Whenever there is a piece of real estate available for sale, there always seems to be an overwhelming amount of advertising which accompanies it, Not only is there the sign is more often than not placed on a post in the lawn of the house but increasingly there are now banners, also reporting that the house is for sale. I don’t know if these really do any good but judging from the number of them, they probably must. To me if you are looking for a property to buy, you do just that but it is very unlikely that, just because you see one which is available for sale, you step right up and buy it. Therefore, to me, there is not much use for these banners but there again; I am not a realtor so perhaps they need to display the banners to let the sellers know that they are actively trying to sell the property.
So we have a lot of signs due to properties being sold but really when the signs reach their peak is when there is an election. Once again, neither am I a politician but is it really necessary to plaster their posters on every single tree, lamp post, window or bush in the whole area? Don’t they think that one or two strategically placed posters would be just as effective and be seen by just as many people? To think that some of these politicians with their posters on every tree are even standing on platforms where they want to protect the environment; do they use paper for their posters that doesn’t come from trees? Perhaps this is a lot of questions but there again, politics is always about questions, but it is just a shame that too rarely does politics ever provide the answers.
Although, like myself, may be tired of seeing signs and posters everywhere we look, there will probably be a time when we also need to have a sign made, more often than not it will be when we want to sell our house. At that time our realtors will probably offer recommended real estate banners as well as signs on posts on the lawn and we will of course comply, anxious to make the sale.
Although many of us may be tired of seeing all these different things, we have probably joined the latest trend of adding magnets to our fridges. This is of course just another way of people getting their message across but this time we seemingly allow the message to invade our homes. It is true that they can of course serve another purpose, that of holding paper notes somewhere where we may notice them bit, 20 or 30 of them; really?
Still no matter whether we like to see signs, posters and the like, it would appear that they are certainly here to stay so we better get used to them and just hope that more also provide colour and humour that the occasional one does today.