Know Where to Post Your Signs in Delaware (and in your state, too)

Real Estate Agent with RE/Max Associates DE#RA-0003085 PA#RS347136

When posting your "For Sale" signs and any other signs connected with your real estate business and listings, know the rules. Real estate being very local, PLEASE check with your own municipality (local or state) as to whose rules you need to follow.

In Delaware, it's DelDot, the Delaware Department of Transportation. I know about the rules because one of my signs was supposedly in violation of the rules. When I went to retrieve it (yes, with my money in hand), I asked for a copy of the regulations. I was directed to the statute, which you can read here:

Be careful in your area about Open House signs and directional signs. Here in Delaware, you're not supposed to have signs left in place that guide you to a house. DelDot sort of puts up with our Open House signs, though I have heard of even some of those being confiscated, but standing directional signs... the ones that basically say, "Hey you! Look! There's a house for sale. Right there. See it? Down the road? This way!" are not allowed.



Comments (5)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Monica... a great reminder. We have rules here, too, in Charlotte on when signs can be posted on public streets and, of course, the various HOAs have their own rules as well. Too many agents ignore rules and then wonder how their signs disappeared.

Feb 23, 2018 07:18 AM
Monica Hill

Thanks, Nina. It's frustrating when a new client wants directional signs put up for their listings because they've seen other agents use them. I know they're not allowed and can result in a fine so I don't use them.

Feb 23, 2018 07:56 AM