You can drive down almost any residential street in your town and you'll see 'For Sale' signs ~ sometimes multiple signs on the same street. Since I'm a real estate stager in Portland OR I'm often visiting homes in many neighborhoods to meet a potential homeowner or Realtor client. I'm curious about some of the sign riders attached to 'For Sale' signs and want to ask the Realtor community:
DO THESE SIGNS REALLY HELP TO PROMOTE A PROPERTY? ARE THEY A POSITIVE REFLECTION?
This sign rider seems to imply that the outside of the house isn't gorgeous is UGLY:
I’M GORGEOUS INSIDE
When I see this sign, I think 'wouldn't a buyer PLAN to see the inside?' MUST SEE INSIDE
HONEY! STOP THE CAR ~ This one just seems silly!
These 3 signs send one message to me as a potential buyer: the home was not priced correctly to begin with, so it's likely going to be easy to negotiate an even lower price (maybe the sellers are getting desperate?)
NEW PRICE MOTIVATED SELLER PRICE REDUCED
This sign is usually along a busy commuter route & makes you think, who wants to live near heavy traffic?
YOU COULD BE HOME BY NOW!
... AND THE BEST SIGN A SELLER CAN SEE IS THIS ONE:
IF YOU USE RIDERS, WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ONES?
The saddest sign I've ever seen was this one; on the market for months, and never sold:
If you'd like to avoid dealing with some of these signs, consult with a professional home stager in your area ~ we can help any home appeal to the target buyer. An inexpensive staging consultation can help downplay any potential weaknesses in a property, inside and outside.
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