Displaying the sale price on the 'for sale' sign
Omitting the sale price from the "for sale" sign is one of the biggest real estate market blunders I've ever seen.
Maybe not so much for the real estate agents, but mostly for the home-owners themselves who are looking to sell their home. I remember years ago when one would drive past a house for sale and see the listing price listed above the sign. This was brilliant, why did it change? I think everyone, especially those who are desperate to sell their house should consider starting this trend again because as a home shopper like myself, I can't tell you how many times I've seen a house for sale and because I have no idea what the price is I simply don't bother even looking it up on the internet. It just seems like such a hassle to deal with every single home you come across on the street, when you have a ton of other things on your mind, not to mention you also sometimes forget what the house even looks like.
Today for the first time in probably 7 years I saw a "for sale" sign with the listing price of $269,000 and my husband and I actually applauded in the car and I'm about to write a letter to the listing agent telling them what a great idea I think that is.
I think if you list the listing price along with the for sale sign, you have a much greater chance in selling your house, or at least more interest and word of mouth than houses that don't list the prices on them. To all the agents out there, please start listing prices along with the houses!! the economy is bad, people are desperate to sell and to buy, this is not the time to be modest about showing off the price. This is what works. Sellers should request this too. I think this helps everyone involved.