Sometimes, a Rose Rider is Just a Rose Rider

In addition to following multiple Twin Cities neighborhoods for various clients, I also watch home sales near where I live (natch).

soldSo about 10 days ago, when the “Sold” rider** disappeared from the vacant “For Sale” home down the street, I assumed that the deal hiccupped on inspection, and the home was switched back to “Active” on MLS.

Until I drove past today and saw the “Sold” rider once again.

The explanation? (confirmed by a quick check of the home’s MLS archive history): ┬áthe wind must have blown the “Sold” rider off, and neither the listing agent nor the moved-out homeowner noticed for awhile.

**A sign rider is a sign that hangs below the main “For Sale” sign.

Common examples include the listing agent’s name, the time of an upcoming open house, and any special features (like lakeshore).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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