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Never wore a badge as a real estate agent. Have worn badges at conferences and meetings, and wearing something upside down is not a conversation starter. It makes me think someone woke up with a hangover, or is trying too hard to interact.
Oro Valley, AZ
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
My name badge lives somewhere at the bottom of my purse.
I don't wear a name badge, but if I did, I wouldn't wear it upside down. I think people would think it was a dumb error. While it may start a conversation, I'm not convinced the other person would start out with an excellent impression of me.
Oro Valley, AZ
I wear a name badge as required by the bank. I am a "Professional" and conduct myself accordingly so, NO ; I would never wear it upside down to make the other person initiate a conversation. If an agent needs to stoop to that level, . . . . . well, I'm sorry.
Perhaps they should attend training classes on interpersonal communications or practice in the mirror or with an experienced agent as a mentor. I would think their broker would have concerns with the idea ,too
DEANNA C. SMITH ...
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
"We no need no stinkin' badges." Great movie wasn't it? The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
So what happens when this catches on like it did 15 years ago when I first heard of it . . . and everyone's badge is upside down? ;)
Maybe have the badges made half upside down and half right side up with different colors on each side, like 'clean and dirty' for dishwashers . . .
"Time To Sell"
"Time To Buy"
And rotate them . . . LOL
Whatever works for you is what you should do!
That was a tried and true tactic many decades ago! I guess everything old is new again
PS The other gimmick was a badge that said "Do you know Me?"
I don't usually wear my name badge, although I definitely do when I'm meeting new clients, showing houses, or conducting an open house. And I did wear it upside down once, but it was not intentional and I felt like an idiot when my new client pointed it out -- after a while of being together. So I wouldn't wear it upside down on purpose.
No therefore no
I don't wear my name tag often enough. It's actually hard to read. I should get a new one. I like the upside down idea.
I don't wear one Bill
I wear a name badget on occasion, but probably would not wear it upside down.
I have never worn a badge. I do have my logo on my shirt. It would be hard to wear that upside down. I guess I could do it. It would be kind of drafty at the crotch and I have put belt loops on it somehow.
The first part answer is NO for me BILL CHERRY - so second part is out of question...lol!
I put my badge on this morning for a meeting and as soon as I walked in someone told me I was upside down. I don't always know where my name badge is though.
I wear one, not upside down..
CPA’s, doctors, lawyers, etc. don’t wear name badges so neither do I. Upside down? Please. We wonder why our profession is held in such low regard.
1- Nope. Not unless I'm at a training/convention/meeting and the event is handing them out.
2- Nope. Makes the person look like an idiot. "Look at that knucklehead, he can't even put his name badge on right! Wonder if his mommy dropped him off?"
We nearly always wear our name badges, but we don't wear them upside down. My husband says I can strike up a conversation with anyone at any time about anything II'm not sure it's supposed to be a compliment) and I don't need a gimmick to do that.
I don't wear my as much as I use to. I don't wear it upside and I won't start doing that, either.
OK, try to figure this one out:
1.) No name badge.
2.) Yes, it's upside down.
Only when I am doing NAR work with that badge.
I only wear them when attending an appropriate meeting, may try the upside down thing at the next one.
yes, I wear a name badge and no I do not wear ir upside down.
I would not consider an upside down approach Bill. Wearing a name badge isn't always necessary where I conduct business although they're generally good for meetings with new associates and large gatherings when the attendees might not know who I am.
No to first part and ridiculous gimmick to second part.
1. Sometimes. 2. Sometimes. Although it's accidentally, it's a conversation piece!
BILL CHERRY No and no.
No and No
No I don't wear a name badge unless at a convention/seminar. Upside down is just amateur.
Yes and no
I just ordered my second one today. One to keep in my car just in case I forget putting it at home. lol and questions #2: NO
Yes, I do wear a name badge, and no, I do not wear it upside down BILL CHERRY. I remember hearing this in class (about wearing one upside down and just thought it was 'funny'!). Most of the agents in my office do not even wear a name badge though!
As I know who I am and it would irritate me NO!
I used to wear one all the time, even had different colors too, to match my clothing. And I always made sure to wear one when doing OH, to look more professional.
When I started working for my new broker, I ordered two and after I received them, realized that when wearing a jacket with a lapel, my name wasn't showing!
I went to another company last week to order new ones (silver background and one in gold), with my name printed right-handed instead, still waiting for them.
I read the book long time ago, My Name is Bill... bought some labels myself but only tried it once and no, never upside down, lol.
No and no.
My name badge is in my desk drawer, and I never wear it. I do not do all the marketing that I should, my broker-in -charge always tells me...
Where a name badge that stay only "My Name is Bill" Nothing else.
It does start conversations.
Or were a nambe badge that says "My name is Mary." Everyone will want to help you out.
I don't commonly wear my name badge unless out with clients. And on, I don't wear it upside down
Probably needing a name badge. Many local people do not know I am a realtor.
NO and NO