Backlit LED Displays for Century 21

What is a backlit window display?

These products can be tough to name or describe because they use backlit LED lighting but it’s not a TV or a monitor. The luminosity on the panels does not translate well in pictures – it’s much better to show you what they look like and what you can do with them in person – they truly “pop”.

Why mount multiple electricity guzzling, heat producing monitors or televisions just to display an image that you really don’t want to change that often? Maybe you want the displays to work together to show floor plans or different views of a property? You can’t coordinate that with digital photo frames designed to change. Then there’s the visibility of these alternatives. Their ability to grab attention often depends on how bright they are.  A typical backlit LED display is 4,000 lux, and an average television or monitor is 400 lux.  Quite a difference.

Backlit LED displays offer a perfect solution for very typical use cases; especially in the Real Estate industry. They were designed from the ground up to be mounted in windows or on walls, free standing units, or table tops. And unlike the alternatives, you don’t need a computer science degree to change the display. And you don’t need to unmount them just to change it.

Backlit LED displays use a printed translucent film medium. There’s no computer files or memory cards or remote controls to deal with. The light from the LEDs shines through the film, pushing rich color through with it. It’s so easy to use that you can literally just slide the paper in and out, changing the look of your window or wall in minutes.

Century 21 North Homes Realty representing the Puget Sound area of Washington has created this display using our R60 round backlit LED panel along with an H2 Panoramic panel, which really catches your eye when entering their office! We can create a custom look for your office too. Call us today at 1-800-333-7446 or visit us at


As you can see, this sleek and stylish look goes perfectly with the office and gives it a nice upscale accent. How would it look in your office? What are you waiting for? Let’s find out!


The One-Step Guide to Buying Real Estate Signs

The One-Step Guide to Buying Real Estate Signs

For professional realtors, reputation and image are everything. So why risk your hard-earned reputation and your brand by buying cheap real estate signs just to save a few dollars?

The Importance of Quality Signage

  • Professionally present your image and brand
  • It is the only on-site marketing when selling a home
  • Longer life
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Many buyers find the house they want just from the sign
  • Buyers are less likely to call realtors with cheap-looking signage
  • Buyers will form a first impression of you based on your signs

What to Look for In A Quality Sign

  • Good ink
  • Quality materials
  • Easy assembly and take-down
  • Durability
  • Weather resistant; can stand up to:
    • Hot sun and UV rays
    • Wind, rain, snow and ice
    • Flying debris from lawn mowers


What to Look For In a Quality Sign Vendor

  • Experience – how many years in business
  • Choice of materials
  • Reputation
  • Design experts to help you with creative
  • Ability to customize signs
  • Easy order process
  • Fast delivery


When Buying a Real Estate Sign

  • Make sure the design and colors represent what you want to convey to buyers.
  • Use sign materials that fit your local weather conditions.
  • Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd. Attach framed signs to a swing post or use reflective signs to increase visibility at night.
  • Keep safety in mind. Make sure the sign vendor uses grommets in their swinging signs. Otherwise, the sign can come unhinged and damage a car or injure someone.

When your real estate signs look good, you look good to buyers. Invest in quality signage and watch your business grow!

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Best Real Estate Markets in the United States

U.S. Housing Markets

When it comes to real estate in the U.S., not all states are created equal. Some markets are hot, some are not. Check out our guide to the states with best real estate markets and start shopping smart for your next investment now!

Best Housing Markets in the U.S.

West-Coast States

In California, large cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles are predicted to see housing prices increase by 1.6% and 2.2% respectively. San Diego boasts a higher projected housing price increase of 4.4%.

For the truly hot real estate destinations in California, move inland. Sacramento housing prices are expected to rise by almost 5% this year.

Not into California? Further up the coast, major metropolises Portland (Oregon) and Seattle (Washington) are expected to see housing price increases of 5.2% and 5.6% respectively.

The Rocky Mountain Region

Moving further inland, there are few hotter states for real estate than Utah.

Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo are all projected to see housing price increases of over 4%.

In Colorado, the greater Denver area is still on the rise as far as housing prices go. Expect another 3.9% increase from the Rocky Mountain State this year.

Southern States

If you’re looking to set up shop in the south, there are few better states for real estate business than Tennessee. Major metropolitan areas in the Volunteer State are expected to see housing prices rise by 4-5%.

In Georgia, the Atlanta metropolitan area is expected to see a sizeable average housing price increase of nearly 5.3%.

Charleston, South Carolina is projected to see a housing price increase of 4.4% in 2017.

Florida’s Orlando metropolitan area boasts one of the highest projected housing price increases at 5.7%.

Real Estate Signs for Any State

Shopping for real estate signs to add to your property? As the largest manufacturer of real estate signs in the nation, our team at Dee Sign has the solutions for you. Shop with us today!

Why It’s Important to Buy a Quality Sign vs. a Cheap Sign

Why It's Important to Buy Quality Signs vs. Cheap Signs

If you’re tempted to save a few bucks by purchasing discount real estate signage for your listings, consider the following:

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  • You worked hard for your listing – doesn’t it deserve a quality sign? It doesn’t take a professional to tell a quality sign from a cheap one, and the yard sign is the first thing people notice when they’re looking for a home.


  • It can tarnish your image. When prospective buyers see your cheap signs, they wonder where else you might be cutting corners. The yard sign typically has your name on it.  Does it project the image you’ve worked hard to convey?


  • It costs more in the long run. Cheap signs may look good for a month or two, but they always need replacing faster than well-built signage.


How to Tell Quality Signs from Cheap Ones


Quality Signs:

  • Signs and frames are constructed with quality materials – aluminum, steel, polyethylene, corrugated plastic – designed for long service life
  • Sign materials are chosen based on local climate and weather conditions
  • Fast, simple installation, such as “no-bolts” design
  • Excellent print and graphics quality
  • Top-grade paint and ink makes signs resistant to fading and rust


Cheap Signs:

  • Signs are constructed with low grade, non-durable materials
  • Difficult to assemble and take down
  • Vulnerable to wind, rain and other weather damage
  • Poor print and graphics quality
  • Low-grade paint and ink easily fades or wears off
  • Low-grade metal frames are susceptible to rust


Quality Signs Offer Many Advantages to Real Estate Professionals

  • Make a good first impression on buyers and sellers
  • Easy to read from a distance
  • Professional design and quality materials capture the attention of drive-bys
  • Custom look and feel helps build your personal brand
  • Longer service life = lower total cost of ownership
  • Cost-effective marketing tool yields excellent return on investment




Which Sign Materials are Good for Various Weather Conditions? (Infographic)

Maximize the utility of your signs by using the right materials for your climate and weather.

Types of Signs

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Hardboard (also known as Duron)


  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Resists scratching


  • Susceptible to water and humidity
  • Can swell
  • May peel and separate

Best applications

  • Step in frames
  • On sign riders
  • Hanging panels


  • 12 months

Best areas to use

  • Most climates

Plastic Materials


  • Lightweight
  • Resists scratching
  • Withstands water, snow and humidity


  • Thinner panels can bow
  • May creak or break with force or freezing weather
  • Can “yellow” in extreme sunlight or heat

Best applications

  • Hanging panels
  • Framed panels
  • Riders
  • Open house signs


  • 18-24 months

Best areas to use

  • Suitable for all climates
  • Ideal for temperate regions



  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Takes a reflective coating
  • Withstands wet weather without rusting


  • Panels can bow
  • Bend and tear when mishandled
  • Hot to the touch in warmer areas
  • May scratch
  • Not ideal in extreme heat


  • 24-36 months with proper care

Best areas to use

  • Works well in most climates



  • Ultra-strong
  • Hangs straight
  • Takes reflective material


  • Heavy
  • Can scratch
  • Bend and tear in extreme conditions
  • May rust in wet climates near oceans

Best applications

  • Almost all applications
  • Best where long life and strength are needed


  • 24-36 months with proper care

Best areas to use

  • Suitable for all climates, may rust in certain areas where corrosion is an issue.



  • Very strong
  • Light
  • Inexpensive
  • Takes a reflective coating
  • Withstands strong weather


  • Can bend under extreme conditions
  • Bend or break under stressful conditions
  • Can scratch
  • Best applications
  • Used in most applications
  • Great for frames and hanging signs


  • 24-36 months with proper care

Best areas to use

  • Works well in all climates