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.
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 :).
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.
This is a good speciem. Indeed. There is lack of reasoning all over it. The one selling it just wants attention. Big time attention. As for the new owners… They just want to get this sale sign of the wall! They should have thought of it before buying it.
Take a look at this P3 article that presents the photo work by André Pais that shows how real people are forced out of their dream life leaving their house and belonging behind. Our Portugal4Sale manifesto just got a glimps at the stories that sale signs sometimes hide.
Nice work P3 and André Pais for showing it to the world… better than us.
Portugal is at a turning point. suddenly people are spending their savings and consuming! This is good news, but… will this mean our project have an end?
We have missed fillings as we’ll face the rise of Portugal economy and life will burst again from this country, but we’lll be out of visual manifesto… Well that’s not so bad after all
Is it just us, or do you get the same idea? When the real estate is of greater value, the sale sign is bigger, better and premium. This is just one more example of many others we have been collecting.
By the way, if you’re an investor take a look at this friendly neighbourhood. Shaking hands and all! A real treat!
Once upon a time there was a country in debt crisis. its people were forced out of jobs and lost their income. Real estate business was down and sales stopped. Sale signs then started putting up hanging on walls and windows. Then came the evolution and people realised there wasn’t much money going around. The solution would have to be… renting. Portugal4Rent! Hurray!
Have you seen good for sale billboards? Then send us to me. We love a good tip.
That’s us! We are so busy that we can no longer keep this blog up and running. And estate sale keeps on rising. Much is happening, like mortgages taxes decreasing or the success of Portugal large sale campaign were green cards are being given for every half a million spent on real estate acquisitions… Well, you can see our work overload is to the roof.
The only way to stop this is by getting us back on track for once… Let’s see if we can manage. Just for that, here’s a bit of our glorious social visual manifesto glory.