This is a letter that was recently circulated to all Hoboken real estate offices. As a Hoboken resident and property owner, I’ve often felt that the Hoboken “For Sale” signs were out of control. I often see them blown over, lying in the street and wreaking havoc with pedestrians, cyclists, strollers and drivers. The problem is that when one agency or company or realtor does puts them out everywhere, everyone does. If we all have to play by the same rules, it is fair.
My reading of the above letter would seem to indicate that:
- the myriad of “open house” signs all along Washington Street are in violation of #1.
- The huge signs Toll Brothers has hung over every fence at the empty lots at Maxwell Place are in violation of provision (a).
- A realtor who does not list a property for sale but found the buyer for the property and puts up a sign AFTER it has sold would be in violation as you can’t advertise something for sale when it has already sold.
A single, reasonably-sized sign on the outside of the building with the property for sale serves a purpose. The rest, in my opinion, are just unnessecary clutter. Maybe enforcement of a reasonable limit on realtor and other commercial publicity signs will help put an end to the sign pollution in our community.