Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty)

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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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My funny thought was to put your photo in the inside/bottom of the mug. They'd see you every time they drained the cup. hahaha.

Seriously though, your name and number have to be on it - maybe your photo on one side and name/number on the other? I wouldn't use the company name since there may come a day where you are working for a different company - you wouldn't want them to call the company but not you!

Apr 26, 2019 06:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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your coffee mug should complement your newsletter.... use all the space on the mug...

MAKE SURE it has your NAME, TEL #, LOGO AND SLOGAN ON IT....

this is branding....brand your name.... don't focus on someone else's real estate office...that can be in small letters somewhere...

your name is the focal point...YOU want the calls... YOU are the focal point of that handout....  

and YES, YOU MUST HAVE A PHOTO ON IT...YOU'RE THE ONE WHO NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED.... NOT AN AREA NOR AN OFFICE....YOU.

Apr 26, 2019 05:35 AM
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Carol Williams
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I am not creative in an artsy way. I do like Nina Hollander's idea of putting your name on the other side.  I would also suggest a "tagline" to incorporate under your name and contact info.

Apr 26, 2019 05:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My best advice is don't ask me for creative advice!

Apr 26, 2019 05:29 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Brian... personally, I think that marketing stuff like this without a name and a contact point is a waste.  Maybe you put it on the other side of the mug.

Apr 26, 2019 05:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Brian,

Is Arizona Focus your company, or your broker's? Be sure that there is a trademark or copyright!  From my designer's eye, I would go for a brighter mug rather than the grey.  I like my coffee in something bright.  I like the shape of the mug.  A

Apr 26, 2019 08:31 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I did a mug on Vista Print. It was not that creative. It was a white mug with Mr. Crappy on it. The inside of the mug was black.  

I don't know if a mug will create what you want. I've never given any clients anything branded other than my business card.  They remember me. People remember us when we create a memorable experience and keep in touch with them in a light-hearted way.  It does not mean we need to pop by or call them once a month.  Just a light touch and friendly hello with a card or an email. My open rate and response rate is high. 

Apr 26, 2019 08:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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I once saw a mug with an attorneys picture on it and a short to the point tag line and this stood out then and now. Either go all out in your favor or go all out for the mug user (ike welcome you beautiful mug-user you)  or what people usually choose is the common ground (no pun intended) between the two. Make it memorable and stay with white/light color as the mug

Apr 26, 2019 07:21 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a fun challenge Brian England . I'm going to have to come back to this one.

Apr 26, 2019 06:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No creative in these way so I always revert back to using dogs.

Apr 26, 2019 06:01 AM
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David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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At a minimum you want to include phone number or website address.  If not too expensive maybe you can add a slogan or tagline like...

"You can't focus until you've had your coffee and you can't buy and sell real estate without Arizona Focus Realty"

But for me, the bigger the coffee mug, the better.

Apr 26, 2019 05:54 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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If your name was JOE I'd tell you to put "Morning JOE" on there & you could put a phone # underneath. 

Apr 26, 2019 05:40 AM
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Doug Dawes
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Keep us in the loop so we can see the final product

Apr 26, 2019 09:54 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I think you have some great ideas - I am low on the creativity scale I fear! Have fun!

Apr 26, 2019 09:28 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Brian I would crack up if you were able to somehow tie in the addiction for coffee that we all share to you being a perennial.

"Like coffee, I will always take care of you!"

Apr 26, 2019 08:32 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Your website or phone # should be on the mug. Grey on Grey not so much and the quality is poor, you can see the flaws in the photo. The lines are not clean. 

Apr 26, 2019 07:52 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Add your name and contact information.

Apr 26, 2019 07:02 AM
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Julio Vasiu
IXACT Contact - North York, ON
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If I am being completely honest.. You are better off not putting your picture on it. Most people would not drink their coffee/tea at the office or home with the realtor's Picture on it. 

 

Something like this would be better for you. Think of a funny joke to put up and people would want to use the mug in there to showcase the joke... Then the mug would spark up a conversation about real estate too. 

 

Apr 26, 2019 07:01 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Brian, you have many great suggestions here and might even try one or two myself  .

Apr 26, 2019 08:43 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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You have many great suggestions here Brian. 

Apr 26, 2019 05:08 PM
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Bob Crane
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I would just keep it simple, include the logo only and let them look you up for further info.

Apr 26, 2019 08:47 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think your phone number would look good in the orangy color.

May 10, 2019 10:48 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I can not way to see the finish product from all the suggestions.

 

Apr 30, 2019 01:48 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I find my To-Go mug stops alot of people in their tracks asking questions...plus it works even better for ale!

Apr 29, 2019 09:15 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Bill Spear beat me to geat advice.  I'm sure you can get something snazzy from fiver  

I do a LOT of branded give aways with my Nobody Covers The Lake Like Lane slogan on them.

Apr 28, 2019 02:25 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Don't forget your 'mug' shot Brian.... LOL

Apr 28, 2019 07:52 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Brian England 

Hi Brian,

Back in the day, I was a manufacturer's rep and sold custom decorated glassware to advertising specialty distributors (who resold it to retailers and the public).

Coffee mugs were one of my best selling items and I sold a LOT of them! If you would like more info, message me and we can set a time to talk in detail. I have been working with out of town buyers all week and they are flying out tonight so heading out in a few minutes to meet them but Monday should be better.

Apr 28, 2019 06:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Place your contact info running vertical opposite the handle. With the color scheme shown, contact data should be RED.

Remember, the branding is not about the user but is about who they are with.

FOCUS speaks for itself. However, you should give some thought to augment the brand with a tagline that is motivational or inspirational, about your business that always leads back to your business.

For example Focusing on the Parker Probe does not lead back to your real estate unless you are selling solar wind and gravitational waves.

However, "Focused on you" has many segue to the individual and your business.

Apr 28, 2019 05:43 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I would make it white mug, order four times the mugs for circulation and lower price per unit penetration. And orange focus...gray circle... white letters for reversed look. Or make it snazzy... memorable and unique. You are a real estate ninja right Brian England ?

ninja coffee cup

Apr 27, 2019 04:45 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Brian England add your photo, phone number, and email will help.

Apr 26, 2019 02:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The only mugs I have with people's pictures on them are of Darth Vader, Yoda and Alan Turing.  Odd combo, I know.

 

Personally, I wouldn't put my photo on the mug.  It's just not my style and I don't think it's many people's style to have them out on desks and such.  I don't think I would have a picture of someone real & living on a mug on my desk.

 

One thing to consider is branding yourself.  My father was operating as "Huggins Homes" back when we were still at Re/Max.  That was his brand, which later became our company.  If it were me, I'd put my own brand on the mug (which happens to be my company name) with my phone number, email, domain name and a brief "what do I do" on it, something like "Real Estate Sales, Investing and Property Management for Ventura and Los Angeles Counties" on the mug.

Apr 26, 2019 01:31 PM
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Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You could do a take off of COFFEE...TEA...OR B.E. as your AGENT for LIFE (name and logo on other side). With every mug, give a $5 gift card to a coffee/tea house placed inside the mug. Or TRUST ME. I'm Your REALTOR. You Had Me at I Need to Buy a House (or Sell a House). Whatever you choose, I am sure it will reflect you Brian!

Apr 26, 2019 01:24 PM
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Kevin J. May
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A small tagline and contact information should appear when they take that last sip. I don't tell anyone about it but you'll soon get a call Brian.

Apr 26, 2019 12:21 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
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I love reading all the answers here.  Not creative at all.  Good Luck!

Apr 26, 2019 11:35 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Brian, When I need logo creativity I head to Fivver.com and get it done :)

 

Apr 26, 2019 11:20 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
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I know you are using grey and coral colors in your logo but this gray (spelled the other way on purpose) would never get coffee or tea in my house, it's a downer tone of the color. 

Apr 26, 2019 10:34 AM