#1. "RE: Shark Frenzy in Raleigh" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to the frenzy. We were kind of curious when these folks would begin to spam your area.
Your housing market must not be as depressed as it is in other parts of the country.
Once it starts, it's almost as bad a Herbalife, unless you get a handle on it in the very begining. A good organized effort on late Thursdays or early Friday, will normally take them out for one weekend only. It will take a good three to four weeks to see any appreciable effect.
One thing they like to do, especially on the weekends, is to place their signs among the legit realtor signs. Be careful not to take out the legit Realtor signs.
#2. "RE: Shark Frenzy in Raleigh" In response to Reply # 1
These various "Buy Houses" black&yellow signs are in Charlotte too. Although there are also a couple of other variations... blue&yellow ones that say "Zero Down" and green&white ones that say "Own a Home".
Those last two have been re-appearing after pulldowns, glued onto particle board backing. I guess that's an attempt to foil us? Well, notta chance! I've been able to pry most of the particle boards off with my shovel. But if they're too high, I just claw up and deface the sign. And, there is another anonymous shark sawing the left and right edges from these... They do not last!
#3. "RE: Shark Frenzy in Raleigh" In response to Reply # 2
I've long preferred complete removal. If you have access to a sign to the degree that you can cut off the sides (usually the part with the phone number or url) its just as easy to take the whole thing.
Maybe it doesn't send quite the same message to the spammers, but it does achieve the desired beautification effect much more effectively than leaving partial signs hanging. Plus, I've seen sign spammers put new signs up right on the top of cut ones, so I don't think that cutting has quite the deterrent effect thats intended.