Wright Real Estate
Jeff Wright, Principal
"We agree that pointer signs are being over-used by many self-centred sales reps who simply want their faces plastered throughout the neighbourhood. They see that as a 'sign' of success — i.e., the more signs they put out, the more they appear to saturate an area. It's got nothing to do with selling the property. It's all about self-promoting their name and head, to keep up their ego aspirations.
"We agree the signs should be limited to 'on the day only', and perhaps limited to being placed in front of the property and at either end of the street only. The number of signs limit could perhaps be around 3 or 4 maximum.
"It doesn’t mean we need to necessarily wipe them out. Just exercise proper and more strict control."
Peard Real Estate
Les Lindsay, Sales Associate
"I wouldn't support any moves to relax the rules further. It'll just compound the ridiculous problem we have.
"There should be strict limits introduced in the Local Law on the number and location. Three or four per property maximum. And they need to be right near the home open — not all over the suburb and certainly not on the major roads.
"If we don't level the playing field, all the good businesses and the residents suffer. It's bad for the reputation of the whole real estate industry and it makes our streets and our communities look ugly, unsafe and unregulated."
West Coast Real Estate
Toryn Crocker, Sales Director
"Most of these signs don't even have a property address or a directional arrow on them. It's happening every weekend and it's been a known problem in the City of Stirling for years.
"There should be a limit on the number you can put up, the distance from the house, and they must be legitimate directional signage.
"Better still, keep them within the property boundary like other real estate advertising signs."
Davey Real Estate
Andrew Davey, Principal
"Davey Real Estate is keen to see the corflute advertising cleaned up along our coast.
"We think some clear guidelines need to be established to help regulate the real estate industry.
"The City of Stirling regulations are not currently adequate and are difficult to work within the framework set.
"The philosophy of the signs are to direct the public efficiently to the home open, not to advertise brand or listings."