Should A Realtor Wear A Name Tag?

Amplifying your brand as a Realtor starts with wearing a name badge.

In a recent vlog for Real Estate Raw & Uncut, Byron Lazine and Tim Bray discuss the importance of why a Realtor should wear a name tag.

realtor name tags can be essential for amplifying your brandShould your chest be a billboard?” questions Lazine.

There are times when you should definitely have a name badge. Like when you are going to a national event or a local chamber meeting or things like that. I think somebody remembers your face, but they don’t remember your name,” said Bray.

Here’s the question: Does it increase your chances of getting business?” said Bray.

I think it does!” exclaimed Lazine.

So that’s the answer. It kinda goes against the grain of what I’ve thought about in the past,” stated Bray.

The question is:
Does it increase your chances of getting business?

Remember that everyone is a possible client. So wearing a name tag does have the potential to increase brand awareness and get your name and reputation out there.

Lazine also spoke on the importance of amplifying your brand as a Realtor. He compared the use of a name tag to using a business card with a picture. By wearing a name tag, prospective clients, as well as current clientele, will not only remember your face, but they will associate you with the brand you are representing.

realtor name tags can be essential for amplifying your brandBut should real estate agents wear name badges on a daily basis? Many other professions don’t wear them so that it could be perceived as cheesy or corny. And, in many cases, it depends on someone’s style. The most important thing to consider is to do what makes you feel the most confident!

Here at Coller Industries, we agree with Lazine and Bray. Name tags are important for everyone! But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the vlog for yourself!

Start School Right with Custom Lanyards

Quickly identify students and staff during school with custom lanyards and name badges.

Teachers, students and other employees are entering school buildings once again for another year of fun and learning. Classrooms everywhere are bustling with noisy children and activities throughout the rest of the building. And teachers need a way of keeping these kids secure.

Whether it’s hundreds or thousands, it doesn’t matter how many kids are coming back to your school this year. Security is always an issue. Yes, there are name tags and photo ID badges for the teachers. But how do the children keep their things safe and secure?

using custom lanyards for all your back to school needs and eventsLanyards are a convenient way of displaying identification and other things while at school. And these lanyards don’t have to be boring. Choose from a variety of colors to match your school and mascot!

These lanyards are also great during fundraising events, sporting meets, and any other time your school gets together. Help your students stand out from the rest with bright colors, logos and messages custom imprinted on these lanyards.

Students and staff will have fun showing off their school spirit with custom lanyards. Each lanyard will be custom made to your creation. Add features such as your school’s name, slogan, colors, mascot and logo. Another fun feature could be the academic year.

Not only will these fun lanyards entice the kids to wear them and keep their cards handy, but they will also be a great way for them to remember the fun times they have this year! Teachers and staff will also love the opportunity to show off their school spirit.

Be unique with the customization of your lanyards!

Try out different colors. Add sayings or slogans. Or, just simply add a logo and let the kids and teachers pick which color to wear. But, no matter what you choose for your custom lanyards this year, make sure to have some fun with them!

Name Tags and The Power of Being Relatable

What does being relatable have to do with name tags?

To answer this question, we first must be able to understand what relatability means.

As presented by Ira Glass and quoted by Rebecca Mead in The New Yorker, “Relatability has become widely and unthinkingly accepted as a criterion of value, even by people who might be expected to have more sophisticated critical tools at their disposal. The contemporary meaning of “relatable”—to describe a character or a situation in which an ordinary person might see himself reflected—first was popularized by the television industry.”

In layman’s terms, relatable means enabling a person to feel that they can relate to someone or something. Being relatable makes it possible to understand, like, or have sympathy for because of similarities to oneself or one’s own experiences.

Now that we have that understanding, what does relatability have to do with name tags?

name tags will make anyone more relatable and approachable

Scott Ginsberg, the Name Tag Guy, said, “the first idea to remember is that approachability is a two-way street. It’s both you stepping onto someone’s front porch, and you inviting someone to step onto your front porch. It connects people to you. It allows them to feel more comfortable talking to you.”

Name tags make people approachable. By helping people to connect your name with your face, customers and clients will be more comfortable with your business. And, your employees, in turn, will be loyal to your business and their interactions with your customers.

Loyalty goes for all customers. Everyone enjoys a good customer service experience. When they can purchase the product they are looking for from a friendly and relatable person, they are more likely to repeat their business. And it’s free advertising! People are more apt to share their experience with others who will, in turn, enjoy the benefits your business has to offer.

name tags and approchability make your business more relatableThe biggest hurdle you will face while finding relatability is humanizing the people in your business. Name tags are the key to this issue. By providing that visible name, you allow your brand and reputation to speak for themselves!

As Ginsberg says, “Your name tag is your best friend for several reasons. First of all, a person’s name is the single context of human memory most forgotten. And people are less likely to approach you if they don’t know (or forgot) your name. Secondly, it’s free advertising for you and your company. Third, name tags encourage people to be friendly and more approachable.”

Holidays and Celebrating Nametag Day

Nametag Day is all about spontaneity and silliness!

As we walk around our cities, we often forget to notice the people around us and miss out on chances to connect. A name tag says “I am open. I want to talk to you.” It adds an element of humanity to our day, breaking down an invisible barrier between us.

This holiday was started by a group of friends with organizing experience who decided it would be a great way to spend their time. They are the ones jump-starting this particular endeavor, but anyone who puts on a name tag is part of Team Nametag Day.

This special day is typically celebrated on the first Saturday in June. However, we are with these organizers and agree that every day should be Nametag Day.

And they believe that this holiday belongs to everyone!

nametag day is celebrated currently in san francisco and new york city

Nametag Day is entirely non-commercial, staffed by volunteers, and no people or organizations will profit financially from the event. All funds raised go to name tags, markers and other logistics costs. And we all profit from the day! We want people to make new friends, learn new things, and share a few extra smiles.

Who is helping make this holiday happen?

You! Every person who volunteers, donates money, wears a name tag, or spreads the word contributes to making Nametag Day a reality.

We are especially grateful to The Awesome Foundation, nametag.com and NYC Social Sports Club for their generous contributions.

How can you start your Nametag Day?

nametag day celebrated in san francisco but can be celebrated anywhere name tags are wornAnyone can celebrate this holiday, wherever you are – just wear a name tag! If you’d like to conduct a larger event, we request that you follow these core principles of Nametag Day:

The spirit of this holiday is to encourage openness, connection, and spontaneous fun. That’s it, nothing more.
Participants are expected to go to extra lengths to appear non-commercial. This means not wearing the same hats or shirts, etc.

Nametag Day doesn’t stop at 5pm. We hope that you will continue to acknowledge the people who make up your world. Smile and reply, “It’s okay” next time someone bumps you on the Muni. Say hello to that shy coworker.

Thank you to these organizers for making a holiday so special and dear to our hearts. We love being a part of this day and celebration!