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)
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?)
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.
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.
Where’s the surprise? We all know that Europe’s is going thru a long crisis, and as Portugal also Spain is in struggle. One of the blog contributors, Raimundo Q., strolled along Spain only to find out that if not worst than in Portugal they too have a real estate crisis, where the sale sign is the manifesto that shows the world in a whirlpool change. Funny, this sale (and rent) sign, by being placed over a date reference (2011.10.20). Is this out of date? Or is it to let since then? take your chances and call. Do remember to dial the international number.
Let’s face the weekend without the bad karma of a country up for sale and with all properties to let.
Yes, Portugal has a lot of empty houses. Yes Portugal is a country in crisis. But it is also true that everyone is dealing with it as a condition that we have to overcome.
No use keep on crying about the lost opportunities. So, Today we feel like promoting some different sale sign. A sale sign that may inspire a nation to something bigger. Today we drop real estate and promote Wine! We have Wine and it’s up for sale.
Step right up and call 279859367 to drink all sorrows away and embrace a new life.
Thank you A. Queiroz for the photo! Do please send in your sale sign view from your daily route and neighborhood as explained in the contribution page.
Celebrating today’s thematic day of environment, we dedicate this photo submitted by Álvaro Q. of a sale sign hanging somewhere in the open field stating that this open yard of 32 hect. is up for sale. I’m sure Planet Earth would like to ear from this one, more so that they guaranty that there is 646m2 ready to receive a new facility.
Why not put all our lands to let and chop all trees, dry our rivers, kill all animals and live wealthy ever after. And blame the “evil machine” on the environmental lack of sustainability.
Let’s hope this land will never be sold for our own sake.
Happy Environmental Day, everyone!
Good bargain if your the type of person that enjoys baiting out in the sun. Well those guys are almost giving it away! “Raio de Sol Vende-se”, portuguese for sun ray for sale.
It’s pitoresc sale sign like these that makes our day and gives Portugal4Sale visual social manifesto blog a purpose and reason to keep on going.
Thank you A. Queiroz for the contribution from somewhere close to Mangualde.