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    Realtor's Name

    I found a few threads discussing this, but didn't see a definite answer (or maybe I missed it?). What would you say is best practice for a naming convention for a Realtor? This is the business professional listing, not the actual realty agency.

    [professional name only]
    [professional name] - [realty agency name]

    I'm a little concerned if I list the agency's name there will be a higher possibility that the listings could get merged together. The agent would have the same address and phone number (I'm pretty sure... I need to double check on phone number) as the agency, so that could cause problems. Advice on how to proceed with this?
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    Re: Realtor's Name

    Hi ESR,

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    I think this would apply to your situation with the Realtor.
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    Re: Realtor's Name

    Quote Originally Posted by EsR View Post
    I found a few threads discussing this, but didn't see a definite answer (or maybe I missed it?). What would you say is best practice for a naming convention for a Realtor? This is the business professional listing, not the actual realty agency.

    [professional name only]
    [professional name] - [realty agency name]

    I'm a little concerned if I list the agency's name there will be a higher possibility that the listings could get merged together. The agent would have the same address and phone number (I'm pretty sure... I need to double check on phone number) as the agency, so that could cause problems. Advice on how to proceed with this?
    For the reasons you mention ESR, the following is best practice:

    [professional name only]

    While the other is accepted it does more harm than good as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: Realtor's Name

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Sawyer View Post
    For the reasons you mention ESR, the following is best practice:

    [professional name only]

    While the other is accepted it does more harm than good as far as I'm concerned.
    That's what I thought. I just wanted someone to confirm what I was thinking. Thanks guys
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    Re: Realtor's Name

    @EsR

    Yeah, ideally you'd list the realtor's first and last name only. If the agency's name is in there in addition to the realtor's, you may have serious issues with merging. I found this out the hard way a couple of years ago.

    If your client says that the agency's name must be in the name of the listing, at least make sure he/she knows that there could be problems down the road.

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