Withe exception of a brief period in the 80s Greenwich has never used “For Sale” signs to market its houses and, after Rene Anselmo took after those who tried using them during that dark period three decades (!) ago we’ve banned them. I have always thought this was a good thing that kept the town looking pretty, but I had occasion this morning to check up on how many houses are for sale on a certain street and was struck with an idea: if sellers physically saw how many houses on their street were competing with theirs, they might get religion. Or not – the power of denial is one of the strongest influences on human behavior, but here’s a tally of whats available on just a few of our better streets. I think if there were realtor signs flapping in the breeze as would-be sellers made their way home, it might have a salutary effect.
Lake Avenue: 13
North Street: 20
Round Hill: 18
Add in signs for rentals and we’d look like yard sale heaven.