The "for sale" sign has long been the first point of contact for potential buyers cruising desirable neighborhoods. With a whopping 253 percent increase over the last four years in online searches for real estate, lawn signs might seem obsolete. But tech upgrades have updated this tool.
Many signs now feature a text-message number that allows the sending of listing details to a potential buyer's mobile phone. A home listing feature sheet, complete with photos, can also be attached to the sign, providing passersby with pertinent information. These methods can be particularly useful in areas with above-average pedestrian traffic or in suburban neighborhoods with moderate traffic.