August 30, 2018 | Michael Hunter
Home sellers—and their real estate agents—go to great lengths to capture the attention of potential buyers. Some dress up in a dinosaur costume to make the listing photos stand out, some offer freebies such as tacos or beer with the purchase of the home, and some host over-the-top open houses with live entertainment and a buffet of fancy finger food.
Clever as those marketing methods are, one of the best ways to create buzz about your home is far more basic: a "For Sale" sign that will stop people in their tracks. A humorous phrase or an earnest observation about your home plastered on a sign in your front yard can do a lot. At the worst, you'll have spent a few bucks on a custom sign. But at the best, your efforts could go viral—and the more eyes on your home, the more likely you are to land a buyer.
So what would you write if you were to forgo the traditional "For Sale" sign? We found six cheeky examples that are in a league of their own.

1. A scorned wife gets sweet revenge

Airing your dirty laundry is one way to grab people's attention.
As a seller, you're supposed to be upfront and honest with your buyer. But airing your dirty laundry on your sign? Well, you'll certainly grab people's attention.

2. Prime location

This banner calls out one of the benefits of the home: that it's front and center for the annual summer parade.
This banner calls out one of the benefits of the home: that it's front and center for the annual summer parade.
Good location doesn't just have to mean your home is in a good school district or near world-class ski resorts.

3. No ghosts, no problem

No ghosts here!
No ghosts here!
When a home listing has become stale without a single buyer in sight, desperate times call for desperate measures.

4. Noise won't be an issue

You'll never have a noise complaint on this street!
You'll never have a noise complaint on this street!
Living across from a cemetery might freak some buyers out.
When buyers rolled up to the open house, they no doubt saw the cemetery, but they were also greeted by a sign that said "Quiet neighbors across the street!"

5. Who doesn't like the word 'free'?

A sign offering free pizza would certainly grab our attention.
A sign offering free pizza would certainly grab our attention. There's nothing like the promise of free food to draw people in.

6. Get to the point

Sometimes you just have to be honest about a price reduction.
Sometimes you just have to be honest about a price reduction.
When some buyers see that a home's price has been slashed, they may think the seller is desperate to unload the property, and that they can score an even bigger discount. 
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