Mari Armstrong, Offering You Honesty, Sincerity and Integrity (ArmsLink Realty)

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Roy Kelley
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Yes. Smart real estate professionals wear a name badge. They are always good for meeting people. Everybody wants to talk about real estate.

Apr 02, 2015 05:53 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

A name tag is a great way to start a conversation and even get a client. One evening I went directly to the local grocery store and I had forgotten to take my nametag off, I was at the deli counter ordering when the clerk asked me are you in Real Estate? I realized I was still wearing my tag....I said yes, she asked me for my business card and told me she wanted to buy a home but did not know how to start!! Long story short, I sold her a home!

Apr 02, 2015 05:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do not.

Aug 15, 2018 07:34 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No. I should.

Apr 06, 2018 10:40 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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Yes.

Mar 28, 2018 08:30 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have them - but have not worn them in years...

Aug 21, 2017 05:02 AM
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Cynthia (CJ) Sleppy
Cynthia J Sleppy Real Estate - Medford, OR

I definitely wear one and have for over 30 years.  I definitely notice an increase in viable contacts when I wear it!

Apr 08, 2015 03:42 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mari, I do not, but after reading some of the comments this is something I should reconsider!

Apr 07, 2015 10:47 AM
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Mari Armstrong
ArmsLink Realty - Murrells Inlet, SC
Offering You Honesty, Sincerity and Integrity

I'm planning on working hard to remember to wear my name badge whenever appropriate. II see it as another marketing source. it's great to hear so many positive replies. 

 

Apr 03, 2015 01:24 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I don't but I use to.  The last time I changed companies I did not take the time to get another one - but I am going to.  I agree it looks professional, not to mention a talking piece for everywhere you go.  Thanks for the reminder!

Apr 02, 2015 08:29 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mari - I don't but many people do.  If you like it, go ahead.

Apr 02, 2015 07:38 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We have casual attire with a pocket logo.  We do have name badges when we feel they are necessary.

Apr 02, 2015 12:38 PM
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Mari Armstrong
ArmsLink Realty - Murrells Inlet, SC
Offering You Honesty, Sincerity and Integrity

I purchased a really nice, professional name badge with the Realtor R on it along with my name and company name - that's it. Super clean looking. I'm going to wear it as regularly as possible and see if it makes a difference. I personally don't think they look cheesy or tacky, I appreciate when people wear a name badge - really helps me remember their names. 

Apr 02, 2015 12:31 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No I do no. I think they are tacky and cheesy.  I know who I am and don't feel the need to advertise it. Even when I go to events that provide a stick on name badge ... I don't wear them. 

Apr 02, 2015 12:14 PM
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Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
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I think they look tacky myself.  But that is just my opinion.  It is like driving around with your car wrapped.  I want more of a low key approach

Apr 02, 2015 11:40 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's great to wear. I have worn mine and been doing things other than real estate. People look at them and get to see who you are. 

Apr 02, 2015 10:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think I wore one for the first several years of doing business....then I stopped..... I relied on marketing to become known....

Apr 02, 2015 08:21 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, but I always have a REALTOR® pin on my jacket.

 

Apr 02, 2015 08:18 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Almost always.  sometimes it is a shirt with my name

Apr 02, 2015 08:10 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I take it by spurts. When I go to meeting or with clients I try to remember. I do have an advantage of being well known in the area so many know me even without a badge. I do think it looks more professional and gives you some credibility. On top of that you might pick up some business from someone needing real estate services.

Apr 02, 2015 07:28 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes and the badge should identify you as a real estate agent. You never know when a perfect stranger will offer you a lead.

Apr 02, 2015 07:13 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have been selling for 19 years and have never worn a name badge, but only because I have not ordered one.   Should.....

Apr 02, 2015 06:07 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

When I first started, it was common pratice for agents to wear name badges. I mostly wear one at Open Houses, and even when showing property. I also leave by business card. I don't want sellers to have to guess if the person entering their house is a licensed agent. Plus, they are good conversation starters.

Apr 02, 2015 05:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have a name badge but do not wear it. I have worn it at my open houses on occasion.

Apr 02, 2015 05:45 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Badges do look professional. I have one, I just don't always wear it. Perhaps I should.... :)

Apr 02, 2015 05:36 AM