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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I put up as many as needed for each turn, beginning from the main road and ending at the house.

I wasn't aware of a service that did just open house signage but, that's a thought, Jordan; putting up signs is my least favorite part of opens!

Jan 21, 2018 06:24 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   50?  That's a lot!

   When I did Open Houses, I put up a few at nearby intersections, then a dozen or so in the yard for effect.


Jan 21, 2018 06:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't, as I don't do open houses. No system needed.

Jan 21, 2018 06:14 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

For me, there is no magic number because it depends on where the house is located.  Some that are off of a main street, and on a corner, so they typically only need 3 signs, and then one in front of the house and a different style of sign by the front door Jordan Ayan.  Other houses that are more inside of a community (a few 'rights and lefts' to get there, or on long streets) need more.  We also place signs coming from two different directions, not just on both sides of a street, so it varies.  We do our own signs for Open Houses.  I think it depends on how many Open Houses one does, too, in a week, if you want to use a company. 

Jan 21, 2018 07:21 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like the fact that you outsourced & got good results. My way is easy-peasy with flags at the home so it can be seen from a distance. Market does the rest

Jan 21, 2018 07:07 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not host open houses

Jan 21, 2018 06:36 AM
Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

I strategically try and place signs where there is high traffic with the signs always specifying the address and time. I've made mine as dry erase so they can be reused. That's a LOT of open house signs with the company in Phoenix, sounds like a good business and has worked for you! I don't have a magic number but beleive having a lot out there works, seems like 50 really works!!! :)


Jan 21, 2018 06:05 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a good deal, as long as they absorb the cost of the stolen signs.  With 50 signs around a neighborhood some are sure to disappear.

Jan 21, 2018 11:27 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do it myself and put up enough to get people from the main road to the home. 

Jan 21, 2018 07:44 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When I did open houses I did not have a system.  It always depended on the location of the house.  I would say I typically put out 6-8 signs.

Jan 21, 2018 07:11 AM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I put up as many as needed to drive traffic to the property and write where I put them so I can get them all down.  


I think 50 would be overkill here.  Many communities don't even allow signs off the property even with owner permission.  In Deltona, FL, you can only have one sign at the property itself and those code enforcement folks work weekends.  

Jan 21, 2018 06:32 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the members put up as many as possible.... and they are young and healthy...they put up their own!!

Jan 21, 2018 07:30 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would probably opt for that! Every time I put out signs (and I tried for as many as possible, to improve traffic), I felt like I was taking my life into my hands: dashing across busy, sometimes slippery streets, trying to find safe and legal spots to place them and so on. Then, doing it all over again picking up those heavy, clunky things. One of my least favorite activities. 

Jan 21, 2018 07:25 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my sign guy might, but I just  have a sign guy and give  him the times and locations.

Jan 27, 2018 07:50 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No system..I tend to put up LOTS of signs but try to avoid going more than 5 turns to the house when possible

Jan 24, 2018 07:29 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is my least favorite part of an open house too, and do them myself.

Jan 24, 2018 05:23 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I will put up signs leading from the closest major road to the house but I don't see the need to put up 50 + signs. I opt to blanket the internet with Open House ads in good advance of the event. The buyers from the internet know the price, know what they are going to look at & tend to be a bit more serious than the ones from the signs. 

Jan 22, 2018 11:31 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yoiur answer is the key - have someone else put up the signs!

Jan 22, 2018 07:17 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We're only allowed 4 signs here. If anyone put up 50 signs, they would all disappear fairly quickly.

Jan 22, 2018 06:29 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Jordan Ayan 

Jordan.... are you and/or this vendor for open house signs breaking the law? 50 open house signs anywhere in Maricopa County is ILLEGAL!

You better check with the city where you are hosting your open house signs - the number and location of signs are regulated by each city in Maricopa County.

YOU, are the #1 person to respect and be compliant with real estate laws. Are you?

[And making this public announcement is an admission of guilt]. You may consider taking down your post if you are practicing bad realtorship and you have decided to break the law.

And you doing this without checking the appropriates rules is totally negligent of your part. 

Please check in with your broker for the appropriate rules and conduct.


Jan 22, 2018 05:57 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wish I had a service like that around here.

Jan 22, 2018 05:25 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jan 22, 2018 04:50 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

i set them up manually and remove myself too. 7-15, depends on the location, with a printed address on them.

Jan 21, 2018 09:49 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jordan Ayan - I wish I had.

Jan 21, 2018 09:26 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have some that go up 2-3 days before the open house and then others the morning of and then more right before. I use as many as necessary to direct people there 5-10.

Jan 21, 2018 06:53 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Signs are the easy part

Jan 21, 2018 01:45 PM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I put up as many as I need.. I map out my route and check a map to see how many corners/itnersection will lead to the house from a main road.  I put my signs up and take them down... 

Jan 21, 2018 12:45 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, my two hands and a car!  Helps if someone else is driving.  I put up enough to pull people in from the nearest major street.  Placement all depends on the location of the property.  I've had as little as two signs and as many as 10 out.  I also like to see how many other open houses are out there and leverage their work when possible.

Jan 21, 2018 12:08 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

They say the more the better, but have not heard of automatic services for open house signs!

Jan 21, 2018 11:08 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't done them in years but I don't do listings. I outsource to agents i trust and they take care of that.

Jan 21, 2018 11:03 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

My system is to not host open houses.  ;0   Great signage is usually key to high volume traffic; sounds like you found a solution already! 

Jan 21, 2018 10:05 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You know @thomas J nelson does something like this with his OH's. He might have a few tips for you.
I think it's a great idea. Lots of things come up in your area for OH sign placement services - NONE in mine 

Jan 21, 2018 09:53 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

wow, that not bad for that many signs.


Jan 21, 2018 09:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

As many as needed.  A

Jan 21, 2018 09:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It really depends. With nearly every consumer owning smartphones and/or have GPS available in their vehicle, signs are not really needed or necessary for opens. Some use them for "branding" purposes.  If you are using generic signs put out by a third party, then "branding" is not a factor. 

Jan 21, 2018 09:19 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Wow sounds like a great service !

Jan 21, 2018 08:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow. 50 signs is a lot to deal with.

Jan 21, 2018 07:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Between 10 to 20 signs.

My system is  to instruct Sasquatch to "bring 'em in, we are shutting down."

I lose about 5 signs a years. 

I use generic open house signs. 

Are generic open house signs legal for real estate agents?


Jan 21, 2018 06:31 AM