Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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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

I have signs of all sizes. Smaller ones w metal frames or posts and bigger wood on 4 x 4s. If it's small enough that I can knock it into the ground, 10 minutes no problem. Big ones I have a local handy dandy guy. Marquee shopping center, I have a sign company. Sign companies here are notoriously slow and I only use them if I have to.

My favorite though are 20 or 30 x 3 or 4 foot mesh banners that can go on chain link fastened with metal spring hooks. I have those down to a science. You can't run them over, the wind blows through them and you cannot miss them.

Mar 18, 2019 07:41 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I install them. Doesn't take much time.

Mar 18, 2019 08:29 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have people on staff who do this.

Mar 18, 2019 08:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do my own.   I have a PVC sign post that you hammer in a support device and slide the sign on.  Weighs less than my gym bag (totally helpful, right?) and I don't have to wait.  Can take it on a listing appointment if I wanted to.

Mar 18, 2019 07:42 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I have someone install it for me - 

Mar 18, 2019 08:16 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've always installed my own. I've never installed anyone elses either Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Mar 18, 2019 08:16 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Someone does the post, I hang the sign.

 

Mar 18, 2019 07:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Post signs are popular in our area and installers are usually used. 

 

Mar 18, 2019 07:30 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I pay the $38

Mar 18, 2019 09:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Andy, of Tammy & Andy,  does theirs....

Mar 18, 2019 08:23 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do my own, but they are the rinky dink kind that you just push the two metal wire posts into the ground. They don't last long.

Mar 18, 2019 08:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I listed I always did it myself.

Mar 18, 2019 07:32 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

We have a company that installes all wood post signes for us.

Mar 18, 2019 12:41 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I do both - sometime put my own, sometimes have it done. It depends on location and property type.

Sounds like there's room in your town for a new real estate sign company.

Mar 18, 2019 09:36 AM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I install & maintain my own.
Bruce.

 

Mar 18, 2019 05:37 PM
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April Callahan
April Callahan - Silvercreek Realty Group - Boise, ID
Helping you find a better future in Idaho!

I like to support our local businesses. We have a great company here that installs and removes it promptly.

They are such a time saver, especially in the wintertime!

Mar 18, 2019 03:17 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coastal Properties

I use the arm type posts so I use a service for installing all of my signage.

Mar 18, 2019 02:32 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I install my own Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Mar 18, 2019 12:43 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Depends on the property type, but use a sign installer for most

Mar 18, 2019 12:32 PM
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I use a company to install the post and sometimes the sign. Most often myself or my assistant attach the sign and riders. It's easy.

Mar 18, 2019 10:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I never did my own but did install riders after they were up!

Mar 18, 2019 09:23 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do them myself. They fit just fine in the back of my car. 

Mar 18, 2019 09:18 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Done for us.

Mar 18, 2019 08:47 AM
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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

I always did my own, Paul.

Mar 18, 2019 08:45 AM
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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

My virtual assistant does it: https://www.listerassister.com/

 

Mar 18, 2019 05:57 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It depends upon my calendar - if I'm near the property that needs the sign, I'll stop in and install it. Otherwise I pay someone to install it.

During summer months, I pay someone every time - I have the arm-style posts so getting those into hard soil is not easy!

Mar 18, 2019 04:43 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I use the post style and they are heavy so have an installer who does that along with signs and riders.

 

Mar 18, 2019 01:12 PM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

We do our own for the metal frame 20 x 30's and then because of where we are in Mickeys Back yard we have communities that we must and can only use their approved signs. The ones on the 4x4 post and beams we have those installed and picked up.

Mar 18, 2019 01:03 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I do it myself. I use metal double stake signs.  Easy to put in the car and put in the ground.  Seems a waste of money to pay someone else to do something only takes a couple of minutes when I am in the area. IF they are a distance away, I make sure I have the sign with me when I am at the site meeting with the clients.

Mar 18, 2019 12:20 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I do my own.

Mar 18, 2019 11:46 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Have them done especially here in the winter. Can no longer get them in the ground. $38 each way they bring the pole & sign.

Mar 18, 2019 10:53 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have a husband for that!

Mar 18, 2019 09:58 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do myself.  Usually at the listing appointment.

Mar 18, 2019 09:50 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I bought my own and install them too however outsourcing works too

Mar 18, 2019 08:49 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We buy them a 100 at a time... plant them, polish them, rescue them from snow plows and reuse them... 24 guage steel not cardboard. We shoot our images, videos and like you do our own blog posting Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . No ghost writer copy and paste, just home grown live and local.

Mar 18, 2019 06:40 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

DIY.  Own the posts too.

Mar 18, 2019 03:54 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Both

Mar 18, 2019 01:57 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We had a signmaker and installer in one.  It was a very good one.  A

Mar 18, 2019 12:03 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No signs - we sell condos.

Mar 19, 2019 07:15 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, we use company.

Mar 19, 2019 07:32 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

When busy- someone else. We free, I do it myself.

Mar 19, 2019 05:54 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Like you i tried  company that did not live up to my expectations. It is easy enough to put up and take down, so i do them

Mar 19, 2019 05:36 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I have people.

Mar 18, 2019 08:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do my own

Mar 18, 2019 08:18 PM
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

I use metal yard signs, so I install my own. I can be impatient, so waiting on someone else to install my sign would likely cause me greater grief than just installing it myself.

Mar 18, 2019 08:09 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I'm not that old yet, I do it myself

Mar 18, 2019 10:58 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Our company uses a sign company. 

Mar 19, 2019 01:33 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have my own signs, but I hire a company to install the posts.

Mar 19, 2019 01:26 PM
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I use the post signs and handle that myself along with keeping them clean and adjusted correctly. Takes very little effort and or time.

Mar 19, 2019 10:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The post is installed by a third party.  I install the sign. 

Mar 19, 2019 10:41 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Team uses a service to install and remove for sale signs.

Mar 19, 2019 07:26 AM