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Rainmaker
7,907,658
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Wearing a name badge is a good business practice.

Nov 06, 2016 08:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,137,315
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I own one that is always in my bag. If I put it on six times a year, that's a lot.

Nov 06, 2016 08:10 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

NO! Not for me but I am not saying you shouldn't wear it.

Nov 06, 2016 08:08 PM
Rainmaker
2,791,071
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There are times when this is a must and times when it is not...Subjective

Nov 07, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
722,604
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Every agent in the brokerage has one.  They usually wear it while on floor, but some wear it all the time - and have picked up clients at the grocery store!

Nov 06, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,731,927
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; I should get one, but haven't found anyone who can make one out of Green Kryptonite yet.

Nov 06, 2016 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I wore one for the first few years in the business.... that was 38 years ago...

Nov 06, 2016 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
290,969
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, and I actually have 2 Michael J. Perry.  I wear it everytime I'm out doing an Open House and out with a client, and occasionally when I'm out shopping.  There are times when I just want to be 'me' though! 

Nov 07, 2016 01:38 AM
Rainmaker
993,852
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do and just started wearing it again

Nov 06, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet!

How often? Typically do not wear on Sunday morning or during occasions requiring somber attire.

Be aware, it need not be a real estate name badge for the magic to happen. When you help others start a conversation by offering a name, you are 50% to where you want to go.

Nov 06, 2016 09:50 PM
Ambassador
5,291,581
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I used to and haven't gotten one at my new company yet.  I got lots of questions from perfect strangers about the market when I did wear one!  

Nov 06, 2016 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,934,338
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do.  I wear it when I'm at networking events.

Nov 06, 2016 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Anytime out in public.

Nov 06, 2016 08:29 PM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I do - and I try to remember to wear it - I am always amazed that when I'm out and about, people tend to notice and want to strike up a conversation about real estate...

Nov 06, 2016 08:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,562,917
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

Yes.

To all my networking events.

Nov 07, 2016 01:35 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, I wear it often. 

Nov 07, 2016 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

yes and most of the time

Nov 07, 2016 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,096,617
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I usually wear it at networking events (looks better than the "Hello, my name is ____" paper name tags).

 

Nov 07, 2016 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
769,569
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have several.  The ones with a strong magnet so they don't ruin my shirt.  I'll wear it on every real estate outing and sometimes just as advertisement if I'm going to the show, shopping or out casually.

Nov 07, 2016 07:21 AM
Rainer
36,680
Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Yes, I have one & wear it at the office. I have forgotten to take it off when going shopping & yes I have gotten clients at a grocery store because of the name tag, other than that I usually don't wear it. It's a good thing to have.

Nov 07, 2016 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,510,903
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No way Jose!  Badges, we don't need no stinkin' badges!

Nov 07, 2016 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
797,457
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I do but I rarely wear it which is a shame because I have been asked questions when I had it on.

Nov 07, 2016 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
508,387
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

I do. And I rarely wear it.  I know, I know, I should.

Nov 06, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
480,605
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Michael,

I do wear it every time I meet a customer.

Nov 06, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,278,227
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never was a big fan, but it can be a business magnet!

Nov 06, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,851,651
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes I had 4 & I threw them all out the other day. Haven't worn one in years & never plan to again.

Nov 06, 2016 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,599,207
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't have one.  

Nov 06, 2016 09:00 PM
Ambassador
2,474,060
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes I have one but don't wear it as much as I could. I try to remember to put it on when meeting new clients.

Nov 06, 2016 08:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,446,751
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

I do have in a badge, but I don't have a particular routine in wearing it. Mostly for large meetings and conventions I guess.

Rich

Nov 06, 2016 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have it somewhere but do not wear it Michael.

I do have a blue jacket with my brokerages logo.

Nov 12, 2016 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,996,827
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes and at least 4 days a week.

 

Nov 08, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,894,391
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do, and wear it very infrequently, maybe at a class or convention.

Nov 08, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,848
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I do and I don't always remember to wear it. I also think it's hard to read. I wanted to have one and purchased the one already approved by my office. I really should get a better one that's easier to read.

Nov 08, 2016 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry I don't have one.

Nov 07, 2016 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,142
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - I should have - I do have the pin, though, I rarely wear it.

Nov 07, 2016 02:40 PM
Ambassador
3,754,043
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't have one so I don't wear one.

Nov 07, 2016 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes, I have one and I keep it in my car. I forget to wear it as often as I should.

Nov 07, 2016 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,713,076
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Been at least 15 to 20 years since I have done that. Not my thing.

Nov 07, 2016 11:31 AM
Ambassador
2,684,960
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.  N/A

Nov 07, 2016 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have one and forget to wear it so the answer is not very often.

Nov 07, 2016 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I use to wear it a lot. Now I've gotten out of the habit. 

Nov 07, 2016 09:21 AM
Ambassador
6,459,559
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have a WMS and a OFS name tag but only where them when appropriate.

Nov 07, 2016 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,810,404
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - I had one my first year and maybe wore it once. I have no idea where it went.

Nov 07, 2016 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
793,830
Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Yes, I have one. I wear it sometimes

Nov 07, 2016 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,629,511
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I used to, not with a new company. I was wearing it during open houses and network events. 

Nov 07, 2016 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,245,039
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

lost all of them..... wore a realtor brokerage red T-shirt in Israel ... One tourist asked me where my brokerage is. I replied.

Oh, I live a mile away. I am just renting a room right now...

Nov 07, 2016 12:50 AM
Ambassador
3,356,309
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. I never wear it. 

Nov 06, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
5,773,781
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, and I would not wear it.

Nov 06, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
280,599
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I wear one to my BNI group in case we have visitors.  I've never been a fan.  It seems pushy to me.   I'm in a bunco group with another agent and she wears hers to bunco, even though we all know she is an agent. 

Nov 06, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainer
352,976
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Never have worn one and probably wouldn't even I had one. 

Nov 06, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
856,712
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I do.... Somewhere.  Guess that answers how much I wear it.  LOL!

Nov 06, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Had been given some at previous firms; do not recall wearing.

Nov 06, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,391,830
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no - I lost it within 2 days of getting it from my broker

Nov 06, 2016 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,088
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

no, it was in sad shape from going through the wash so many times. 

Nov 06, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,860
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

From years ago and never!

Nov 06, 2016 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,341,893
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

No and never

Nov 06, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,401,912
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

I have one, but do not wear it everyday. 

Nov 06, 2016 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
971,658
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I have not worn one in years. 

Nov 06, 2016 08:21 PM