Posted by David on February 03, 2000 at 20:34:33:
1.if they street is lightly traveled, a sign may not have much impact.
2. sometimes people feel that a sign is an open invitation for people to knock on their door, walk around their yard and do other things that they don’t want.
3. they don’t want their noisy neighbors to know. often times even when having an open house as many as 50% of the people through are window shoppers, of which the largest group is curious neighbors. Most times the noisy neighbors don’t result in a sale. sometimes yes.
4. there’s somebody that they don’t want to know the house is for sale. often times this is an ex-spouse, ex-inlaws, or ex-lovers.
5. there may be a reason for the sale that the people are embarrassed about including lsoing their job, losing their spouse, death in the family, scandel in family or bankruptcy.
The missing sign is usually of no significance, maybe the ground is frozen and they can’t get the sign in the ground?