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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

I owned that same (I'm guessing) REALTOR® hat all the boards sell but did not get any action from it. I do carry cards with me - just gave 5 out last night at the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals mixer in fact. I find walking Whiskey through my neighborhood gets me the most real estate action. I've sold one home because of him so far (and we're new to the neighborhood as of last August).

May 31, 2024 06:39 AM
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Alan May
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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The world and real estate have changed significantly since then, Richie. 

Many things I did in the "good ole days" worked well then, but not so much now.  The Internet plays a huge role in the shifts and changes we see in the world at large, and closer to home in the world of real estate. 

Connecting with people and building trust WORKS.  That is something a robot will never be able to do unless the robot is romancing another robot, hubba hubba. 

 

May 31, 2024 07:31 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Same goes for wearing a nametag. I've gotten business from wearing it. However, sometimes I like not being recognized.

May 31, 2024 07:53 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
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Glad that works for you, Richie. Still practicing the same high standard of advertising and marketing to past clients. Just received another referral!

May 31, 2024 07:37 AM
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Thank Richie, this is great advice. My cards are ready, I should design a hat ASAP.  Have a nice weekend. 

May 31, 2024 06:18 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It can work for some.  I've heard of people having similar luck with a realtor or company t-shirt as well.

May 31, 2024 08:32 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. Career apparel does help to open conversations.

May 31, 2024 08:17 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I never had a hat Richie Alan Naggar but other wearable's have always been successful for me (pins and T-shirts).

May 31, 2024 06:45 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Richie... I know lots of people pooh-pooh business cards these days, but I always have them in my handbag.

May 31, 2024 06:26 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Have a company branded hat that gets people to talk to me sometimes.

May 31, 2024 10:55 AM
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Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Probably still works well today. I prefer the t-shirts. I know some agents still wear the name tags just about everywhere, usually combined with some type of magnetic sign on their car.

May 31, 2024 08:26 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

As a Member of several Franchises, I have Tax Deductible Logo Shirts and winter Jackets ( Lands END with a KW) that Constantly attracts  consumers 

Hey I wore a Bright Gold C21 Sports Coat for 15+ years that really got attention ! 

Jun 01, 2024 07:35 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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No no. I'm not low hanging fruit, those days were gone decades ago. I don't want my time monopolized by somebody who just wants to talk about the escrow that they're already in or to complain about their agent. LOL

May 31, 2024 10:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
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I was never a hat guy but when active always had business cards. 

Jun 01, 2024 04:04 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I received a few of them at our recent convention, I should wear them more often.

May 31, 2024 11:14 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I always have business cards on me..you just never know. No hat but when our office is doing community service work we wear our branded T-shirts!

May 31, 2024 04:24 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Get out! I don't know where we would even buy one any more. Our board closed the small shop that we had.

May 31, 2024 02:02 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I'm not a hat kind of girl, but have branded shirts that have worked that way.

May 31, 2024 10:42 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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WOW! I love it, Richie Alan! That's what name tags used to do for me - in the grocery store, Costco, etc. 

Jun 01, 2024 09:21 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have a Realtor hat and a couple of Realtor shirts and people talk to me all the time.

May 31, 2024 11:37 AM