by Wallace Gibson, CPM
As many professionals in real estate, I buy my car by its ability to carry my FOR LEASE signs…when I changed from driving Chevy Blazers (4 in all) to a Lexus RX, I actually took my normal real estate sign with me to the dealership to make sure the sign fit in the back cargo/hatch area (I LOVE the auto hatch feature).
So for the last week or so I have been placing PROPERTY FOR LEASE signs on my properties that will be turning over this summer. Since I have mostly single family homes, I place them in mulched or flower bed areas where they do not pose a problem with grass mowing which will be upon us in a week or so.
All my current signs are out or will be by the end of the week. I remove them ONLY when the property is leased and I place it on another property if needed or it comes back to my basement.
I inventoried them this past winter, cleaned them and fixed missing screws/washers and glued down any letters that were coming up (these are vinyl signs made by local sign maker in my co colors). I have 2 signs with no metal stands that I place in windows of condo units if they can be read from the outside.
Since the signs are made specifically for me, if I need more, I need to order them NOW for pick-up in May….
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * 45 years of property management experience to serve you * Now leasing for summer occupancy * JUST LOOK FOR MY SIGNS!!!
Wallace Gibson, CPM is with Gibson Management Group, Ltd., a full-service property management company offering 40 years of professional property management services and offering listings in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia and Albemarle County as well as Greene and Louisa Counties and the Lake Monticello area of Fluvanna County.
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