If you are selling the home yourself, good for you. Please don't listen to the pushy agents out there that say you cannot do it on your own. For some, selling on their own is the only way to go because of financial situations or family reasons.
In Minnesota, open house signs are allowed while the open house is in progress. While FSBO signs might not be the prettiest, they get the job done. I have never heard of someone having a wreck because they were distracted by a "tacky" sign. Bottom line, take advice from agents in the State of Minnesota, not those 2000 miles away.
Easiest way to get the info your are looking for is your municipality. You see, it varies from area to area.
Best of luck in the sale of your home!
Thanks, Todd Norsted
At therisk of anticipating your questions....I take it because your profile says Home Seller that you are not a Realtor, is that right?
Let me be candid: You are trying to sell one home; your home. We make OUT LVING selling homes. That means MORE THAN ONE. Why is that important to you?
First, even if you are a person selling without professional representation, you are probably hoping a Realtor will 'bring you a buyer". So, just hypothetically, if there were fewer Realtors, there might be fewer buyers. So it may be in your best interest to be at least somewhat supportive of Realtors.
Two, citiizens do not like tacky signs. So cities have ordinances against tacky signs. That means in some locales we need to have our signs approved, then pay for a permit to put them out. They can only be placed in certain places at certain times, and other rules apply. No balloons, no flags, only one per corner, etc.
Three, one of the reasons the rules exist is that people MIGHT have a car accident if they are distracted by a tacky sign.
So. contrasting the casual home seller with a Realtor, we need to have the city look favorably upon our professions. We are professeionals. We get paid and make a living by helping people buy and sell homes. We are the people that show prorperty Christmas Eve, New Years Day, meet with a grieving family to sell their parent's home, the list goes on.
Lastly, most owners selling on their own hire a Realtor ( over 80%). We try to be nice to you. You be nice to us. In the city of Burbank they did not ALLOW Open House signs until just two years ago. None, zero, zip.
Ask the city office of neighborhood services regarding rules for For Sale and Open House signs.
If you by chance are a Realtor, same applies to you.