One Realtor's Idea of a Really Unique Business Card!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Owner of FlyersToYou, Inc. and former Top Realtor

One of our top customers, Dee Messing from First Team Real Estate in Southern California, faxed over an order form the other day. She needs more business cards. Here in California, a new bill was passed requiring that agents put their DRE license number on all of their marketing that is considered a "first point of contact" with the consumer. Business cards, flyers, postcards, etc.

But Dee wanted something different. She wanted to stand out.

She asked if I had any ideas how to make a business card really unique, and during that conversation, the idea of a "bookmark business card" came up. SHE LOVED IT!!

Not only would it be completely different than what her competition was using (and immediately recognizable), but it would also give us extra space to use to show off what she does in terms of marketing a listing. Dee always orders 11x17" full-color brochures for her higher end estate home listings...so we included an example of one on the back of her card.

We also discussed the potential drawbacks. People wouldn't be able to keep these in their standard business card holders. Her response? GOOD!! She doesn't want to be one of 100's in there anyway (I love the way she thinks!)

For the front, we used the same basic layout that was created two years ago for her Realtor.com banner, and below is the result. You kind of have to tilt your head a little to read the back, as it's a different orientation than the front.

She showed everyone in her office the online proof...and now they all want them! YIKES!!

I love it!



What do you guys think??

All comments are welcome and appreciated, as always!

Dave

David Daniels
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Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties

I like it. I love the fact it is differnt and it definatly makes a point-Dinah Lee

Jul 09, 2009 11:36 AM #1
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC. - Metairie, LA
Homes for Sale Kenner - Metairie, La.

David, I have created over the years a similar one but did not get it professionally printed. I does work and looks great. Send me a price list.

Jul 09, 2009 11:44 AM #2
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Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA
Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST

Great way to think outside of the box!

Jul 09, 2009 11:45 AM #3
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Kacey Thorps
Silver Creek Realty - Santa Clarita, CA

I love the card. It's a great idea to think out of the box and make your business cards different from the others so they stand out. Future clients will remember your card from all the rest.

Have a great day!

Kacey Thorps

Jul 09, 2009 12:18 PM #4
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Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

These look great, and they definitely stand out.  My only thing about them is that they don't fit in most wallets as easily.  That's the convenience of business cards

Jul 09, 2009 12:36 PM #5
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Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

David, it's a great idea, one that I have toyed with.  If your company is the one producing these, I would like more info. Thanks.

Jul 09, 2009 01:39 PM #6
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David Daniels
Owner of FlyersToYou, Inc. and former Top Realtor - Hemet, CA

Dinah,

Well, hi stranger!!! :: smile ::  Dinah and I are visiting each other's blogs today! Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Frank,

I'll send you an order form which has pricing and other information on it. Hmmm...I think I'll even offer to do the layout for FREE for fellow ActiveRainers who respond on this particular blog as a way of saying thanks! How's THAT??? Check your email by the end of the day ok??

Linda,

Did I see somewhere that you're from San Dimas??? OMG...sorta close! I spent a lot of time over there many years ago...but that was in a different life....you know...back when my hair wasn't so, um...very very very very blonde. My kids call it gray, but I think they're mistaken! LOL!

Kacey,

I agree! I can't help but imagine someone saying "Oh....you're that agent who has bookmarks as her business cards, aren't you?" Kinda cool!

Jim and Maria,

Funny that you bring that up. Dee and I had that conversation, and her response was they'd probably put her "business card" in the money section which they look at ALL the time...versus behind their other business cards, which would cause hers to get lost in the shuffle. SHE LOVED THAT!!

Kevin,

Thanks!! I'll send you the form today too, ok?? And just like I mentioned in Frank's response above, I'll waive the design fee for anyone who comments here. Woohoo!!

Thank you everyone for commenting!!

Dave

Jul 09, 2009 02:54 PM #7
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Highlands Ranch, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

That looks awesome!!!! I love it! I like the out of the box thinking! :) ~Rita

Jul 09, 2009 03:39 PM #8
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Kim Curran
RE/MAX Unlimited of Northern Virginia - Bristow, VA

Great idea. I like it.

Jul 09, 2009 09:35 PM #9
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

I love it.  And as someone who tends to be in the middle of half a dozen books at any one time I can always use another bookmark - super idea.

Liz

Jul 09, 2009 11:15 PM #10
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Dave, great idea...love the bookmark card.  I would also be interested in more information. thanks,

Jul 11, 2009 11:08 AM #11
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David Daniels
Owner of FlyersToYou, Inc. and former Top Realtor - Hemet, CA

Rita,

From our many phone conversations...i KNOW you love out-of-the-box thinking! LOL! Thank you for the compliment...I can't wait to finish Brian's new business card!

Kim,

Thank you (for everything).  :P

Liz,

LOL...I'll have Dee send you a few so you can keep track of where you left off in the latest half dozen, ok??

Rebecca,

I'll send you an email with more info, ok??

Dave

Jul 13, 2009 10:59 AM #12
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Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
Schooner Bay Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Waterfront Specialists!

David,

Great idea. I read a post somewhere a while ago.  A Real Estate agent had business cards made up an on the back was a feedback for for showing property and open houses. Leave your comments as well as your infomation Mine should be here in the next couple of days.

Jul 20, 2009 09:59 AM #13
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David Daniels
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Monique,

Interesting idea! You should post a copy of your new card when you get them!

Dave

Jul 21, 2009 04:54 AM #14
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Teresa Klein

Love the idea!  Can you send me a price list?

Jul 29, 2009 10:08 AM #15
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Considering that I read books concurrently - I'm reading ten right now -- I'm always looking for bookmarks, so if I had one from a Realtor, it would get used a lot.

Aug 20, 2009 02:35 AM #16
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Nicky Dou
kw | Keller Williams Market Pro Realty - Fayetteville, AR
TOP LOCAL REALTOR in Northwest Arkansas
Very nice
Mar 12, 2013 09:45 PM #17
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David Daniels
Owner of FlyersToYou, Inc. and former Top Realtor - Hemet, CA

Hi Nicky!

I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment!!

Thank you for the kind words! Yep...it's definitely a bit unique, huh?

Let me know if we can help you with any of YOUR marketing. :P

Dave

Mar 26, 2013 09:14 AM #18
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Inna Ivchenko
Mannis Real Estate Group - Calabasas, CA
Los Angeles / Valley Homes

It is nice, like a poster:)

I personally prefer very simple design but an excellent quality of print and material.

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