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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We've painted them with chalkboard paint, then do colorful chalk messages and used them for open houses etc.

Jan 25, 2017 07:39 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Can we say target practice?  They make good targets when sighting in a weapon

Jan 26, 2017 02:42 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have them cut down into Rider size and have them rewrapped with Text # codes on them.  About 1/2 the price of new.

Jan 25, 2017 07:35 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I've been going through this since my company underwent a branding change. Old signs have gone to a sign company to have them overlaid with new logo and design. That way they don't end up in a landfill and they are recycled in a way that I can use them again.

Jan 25, 2017 08:06 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I like Kathleen Luiten idea.  Can then be used for yards sales, estate sales, etc. for our clients. 

Jan 26, 2017 08:44 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

The chalkboard paint idea is great. If not used for real estate, maybe find someone crafty that could use them to repurpose for art or chalkboards or something and sell at a farmers market or bazaar.

Jan 26, 2017 07:46 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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OH, I love Kathleen Luiten's answer - I'm snagging that idea!!

Jan 25, 2017 08:20 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I saved one of each brokerage for garage art the rest I "Frisbee threw" at Assist To Sell and other discount Agents farming my turf,  

And we live in a townhome, only so much space.

Jan 25, 2017 07:30 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Kathleen Luiten has a great idea. Thanks, Kathleen!

Jan 26, 2017 07:16 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I'm with James Dray !

Jan 26, 2017 07:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Throw them out, or recycle.

Jan 26, 2017 06:40 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sell them to someone in the previous brokerage. You can get plastic coverage with adhesive to cover your name with theirs.

Jan 26, 2017 06:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Other than recycling them, not much!

Jan 26, 2017 06:06 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

What's wrong with the recycling dude?

Jan 26, 2017 05:08 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

James Dray nailed this one!

Jan 26, 2017 04:50 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We have tried to re-use them by removing the decal and placing a new decal on... It was a lot more work than was worth it - however, we did find a use for the metal ones - removed the decals, and put rental decals and Open House decals on them

For the poly ones - my husband cuts them up and uses them for templates in the shop and Pellet practice in the back yard

Jan 26, 2017 04:21 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

If they are another agents give them back, white flag and amnesty so you can get some of your own brand back. The classic signs are 40+ a pop. If they are your signs but new logo or franchise happened, whatever. Then replace sign panels with the powder coated metal or glorified cardboard cordex. If you make them into yard sale signs, watch out. Other silent salesman of yours speared in the lawns will be rudely approached by a white or black colored van with two burly guys jumping out and kidnapping them in the night for the same purpose.

Jan 26, 2017 04:04 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Let me know, cause I've have at least 40 old sign panels (some never used !).

Jan 26, 2017 03:29 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

Great answers with Candice A. Donofrio and Susan Emo .  A

Jan 25, 2017 09:57 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think Kathleen Luiten has the perfect answer!

Jan 25, 2017 08:52 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I white washed mine and loan them to my clients for gaage sales.  All are printed already

Jan 25, 2017 08:26 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Our Sign Frames are changeable and we can remove the inside Panel and replace with a new panel.  That way you only have to pay for the panel.

Jan 25, 2017 07:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - I have some old ones - good for nothing, unless I join them back.

Jan 27, 2017 11:30 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Recycle or give to another agent who is still at the brokerage.

Jan 26, 2017 09:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have recycled them or sold to other agents.

Jan 26, 2017 08:51 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, all part of my motto...

Buy new inserts to go in the frames, and if you dont want to then just send them to me and I will give them a new life.

Jan 26, 2017 08:35 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Firewood

Jan 26, 2017 05:21 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I have recycled some and others I give way. They make a great block in the smaller irrigation ditches. 

Jan 26, 2017 04:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've seen people cover them with thick paper and use them for garage sale signs.

 

There a re a lot of mixed Your and Their in the question, I'm confused about who's old signs they are.

If it's another agent's and you have the listing, I'd call them and have them outside your office for pickup.

If you changed companies from A to B and have all those old A signs, I'd go with the covering them up and using them for open houses, garage sales or to have a special message on them in the backyard like "If you were sitting here, you'd be admiring the view" or "If you bought this home, you'd be home now"

Jan 26, 2017 01:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I throw out the tattered plastic and paint over the old wood signs and reuse them...

Jan 26, 2017 10:42 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Garage sale signs,

Jan 26, 2017 09:57 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they can be relettered for some other task like an open house event.... or just a directional....

Jan 26, 2017 09:52 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Until I went to RE/MAX those "traditional" companies would "lend" me signs... so I don't have any but RE/MAX signs that I own and I use them. But I think you can have old signs over-laid...it's just a question of cost. Me, I'd toss them. I have enough stuff in my garage.

Jan 26, 2017 09:37 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Snow board?

Jan 26, 2017 07:36 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would just give them to someone at the old brokerage.

Jan 26, 2017 05:23 AM
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

We have re-skinned then with new signage  3 or 4 time and they still look good. We are in a big office and signage can be a problem.

Jan 26, 2017 05:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jan 26, 2017 05:10 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've used them for several things. Gave a few to local businesses, and they painted the days and hours they are open on them. Have patched roofs with a few. patch a couple horse stalls and run in sheds with a few. Made roofs for bird houses out of some of them.

Jan 26, 2017 04:27 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

sign company can paint over them with new logo

Jan 26, 2017 04:13 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

The old metal ones are great for repairing old floor boards on rust buckets

Jan 26, 2017 04:07 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Tape on a new cover for the garage sale.

Jan 26, 2017 03:03 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Great question. I always have many sings but never could find a way to reuse  old ones. I called many local vendors and the quote for reprinting them is almost the same as for ordering new ones. 

Jan 25, 2017 11:48 PM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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So much depends on the sign material-it's possible to paint over some, it's also possible to use stickers.

Jan 25, 2017 09:08 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I've given them to those that remain there. So much easier and less expensive to change a name & number plus they appreciate the gesture. Leaving a brokerage doesn't always mean leaving a friendship!

Jan 25, 2017 08:32 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

many print companies can reuse them and make your new signs with them.

Jan 25, 2017 08:21 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

I picked up a bunch of Shoot-N-C stickers, and will get them out once the weather warms a bit!

Jan 25, 2017 07:53 PM