Now THIS is a Non-Dorky Business Card! (Well, it's dorky, but I love it!)

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of having coffee with one of my readers. We talked about this and that... and that and this... and then he casually mentioned that he had created a "mock" business card that he "wished he could use in real life." When he showed it to me, I was floored - I think it's GREAT and that he should definitely use it in "real life!" He has the personality to pull it off and it definitely stands out from the crowd...

He's not convinced, so I said I'd ask my friends at Active Rain... What say y'all?

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Rainmaker
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Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!

Jennifer- I have to agree with Cindy, it shows a Realtor who is willing to make fun of his profession. I'd hire him in a minute!

Dec 30, 2008 11:07 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Jennifer,

Pretty Funny!  I think it just goes to show you that your friend is not stuffy and will be easy to work with.  I'm sure he can be selective as to who he will pass this card to or not, as he wouldn't want to offend anyone.

Dec 30, 2008 11:24 AM #26
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Pat Argo
Keller Williams Realty of Brevard - Titusville, FL
CRS

This is a real Hoot!  And if he can pull it off, it will defne his prospects. Most likely the staid and stuffy ones won't work well with a very humerous agent anyway. Trying to conform to just what they want is a long day anyway.Heck, enjoy life and the people you choose to work with. This is NOT a FASHION statement. LOL

Dec 30, 2008 02:04 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn
Sell with Soul - Pensacola Beach, FL
Author of Sell with Soul

Hey, thanks for all the fun responses!!!!! I think you gave my friend a much-needed kick-in-the-pants just in time for the new year. The more I look at the card, the more I like it, too.

Dec 30, 2008 10:29 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

I think that is GREAT, but it should be carefully handed out. Too many people do not have a sense of humor.  It would best be handed directly to a person...

Dec 31, 2008 01:55 AM #31
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Larry Riggs
Century 21 Redwood - Frederick, MD
GRI, SRS Your Frederick County Specialist

Jennifer,

    I love the concept. I just wonder if Mo Anderson would see the humor???

Dec 31, 2008 02:19 AM #32
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Jennifer Allan
Jennifer Allan, Inc. - Denver, CO

Who's Mo Anderson?

Dec 31, 2008 02:26 AM #33
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Aaron Williamson
WestUSA Realty - Phoenix, AZ

I personally like the card!  At home (my home office) I have probably over a thousand business cards and can't think of one which sticks in my brain any better than this one.  To maintain a sense of professionalism I would probably give out two cards at the same time, this one for stickiness and another one for professionalism.  When you contact them in the future it will give you something to jarr their memory as to who you are.  If they can't remember you, it is always starting cold in any conversation and if you put a smile on their face reminding them of who you are, that is a good first impression or setting the atmosphere in any conversation you are about to have.  Why do you think speech writing often can start with a joke to lighten a room before a speech.

Dec 31, 2008 04:00 AM #34
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Larry Riggs
Century 21 Redwood - Frederick, MD
GRI, SRS Your Frederick County Specialist

Jennifer,

     I forget her actual title but she is the guardian of the KW "culture" One of their top corporate execs.

     By the way, love your new photo!

Dec 31, 2008 05:46 AM #35
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Jennifer Allan-Hagedorn
Sell with Soul - Pensacola Beach, FL
Author of Sell with Soul

Oooooooooh..... I wonder!

Dec 31, 2008 05:47 AM #36
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Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO

This card would provoke reluctance (this market isn't funny; real estate transactions are often not "fun" for participants- especially lately) BUT as a seller, I would absolutely include him when I interviewed Realtors- curiosity. If he's really good, it's a GREAT idea. If he isn't, well, he still offered something that would get him in for a consult! As a buyer, not so sure.

Dec 31, 2008 07:20 AM #37
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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

I think it's great and really, really funny!  Good idea to have some backup cards though!

Dec 31, 2008 07:52 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Retired Notworking
Tallahassee, FL

I think the card is hilarious and I love it. Whether he uses it depends on the impression he wants to make on his clients.  If he wants to be thought of as a fun-loving guy, then use it. If he wants to be remembered as a competent real estate advisor, maybe not.

More important is his confidence and competence and it sounds like he has both. Whatever card he uses probably won't matter if he himself makes a good impression.

Jan 01, 2009 12:15 AM #39
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Mike Russell
Mike Russell & Associates - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Kansas Real Estate

If I am looking for a trailer in Adams county, he is going to be my guy.

Jan 05, 2009 01:55 PM #40
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Chuck Capan
REMAX River Cities - Moline, IL
REALTOR Licensed In IL. - Moline Homes Quad Citie

I would use a card like this but it would violate the Company Policy Manual!

Jan 13, 2009 04:52 AM #41
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Brad Correll
Dream Homes Realty - Yorba Linda, CA

It's all about standing out in the crowd! I think 90% of the people would laugh and think how creative this person is. A 90% success rate is a lot better odds than having a plain ol' vanilla business card get stacked up with every other business card.

Jan 13, 2009 10:39 AM #42
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Joel Weihe
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits

LOL.  I think it's very fun and creative!  It'd be neat if he did a test run with a few hundred to see what kind of response he generated.   Even better if we get the results here!

Jan 16, 2009 01:47 AM #43
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Joddie Roberts
Mountain Real Estate and Property Management - Spokane, WA
Your Spokane Realtor - Spokane, WA

If he thought of it then he definitely has the personality to go along with it...and I can only assume would be very effective for him!  I think it's great...and it's not anything like what I would do!

Jan 16, 2009 02:31 AM #44
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Dave deBruyn

I for one love it. If he has the experience & (as you say) the personality to back it up, this is great. Not only would he stand out from the crowd (maybe way, way, waaay out), he is also injecting a little lightheartedness that the sales process could really use right about now.

Jan 16, 2009 06:48 AM #45
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Rob and Camille Di Maio
San Antonio Real Estate - Keller Williams Legacy - San Antonio, TX

Ha, ha.....that definitely gets your attention!

Feb 04, 2009 01:44 AM #46
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