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What Does Your Laptop Say About You?


So you’re spending time at your satellite office, are you using that time wisely?  Consider not-so-subliminal advertising by dressing your laptop to do some of the work for you.

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As a lifelong resident and local Realtor, Vicki has established herself as a respected member of the San Mateo County real estate community. She’s known for her wit, sarcasm, and her personality that shows through in her posts. You can find her spouting off at Twitter, here at ag, and her personal blog, San Mateo Real Estate



  1. teresa boardman

    September 5, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Funny. I work in coffee shops and have been for years. I have a business card taped onto the laptop so people can see my name when they walk by. I have gotten listings because of it too.

  2. Todd

    September 5, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    You can have images, logos laser etched onto your laptop too:

    Tres chic!

  3. Chris de Jong

    September 5, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Personally, I avoid taking my laptop into public spaces at all costs. Nothing says unprofessional like a 5 year old hand-me-down laptop adorned with all manner of band stickers and sounds like a malfunctioning jet engine. If I work on the go I just borrow a laptop from our office – or try (and fail) to do all the work I can from my phone.

  4. Mark Eckenrode | HomeStomper

    September 5, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    i dig personalizing my stuff… check out for other options

  5. Vicki Moore

    September 5, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Oh! Excellent suggestions. Thanks!

    Chris – Do like people do with their bumpers. Stick over them. With all the noise in coffee shops nobody will hear that rumbling.

  6. Mariana

    September 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    My laptop screams “I AM NOT A MAC!”

  7. Vicki Moore

    September 6, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Mariana – You crack me up. I needed that. I was looking at to order business cards and saw stickers – I thought about ordering some of those to make my laptop look like the back of an old VW bus.

  8. Mariana

    September 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Oh! I love old veedubs. That sounds like a smokin’ good idea.

  9. Matt Wilkins

    September 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I have ABSOLUTELY no problem whipping out my Lenovo X60 and get some work done. I will definately consider attaching a business car to mine also.

    What gets people talking to me is that I have a convertable tablet. Many times when browsing lisitngs I will use tablet mode and that has started a few conversations.

  10. Ted Mackel

    September 8, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I put a Apple Sticker on the corner of my Dell 700m and everyone thinks I have a Mac……………LOL The big fat Dell badge in in the center of the cover.

  11. Vicki Moore

    September 8, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Mariana – God I love innuendos. I’m going to make it psychedelic.

    Matt – Let me know how it goes. I’ll going to do it too.

    Ted – Let that sense of humor shine!

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