For sale signs are still popular today, even with the internet advertising. In some market or cities, buyers drive by a home, spot a for sale sign and slam on the brakes. The question here is not whether you should have a for sale sign in the yard. Unless if you want to keep it a secret that your home is for sale, and some sellers do. It’s whether the for sale sign will generate an inquiry or interest about your home.
Most sellers expect buyers to call for more information and a visit for showing. If you are selling your home yourself without an agent, a sign can encourage a buyer to call right away. If you have hired a real estate agent to list your home, then the phone calls will go to your listing agent. A phone call is a perfect opportunity to talk about the wonderful features of your home with the prospect buyers, sometimes not readily apparent from the curb.