Usually, “Coming Soon” signs are put up on behalf of sellers of foreclosed properties. For an excellent article on why putting up a “Coming Soon” sign is a bad idea for a conventional seller, check out Doug Francis’ blog. Most often, in the Tehachapi area, these signs are an indication that a property will be offered for sale at some point.
These properties are referred to as pre-listings. They give the opportunity to generate interest even before the property is ready to sell.
When properties have been foreclosed, they may not be immediately ready to sell. If repairs are needed, the seller may want to have those done before officially listing the property. There could also be title issues that need to be resolved before a property can be resold. A variety of issues can delay the official marketing of a property.
As a potential buyer, you may be tempted to call the number on the sign, but I suggest that you call your REALTOR® of choice. Remember, your REALTOR® can provide all the information you need about any properties in the area and protect your best interests at the same time.
If you have any questions about this or other Tehachapi area real estate questions, feel free to contact me. Looking for a REALTOR® to help you with your move? Let’s talk about what you’re looking for!