If you’ve seen flags flying by the street in front of the houses in your neighborhood on the Fourth of July, and wonder where they came from, there’s a good chance they were placed by a local Realtor. Coldwell Banker Realtor and Fremont Place resident Shar Penfold has been placing them in her neighborhood for at least 15 years.
“Unfortunately, I suspect it started as a marketing idea years ago…but this year, I’m especially wanting to lift our residents’ spirits,” Penfold told the Buzz.
We caught up with Penfold yesterday evening as she was placing flags at every residence in Fremont Place. And each year, she said, she goes back and collects the flags if residents don’t want to keep them, so they are never thrown away. Penfold guessed she might have nearly a thousand of them stashed in her garage.
Penfold estimated that her Larchmont office orders about 4,000 flags each year for local realtors to place around their neighborhoods. The flags are fitted with her business card and a list of all the legal holidays celebrated in the U.S.