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Friday, October 03, 2008

Political Yard Signs & Selling Your Home

Is it OK to have political yard signs out before an election while trying to sell a house? Some say that this is probably not a good idea. Your Obama or McCain sign could detract from the MOST important sign in the yard...the FOR SALE sign.

Political signs shouldn't be a factor, but why risk it. The smallest thing can kill a real estate deal and you never know what might step in the way of a successful negotiation. Real estate agents suggest that you should make the interior of your home as neutral as possible (paint colors, furniture, etc) so why should the outside of your home be any different. Yes, everyone has a right to their opionion but you might turn off a potential buyer with a particular endorsement. Selling a home in today's market it is challenging enough without adding politics to the mix.


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