Desmond Neoh, Your Area Specialist, Multilingual (Weichert, Realtors)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I had my pole flags taken but I should have known better than to keep them out on seniors grad night

Mar 10, 2016 10:32 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Desmond Neoh I haven't had any stolen, but I have had my commercial signs kicked in, shot up, turned over and dragged into the trees. I guess they are too big to carry away.

Mar 10, 2016 10:11 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yard signs seem to dissappear, most likely metal collectors which is why i have switched to hard plastic signs.

Mar 10, 2016 08:52 PM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Leesburg, VA
HOME~There is no place like it!

I've lost directional signs before. I think the landscaping company took them down.

Mar 10, 2016 07:10 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No! My are personalized and and never had them taken. I follow the rules up only the day of the open house!

Mar 10, 2016 12:12 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Early years yes, now I have my company name and my name on them and not lost one in years.

Mar 10, 2016 10:12 PM
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Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

We had a meeting with the city sign ordinance team and found out that they are responsible for removing real estate signs and directionals in violation.

Mar 10, 2016 10:09 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Absolutely.

What is bizarre is they are returned to their original location when I'm setting up for the next open house.

Mar 10, 2016 09:30 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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My "home for sale" have, but I think that happens because of bad placement on my part, and that relationship to landscape crews.

Mar 10, 2016 08:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Often.

Mar 10, 2016 08:25 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

In out area, the City employees will pick up the signs if they are in public areas in violation of the local regulations.

Mar 10, 2016 08:19 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, even though the were legal. Many illegal signs aren't really stolen, they are removed by people authorized to remove them.

Mar 10, 2016 07:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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The only signs that we have lost were taken by government workers who objected to having any signs on state highways.

 

Mar 10, 2016 05:21 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have had personalized open house directional signs disappear but it's a rarity and hasn't happened for many years.  

Mar 10, 2016 05:15 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

No, mine have not! But I know people who has had this happen or had the stands stolen and the signs throw in the grass (I assume for yard sale signs or for their own use) it's really a shame people have no respect!

Mar 10, 2016 02:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Desmond Neoh - not yet - except once when I forgot to pick up after the open house. Of course, the sign was missing the next day.

Mar 10, 2016 02:00 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've had a for sale sign or two disappear

Mar 10, 2016 01:47 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No, I have not had that happen Desmond Neoh, neither to Open House nor to For Sale signage. 

Mar 10, 2016 12:59 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I was hosting open house, standing on the front porch.  I saw a champagne colored Chevy Malibu stop in front of my open house sign.  The sign wasn't in front of the house, but it was in the line of sight. 

I saw a lady get out of the car and look at my sign.  I thought that was so weird.  It was weirder that she plucked the sign out of the ground, popped the trunk and threw it in.

When I realized what was happening, I yelled and ran after the car but that Chevy Malibu was faster than me. 

Mar 10, 2016 12:51 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've had a few stolen, or thrown in the bushes but it's been quite some time. The bigger issue is wrong placement and having the city come by and take them

Mar 10, 2016 12:31 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No my OH signs, but my for sale signs on vacant lots yes!

Mar 10, 2016 12:19 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've had them used for target practive and knocked down, but I've never had them stolen. 

Mar 10, 2016 12:14 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Yes, I tape a business card on them, to try and keep that from happening.

Mar 10, 2016 12:12 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes!  More than once.  They've even been bb-shot, and totaly vandalized.  It's part of the "Cost of doing business" right?

Mar 10, 2016 12:07 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Stolen, Vandalized, thrown in the trash by an HOA...yep, so I took the hint, I stopped doing open houses 10 years ago.  Luckily the Internet made them obsolete for selling a home.

Mar 10, 2016 12:04 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You can't be in this business for any while without losing a sign or two.

Mar 11, 2016 12:11 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Let's just say they disappeared.

Mar 10, 2016 10:53 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have had signs vandalized but not stolen.

Mar 10, 2016 10:49 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Sure, the more you use and the further from the subject property you put them - the higher the odds of loosing one or more. Diretionals typically get picked up by the city/hwy dept if they are in the right of way (which can be much much wider than the road & sidewalk).

Mar 10, 2016 10:38 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

And run over by the Snow Plow !

Mar 10, 2016 09:23 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Of course, don't know why people think this is fun but they do. I often find it's neighbors on the corners that don't like signs constantly in their face on the weekends.

Years ago I had one stolen & they re-painted it & used it for a garage sale sign. I called the cops & took the sign as you could see my name under the spray paint.

Mar 10, 2016 09:18 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No but I don't have the really fancy ones.

Mar 10, 2016 05:50 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 People will steal anything just because they can.

Mar 10, 2016 05:35 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Desmond. Only once, a number of years ago, but for the last few years have not used them.

Mar 10, 2016 05:19 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

They haven't.  I do pick them up right away.

Mar 10, 2016 01:44 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I love seeing FSBO signs that are obviously spray-painted over some Real Estate Company name.

Mar 10, 2016 01:22 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Desmond, one directional sign stolen from me.

Mar 10, 2016 12:52 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Not yet.  They are only up the day of my open house.

Mar 10, 2016 12:30 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We have had Home For Sale directional signs stolen. We won't put them out any more unless the Seller insists and is willing to pay for them.

Sep 24, 2016 06:38 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sometimes the City takes them if you leave them out longer than you are suppose to.  Had a for sale sign stolen by some kids, and a homeowner called to tell me where to find it.

Mar 12, 2016 12:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes!  That's why I use the cheap generic ones now.

School kids will take them, people who are doing yard sales will take them, the city will take them, other realtors will take them.

Mar 11, 2016 12:23 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Recently, yes. We had several grow legs.

Mar 11, 2016 03:53 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Yes and I did catch one person

Mar 11, 2016 03:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Absolutely! It is bound to happen!

Mar 11, 2016 12:24 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

No.  I haven't had that experience yet

Mar 11, 2016 12:16 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

Mar 10, 2016 09:57 PM
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mike belanger
Belanger Real Estate - Albany, NY

Too many. You gotra buy cheap and cross your fingers.

Mar 10, 2016 09:39 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

OH signs can be used for garage sale by home owners....

Often unprofessional agents flip the signs over, or turn them the wrong direction.....  Can not tolerant competition.

Mar 10, 2016 12:56 PM