Name tags? Who wears name tags?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Complete Realty, LLC

I have started wearing my name tag again, everywhere, everyday.  In fact, I purchased name tags for my office staff and agents.  We all learn from experience right?

Well, my story starts at a title company.  I email and speak with the people at the title companies often. However, when I walk in the door, I forget who / who is.  Could be age, could be I have a lot on my mind.  Our clients trust we know who we are doing business with.  If we can't remember a person's name how does that make our relationship look?

I attend many events all over MI.  I don't remember everyone's name.  That's very uncomfortable.  I have always wore tags out of my area, then realized, people are just like me.  We don't remember everyone's names whether we our local or out of town.

Now I wear my tag every day and every where.  I want people to know I sell MI real estate.  I want people to feel comfortable approaching me.  If I can be approached by name, the person approaching me has confidence they know who they are speaking to.    

Billie Hillier - North Las Vegas, NV
Savvy Home Realty Solutions

I used to and lost mine. It has a ribbon on it that says "ask me about short sales" - a friend was in a clothing store and someone asked "where are the shorts on sale?"

Jan 13, 2011 06:45 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have my photo EVERYWHERE * my blog, my website, etc.  People who I am from my photo!....and the fact that I usually wear a NASCAR Hall of Fame ball cap when the weather is bad

Jan 13, 2011 06:51 AM
Angie Ridley
Complete Realty, LLC - Flint, MI
Broker, ABR, CRS, PMN, WCR, At Home With Diversity

Billie, that is too funny!

so Wallace, does that mean you wear a name tag?

Jan 13, 2011 07:18 AM
Ellen Wright Adams
Academy Mortgage.......We are a Equal Housing Lender - Eugene, OR
LoansByEllen- Licensed in Oregon


Thank you for reminding me; during December I read a few posts about wearing name tags and am convinced it could really help when we're out & about talking to strangers.  I will get one asap!


Jan 13, 2011 07:24 AM
Angie Ridley
Complete Realty, LLC - Flint, MI
Broker, ABR, CRS, PMN, WCR, At Home With Diversity

Ellen, you are welcome!

Jan 13, 2011 07:52 AM
Hade jade
Hey what's up have a good day people
Aug 12, 2011 01:42 AM