Denise Copeland, Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes (Mirsky Realty Group)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have never done this. This would not be a part of my business strategy.  Not my modus operandi.

Oct 31, 2018 01:40 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We worked with a client in Canada.  Prior to meeting with her, she bought a smart car and had it wrapped with her company name, etc.  She was the laughing stock of her city...Now I realize you are not in Canada and markets differ.  I have worked in 9 cities in Florida, and not one of our clients would even think of doing that. What is tasteful in my opinion is a personalized license plate.  It is classy and unobtrusive.  But that is just my opinion, for what it is worth to you!

 

Oct 31, 2018 01:46 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Then you'll never be off duty. I had a sign on the door eons ago & I drive like a maniac so it turned out to be a bad idea. 

Oct 31, 2018 03:27 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't... never have, never will... just not my style. Just seems so declasse to me. I also don't wear name tags, by the way, or any uniform type of clothing to identify my corporate affiliation.

Oct 31, 2018 02:24 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Suggest:  Put the phone number up higher, make it easier to read. 

 I don't.  Personal preference.

Oct 31, 2018 02:01 PM
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate
JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles

It’s not something that I personally would do. 

Oct 31, 2018 01:50 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

I had the back window decal on all 5 of my vehicles Denise Copeland . I don't know if it worked or not but it got my name out there.

Oct 31, 2018 03:29 PM
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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

I don't wrap my car simply because I don't like it but, I do have a vanity plate on my car. One thing to consider is that you have to drive with respect - ALWAYS! LOL

 

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Oct 31, 2018 07:13 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not. 

Personal choice.  I enjoy my privacy.  

Oct 31, 2018 05:56 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I drive around with "Homes for Heroes" magnets which include my phone # and name. I have had people ask for more information at gas stations, grocery stores, etc. However, I may not be able to use this program when I move out west next year. At that time, I probably will not have advertisements on my vehicle. It doesn't seem to really bring any new clients.

Oct 31, 2018 04:12 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I prefer to blend in when driving and not be an easy target.  Plus, if I cut someone off, they're less likely to bad mouth me to everyone they know.

Oct 31, 2018 04:02 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

negative.  

Oct 31, 2018 02:24 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A

why would you do this is a better question

Oct 31, 2018 02:04 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

The only signage I have on OLD RED  is a bumper sticker that reads:

                              This is NOT an abandoned vehicle.

 

Oct 31, 2018 07:14 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

Oct 31, 2018 06:15 PM
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

My car has a rear window decal, a license plate ring with company info and a vanity tag. Everything is marketing.  

It does encourage better driving. It's like marketing and a public service. Win-win.

Oct 31, 2018 05:14 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Have it on my husband's car.  He drives far more than me.

Oct 31, 2018 04:36 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

the only signage I ever had on my vehicle was a license plate frame with my office name and my number.... my plate is my last name....

Oct 31, 2018 03:23 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Never in 32 years and no plans to do it future years. I do like a more discrete logo on side door or rear.

Oct 31, 2018 03:12 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I just don't like it, it seems a bit over the top to me.

Oct 31, 2018 02:51 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

In our area a lot of condominiums won't even allow to park the car with advertising

Oct 31, 2018 08:24 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

In our condominium we are not allowed park the car with advertising.

Oct 31, 2018 08:07 PM
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The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

I have magnets (signs) for the front doors.  I only use when I hold a house open.  

Oct 31, 2018 05:38 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not something I would do and it's pretty rare in my area for Realtors. Maybe a licensse plate? But depends on the market. Be careful driving if you move forward!!

Oct 31, 2018 05:38 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I'll wear a name tag and occasionally a coat with a logo that allows for a conversation never learned sign language to communicate going down the road at 70 mph!

Oct 31, 2018 03:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Your auto lettering should be very effective. It also makes it easier for clients to follow you.

Oct 31, 2018 01:44 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

               Just my vanity plates...had them forever.      

                                   MRome Tags

Oct 31, 2018 09:14 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We always wanted the wraps. They work well here. But Wellington does not allow cars with signage to stay in your driveway and we do not have a garage to park the car into. We are in a high end community and the cars, vans, and moving trucks the realtors use do get them business. No one laughs as we have a lot of entreprenuers and high end business owners who understand marketing. 

Oct 31, 2018 06:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many years ago my insurance company suggested that I remove these.

Nov 01, 2018 12:35 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Why to ruin a good car? No, not my thing. 

Oct 31, 2018 11:33 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Here are some cautionary stories:

1) A Phoenix-area real estate agent had a license plate border that said "million dollar producer." Someone carjacked him, drove him to the desert and asked for his million dollars. This was told by a police officer in realtor safety class. Though it sounds like a remote-odds kind of story, it did cause me to wonder if it's wise to gloat in public.

2) An agent drove her vehicle that was wrapped with her agency's information- including her phone number. She began receiving odd phone calls at all hours from a man who was curious about her relationship status.

3) An agent near an airport had a car magnet advertisement that he'd put on the side of his vehicle. He was pulled over by a police officer and asked if he had a noise warning document. It was a law that agents needed to disclose the excessive noise to their clients in that area. He informed the officer that he didn't have a client with him. The officer informed him that his advertising showed that he was an agent and the disclosure documents needed to be in his possession. The fine was in the hundreds of dollars.

I don't necessarily think it's bad to advertise on your vehicle. I do think though that one must consider the potential liability or unwelcome outcomes that might come with the consideration of doing so.

Oct 31, 2018 10:24 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I don't see may vehicles in my area with real estate advertising. 

I would not do it for the same reason others have mentioned - too aggressive driving - among other reasons...
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Oct 31, 2018 08:58 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Denise Copeland I haven't done it yet!

Oct 31, 2018 07:14 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Tacky & desperate but most of all not as effective as you believe it could be

Oct 31, 2018 06:09 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

No, I won't ever.  A- I am an aggressive driver and B- sometimes people don't want their neighbors to know a real estate agent is in the driveway

Nov 01, 2018 02:18 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

It would be tacky for my personality It works for some people and I don't look down on them.  I have a license plate cover with my company and website though.

Nov 01, 2018 01:27 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. When going on listing appointments, a good % of sellers didn't like having nosy neighbors know of their plans before they were ready. i had to move a listing up once because I had a little magnet sticker on back that said " I Sell Homes". A nosy neighbor quickly spread the word that there was a real estate agent parked in their driveway. That evening, the sellers got several calls from people in their community asking them if they were planning on selling and moving, then started telling them about this great agent they know, and all of them had contacted their friends and relatives that were agents, then those agents began swamping them with phone calls trying to get the listing. They called me that night and asked me to put in the mls to stop all the calls.

Nov 01, 2018 08:45 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I prefer the discreet professional approach. Advertising on my car is..... lets just say 'not me'. I'm not joe public gimmicky...

Nov 01, 2018 07:44 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.  I'm not really interested in being a rolling billboard.

Nov 01, 2018 07:42 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I used to see full car wraps and now am seeing a lighter touch like a side panel or back window sign. For me, I don't want anything on my car.

Nov 01, 2018 06:53 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No. The way people drive these days, any vehicle signage would be a blur

Nov 01, 2018 05:59 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I don't...  I'm "on call" enough & it's just not my thing.  More importantly, some sellers would like to keep it quiet until their decision is made & things are ready to roll.  A billboard on my car won't help that.  

Nov 01, 2018 05:11 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I used to have magnets and they were stolen. I had lettering on my back window but it soon peeled. Now i like to drive in cognito so i can go a little faster

Nov 01, 2018 05:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never  was a fan. I am just old school!

Nov 01, 2018 05:02 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

back in the day I did

Nov 01, 2018 04:16 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I never have; however, possibly you should go for it.

Nov 01, 2018 03:41 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I agree it can bring in business & it's a free rolling mini-billboard.

It wouldn't work for me though. I wouldn't want it on my car. 

Nov 01, 2018 03:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with nina

Nov 01, 2018 03:17 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I do, so far I've had very few calls from that signage, but I'm going to keep it

Nov 01, 2018 02:32 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

There are times my driving is not a good advertisement. I'm not proud to admit it, but I know it well enough not to have it be a problem. 

Nov 01, 2018 12:20 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Early on we just had our website on our back bumper. We had no way to track it, so have no idea if it was worthwhile or not. Now, for the past 13 years, we have not. I don't like having people knowing who I am while I drive. -K

Oct 31, 2018 09:45 PM
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John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Custom Home Design

Denise, I think that is a great idea.  I was in Naples over the Thanksgiving weekend and could see potential buyers driving around looking at signs of builders, architects and real estate agents.  I think a tastefully done logo and phone number could do very well.

Nov 30, 2018 09:07 AM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

I had and used front door magnets on both sides of my car when I first started in the biz, 19 years ago.  Never got any buisiness from them but got asked a lot of questions for directions when I would pull into a gas station.

Cheers! 

Nov 30, 2018 08:13 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have signs on the sign of both front doors.

Nov 05, 2018 04:23 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not, and prefer not to advertise while driving.

Nov 04, 2018 07:13 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I do not post or attach anything to my car. No bumper stickers, no widow stickers, etc. Personal preference since I started to drive many years ago.

Nov 03, 2018 05:23 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I don't currently, however I work with an agent who does it and does very well. 

Nov 03, 2018 08:38 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have removable signs

Nov 02, 2018 07:40 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would never mar my car with signage.

Nov 02, 2018 01:15 PM