NEW CANAAN, CT — A plan announced a couple of weeks ago to ban real estate "for sale" signs in New Canaan during a six-month trial this year has been scrapped before it got started, reports the New Canaan Advertiser.
The New Canaan Board of Realtors, the group behind the voluntary trial effort, was scheduled to begin the program on July 1.
According to the Advertiser, the New Canaan Board of Realtors did not give a specific reason for the reversal, but said the group consulted with national and state boards of realtors before deciding to nix the trial.
With New Canaan’s status as one of the nation’s more affluent communities, the story about the trial ban was picked up by a host of major news organizations, such as Fox Business Network and the New York Post, among others.
Local realtors, many of whom supported the plan, had said that an abundance of real estate yard signs could give an inaccurate, negative impression of the town. Additionally, with the internet most people hunt for new homes online, eschewing driving around looking for such signs.
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(Editor’s Note: This story was updated to properly name Fox Business Network)