How would you react if you found a FOR SALE on a big white post on your lawn? Very official, brokers name, rider, and all.
My dear friend, bill, received a call from a neighbor, hurt and disappointed that Bill would list their home without telling them first.
Bill and his wife called me to share this situation. They sent me a photo of the massive, intrusive sign. This couple is more than friends I’ve known him since he was ten years old, attended his bar mitzvah, their wedding, was with his parents at the birth of his beautiful daughter, and sold them their house more than 25 years ago.
I immediately called the agent with the errant sign. She answered laughing with an “I promise I’m not trying to take your client away.”
It was a mistake. The house numbers were the same but not the street. They even had a photographer come to photograph the wrong house.
My friend had already called the number on the sign, received an apology and an offer to make it up to them.
By removing the signpost, filling the hole in the yard, and maybe even a bottle of wine as a peace treaty. She went on to tell them how much the neighbors were listing their property and asked if they were thinking about selling.
That's when my friend brought up our relationship. When they sell in the near future, it will be my sign on the front lawn!