Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't. I put my picture on all my marketing material and signs and people recognize me from those. I've worn a name tag and it never did anything but ruin the look of my outfit.

Apr 14, 2018 04:10 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I encourage this all the time within the brokerage.  I have heard stories of our agents making connections while in line at the grocery story wearing their name badge.  People start asking them about the local real estate market and before you know it, they are giving them their card and getting contact information back.

Apr 13, 2018 10:35 PM
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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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I still wear my REALTOR® sweatshirt out and about.  I have to explain to people the big R is for Retired, not Realtor®.  LOL

Apr 14, 2018 05:54 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK I am probably one of the exceptions the answer is NO, no name tag not logo and no awards batch you get me in best case scenario in either a business shirt or a T-shirt, blue jeans and high end sneakers...Endre

Apr 13, 2018 11:43 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I used to but, don't own one now. I agree, it's a great way to passively market yourself too, Paul.

Apr 13, 2018 08:23 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Every day.

Apr 13, 2018 06:44 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I had a name badge but never in real estate.  Not my "thing" if given the option. 

Apr 13, 2018 06:15 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes, I wear a name tag Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, and I do find it helpful much of the time.

Apr 14, 2018 06:58 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, I can't stand that. So 80's.

I had a lender give me a t-shirt that was actually great quality & was mad when I wouldn't wear it. It was advretising for HIS company, not me.

Apr 14, 2018 05:12 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't, for the same reason as many, "It's not my thing" but I think if I got past the vanity-objection it would certainly stir some conversations that would probably lead to some business.

Apr 14, 2018 05:11 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I wear my name tag when networking I wear a realtor pin or a CRS pin or my ePro pin on my lapel every day; I switch them up.

You be surprised how many conversations they start

Apr 13, 2018 09:36 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I wear my name tag when I remember to do so. LOL! I should wear it more often. Yes, I believe in passive advertising. 

Apr 13, 2018 07:42 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I use to wear a RE/MAX pin on my jacket lapel. It broke and I haven't replaced it.

Apr 13, 2018 06:42 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

I wear my name tag when going to an appointment or a meeting. I do not wear it to go to the grocery store or for just running errands.

Apr 13, 2018 06:39 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For people who handle expensive product we have to be tactful on how we go about subtle hire-me please gestures in todays Real Estate arenas

Apr 13, 2018 06:06 PM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

No, I personally feel they don't make you look professional, and I never understand why so many in this profession wear them - While I understand the passive marketing concept, it doesn't work for me.

Apr 14, 2018 06:37 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I used to all the time but now more selectively such as school functions, outings and sporting events.

Apr 14, 2018 05:17 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

yes, I do wear it,   has started a few conversations along the way that would never have happened without it!

Apr 14, 2018 03:11 AM
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Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Never, not my cup of tea. I live on an island and a tight community no need.

Apr 13, 2018 09:25 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We did not, nor would we wear one today.  It is not our style or brand of doing things.

 

 

 

 

Apr 13, 2018 09:13 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I used to more frequently than I do now. I had pretty positive response a feedback to wearing it too. 

Apr 13, 2018 09:13 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Nope. Never have worn a name tag or pin. -Kasey

Apr 13, 2018 06:48 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

A name tag can be very effective....on your right lapel.

Apr 13, 2018 05:51 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.

In some cases.

Apr 13, 2018 05:31 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I wear my name tag ... I call it the Bling Thing ... and yes it has been a great conversational piece when I'm out and about ... I quickly take it off though if I am going to any type of family gathering (LOL -- they know who I am)

Apr 14, 2018 08:31 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do at networking events but that's it

Apr 14, 2018 08:00 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I do wear my name tag, I do believe in passive advertising, I do, I do I do...

Apr 14, 2018 07:19 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No darling, what I wear is no makeup, a bandanna and dark glasses. When not working, I'm not looking to work. The portal is closed. Call my office and make an appt and then my time is yours!
When I'm out and about for business, I don't need to wear a nametag or any kind of sign. I'm a draw. ;)
If you were a new agent coming to me with that question, my answer would be different. Although not by much.

Apr 14, 2018 07:18 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I don't and never did. But there is a gal on my team that wears a bling-bling one everyday, at the office, at open houses, to restaurants, at the grocery store, etc...  and she meets a lot people that way that will ask her questions and for her business card.

It's an art.

Apr 14, 2018 07:17 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

Yes and yes!

Apr 14, 2018 06:14 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I did but no longer use them. Real estate related events and open houses are where I'd been seen with a name tag. I keep them as mementos in the many shapes colors and logos. I will wear my American flag lapel pin though.

Apr 14, 2018 05:43 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Coming from the old grocery days, I feel naked without it!

Apr 14, 2018 05:38 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I don't Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,.

Apr 13, 2018 10:58 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Just ordered two name tags to wear. Often at open house being in CA I get too casual. People ask me if I am home owner.......

At Ohara waiting room someone laughed at my laptop it says: "Trust me, I am a Realtor!"

Apr 13, 2018 08:11 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

I wear it on occasion when I feel it is necessary 

Apr 14, 2018 07:43 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was actively working, I did most of the time....

Apr 14, 2018 07:29 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes, I keep one in my purse.

Apr 14, 2018 06:57 AM
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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

Rarely

Apr 14, 2018 05:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It was never my thing, but many swear by the activity!

Apr 14, 2018 05:49 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never been my thing.

Apr 13, 2018 06:09 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No and no.  Like Michael Jacobs it's not my "thing".

Apr 14, 2018 07:52 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 14, 2018 04:26 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

There have been many times when wearing my name tag has encouraged someone to ask me about real estate. I've sold more than a few houses for people I met on line at the convenience store or coffee shop.

Apr 15, 2018 08:19 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely and yes!

Apr 14, 2018 02:52 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. 

No. I believe in my right to not be what I do 24x7.  I enjoy my privacy. 

To each their own.  

Apr 14, 2018 09:32 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have a number of 100% Tax Deductable "KW" Logo shirts (8-10) !!!!

May 13, 2018 09:56 AM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I prefer to wear my name badge at networking meetings. It looks a lot better than wearing a stick on label they provide. I like others to wear theirs as it helps me remember their name when I see it in writing. I don't hear that well in crowded rooms so I have a difficult time hearing the person say what their name is. We have the magnetic kind so it doesn't put holes in our clothing. I find that women are more prone to wearing name tags vs. men.  

Apr 15, 2018 11:13 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I don't wear a name tag.  I sometimes wear my small "Realtor" lapel pin.  

Apr 15, 2018 07:45 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 am passive these days.

Apr 15, 2018 05:26 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

We wear logo shirts and logo hats.

Apr 15, 2018 03:07 AM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

We have one from the bank but never use in public places, sometime in seminars only. 

Apr 14, 2018 12:54 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

I do not.  When I started at this firm it was required.  I bought the company in 1995 and I changed the rules.  It's not something I like to do.  I do have a couple of shirts that say lane realty and I wear them to events (conferences etc), but not daily. 

Apr 14, 2018 11:51 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

nope don't do it 

Apr 14, 2018 11:28 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No I don't I think a brokerage long ago used to have them but I seldom wore one

Apr 19, 2018 05:50 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If I am going to some type of networking event I do.

Apr 18, 2018 06:37 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 one in my purse, and sometimes remember to put it on while at events, but not just out and about.

Apr 16, 2018 12:09 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Yes, I haven't wanted to be a Secret Agent since I was a kid.

Apr 16, 2018 09:32 AM