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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Dress Up.

Jun 24, 2018 08:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Business attire is always appropriate for a professional. 

Feb 15, 2015 11:37 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I too dress for the situation - mountain property -  jeans,  in-town property - business to casual business. 

Feb 15, 2015 10:44 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always dress professionally, but I dont have a flashy watch.

Oct 21, 2019 08:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dress up!

Jun 25, 2018 10:25 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Dress up, of course!

Feb 11, 2018 07:40 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Roy nailed this one!

Jun 17, 2017 04:28 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Absolutely! When working with defaulted property I'm in jeans, but am professionally attentive to their needs. On occasion I need to hide my high end car, looking for another clunker of a car.

Feb 22, 2015 07:38 AM
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Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate/ PECO
Results Real Estate 801.580.5624 - Draper, UT
Broker Results Real Estate/Leasing Specialist PECO

I dress up.  I'm a very casual jeans type of girl but when it comes to business I have a lot of competition. Looking professional in this competitive world is one of the ways I can make a great first impression.  

Feb 17, 2015 06:02 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

What if you wear a $12,000 rolex? Would you take it off if visiting a rural seller? Or if it isn't a luxury home?

Do you think the sellers would say "this person makes too much money"?

 

That sort of thing...

Feb 16, 2015 09:21 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I dress professionally (and dress similarly) for both showings and listing appointments -- but might change my shoes depending on weather/etc. I wore hiking boots to a listing meeting a few weeks ago because it was very muddy and icy and I knew we would be wandering around outside. The sellers complimented me on my shoe choice.

Feb 16, 2015 07:58 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richard, my rule is to always dress better than they do.  I do try to look as professional as possible at appointments.

Feb 16, 2015 12:59 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I always dress like ME! I am a laid back person and I wear business casual.

Feb 16, 2015 10:45 AM
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Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Dockers and a button down shirt unless its for land showing. A suit and tie scares them in this area.

Feb 16, 2015 10:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richard,

I would dress in such a way that exudes professionalism and expertize.  It also depends who your sellers are.  If I were to meet an attorney, a banker or a corporate executive, I would dress to meet their dress standards regardless of the marketplace. A

Feb 16, 2015 07:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Best rule of thumb is to dress one step above what you think your clients will be.

Feb 16, 2015 06:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would dress up a bit more than usual. I always lean toward professional dress anyway but with the unknown I want to make sure the first impression is a good one. It makes me feel more in control too.

Feb 16, 2015 05:45 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I used to do the suit and tie thing for all listings.  I'm now to old and crotchety so, it just shirt and slacks.

Feb 16, 2015 05:04 AM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Prescott is a "laid back" place. It is appropriate to wear cowboy boots and a cowboy hat here. Actually it is OK to wear a six shooter but I don't do that either. If I am meeting a prospective client in town, I wear business casual. I think most of my clients would think of me as silly if I were to put on a suit.

When I am showing acreage or remote properties, I wear jeans and hiking boots. I expect my Buyers to dress that way, as well.

I own the market position of being "Prescott's Land Man." I notice that in the magazines that show off land, 8 out of 10 real estate agents or brokers will have on a cowboy hat.

Feb 16, 2015 04:09 AM
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS typically business casual is how I go. Very infrequent tie wearer.

Feb 16, 2015 02:51 AM
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Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

I agree with Debra and Annette - I'm interviewing for a job; you also need to know your audience though even when I'm interviewing with first time home sellers I want them to feel as though they've hired a platinum professional who values their home and will treat them as though this was a million dollar listing.

Feb 16, 2015 01:49 AM
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Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
Irvine Realtor®

I smile when other Agents refer to me as Agent Blue Jeans.

Feb 16, 2015 01:17 AM
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Mike Belobradic
Johnston & Daniel Oakville - Oakville, ON
Your Trusted Advisor in Oakville Real Estate

I am not a bling kind of guy, but I always wear dress pants, a dress shirt and a tie. On occasion I will wear a jacket/full suit. I believe in being professional and looking the part at all times. I believe in being consistent in all ways at all times.

Feb 16, 2015 01:12 AM
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

I'm not a suit and tie kind of guy, but I do a nice business casual for all my listing presentations.

Feb 16, 2015 12:47 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I always dress up the first time I am meeting any prospective client. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. 

Feb 16, 2015 12:24 AM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I dress in business attire as if I were interviewing for a job.  I avoid all the "bling".  I don't believe in showing off expensive things.  If this is what you are accustom to, then that's your personal preference.

Feb 15, 2015 11:31 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I dress in accordance to convention that would exhibit the respect I hold for the home owner. I always remember the kid whose parents thought it proper for them to meet the PRESIDENT wearing cargo shorts.

I you are too busy to show respect in the beginning, it portends what the future holds.

Feb 15, 2015 10:00 PM