BERRY BITS: Sold it? Don't advertise it. -
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Originally published in the December 2015 Juniper Berry Magazine

BERRY BITS: Sold it? Don't advertise it.

Adding SOLD to for sale sign is illegal in NYC

By law, a homeowner or realtor is allowed to post a for sale sign on residential property. Once the house is sold, it is illegal to post a sold sign as it then becomes nothing more than a commercial advertisement in a residential zone. A homeowner gains nothing by posting a sold sign on their property. Only realtors benefit from this practice. They all know that they are breaking the law, but they do it anyway. Don't risk a fine, tell the realtor to keep their sign. Advertisements for contractors who do work on your property are also prohibited by law.

December 2015 Juniper Berry Magazine

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