If you're forming a new real estate company, you need an amazing - we mean really amazing - logo.
And according to researchers at MIT, the logo is much more than a symbol of your brand.
It's a point of connection.
Researchers C. Whan Park, Andreas B. Eisingerich and Gratiana Pol use examples to explain:
Polo Ralph Lauren’s swinging polo horseman logo conveys the brand’s exclusive, casual-chic style, while the logo of Patagonia, Inc., featuring a mountain range against the background of the sky, helps the brand communicate its connection to the environment and free-spirited ruggedness. Nike Inc.’s swoosh logo visually communicates activity, flow and energy. Even the word “swoosh” stands for moving with or making a rushing sound. The tagline “Just Do It!” further reinforces Nike’s call for action. Apple Inc.’s logo, the bitten apple, in and of itself effectively communicates a company that is different and unique and does things its own way. It was a very unusual and radically different logo for a high-technology company. The U.S. Marine Corps logo of the eagle, globe and anchor strikes a chord with young people to become one of “the few and the proud.”
However, surprisingly few companies trade upon the opportunity that logos represent; most logos fall short in visually expressing a brand’s values and principles.
So you know you need a fantastic logo - but where do you put it?
On everything, of course.
The more you connect your logo to your company's name - and the more you put it in front of potential clients - the better. Most real estate companies use their logos on:
- Real estate calendars
- Real estate magnets
- Real estate postcards
- Branded sports schedules
- Magnetic notepads and pens
- Personalized business stationery
How Do You Use Your Logo?
If you're running a real estate agency, we'd love to hear about how you're using your logo. What do you put it on, and why did you choose the look you're using now?
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