“The house next door to me is for sale, but I didn’t even know because there’s no sign. Why would someone sell without a For Sale sign?”
Unless you live in La Jolla, where no signs are allowed, there’s no good reason to sell without a sign.
The main reason I’ve heard is that the sellers don’t want their neighbors to know they’re selling.
Of course, your neighbors will figure out your home is for sale when people drive up and someone with a clipboard or flyer leads the others into the home.
Occasionally people say they don’t want a sign because they think it attracts burglars. But there’s no data whatsoever supporting that. And of the some 3,000 homes I’ve put up for sale, ZERO were burglarized.
Ironically, there have been a couple of recent burglaries of homes for sale in La Jolla…but as I mentioned above, homes in La Jolla don’t have “For Sale” signs.