Unnecessary “For Sale” Signs are BANNED in this Connecticut Town
By Maggie Wilson @ Real Estate Daily
June 26, 2018

Are “For Sale” signs even necessary? That question is one that chairman John Engel and the rest of New Canaan city’s board of realtors are asking. Luckily, they will have an answer soon enough.

Starting on July 1st, “For Sale” signs will be banned from front yards in New Canaan, Connecticut. The city’s board of realtors passed a policy to test this new ban during a 6-month trial period. After the trial period, the ban could become permanent.

Key Takeaways

  • Starting July 1st, “For Sale” signs will be banned in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • After a 6-month trial period, the local board of realtors will decide whether to keep the ban
  • New Canaan is more luxurious than most neighborhoods with a median house price above $1.5 million
Source: Curbed


Today, sale signs are still useful, but they’re they’re falling out of vogue in tony towns that would rather not advertise neighborhood turnover. Starting July 1, “For Sale” signs in New Canaan, Connecticut, will be banned from adorning the front yard of houses that are on the market. The city’s board of realtors voted to test the new policy for a six-month trial period, during which they’ll assess its impact on the housing market and decide whether to make the ban permanent.

According to John Engel, a realtor in New Canaan and chairman of the city board, it was a simple decision. “We wanted to declutter our residential neighborhoods with what has become an obsolete and archaic form of advertising,” he told Realtor.com. ”Signs have been replaced by more modern forms of communication—particularly search engines and cellphone mapping.”

View the original article at Curbed