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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No sign, no exposure, no identification! Thay are the first to question why they are not getting showings!

Apr 14, 2017 01:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,214,634
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

Divorce, short sale, bankruptcy, privacy, I've had all kinds of reasons they don't want a sign.

Apr 13, 2017 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,148
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Duplicate question and I suspect another glitch in AR--as I see at least one of these a day.

Apr 14, 2017 03:37 AM
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3,727,467
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

How does this happen? Multiple Questions with one click...

Apr 13, 2017 09:19 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I prefer a sign; but Bob Crane and Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS et al gave some good reasons for not wanting a sign.

Apr 15, 2017 03:18 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I think the AR Gremlins are back with producing two of the same question. 

Apr 14, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,873,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

They may not want everyone to know they are selling their home and also for security reasons. The community may not have a gate and can attract unwanted crime. 

In today's highly technical world, a sign on the ground is not as important as it was in the past. 

Apr 14, 2017 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are many reasons.  Properties can still sell without a for sale sign.

Apr 13, 2017 11:10 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of reasons, is this a double?

Apr 13, 2017 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,972,761
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have a 1.3 million home now that does not want a sign, it was listed for 6 months with another agent and did not sell.  So now they do not want the neighbors to know it is on the market again.

Apr 16, 2017 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Apr 15, 2017 12:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I also almost never have a sign in front of distressed occupied houses. 

Apr 14, 2017 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

The other questions seemed to have more answers, so I answered over there. But, security and privacy are the main reasons I'd say.  Some don't want their neighbors to know right away, though clearly they find out eventually. -Kasey

Apr 14, 2017 02:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,923
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sometimes it's a privacy thing.  You don't want your neighbors knowing what is going on in your life, or you're afraid the a-hole neighbor will try and sabotage you.

Apr 14, 2017 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,385,024
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Privacy issues - they don't want the neighbors to know.

Apr 14, 2017 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Reasons I've heard is that they don't want their neighbors to know and don't want people coming up to the door trying to see the home.

Apr 14, 2017 05:59 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

possible HOA issues

Apr 14, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Multiple reasons why a seller would opt to not have a sign... It would not change my marketing strategies but I would clearly notate in the MLS that there is no sign for the benefit of agents that may find it confusing when arriving at a showing.

Apr 14, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a personal decision that may be a disadvantage.

Apr 14, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,842
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I think that they think they are keeping their neighbors in the dark. Not so; neighbors knew about the home being listed long before the listing agreement was ever signed!

Apr 14, 2017 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Wayne Martin nailed this one!

Apr 14, 2017 04:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, - well, the sellers of my new listings do not want it! I do not think this is much of an issue in this market.

Apr 13, 2017 11:27 PM