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How to Make and Use Memorable Business Cards

By Meaghan Loraas Last Updated March 1, 2022 6 min read

Hello and welcome to Farm Friday! Spring is on its way, and, hopefully, increased listing volume is on its way to us. Even if your local market is still white-hot, you can prepare for the coming season by updating your business cards.

If you’re a real estate agent, the chances are good that you have some pretty cool-looking business cards in your wallet or purse right now. But they may not be doing much for your business. They could look like everyone else’s, or worse yet, they could make you look like an amateur. At the very least, maybe it’s time for a refresh. 

Three Tips for Your New Real Estate Business Card

If you’re interested in creating new business cards that will help potential clients remember you, here are three tips:

Stand Out

It’s easier said than done, of course, but you’ll want your new business card to incorporate the following:

  • unique design
  • eye-catching color scheme
  • clear call-to-action

The best way to do this is to create something unique. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started; plenty of free online tools are available to help you out. 

Provide Utility and Value

Don’t just print up a bunch of blank cards and slap them all over town. Instead, choose one typeface (font) and use it consistently throughout your portfolio. This makes your cards easier to read, as well as more professional. It also helps prevent the dreaded “card fatigue” effect.

Use Color Wisely

You might think that using bold colors would make your cards pop off the page, but too many bright hues can distract from your message. Instead, stick with two or three colors that work together. If you’re unsure about what looks best, ask a friend who works in graphic design.

Remember, when it comes to real estate marketing, less really IS more. Don’t try to impress people with fancy designs and flashy fonts. Just focus on providing value and making sure that your contact information is easy to find.

How to Create a Professional Real Estate Business Card

Now that we’ve covered how to stand out, let’s talk about creating a professional-looking business card. Here are five steps to follow:

1. Choose a Typeface

Choosing a typeface is the first step in designing a great business card. There are dozens of options available, so take your time and test different ones until you find the perfect fit.

2. Pick a Layout

Once you’ve settled on a font, it’s time to decide where to place it on the front of your card. The most common layout is horizontal, which means that the text runs across the top half of the card. However, vertical layouts are becoming increasingly popular these days. Many companies offer templates specifically designed to accommodate vertical designs.

3. Add Some Design Elements

Next, add any additional elements you’d like to include on your card. These could consist of images, logos, company names, phone numbers, URLs, etc.

4. Print & Cut

After everything is ready, print your cards at home on high-quality paper stock. Then cut out each card and assemble them into a booklet. You can also outsource this step to a printer.

5. Make Sure That Everything Is Correct

Finally, double-check that everything printed on your cards matches precisely what you intended. For example, if you have a URL listed on your card, make sure it leads back to your website!

Unique Ideas for Business Cards

There are lots of ways to promote your real estate business. Maybe you’re tired of the same ole, same ole, and you want to experiment with a unique business card. For example, you could experiment with a minimalist design or a metal business card. Here are a few more unique ideas for real estate business cards:

Minimalist Design

If you prefer a simple, clean look, consider printing your card on plain white paper. Or, you could go even further by choosing a color scheme that complements your logo.

Metal Business Cards

Another option is to use metal instead of plastic. Metal cards are both functional and stylish. They come in various sizes and shapes and can be customized to suit your needs.


Instead of sticking your card directly onto an envelope, why not try using stickers? Stickers are inexpensive, easy to apply and allow you to customize your card right away.

Handmade Business Cards

You don’t need to spend a fortune to get beautiful handmade business cards. All you need is some good old-fashioned creativity and a little bit of patience.

Business Card Folders

Consider creating a custom foldable business card folder if you’re looking for something fun and creative. It’s a great way to showcase your business without spending too much money.

Here are just a few examples of different business card layouts you can create using software like Canva:

How to Use Your Business Cards in Real Estate Marketing

Your business card is one of the best tools you have for marketing yourself as a real estate agent. But how do you use yours? Well, here are three tips to help you maximize its effectiveness:

1. Keep It Simple

Keep your business card simple. If you have too many options or features, people may lose interest before they ever reach your contact information.

2. Include Contact Information

Include all of your contact information on your business card. This includes email addresses, physical mailing addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and social media accounts.

3. Be Consistent

Ensure that every person who receives your business card has access to the same information. If someone gets your business card and then forgets about you, they will never be able to find you again.

The Best Ways To Promote Your Real Estate Business

When selling your house, there are so many things that potential clients and real estate agents must think about. Some of these things include pricing, staging, and advertising. However, it would help if you also focused on promoting your unique services.

1. Create A Website

A website is one of the most important aspects of any real estate business. You can create a free website at, which allows you to manage your site content and share it with others easily.

2. Post On Social Media

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are great places to advertise your business. Make sure that you post regularly and engage with other users.

3. Host An Open House

Open houses are a great way to generate leads and attract new customers. Many buyers search online for open houses before making their decision.

4. Offer Free Consultations

Offering free consultations helps prospective clients learn more about what you offer and how you work. It also gives them time to ask questions and make decisions.

5. Write Articles For Blogs And Online Magazines

Blogs and online magazines are great places to promote your business. When writing articles, keep in mind that they should be informative and helpful.

6. Attend Events

Attending events is another effective way to market your business. You’ll meet new contacts and build relationships by attending local networking events.

7. Give Away Freebies

Giving away freebies is an easy way to gain exposure. People love getting free stuff, especially related to their hobbies.

8. Network With Other Agents

You don’t need to sell your services directly to your clients. Instead, network with other agents in your area. They might be willing to refer you to their clients.

9. Provide Referrals

If you know anyone who needs a real estate agent in an area you don’t service, give them a colleague’s email address and phone number. Chances are, your colleague will thank you with a referral in kind.

10. Use Email Marketing

Email marketing is a powerful tool that can help you increase sales and grow your business. You can use email campaigns to send newsletters, promotions, and special offers.

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