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Business attire is always appropriate for a professional.
Richard Robibero, e-Pr...
I too dress for the situation - mountain property - jeans, in-town property - business to casual business.
Richard Robibero, e-Pr...
Always dress professionally, but I dont have a flashy watch.
Dress up, of course!
Roy nailed this one!
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.
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.
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.
Richard, my rule is to always dress better than they do. I do try to look as professional as possible at appointments.
No, I always dress like ME! I am a laid back person and I wear business casual.
Dockers and a button down shirt unless its for land showing. A suit and tie scares them in this area.
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
Best rule of thumb is to dress one step above what you think your clients will be.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS typically business casual is how I go. Very infrequent tie wearer.
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.
I smile when other Agents refer to me as Agent Blue Jeans.
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.
I'm not a suit and tie kind of guy, but I do a nice business casual for all my listing presentations.
I always dress up the first time I am meeting any prospective client. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
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.
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.