WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Remember Ronald Shore, that real estate agent who launched a campaign to change West Hollywood’s open house sign rules? Unlike other cities, West Hollywood forbids the placement of "open house" signs on street corners, which means agents have to get permission to plant the signs on neighbors’ lawns if they want to drive traffic to their open houses.

Additionally, West Hollywood’s rules forbid the listing of addresses or real estate firm names on signs that aren’t on the listed property itself (signs down the corner, for instance, can show only a directional arrow and the words "open house"). And, most heinously, the city bans the planting of flags on open house signs, although agents can currently plant three flags on the lawn of the listed house.

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