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You did it. You passed the real estate exam, got your license, joined a brokerage, and are ready to start your exciting new career in real estate. But before you can start closing deals, you need something very important – a professional email address. Look, we get it. Using a cute nickname as your email worked back in college, but ‘PartyAnimal123@aol.com’ isn’t going to instill confidence in potential clients. You need an email address that says you’re a serious real estate professional.

This goes for old realtors too. If you’ve been in the business for a while but are still using an unprofessional email, it’s time for an upgrade. Find an email address that reflects your experience and expertise to help attract more clients.

Why Your Email Address Matters as a Real Estate Agent

Make a Good First Impression

Your email address is often the first glimpse of your business savvy a potential client gets. A generic Gmail address like “john316@gmail.com” screams amateur hour and may turn off high-end clients. An address with your full name and “real estate” in it reassures clients you’re the real deal.

Be Memorable

In a sea of “john316@…” and “soldbyjane@…”, a creative, memorable address stands out. Something like “besthomesinalabama@…” or “soldonsunsets@…” gives prospects an easy way to remember you and may even become your brand. Just make sure any cutesy address still contains your name and conveys your professionalism.

Track Your Marketing

A customized address allows you to track the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. For example, you can create “homes4military@…” to use specifically on ads targeting veterans and military families. Any leads from that address show that marketing channel is working. You can then double down on what’s effective and drop what’s not.

Things to Avoid When Choosing a Real Estate Email Address

Things to Avoid When Choosing a Real Estate Email Address

Tacky or Unprofessional Addresses

Unless you want to come across as the used car salesperson of real estate, avoid email addresses that scream “shady!” or “amateur hour.” Steer clear of addresses like “bestdealsever@…” or “househunterpro@….” You’re a professional, so present yourself as one.

Unrelated to Real Estate

Avoid email addresses that have nothing to do with real estate. While you may have had a previous email address for years, it likely doesn’t convey your professional role as a real estate agent. Choose an address that communicates your line of work to prospective clients.

Too Long or Complicated

Keep it simple! Long, complicated email addresses are difficult to remember and type correctly. Aim for something reasonably short but still meaningful and professional.

Examples of Creative Real Estate Email Addresses

Mr./Ms. Location, Location

Highlight your neighborhood expertise with an email like “uptowngirl@realestate.com” or “ mr.beachfront@realestate.com.” This signals to clients that you know the ins and outs of a particular area. But be prepared to actually be an expert in that location, or the gig will be up pretty quickly.

Your Name

The simplest and most professional option is to use your full name, like john@smithrealty.com or jane.doe@abcproperties.net. This straightforward approach conveys a personal touch for connecting with clients and customers.

Your Name plus “Properties” or “Realty”

Another choice is to include “properties,” “realty,” or a similar word in your email address, e.g. johnproperties@smithrealty.com or janedoerealty@abcproperties.net. This helps clearly convey that you work in the real estate industry. Using a domain name related to your brokerage or company further establishes your professional credentials.

A Memorable Nickname

For some real estate agents, a memorable nickname, like “homes4you” or “househuntress” can work well and be an easy to remember choice for clients and connections. However, nicknames can come across as less professional, so you need to weigh the pros and cons for your particular business and brand image. If you do choose a nickname, be sure to keep it relatively simple while still relating it to real estate.

Location or Specialty

Incorporating your location, region, or real estate specialty into your email address is another option to consider, e.g. JohnDenverHomes@smithrealty.com or LuxuryLasVegas@abcproperties.net. This approach helps define your geographic area of expertise or the types of properties you specialize in. However, if you end up relocating or expanding into other locations or types of real estate, it may require changing your professional email address, which can lead to confusion.


You see, there are so many options when it comes to real estate email addresses. The key is finding one that aligns with your personal brand and is easy for clients to remember. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Just make sure it looks professional. At the end of the day, what really matters is that you’re providing value to your audience through helpful content and resources.

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Whether it's the simplest decision or something a bit more complex, marketing provides a lot of food for thought.  In real estate and in so many businesses in the everyday world.  Thank you for this serving.  

Feb 26, 2024 05:39 AM
Realtyna Inc

You're right, marketing is important for any business. Thanks for your comment!

Mar 02, 2024 09:25 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Thanks for sharing some great tips. I've often rolled my eyes at some of the email addresses I see. Standing out in professional way is definitely important.

Feb 26, 2024 06:15 AM
Realtyna Inc

You're welcome! We agree, it's important to have a professional email address.

Mar 02, 2024 09:25 AM
Michael Lamirande
Long & Foster - Devon, PA
Listing&buyer Agent/ leasing and investment proper

Good morning! More great tips on these blogs. Always appreciate the insight. 

Feb 26, 2024 06:36 AM
Realtyna Inc

You're welcome! We are glad you found the tips helpful.

Mar 02, 2024 09:25 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Great advice on creating a Business Email . How about writing a Blog Post about how to acquire local emails of consumers in your Primary Market ( my Database is hungry )..

Feb 26, 2024 07:27 AM
Realtyna Inc

That's an interesting idea for a blog post. We'll consider it.

Mar 02, 2024 09:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello and thank you for the great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Can I reblog it sometime

Feb 26, 2024 09:32 AM
Realtyna Inc

You're welcome! Feel free to reblog the post anytime.

Mar 02, 2024 09:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sage advice to ponder when developing a business email address. Many should follow your advice closely. Thanks!

Mar 02, 2024 05:14 AM
Realtyna Inc

You're welcome! We are glad you found the advice helpful.

Mar 02, 2024 09:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lot of good and professional suggestions in your post. There are some emails we see that are pretty appalling.


Mar 02, 2024 04:01 PM
Realtyna Inc

You're welcome! We're glad you found it useful.

Mar 13, 2024 08:13 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

So sage wisdom in this posting.

Mar 03, 2024 07:09 AM
Realtyna Inc

Thank you Leanne.

Mar 13, 2024 08:13 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Clearly I missed this post but thanks to Carol Williams  selection I am here, I guess if you interreacted with my post I might have not missed it:)))Endre

Mar 09, 2024 09:53 PM
Realtyna Inc

We are glad that you found us :)

Mar 13, 2024 08:15 AM