Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker (Ward County Notary Services)

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I try to dress one step above what I believe my clients will be dressed and or depending on the property.

No suit and tie to list a working dairy farm. 

No shorts and 'T' to list a $500,000 home.

I think you get the idea

Mar 29, 2016 05:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Never wear belts but I wouldn't think of leaving the house without a pair of earrings that compliment my outfit.  

Mar 29, 2016 05:45 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Things have slacked off from what they were when I started but I defiantly want to look good,

Mar 29, 2016 01:52 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have always had good fortune in this dressing up game. What I missed, my wife caught. What helped is I just look good in any old thing too

Mar 29, 2016 07:53 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I make sure my belt matches my flip-flops.

Mar 29, 2016 07:33 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob "RealMan" Timm Business attire always works unless you're walking a property.

Mar 29, 2016 06:56 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Besides matching, the most important thing is to be comfortable in your clothes.  We always suggest to our clients to wear comfortable for photos and for important appointments. A

Mar 29, 2016 06:52 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Going with my motto:

                         " Be A Professional "

that is not only how I act but how I dress.   Today, my assistant and I both wore our Bank tops with slacks and MUD BOOTS because we went to see our client's NEW modular home being delivered and set up.   Of course when we left, the boots came off and the heels went on.

Neither of us was wearing a belt.   It would have clashed with the boots ! 

Mar 29, 2016 06:21 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I like to dress conservatively, with just one piece of flash - be it some bright socks (I think Jeff Dowler CRS would agree), a shiny watch, or a drop of color somewhere.  I think being comfortable and confident is dressing for success.  And yes, match the belt & shoes.

Mar 29, 2016 05:43 AM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

No, I never wear belts.

Shoes are what makes the outfit...and a good hair day.

Mar 29, 2016 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

LMAO, here Bob. I don't wear belts and when I do wear a decorative one, it never matches my shoes as it's an accessory for my outfit. Then again, I'm a modern woman, and my handbag does not match my shoes either and I mix silver and gold jewelry! Nor does the nail polish on my hands always match that on my toes. Don't know how much these "lady" tips have helped you however! 

Mar 29, 2016 09:59 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am a business casual fan most of the time.

Mar 29, 2016 08:58 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I rarely wear belts but do dress in a way that communicates I am a professional. Kauai is a different environment than many markets so what we wear might seem like business casual to most agents. 

Mar 29, 2016 06:38 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Realtors like to call themselves "Professionals".  

    Yeah, sure, when they fail to dress like professionals.  Your appearance announces who you are.

Mar 29, 2016 02:16 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC


Mar 29, 2016 01:51 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't own a belt.  And my shoes match everything.

Mar 29, 2016 01:48 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Well, my clients today hugged me and said "You're so pretty and you smell good!" so I think I did fine in jeans, a nice top, Sketcher Walkfits in black leopard and my Cuba Sparkly Tiger perfume. (Just do what's appropriate and makes you feel shiny) 3:)

Mar 29, 2016 12:18 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

1. Clean and tidy.

2. Even on a muddy farm, dressed down looks a lot less shabby when it is ironed.  I know people who press their blue jeans.  Sounds odd, but I have to admit that the kids always look great.

3.  There are colours that make us look grey or ill, and colours that flatter us.  I recommend you find yours that flatter, and wear them.  Some people look stunning in black, but I definitely don't.  I look better in greens, chocolate browns and other Fall colours.  From your videos on-line, you may also, but I really can't tell.  If you have (or used to have) red in your hair, find the blues and greens that flatter.  Black may not be your best.

4.  The colours we love to look at are very often not the colours that flatter us best.  The colours you love to see belong on the walls, and the colours that flatter you belong in your closet.  :  )  Best of luck, and I hope you have fun with it.

Mar 29, 2016 12:15 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I own one belt and one pair of boots, they work with any situation.


Mar 29, 2016 10:56 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Dress for success to me means wearing something that creates an air of confidence and professionalism.

Mar 29, 2016 10:49 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't wear belts anymore. I do match jewerly, shoes, purse or jacket.  

Mar 29, 2016 10:32 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Generally yes. I like a complete well put together outfit.

Mar 29, 2016 09:57 AM
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

Dress for success has many meanings. To me it is comfortable, presentable and appropriate. When I dress this way, I am happy. 

Mar 29, 2016 09:38 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I make sure my shirt looks good with my jeans. I don't wear a belt, but I do feel good when my underwear color matches my socks. Although I don't have this to worry about during sandal season. 

Mar 29, 2016 09:23 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, don't forget to wear the 'good' earrings. 

I think that a nice shirt & slacks is OK daily attire. There as some guys in my office that are just slobs.

Belt & shoes have to match - common Bob!  No white patent shoes after Labor Day - all this stuff is important.

Mar 29, 2016 08:57 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In general:  

business outfit: matching (finish and texture) belt and shoes pulls your look together;

casual: shoes and belt should coordinate.

Mar 29, 2016 08:27 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I like to dress up a bit, and better than what I think the client will be wearing, but it varies some with the weather. And I do wear brightly colored socks (I have nothing plain anymore, and John Meussner recognizes the value of some color, too!)

Mar 29, 2016 07:46 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I only own one belt and it's brown. It goes with brown or black shoes.

Mar 29, 2016 07:31 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Shoes and belt always match and try not to wear horizontal stripes 

Mar 29, 2016 06:35 AM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

The original "Dress for Success" author, John T. Molloy, is still writing and still online as a blogger/columnist on the topic of dressing for success.  You can read his opinions (which are still spot on) at

Mar 29, 2016 06:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I wear my logo shirt and shoes and belt match


Mar 29, 2016 06:18 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I ususally don't wear a belt, so "no"! I like to wear a suit a skirt or dress with a blazer or dress pants with a blazer.

Mar 29, 2016 06:06 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when you work with builders/developers, you make sure you scrape the mud from your work boots before you walk into the office!!  my builder/developers didn't list with agents who were more concerned about their Prada Shoes than becoming familiar with the lay of the land!!!!

Mar 29, 2016 06:02 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmmm, success = shoes matching belt

Don't think so.

Hmmm, success = having more pages than the other guy

Don't think so.

Hmm, success = wearing those Pheonix Univ socks

Don't think so.

I more inclined to think, success = cuddy

Our behavior changes the outcome.

Work and work and work and get lucky.

Mar 29, 2016 05:40 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Not me. :)

Jul 05, 2019 08:25 PM
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Great question Bob. I love to dress up my husband, it is amazing what clothes can do for a man!

I think a neatly ironed, button down shirt and slacks look very professional. A polo shirt and tan pants are nice for a more casual look. Yes, the belt and shoes should match.

If you are not sure about colors, you can ask the salesperson for suggestions. Good luck!

Mar 31, 2016 05:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I dress for my clients and the homes I am showing.   If there is bad weather, that is considered too.   

Mar 31, 2016 12:02 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I never thought of that.  My belt is usually black as are my pants and my boots.  Today I'm going casual with tan pants, belt and boots (simply because I haven't fit into these pants in over a year!)


Now the big question is having a holster that matches the pants!  Tan pants and a black holster (and gun) kinda clashes.  May have to buy a tan gun and holster now...   Any excuse right?

Mar 30, 2016 06:06 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 29, 2016 11:58 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Mar 29, 2016 10:49 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I dont fret over little things. My clothes are clean, pressed and i only have 2 belts so i limit my shoes to brown to match my brown belt, problem solved. 

Mar 29, 2016 10:47 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Make sure you zip up.

Mar 29, 2016 10:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Having a professional appearance provides an advantage. The appropriate attire varies by local market areas.

Mar 29, 2016 10:07 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. You're right of course, shoes and belt should always match.

Mar 29, 2016 06:31 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

In San Diego we get by with a very dressy casual don't have to dress like in NY or LA. 

Mar 29, 2016 02:18 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob "RealMan" Timm - wow! that's so much detailed! I have just couple of colors for belt - and use appropriately with the 'dress'....

Mar 29, 2016 01:41 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

BUt of course!!!!!

Mar 29, 2016 12:35 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

You only get to make a great first impression once...

Mar 29, 2016 12:33 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I do wear alot that matches Bob "RealMan" Timm!  Wear pants with loafers and tops with jackets!  Very similar to my last job as I'm used to doing alot of walking, and not always on flat terrain, plus bending over and reaching up with signs from the trunk into the ground.  Need not to worry about my clothes!  If I'm going to an event or party or seminar I can afford to look way nicer . . .

Mar 29, 2016 08:44 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If I wear shoes the clients are honored. If my I don't wear a belt, my spare tire will hold my pants up.

Mar 29, 2016 06:27 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love the A's Bob "RealMan" Timm Made my day!  So much better than helping hubby complete taxes

Mar 29, 2016 05:57 AM