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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Make a stock video extolling the wonderful amenities and features of the community. Upload it to Youtube and when you have listings there, update it to include those listings. Buy a URL that's recognizable for that community and use it for landing page, then direct calls to action to that website. I hate wrapping and advertising on vehicles, but considering how limited you are, you may want to put one on your back bumper with that website URL.

Jun 05, 2017 01:44 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

MLS + Internet real estate sites.

Jun 05, 2017 01:42 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Sounds like you have to do a lot of online marketing to attract a big audience.

Jun 05, 2017 01:59 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You dont need a for sale sign to sell a home. You need to target your ads and m,arketing to over 55 buyers who may be interested in this type of living. 

Jun 05, 2017 01:50 PM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

You can sell a home without a sign as long as your marketing is targeted and specfic. 

Your sold for the builder so you should be steps ahead already with your buyer list and personal contracts of those who live there now.  

11 years in the development total?   You live or work there?   Did not understand but either way you should have a good understanding of the community and that should be another feather in your cap.  

Sounds like the signs are not the issue.  Get out there and network.  You have a great foundation to build on.  Good luck...

Jun 05, 2017 02:03 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Getting it listed in the MLS is probably one of your best options for mass exposure of the property.  Once it is there, it will be fanned out to many other online sites.

Jun 05, 2017 01:42 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I am really confused by the ? ... you have other means besides signs to attract buyers unless you are a FSBO. I do it all day long in condo complexes obviously.

Jun 05, 2017 03:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

If you can't have a sign, no one can!  

You CAN send out coming soon, just listed, under Contract and sold postcards to the residents, reminding them that if they know someone they'd like to be their neighbor, give you a call, etc.

That said, online and radio is really the way to go to land buyers in that niche.  Ask Liz and Bill Spear how they do it - they pick up tons of buyers from their blogging efforts in that very same niche.

Good luck!

Jun 05, 2017 02:13 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Lots of ideas, however insufficient information to know what may work best for you.

In Florida 55+ communities, and all their craziness, is not uncommon.

Are you are licensed real estate professional with access to the MLS?

Are you an agent but not a member of the local mls association?

Are you the owner of the property and needing FSBO help?

Are there other poison pills such as NO PETS, NEVER RENT, ASSESSMENTS, LITIGATION and ONEROUS restrictions on quality of life. Other Gestapo issues?

Oh, that Internet thingy just might catch on.

Jun 05, 2017 01:38 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

You probably have an announcement area where you can post a note about sale. Also do use online marketing. Are you an agent? 

Jun 05, 2017 05:36 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You don't need a sign to advertise and get buyers..get blogging and read Candice A. Donofrio comment!!

Jun 05, 2017 04:17 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Team up with lender who may want to cobrand flyers, start a newsletter.

Are they allowed to do garage sales? Get HOA to approve a area garage sale which you organize and gte permission to put up signs and flyers. Sell it to the HOA Board that everyone empties their garage, thus adding parking spaces.

Be an expert on the community= blog about it

Ice cream social at your condo

Wear name badge in community


always tell neighbors what you do

When you get a listing be big on photos, putting your logo and brand and phone number that never changes in the MLS


Door knock and leave off something that costs a dollar with theme or season, or offer to win a house cleaning, offer to help fix credit, offer for something they all want - what is location? Knowing location would help me offer suggestions

What do retired people want? playing cards? a small dog or cat? quiet? travel? a creative outlet? crafts?

Jun 05, 2017 02:24 PM
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

Can you put TEXT for More Info signs in the windows without using the For Sale Sign itself? Text marketing is huge, blogging on the community, hosting open houses, direct mail, etc.

Jun 05, 2017 02:18 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Jun 06, 2017 06:07 AM
Ken Sholter
Keller Williams Realty Ballantyne Area - Charlotte, NC
Over 55+ active adults buyers & sellers in SC

I can get listings. I'm licensed and a member of local mls. buyers are the real challenge.

Jun 05, 2017 03:58 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


Jun 05, 2017 03:37 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Fiond an agent that specializes ina dult communities, they will have buyers.

Jun 05, 2017 02:41 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I like Candice A. Donofrio suggestion.  A

Jun 05, 2017 01:59 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would do on-line marketing and hope those 55+ have a computer.

Jun 08, 2017 10:57 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Does it have a community paper. lots of time people live there have friends that want to move there


Jun 06, 2017 03:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Build your referral network.

Jun 06, 2017 10:29 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Signs are like dinosaurs these days. Technology has replaced the sign. You don't need them.

Jun 06, 2017 07:54 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Post on AR?

Jun 06, 2017 06:37 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I've run into this before. I was allowed to put a sign in the window. Check the HOA rules for exceptions. If not you will need a strong marketing strategy.

Jun 06, 2017 06:31 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Online advertising would be your best bet. Activerain is a good start!

Jun 06, 2017 06:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Marketing.  Networking.   Get involved with the HOA.   

I'm not sure about your market but listings are gold in our area.   Why not concentrate on listings?   

Jun 06, 2017 06:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Try blogging.

Jun 06, 2017 05:16 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like Candice A. Donofrio 's idea.


Jun 06, 2017 04:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't use yard signs to generate buyer business and in many of our townhome and condo communities signs are not allowed (even in windows). I market broadly via the internet which is where 90+% of buyers begin a home search, including the 55+ crowd. For me, signs are very last century. (Of course, I cut my teeth in real estate in NYC where we sold a ton of it WITHOUT any signs or MLS or at that time without the internet.)

Jun 06, 2017 03:46 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Make it prominent on the Internet.

Good Luck.

Jun 05, 2017 11:16 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Can a sign be put inside of a window?

Jun 05, 2017 10:17 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Internet!  Blog about the community and the listings.  Put up pages on your website about 55+ communites.  If you do this regularly and focus your market you will get calls.  -Kasey

Jun 05, 2017 09:59 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Use social media and blogging. It is very powerful and people will share you photos and videos

Jun 05, 2017 08:48 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You can try social media ads and advertising in the local retirement magazine.

Jun 05, 2017 05:59 PM