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Rainmaker
4,064,661
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It seems like the "smart" thing to do for anyone in business who wants to attract clients and others to "make it easy" for agents to refer.  Although pondering is a "do anywhere" and "do anytime" activity I still identify my area as I did when I was actively selling real estate.  

Mar 07, 2020 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,094
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I know! What the heck - tell people where you are located! 

Many times on AR it's just Florida - it's a pretty big state & that's all the info you're given. How about like just 'north of Mickey Mouse' or something like that?

Mar 07, 2020 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,891,674
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I believe I have made it easy for anyone reading my social media where I live, work & play!  

Mar 07, 2020 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,500
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've noticed that. Sometimes I have to go a few layers deep to figure it out.

Mar 07, 2020 06:12 AM
Ambassador
5,362,587
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, all four offices listed in my signature block.

And it would be difficult for anyone on social media to miss it either.

 

Mar 07, 2020 08:03 AM
Ambassador
1,371,550
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I try to always include my City/Province/website but don't always provide a phone # as I've received some strange and startling calls in the wee hours of the morning!

Mar 07, 2020 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
986,012
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Probably not as much as I should

Mar 08, 2020 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
6,550,569
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Many ActiveRain blog signatures fail to provide the state required information for advertisements.

Image result for mrec advertising checklist

Mar 07, 2020 12:44 PM
Ambassador
3,312,461
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Our state licensing laws make it mandatory to make it evident where we work.

Mar 07, 2020 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
897,285
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The City and State where I work, along with my Team and Brokerage information is on clearly displayed on my AR page.

I have ofter wondered why so many other agents are not so transparent on there AR page. I have seen many for whom you have to search for that information.

Mar 07, 2020 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
468,799
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

yes, definitely

Mar 07, 2020 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,533,974
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

ARMS,

When we had our commercial firm, everyone knew when we worked and the specifics.  Now we work all over the US and have worked internationally also.  We explain it on our profile.  

I do have to some research when people follow me to find out where they are located at times.  A

Mar 07, 2020 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
888,985
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yep! I handle a huge county but my specific hood is right there for the world to see. 
Here it is ^^
My FB page is called Mohave County AZ Commercrial Real Estate 

and yet I STILL get calls 'looking for a house to rent' LOL

Mar 07, 2020 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
883,137
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Every website I visit very easily displays a map pinpointing the destination location. No need to hope readers know were Kirkland or Dunedin is located...the location is right on the screen in those websites that made it to the 21st century.

 

Mar 07, 2020 06:15 AM
Ambassador
4,204,337
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

There's no question on mine but, I have experienced your frustration - especially when I have a referral for their state but, can't figure out where they are located in their state.

Mar 08, 2020 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,875,634
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That surprises me. Even in semi-retirement I promote what I'm doing.

Mar 07, 2020 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
696,952
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes I do. 

Mar 07, 2020 05:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,216,230
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

Google Me, Oh Yes!

 

Mar 07, 2020 01:26 PM
Rainmaker
640,703
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Yes, of course, don't need leads in Argentina.

Mar 07, 2020 10:56 AM
Ambassador
2,584,407
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Definitely not a secret agent...I cover southern Utah and boast about my area, letting the masses know daily!

Mar 07, 2020 10:42 AM
Ambassador
3,038,391
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I believe I do.  

Mar 07, 2020 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,858,568
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, yes I do.

Mar 07, 2020 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,373
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes I do.  I find it annoying when I need to reach an agent and it takes me 15+ minutes of sleuthing to find a number.

Mar 07, 2020 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,635,087
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes I am transparent and reachable...

Mar 07, 2020 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
874,664
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I agree with what you have discovered,  

Mar 08, 2020 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,062,697
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I do... I don't believe in being a secret agent.

Mar 08, 2020 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
751,969
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Covert Real Estate... doesnt seem like a smart business plan

State law requires identifying yourself and business 

Social media has muddied the waters but there are clear regs that need to be followed when advertising

Mar 08, 2020 01:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,509
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 If some one says she works in Franklin, Mass we still do not know where that is. But wew all know Barbara T. 

Mar 07, 2020 05:03 PM
Ambassador
4,559,888
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, I believe so. Never hurts to check all those profiles.

Mar 07, 2020 12:21 PM
Ambassador
1,814,513
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I think that license law actually requires it.

Mar 07, 2020 10:24 AM
Rainmaker
661,005
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

100% yes!

Mar 08, 2020 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,165,167
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Always have, but some prefer to be secret agents!

Mar 08, 2020 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
2,807,436
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, I include mine.  But, I don't really care much anymore as almost all of my work now is online.

Mar 08, 2020 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
361,906
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I do my best to let people know where I work.  Sometime compliance issues make that difficult.  For example, I work in Elk Grove and Sacramento, but my broker is in San Ramon.  It is complicated.

Mar 08, 2020 01:55 PM
Rainer
268,200
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

no, I do not. Nor do I intend to unless I retire from my other job.

Mar 08, 2020 01:39 PM
Ambassador
2,564,691
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Y

Mar 08, 2020 08:44 PM