - Virginia Beach, VA

Wow! Only vandaism I've seen recently are a few spray painted signs. Course, it's been cold out.....spring is coming some time. Hopefully we'll not see any problems here!

Mar 26, 2014 04:13 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Ann, I came over from Debbie's post. I just don't get vandalism at all! When I was in local government we had to deal with everything from spray painting to people setting our playgrounds on fire! What a waste of time and money! Upsetting.

Mar 29, 2014 04:03 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Ann, I am sorry you were struck by vandals. I do not call that kind of destruction a prank. 

Make it a great weekend.

Mar 29, 2014 04:32 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Ann -  It is a shame that people have to vandalize.  I came over to your blog by recommendation of Debbie Reynolds.  Looks like you have some interesting blogs.  I am going to subscribe.

Mar 29, 2014 07:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ann- idle hands, right.  It would be nice if the pranksters were caught and forced to reimburse and manually replace the signs. 

Mar 29, 2014 10:47 AM
Ann Marie Clements
Remax Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery County & Frederick County

OHHH NO! This is so awful. I hope that it has not happened again since you posted this blog. 

Nov 08, 2014 08:28 PM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Ann Allen Hoover

I never have quite understood how someone gets enjoyment out of hurting one's property

Jan 07, 2015 07:31 AM