Yes....The Sign Will be Removed...By the Sign Company

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

   In our market, most of the FOR SALE signs are mounted on a post and delivered to the property by a sign company that digs the hole with their equipment in the position directed by the listing agent.Keller Williams SOLD Sign There may be temporary initial metal tent signs...but the "real sign" for the listing is installed professionally.

   The day the transaction closes, while the ink is drying on the closing documents, the Listing agent or their brokerage, orders the sign removed.  In our market, we have one major company that works for many brokerages and they have a "removal schedule" since they cover many miles throughout many counties.  The sign does not get removed the same day...it may take a couple days to get it taken down.

   anxious The Buyers get anxious....and sometimes OVER anxious and remove the sign themselves....and put it somewhere....in the garage...at the curb...somewhere it does not belong...it is the property of the sign company and the listing agent.

  Be respectful of other people's property...please leave the sign until it is picked up by the people who own it. If the sign company has to come back to the property a second time...it adds to everyone's expense unecessarily.

   If you want to see a SOLD sign in front of your house...Call the Hansons for all things real estate in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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


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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

My sign company, AKA my hubby, takes cares of my signs, up and down!

Sep 01, 2014 10:26 PM #1
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Sally and David, I have had buyers remove the sign and had to go two or three times to try to retrieve it. If they would just be patient it only takes a day or two. to get them down. We need those signs for other listings so will not be leaving it permanently.

Sep 01, 2014 10:26 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally.... it's almost to your advantage to order the removal a couple of days in advance of closing so there will never be multiple trips to retrieve it..

Sep 01, 2014 10:29 PM #3
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some buyers just get so impatient . I ask the to please give the company a couple of days to get it down and if they do remove it, to just leave it along the road where it can be seen

Sep 01, 2014 10:32 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Thanks for posting.  I am still putting my own little signs in front of my listings; the option for a big sign on a post has just recently been made available by my company.   I hadn't considered that getting it placed and picked up will be, to a certain extent, not completely under my control any more.

Sep 01, 2014 10:39 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
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Can't imagine why a sign would bother someone so much they'd remove it themselves and throw it to the curb.....

Sep 01, 2014 10:41 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

While we have never not had a listing close ....call it superstitous...we always wait for the closing to order the sign down Barbara Todaro....Hey Kristin Johnston  all this time I thought your husband was a teacher :)

 

Sep 01, 2014 10:44 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I put them up, screw on the sale pending, SOLD riders and then recycle. Up for 10 days works best for more listings, more sales. It's a delicious cycle actually.

Sep 02, 2014 03:24 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Yes Andrew Mooers...SOLD IS Delicious !

 

Sep 02, 2014 03:41 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

We get this all the time.  It's best for the listing agent to schedule the removal a little in advance if the sign company has any sort of delay.  It is annoying for the new owner to move in with a FOR SALE sign on their property.

Sep 03, 2014 04:53 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We respectfully disagree Carla...if  something happens last minute and it does not close...it starts all over again and sign has to be put up again, While we had that happen only once in a couple decades...the listing agent is working for the Seller...it's a safeguard.

Sep 03, 2014 04:59 AM #11
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I have to concur that the best practice is to have the sign removed before theclosing date. Once the buyers sign on the dotted line, schedule for the post to be remove. Buyers just hate to have the sign infront of their yard as they are moving in. I also believe it is just courteous to deliver a home to the new homeowner without the post.

Sep 04, 2014 03:21 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

A listing agent's agent has an obligatioin to the seller....and scheduling removal before closing that has not happened...can be delayed or cancelled is not good practice ...waiting 24-48 hours for sign removal is a courtesy the buyer should extend....she says as a listing agent.

Sep 04, 2014 07:41 PM #13
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Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Wow, a buyer impatient, say it isn't so??  I try to have the sign picked up the morning of the closing when the final HUD is approved.  If something happens at the closing that prevents a closing to finalize, then I have the sign and place it back on the property, same day.

Sep 08, 2014 12:04 AM #14
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