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1,371,800
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Years and years ago I did on my husbands car that was forever parked at golf courses . . .   


Real Estate is like Golf - it's all in the follow-thru!  Call my Realtor Wife at xxx.xxx.xxxx


And another magnetic sign read: 


I'm here and my wife is selling Real Estate - Call her and improve my game xxx.xxx.xxxx

May 09, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,065,243
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't. It would feel like I'm a pizza delivery car.

May 09, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,717,404
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No. There is one agent in my area that has a 'wrap' on his car. I think he looks like an idiot.

May 10, 2016 12:26 AM
Rainmaker
2,442,552
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes...

May 10, 2016 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
176,467
Kevan Pewitt
Houston Prime Realty - Houston, TX

I intermittently use a magnetic sign with name, company name, website and phone number.  When showing homes, it gives you some brand awareness you would not otherwise have and makes the police and local security aware of why you are driving continually through a residential area.

May 09, 2016 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,176,995
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Never..tacky..except for Susan Emo 's..thats clever!!! Vey fun!

May 10, 2016 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,636,342
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure do! I put the name of my worst competitor on my car and drive like a demon!

May 10, 2016 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes, We have car wraps.

May 10, 2016 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
883,427
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I use temporary marketing offered only when parked in high visibilty, easy access locations. In my location in Florida, where many out-of-towners have no agent connection. This marketing has proved very effective.

May 09, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have a vanity plate that says TODARO...

in the late 1970's I had magnetic decals on my front doors.... back then I drove a new Ford Thunderbird.... not a luxury vehicle.... it damaged the paint job...

May 09, 2016 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
2,635,377
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Did this for a GPS company for about two years. Lots of looks but no business

May 09, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
916,373
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I used to - no more.

May 10, 2016 09:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,880,375
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

May 10, 2016 12:24 PM
Ambassador
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No I don't Hella, I am not a fan of bumper stickers either.

May 10, 2016 12:23 PM
Rainer
318,813
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have magnets.  Want a decal on back window.  They are on my vehicle when showing and sometimes I keep place them on when attending big events.  

May 10, 2016 12:11 PM
Rainer
159,861
Cesar Bautista
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach - Santa Maria, CA
Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646

Yes.  I have a white decal on my back window in large letter with my name/business/telephone.   I receive calls periodically so I think it is worth it.     I just need to remember to drive safetly as my name/business is associated with my driving style good or bad. :)   My complain with many RE magnet signs is the font is too small and possible damage to the car paint.  I'd also delete the picture so you there is more space for written words in larger fonts. I think I paid $170 for decal and installation.  

May 10, 2016 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
640,913
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

No, but is is a good idea but too tacky for me.

May 10, 2016 09:46 AM
Rainer
222,865
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

No, it's too tacky for me.

May 10, 2016 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I don't.

May 10, 2016 04:44 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I thought about it but ROAD RAGE.  

May 10, 2016 04:20 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I used to have attractive magnetic signs for all of my staff, but then my insurance agent pointed out how much ambulance chasers enjoy these signs and the extra level of liability that is assumed by having these anywhere near a vehicle.

May 10, 2016 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,217,186
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

NO!

Not the way I drive, I'd be out of business in a week. 

May 10, 2016 01:25 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I am using magnetic signs on and off. People often tell me they see me "everywhere" so I guess they must help with that a little.

May 10, 2016 12:09 AM
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736,295
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I do not. I've noticed a new trend in people taking photos of your car/license plate if they don't like the way you drive and posting it on FB and social media. I wouldn't want my car to end up on there with a negative comment.

May 16, 2016 09:29 PM
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24,013
Maria Cutrona
HOWARD HANNA REAL ESTATE - Canfield, OH
ASP

I used to have a Truck with my name, company, and a huge picture of me.. Yes, I got tons of calls but when the company decided to close I could not use it in the other company so I SOLD it!   I never drove it, I had someone drive it 4 X a week on busy areas. 

May 14, 2016 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,632,978
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

No way!

May 13, 2016 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
4,894,467
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, never have.

May 12, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 10, 2016 10:41 PM
Rainmaker
6,555,044
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I did have REMAX license plates for many years.

May 10, 2016 10:27 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® some of the towns consider it to be a commercial vehicle so I do not do it.

May 10, 2016 04:56 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not. a. chance.

May 10, 2016 03:11 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No longer. Magnets made me think that paint was going to get scratched and license plates don't fit on my car.

May 10, 2016 03:03 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no

May 10, 2016 02:32 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we did not.

May 10, 2016 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
597,669
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Hella,

 

I’m blessed to have strong referral business. I’m not looking for one off “clients” who would see such a sign. But those that use them to advantage, go for it.

May 10, 2016 12:40 PM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Not yet, but I will be getting a rear-window full-coverage decal for the Jeep and a custom flag for my motorcycle that will both look similar to my business card. 

May 10, 2016 12:26 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I used to have magnetic car door signs with my company name and phone numb er; I put them on when I was showing houses.  But I gave that up a long time ago.

May 10, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,434,165
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I have not advertised on my car yet.

May 10, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I did a couple of years back. The leads were few in between. 

May 10, 2016 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
426,364
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I my hometown of Raonoke, Virginia, I did have a magnet on the doors of my car with my logo that was professionally designed. Since I moved to my second market of Durham, NC, I have not continued that form of advertising.

I was much more successful in Roanoke, but that was due to the fact that it was my hometown and I knew it well, rather that the fact that I had a car magnet.

May 10, 2016 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I don't.  Some people don't want the neighbors knowing what they're planning before the sign goes up.  ;)

May 10, 2016 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,167,365
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I personally do not. Many use magnetic signs on their doors and some viny signs in their windows.

May 10, 2016 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,663
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No I do not.  I like my car to be able to blend in to the others on the road.  I also don't want to get a negative yelp review for accidently cutting someone off... since we've never said "Darn, the house is back there" or "Oh, it's right here" when showing property.

For years I've joked that bad drivers were simply realtors (GRIs in particular) showing property.

May 10, 2016 02:50 AM
Rainer
56,578
LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

I have thought about the idea of a personalized tag or at the very least some kind of frame around the tag, but several times when someone has ticked me off I'm so glad that I didn't have ANY identifying markers!!

May 10, 2016 02:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,688,424
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Tacky, Tacky, Tacky...

May 10, 2016 01:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,004,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Have not for years.

May 10, 2016 01:13 AM
Rainmaker
846,520
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I've heard from many agents that have tried them, that they don't do much good, and many sellers hate them. For one, if you're going to meet a seller for a listing appt, and you park the car out front, many sellers complained that they didn't want all their neighbors knowing that they were thinking about selling. The neighbors start calling with " Oh, are you selling? I saw a real estate agent in your driveway on the way home... my duaghter, son, niece, etc is an agent.....". Even worse, the neighbors call all their relatives and friends who are agents and tell them " I think so and so is going to be selling their house, but it's not listed yet. Maybe you should call them and see if you can get the listing"... you get the picture.

May 10, 2016 12:58 AM
Rainer
69,594
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Nope.  I think it would look cheesy.

May 10, 2016 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,509
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Magnet-no more..... I do not want to get noticed....

May 10, 2016 12:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No but I'm thinking of getting a REALTOR license plate holder.

May 10, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

May 09, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,399,033
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I just have a for sale sign with name and phone number lying on the dash.

May 09, 2016 11:39 PM
Ambassador
4,560,673
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope. Used to have a vanity license plate but gave that up

May 09, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,066,466
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't.   

May 09, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,457,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Had magnetic door signs a few years back, but not any more.

May 09, 2016 11:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have mine lettered

May 09, 2016 11:01 PM