Is a Yard Sign & LockBox Necessary?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro
Although when selling a home the more exposure the home can get, the greater the chances the property will sell quickly, it is not essential to place a sign in the yard or a lockbox on the door. At times sellers are concerned about their neighbors finding out they are selling their home and prefer not to use a yard sign. Alternatively, they would like to protect their privacy and avoid surprise visits by not allowing a lockbox. Of course, sellers must be aware that homes often sell to buyers driving through the neighborhood. Without a yard sign, those opportunities are lost to the seller. In addition, by not allowing a lockbox, the seller or listing agent must make him/herself available every time the property is shown which also complicates the selling of the property. If a seller decides not to use a yard sign, he/she must let the agent know and the agent will make a note to this effect in the MLS listing. My advise is to get maximum exposure for your home. Your home should be "sort of" on the market. You never know where your buyer is going to come from. It could be a neighbor's friend looking to move to the area or a corporate never know!
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Martin T. Remo

Lic. RE Associate Broker

HV Home Team at

RE/MAX Benchmarkmark Realty

(845) 510-8063 Direct

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