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Hmmm... "Anonymous Realty"... it has a certain ring to it I suppose!!
Susan Laxson CRS
La Quinta, CA
Fort Wayne, IN
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
If you ever want to retire it will be hard to sell your business with your name on it.
Bob "RealMan" Timm
I didn't. Lot's of "depends on" here like is your last name the same as a recent mass murders last name, is your last name Obama, does it rhyme with something that people would associate it with (and make fun of) like duck!
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
La Jolla, CA
Here is my thought: my FB with my name has only 400 likes, my community page has around 4k. Both organic.
Bob "RealMan" Timm
I respect your reason for asking this anonymously even though others are trying to be cute about it!
My opinion is to include your community name or area which will help people find you and your company. Unless they know your name when searching, you'll remain anonymous
That depends, what is your last name?
Not necessarily, it really depends on what message or niche you want to represent with your brand. But using your name can save some money and is a strong identifier.
No need to have your name in the company name....just my two cents.
No, makes it harder to sell
Even though this is our business, I think that there is a lot of research that needs to be done before a decision is made. A
It should be obvious what your company does by it's name. Having your name in it in California, allows you to bypass needing a ficticious business name and gives you other benefits as well.
I would approach your decision from a search engine standpoint. Consult a local search engine specialist and see if having your name, or some other name, would help you rank higher in online searches.
Your last name isn't necessary
I don't think it's necessary. There are a lot of top producers here at big box brokers who have teams and just name the team after them (Joe Doe Team). And there would be a lot of time and expense involved in a name change...why bother?
Very good question.
Not really required but branding is definitely the way to get noticed.
Joe Doe Realtors
Not necessarily! It should tell the public what you do. Don't make them guess.
For search purposes on the Internet you would probably have more clout if your name was in the business name.
That is a hard one, but I have my last name in it.
For the best long term results, purchase a RE/MAX franchise.
Some people dont like to do business with a little guy name now a days
I own and run Albuquerque Homes Realty.
I agree with Greg, that if you ever want to sell your business then it would be harder to transition to another name.
If your last name is Butts that would be pretty cool.
Anonymous Realty of Utah, I would go with that.
But, if you are wanting to create a business that can be sold, I would follow the Blue Man Group or Cirque du Soleil model.
Since you are Anonymous we don't know your name. So I would say no.