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Condo Life in San Francisco-embracing billboards

Living in the heart of a city like San Francisco brings all sorts of new experiences.

billboard being changeOne for me is learning to embrace billboards. Yes, billboards. Now, if I had my druthers, I'd have the billboard taken down from the building next door, but since I don't I decided to enjoy it. The message changes every month or two; some appeal to me more than others; none take away my enjoyment of the view beyond.

billboard changingIt's fascinating watching a new sign go up, wondering what will appear. Long gone are the days when strips of a message would go up wallpaper style; now it's more like shrink wrap!

And here's my favorite one to date -- I was sorry to wave goodbye to C3PO!
favorite billboard

Are you ready to Live your San Francisco Dream?

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLottie Kendall • July 28 2012 01:21PM

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Billborads are big money in bustling cities like SF.  I don't really remember any growing up there in Nob Hill...

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) about 8 years ago

Hi Lottie, yes the day of the paper sheet boards is a thing of the past but the back-lit boards can be pretty cool!

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Jennifer, I don't believe this one at the corner of Jackson and Van Ness has been here very long. The current motorcycles don't do anything for me, but I DID like C3PO!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Nancy, I'm glad you can appreciate the fun of billboards!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Billboards do serve a purpose but they do tend to create a little clutter when there are too many of them in one place.  I hope the ones in your area only have the best messages.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) about 8 years ago

Some messages are nicer than others. I'm not too keen on motorcycle racing, but the races finish this weekend--I suspect I'll have a new surprise waiting for me soon.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Most of our billboards are really mundane in Sacramento. The billboards in San Francisco are pretty cool. I also like going to LA and seeing all the TV shows splattered on billboards. Actually, it would be better if we had no billboards at all anywhere. Like on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 8 years ago

Lottie - We don't have billboards up here in Tahoe, so it's been a while since I really thought about them, or how they are put up these days.  I really enjoyed your perspective and seeing one go up.  Great post!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 8 years ago

Somehow in the City a billboard isn't quite as out of place. Since I can't change it, I'll like it!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed this post. It is interesting watching the billboard change.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 8 years ago

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