Adopted: May 16, 1991; Amended: July 15, 1993; Amended April 2009; Amended October 2012.
To promote among the members of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® courteous and professional placement of signs in the effective marketing of properties.
- Never place a sign on private property without permission of the owner. Offending signs may be confiscated without notice by the property owners.
- Avoid placing signs in public rights-of-way, in divided highway islands, between curb and sidewalk, or on utility poles or traffic signs.
- Place “Open Sunday” signs, including directional signs, no earlier than six (6) days prior to the open house. The exception to this would be when the sign(s) are for a model home or resale home that is open every Sunday, and then they may remain on the property continuously.
- Signs that read “Open” only should only be placed on the property the day they are actually open.
- All signs for an open house should be removed immediately upon completion of the open house inspection period.
- Signs placed along state highways should be kept out of the public right-of-way to permit maintenance of the shoulders by the State. Please remember that offending signs may be confiscated without notice by the authorities.
- Avoid the placement of signs which might tend to direct traffic in violation of traffic laws. (Example: Do not place an open house directional sign with an arrow pointing left if a left turn is illegal at that point, or if following such directions might lead one in the wrong way on a one-way street, exit/entrance ramp, etc.)
- Inspect your signs regularly to be sure they are properly maintained.
- Signs are to be removed within one week after a listing has expired or after settlement has occurred, unless the property owner, in a commercial transaction, agrees to keep the sign posted.
- Use of the Association’s generic directional sign is strongly encouraged so that only one directional sign appears on any given corner. Cooperation, when requested to remove a company sign to allow the posting of a generic one, is urged.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that some municipalities have adopted stricter or different sign ordinances. Be sure to check with each one prior to placement of any sign.
As a member broker/designated REALTOR® of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS®, I voluntarily agree to subscribe on behalf of myself and my licensees to the Signage Industry Best Practices outlined above. I further understand and agree on behalf of myself and my licensees that this voluntary agreement does not waive our obligation as REALTORS® to abide by the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.