BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill,

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.  

Mar 06, 2016 11:55 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

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. 

Mar 07, 2016 12:05 AM
Rainer
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

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 

Mar 07, 2016 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

"We no need no stinkin' badges."  Great movie wasn't it? The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Mar 07, 2016 04:26 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

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!

Mar 07, 2016 01:01 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

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?"

Mar 06, 2016 11:45 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

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.

Mar 06, 2016 11:41 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No therefore no

Mar 11, 2017 04:12 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

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.

Sep 24, 2016 12:03 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I don't wear one Bill

Mar 08, 2016 12:11 PM
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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 wear a name badget on occasion, but probably would not wear it upside down.

Mar 08, 2016 08:06 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 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.

Mar 07, 2016 06:13 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

The first part answer is NO for me BILL CHERRY - so second part is out of question...lol!

Mar 07, 2016 03:18 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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.

Mar 07, 2016 10:27 AM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I wear one, not upside down.. 

Mar 07, 2016 10:18 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Bill,
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.

Mar 07, 2016 07:53 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

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?"

Mar 07, 2016 07:52 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

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.

Mar 07, 2016 07:47 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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. 

Mar 07, 2016 07:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

OK, try to figure this one out:

1.) No name badge.

2.) Yes, it's upside down.  

Mar 07, 2016 06:44 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Only when I am doing NAR work with that badge.

Mar 07, 2016 04:01 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I only wear them when attending an appropriate meeting, may try the upside down thing at the next one.

 

Mar 07, 2016 03:28 AM
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Mary Levonitis
Main Edge Realty - Mustang, OK
I do both sides of Real Estate buying and selling.

yes, I wear a name badge and no I do not wear ir upside down.

Mar 07, 2016 03:20 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

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.

Mar 07, 2016 03:06 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No to first part and ridiculous gimmick to second part.

Mar 07, 2016 02:53 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

1. Sometimes. 2. Sometimes.  Although it's accidentally, it's a conversation piece! 

Mar 07, 2016 02:47 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

BILL CHERRY No and no.

Mar 07, 2016 02:43 AM
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

No and No

Mar 07, 2016 02:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No I don't wear a name badge unless at a convention/seminar. Upside down is just amateur.

Mar 07, 2016 02:24 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes and no

Mar 07, 2016 02:13 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No No

Mar 07, 2016 02:12 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

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

Mar 07, 2016 01:31 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

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! 

Mar 07, 2016 01:19 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes.

As I know who I am and it would irritate me NO!

Mar 07, 2016 01:04 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

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.

Mar 07, 2016 12:32 AM
Rainer
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

No and no. 

Mar 07, 2016 12:18 AM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

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...

Mar 07, 2016 12:17 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

#1 Yes

#2 No

Consider this.

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.

Upside down...hmmm.

 

Mar 07, 2016 12:13 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't commonly wear my name badge unless out with clients. And on, I don't wear it upside down

Mar 06, 2016 11:50 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Probably needing a name badge. Many local people do not know I am a realtor.

Mar 06, 2016 11:49 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NO and NO

Mar 06, 2016 11:46 PM