It would depend on your situation. Some sellers prefer not to have a sign, to avoid attention among neighbors, though neighbors are known to be a good source of bringing their friends and additional interest to help the house sell.
According to the National Association of REALTORS' (N.A.R.) 2010 Home Buyer & Seller Survey, the results of the survey show that about 11% of the buyers found their home from a sign or open house - see extract below:-
" When asked where they first learned about the home purchased, 38 percent of buyers said the Internet; 37 percent of buyers from a real estate agent; 11 percent a yard sign or open house; 6 percent from a friend, neighbor or relative; 4 percent home builders; 2 percent a print or newspaper ad; 2 percent directly from the seller; and less than 1 percent from a home book or magazine.
If so, do you wish to miss that approximate 11%?
Should you choose not to have a sign, please be aware that the residential listing agreement defaults to allowing the agent to put up a sign, unless you, the seller, checks the box to disallow the installation.
Cayucos is becoming an increasingly stopping point for travelers between Southern and Northern California, and vice versa. Many do stop to visit, and look at homes, which logically, having a sign may bring that buyer to you.
I live and list in Cayucos. If I can be of any help, please call, text or email me anytime. Please also feel free to visit my website, http://www.SherrySim.com.
Best regards, Sherry
You are not required to have a sing, and the impact a sign has on the sale of your property depends a lot upon the location of your property. If it's at the end of a cul-de-sac you won't get a lot of traffic, but if your neighbors know you're selling they may have friends looking to buy into the neighborhood. If you have a more high profile location and have a for sale sign with a rider for a website for your property you can potentially get a lot more activity.
I can't think of any upside for not having one unless you are trying to hide the fact that you are selling.
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However, I have been successful selling a home without adding a sign, so it can be done. If you have any questions, please call me at 805-471-0828 or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not required, however it is highly encouraged. By far I get the most number of calls off my signs followed by the Internet. Many people drive around in the areas they are searching, they can google your home's information on their smartphone to get the listing information instantly. A sign is one of your best marketing tools to sell your home.
Additionally, it is a good idea to have a brochure holder on your sign for prospective Buyers to take a flyer.
I hope this answers your question.
David Jaffe-SRES, CDPE
But, as the Seller of a home, you Do Not have to put a yard sign up in any area of the country that I am aware of. It is probably in your best interest to have a sign. Because a very high percentage of sales come from friends and relatives of local area residents of the property. Normally by seeing a yard sign and then telling a friend or family member...
There are however plenty of Sign restrictions limiting everything about the Size, Content or placement of the signs.
Please email me if you have any further questions.
However, if I were a seller I would insist on the sign. There are very few circumstances when a sign would be more of a detriment than an asset. Since one never knows where the eventual buyer may show up it is generally important to leave no stone unturned.