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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

This is the only 'branding' that I have on car or clothing! LOL

 

ReMaxwell

Sep 02, 2017 10:16 PM
Rainer
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Gil Duzanski
WDB Agency - Boston, MA
Marketing for Real Estate Pros with WDB Agency

At one conference that had roughly two thousand attendees, four people from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? each wore a shirt with a huge corporate logo on the back. They really stood out, so much so, in fact, that many people thought there were at least twenty of them walking around because they saw the logos so often amid the masses of suit jackets.

At South by Southwest, startups have even been known to pay people to wear their T-shirts and walk around the venue, which instantly builds a brand army.

Organizers of fundraising races hand out T-shirts branded with the charity and sponsors of the event. Runners proudly wear these shirts and are free, walking billboards for these brands.

Why do companies do this? Simple. It’s cheap, effective and creates a tribe of devoted fans and employees who become brand ambassadors everywhere they go in the community. It’s a small investment for more business. 

Sep 03, 2017 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
3,210,969
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No never, ever! I don't ever wear anything with an obvious brand on it, be it RE/MAX, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, etc. I also don't wear clothing with messages on them. Just not my style.

Sep 03, 2017 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
122,830
Denise Copeland
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Jupiter Ocean Homes car magnet

To answer your question... I'm a living breathing circus of real estate branding. Branding is an important factor in recognition, trust and projecting experience. I have polo shirts, t-shirts and long sleeve shirts. Business is booming!

 

 

Jupiter Ocean Homes long sleeve shirt.

Sep 03, 2017 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,118,644
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Tammy and a couple of team members have the logo and the name The Todaro Team on a back window.... I have TODARO as a vanity plate on my car....

Sep 03, 2017 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
940,850
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

I have many branded Polos and Hawai'ian Shirts, but I'd never brand my car...they way I drive would lose me business if they could identify me.

Sep 03, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,425,366
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't.  It's not something that fits me or my personality.  I know there are those who find it works well -- good for them.  

Sep 02, 2017 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No I do not.  I enjoy being me and prefer not to become a living bill board. I truly enjoy my privacy. I am with Michael Jacobs - it just does not fit my personality.

Sep 03, 2017 07:42 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.  Simply, because I'm too cheap to buy any.

Sep 03, 2017 06:04 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not, but funny you ask as i was designing some sweat hirts

Sep 03, 2017 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,468,922
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

The only evident branding are the Homes for Heroes car magnets I use. Someone told me the other day, "I see your car everywhere in town!" so it's noticeable. 

Sep 03, 2017 03:09 AM
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1,500,632
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I have a couple of branded things, but never wear them...No signs on my car as well. 

Sep 02, 2017 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
273,788
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I do have some blouses and a sweater that I occasionally wear (not daily) with our brokerage logo, and Roger has magnetics on his SUV, also with name, phone number, and logo.  So we are branded, and not just with our name badges Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,.  It is a recognizable brand in town, and I'm happy and proud to wear it.  Does it get alot of comments - sometimes 'yes' and sometimes 'no'!  

Sep 02, 2017 10:27 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nothing on the car - it's pretty rare these days here. I don't like the look of car branding. I do wear a name badge now and then.

Sep 02, 2017 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
457,060
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Nope

Sep 03, 2017 12:53 PM
Ambassador
2,363,840
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No, no.  I am the company, I am the brand.

Sep 03, 2017 12:25 PM
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Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA
Future Home Realty - Seminole, FL
Providing the integrity and service you deserve.

I wear a name badge so that when I go to show a home and the seller is there, it's obvious that I'm a Realtor. I also have people that see it and ask about the market. I think it's professional to wear one.  I also have car magents and I mainly got those for safety issues. If I go to preview a house, the neighbors don't think I'm someone trying to break in. 

Sep 03, 2017 11:34 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I prefer to stay low key and blend into the crowd.  More of a security thing than anything else.  At an open house, I'm more likelyl to be repping the "Calvin Kline" brand or a polo with the Dallas Cowboys logo on it.

Sep 03, 2017 11:10 AM
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547,192
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

No, no, no....

Eve

Sep 03, 2017 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No I really don't. I don't like how it looks on your car (wrap). Besides, I drive like an idiot & that would be a complete tip off as to who I was.

Sep 03, 2017 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,501,988
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

My Maryland license plate for many years was REMAX.

Wearing and using the company brand is good for business.

Sep 03, 2017 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,150
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Name badge only

Sep 03, 2017 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
569,260
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I do on my car but not on my clothes. I'm thinking of designing work shirts just so I don't have to think about what to wear!

Sep 03, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,571,789
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

No and no.  We did not when we had our company.  Los Angeles was one big sea of brands, and it was considered "tacky" to do that at the time, and still today in the markets where we worked.  I had a personalized licensed plate which read ELAN VTL  Most people interpreted that as my name being Elan Vittle.  Elan Vital is the vital force or impulse of life--the creative force within an organism that is responsible for growth, change, etc...It is what happens when you are the daughter of a physicist and engineer.  And it was a champagne colored sportscar.  LOL

Sep 03, 2017 07:38 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I used to wear golf attire with my company logo.  I got a lot of business from golfing friends... and even new people I met.  I got road raged once in my car, apparently because I was going the speed limit when the guy behind me was in a hurry.  Anyway, after that I removed all branding from my car.

Sep 03, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,953
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

no- not my personal style but it works for some

Sep 03, 2017 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,338,079
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We have Hallmark polos but we rarely use them. Wayne is a shirt and tie guy and I'm more likely to wear a dress or skirt/blouse than a polo.

Sep 03, 2017 06:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't buy anything with designer labels so I want to be consistent. 

Sep 03, 2017 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, I am old school from the days when you did not do it! Not changing now!

Sep 03, 2017 06:37 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Interesting as a persons car and clothes (plus other things) brands them

Sep 03, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
705,151
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nope, none....

Sep 03, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,384,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, No branding here. I don't really see a need for it.

Sep 03, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Not for real estate - but - considering it for the aerial photography business.

Sep 03, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,994,127
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

On my clothes yes, on the car yes, will I spruce up the car more, you bet

Sep 03, 2017 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I think it's tacky, tacky, tacky!

Sep 03, 2017 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,127,190
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  I don't care to bring attention to my car and don't like to appear to be a walking bill-board.

Sep 03, 2017 04:04 AM
Rainmaker
846,015
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No I don't and never did. I'll keep my reason to myself

Sep 03, 2017 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
758,722
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. It's rare to see an agent wearing branded clothing. If i did, it would be something that doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

Sep 03, 2017 03:46 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

used to on the car, but then if you cut someone off or wave with one finger it tarnishes you. Now I wear a logo shirt only.

Sep 03, 2017 02:48 AM
Rainmaker
525,754
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I don't but I should

Sep 03, 2017 02:07 AM
Ambassador
4,366,493
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

On my cap and on my nametag.

Sep 02, 2017 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No not into that I would rather talk to people than wear a sandwich board ;) 

Sep 28, 2018 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,692,711
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Nothing, just a car. 

Sep 01, 2018 09:16 AM
Rainer
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

No. Right or wrong, good or bad, I just wouldn't be caught dead in it.

Oct 02, 2017 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,279,027
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We've done that in the past and I don't think it brought us any business. We just chaned companies again (our previous company was sold) and we don't plan to spend money on that type of marketing.

Sep 15, 2017 02:58 PM
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4,160,324
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, at times I wear my R pin, but nothing else with branding.

Sep 06, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
647,385
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Not me!  Many sellers aren't quite ready for the neighborhood to know so I respect their privacy -- & mine -- and leave my car for transportation purposes only.  I have a few branded pieces of clothing that I wear occasionally. 

Sep 06, 2017 05:09 AM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, - I do not do that. And why? Even I don't know!

Sep 03, 2017 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When ever possible

Sep 03, 2017 07:33 PM
Ambassador
3,983,674
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not wear logo apparel. I do not have signs on my car. I don't like it for me. 

Sep 03, 2017 07:24 PM
Ambassador
2,896,337
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

clothes yes, car, no.  I tend to drive a little aggessively.

Sep 03, 2017 04:11 PM
Rainer
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

No, not my style. 

Sep 03, 2017 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,957,751
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Why not? It's called advertising, exposure. Why waste it?

Sep 03, 2017 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,846,589
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have a number of KW shirts

Sep 03, 2017 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Sep 03, 2017 04:14 AM