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One Home - Two Real Estate Company Signs

One Home - Two Real Estate Company Signs, Have You Seen This Scenario Before?


As the Cowlitz County real estate market becomes more and more challenging with prices dropping, larger inventory and more days on the market, etc., we are seeing one thing that I never seen before in my real estate career, more than one real estate company sign at a home, a for sale sign and a for rent sign. My guess is that knowing how challenging it is to sell a home in this kind of market home owners are living their options open trying to find a good renter to keep the home. Nothing wrong with that, the problem with this (my opinion) some companies or in some cases there is no specification about what company is doing what and this could be confusing to the public.


As REALTORS we may don't think will be hard to differentiate specially when one of the companies doesn't do rentals but if we are not familiar with the process it will be confusing. I remember the first time I saw this scenario my thought was that may be the home owner relisted the home with a different company and the old sign wasn't taken down yet, days later I saw another one that had the for rent sign on it, I realized then what was happening. If you are looking to buy a home in the Cowlitz County communities more than likely you will run into this scenario and if there are not specification about what company is doing what, feel free to contact me and I will find out for you.


Your Cowlitz County real estate professional Venancio Gonzalez a GRI, E-PRO Realtor®, with Windermere Real Estate Allen & Associates, 360 751 4001.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsVenancio Gonzalez • October 21 2008 01:16AM


WOW! We don't have that here...and I'm glad. That is a bit confusing. I understand that many times the sellers are just anxious to get someone in the home making the mortgage payment. I hope things change very soon. GBU!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Elizabeth - we just started to see that around here. Property management companies didn't use to put a for rent yard signs, it use to be small for rent sign in the window but for some reason they are doing it now. Crazy!

Posted by Venancio Gonzalez, Longview WA Real Estate Broker - 360-751-4001 (Windermere Kelso/Longview) over 10 years ago


I've seen this more than once.  The best had two different realty companies and a FSBO sign!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

I had that happen to one of my listings earlier this year, I have to say it was the weirdest thing. But, as the homes sit on the market longer, owners are certainly looking for a way to help with those monthly mortgage payments.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home -

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 10 years ago