You wouldn't know from looking at any prominent intersection in Los Angeles on a weekend, but real estate agents aren't supposed to put open house signs up on sidewalks or any public property. The city hasn't been enforcing the laws at all in the past few years (yes, there are multiple laws governing open house signs), but they're about to start getting tough, says the Los Feliz Ledger. "If signs are posted, fines start at $100 and escalate to $500 on the third violations, at which point it becomes a misdemeanor." There have been just too many signs and a whole lot of complaints from the public. Real estate agents can post signs for an open house on the property they're marketing, but have to take them down right after the event is over.
· Bye-Bye Open House Signage Clutter [LFL]