The start of it all

It was more than 4 years ago that I’ve seen for the first time this unique and brilliant sign. It is a sale sign, or at least we believe it to be like that. It is a sign with a message for sure. Not a real estate sign, OK. We give you that. But it is a funny way to use space for your commercial message.

We explane. It is in fact a rural sign, captured near Parede de Coura, in Portugal inner land, where we only pass by to head for a music festival, once a year…. and yes, also to get Fly London shoes, as we recently found it to be produced near by.

But back to the sign.

Placa com Venda de Mel original

This small pointy arrow message simple says “Honey S.” where “s” is a small way to say “For sale”. We fell in love we this as the pointless “S” is used with care and planning from someone. I mean, someone had to think on the best way to expresse the message to drivers passing by that they could find honey for sale. As the action plan was set in place the message almost was reduced to the basic essential “Honey”. But not this guy! You could wander if it would be renting honey or just a honey museum or even give a way place….

For all it matter, this was the beggining of this blog. The sparcle started here, and we had to wait for 4 years to get this picture. Thank god that good material last long and we managed to capture it on film.

Be inspired and go out and sale.

V.Mel num sinal

The privilege of doing something wrong

Half sale sign
We have no more time to wast here. No longer do we have time for a perfect photo. No walking around looking up for a sale sign.
Well at least I do not have more time for a perfect framed picture. So, word of advice for you real estate sale sign guys out there. Put your sale advert in the middle or some place where it can be easly seen.
It will help your sale.

Passing shot, again


After a long silence, during which we get tired of posting photo after photo of sale sign creativity, we at Portugal for sale get excited after a new wave of street sale signs. And then it hit us. The emotion got back and as we drived by a far away billboard message. We get another drill of fun as we reach fast for the camera and instantly push on and turn dial for a passing shot.

Yes. The image is blurred but the emotion is real. We’re back in business. Sale’s up.


How long lasting sale signs are born


Why are poles the most frequent locations for sale signs? I believe it’s not for its easy access. The high visibility is the reason why. The sad story is that often those sale sign are located on a high point where after the sale is done no one that cares enough will be willing to climb that pole to bring the message down. And that’s how a long lasting sale sign are born.

…Damn it! If only there was a number I could call!

(Thank you Daniel for the photo)

What if…

what if this store were to be yours

Yes. This is the question. What if this store were to be yours? You’ll most likely be on a way to hit an iceberg and soon to close your business. Only to face the fact that you have to sell to another douchebag this store. Word of advice: if you make this mistake, at least keep the sale sign.

Call 913002263 or 966938303 and say “I know the answer!”

A sale with a flavour

Vende-se t3 com águas frutadas
It’s always good to mix work with pleasure, specially when it helps your digestion. And when this funny approach helps you to keep your neighbours looking closely to your sale sign, even better as it will increase your odd of closing that sale on your apartment or, in this case an attic.

When we first saw this image from a fresh new contributor we smiled and thought that in some way, it was in order to collect pearls like this one that we first started this blog.  We have to thank Sérgio Pinto’s sharp eye and humour for that.

As for the rest of the visitors, why not call 934632057 and ask the price for a cold and fresh flavoured water (closet, maybe?)

Sale signs can be trendy too

Sale signs can be trendy too

This image comes to tell that sale sign can also be a positive change for the city. It can bring a smile to any photographer’s face once the angle is right and the light as needed. If so, the little sale communication burden is now a royal attraction on the viewfinder.
At least that was what we thought when we took this shot.

What to do when all district is for sale?

Faro for sale on a wall

Best known for its beaches and hot weather, today we share Raimundo’s photo contribution from an Algarve sale. In fact it’s the largest area sale so far at Portugal4Sale manifest blog. This reality may reflect the lack of economy competitiveness in the south part of the country due to its low resources and tourism seasonality effect. But as we notice, this is has been a national trend.

As we have been referring (although it may not look like that) we are just focused on the visual result of one’s will and effort to sell a property. Many often performing drastically bad. But we do know we have a poor economy helping us by feeding us some pearls… like this good example.

Joining awful handwriting, bad planning and even worst marketing message, we get a wall graffiti stating that if you call this number (just pick one and get lucky) you can get Faro for sale. Imagine the sale commission.

We chose this photo today after the inspiration from TV news report from SIC about “Portugal à venda”, which is portuguese for Portugal for Sale. They were informing of entire villages that were found to be for sale… if only they have seen this wall painted sign, they would report a sale for Algarve’s largest city :).

Gaudi for sale in Portugal


Just like Gaudi but without the aesthetic sense. And it’s all for sale. At least that was what Carlos G told us, when he shared with us this image. Thank you for your continuous contribution.

Just a small note for the wonderful handwriting and bilingual text. And all with a mobile number hard to understand. All in all, a pearl in sale technic.

Cheers, and keep on trucking… for sale. 


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