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William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Yes, I dress for business. Shoes shined, suits or pants freshly cleaned and pressed. Being well put together and manicured are essential. I am a clothes horse and take a lot of pride in what I wear and how I look. Having lots of clothes and shoes to choose from has always been my style. 

Mar 11, 2015 10:53 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Yes I do. I think that we need to look clean, neat, and professional.

Mar 11, 2015 08:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it really depends on the area one works in as well as the clients they serve.

Mar 11, 2015 06:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, depending on the marketplace Charles.  When we owned our commercial real estate firm, we dressed in what we would refer to as a "hip" biz style.  Ron did not wear 3 piece suits or wingtips, and I did not wear up tight clothes.  We related to show biz and the creative crowd in Los Angeles.

Here in Santa Barbara, the dress is casual ties for men, slacks, shirts and sweaters when it get cold.  A

Mar 11, 2015 05:42 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dressing professionally is a good approach.

Dec 10, 2019 09:11 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jul 20, 2018 11:09 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dress to the occasion and clients.

Mar 10, 2018 07:16 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Personal choice.

Mar 04, 2018 08:54 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think they should dress to look like a professional that they are.

Sep 19, 2016 10:21 AM
Pauline Simpson
Century21 Milestone Realty - Jamaica, NY

Yes! You have to dress for success. Can you imaging showing up in casual wear for your Listing Presentation. Do you think the seller would take you seriously. Image is everything. You have to be always ready, even if you dont have an appoinment. You have to put your best foot forward at all timea. You never know who is watching you.

Mar 17, 2015 05:43 AM
Pauline Simpson
Century21 Milestone Realty - Jamaica, NY

Yes! If you want to be taken seriously, you have to dress for success. Can you imagine the image you would present if you showed up in casual wear for your Listing Presentation. You are always on a job interview even if you dont have an appointment. Image is everything!

Mar 17, 2015 05:39 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I live in an extremely rural area. I could go from showing a million dollar home to walking a 100 acre parcel. I dres casually. People in my area do, and that includes clients. 

Mar 11, 2015 03:38 PM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

Yes! I don't find it 'cute' to meet a listing agent who is in a tennis outfit or in a bathing suit. I don't expect the suit and a tie, but something business looking would be fine. 

Mar 11, 2015 02:46 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Dress professionally, which means different garbs in different areas of the country. On Kauai wearing a suit is out of place whereas nice resort wear is considered very professional.

Mar 11, 2015 02:36 PM
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Some agents I know spend way too much time and effort worrying about whether they look perfectly attired, or whether their car is spotless.  And some of those agents seem to be more concerned about impressing other agents, rather than clients.

I'd recommend dressing appropriately and confidently.  Alexandra is spot on when she refers to "casual elegant".  

Mar 11, 2015 01:59 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I think that depends on their local custom.  In our area of lots of agriculture it would look odd to be in a suit.  If I worked a downtown business district I would always be in a suit.

Mar 11, 2015 01:30 PM
Scott Hearne
Austin, TX

 I used to think so but not anymore.  In my area some of the more successful agents wear jeans and polo shirts for for them.  

Mar 11, 2015 12:32 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

For men, it used to be suit and tie, but now it has become more relaxed.  I play it by ear.  The people that dress up, a suit and tie would be the plan, but in todays society, most clients are dressing casual and feel more comfortable when the agent s also casual.  It creates a more friendly atmosphere when I dress accordingly.

Mar 11, 2015 12:26 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I wear a sit to closings, and a shirt and tie every day at the office. If I am showing property on the weekend, I wear pants and a dress shirt.

Mar 11, 2015 10:54 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 always shudder when an agent comes to closing in shorts, thinking this is SO inappropriate.    Showing has even gotten very relaxed around here, and most often you have no idea who the REALTOR is.   I still dress from business casual to business. 

Mar 11, 2015 10:23 AM
L. Scott Ferguson
Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional

I agree with the area.  I started my business in Detroit and was always dressed to the '9's' I'm not practicing in South Florida and for me to be in more than nice dress shorts, a polo and of course my name tag people look at me funny and that also includes when I'm showing 7 figure listings.  :)


Great question

Mar 11, 2015 08:43 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

When I sold my real estate company, I had a three piece suit burning party. I was always dressed very well while a Realtor.

Mar 11, 2015 08:17 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

I think in my area, as long as a Realtor's clothes are clean/in good condition, they don't show stuff they shouldn't (I've seen way too much of some parts of bras on a couple of agents!) and doesn't wear flip-flops, I think I'd be fine with just about anything they choose to wear.  Overall, here it's best to dress casual but professional.

Mar 11, 2015 08:12 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I agree with bill Feela...Dress for the occasion, but try and look Proffessional.

Mar 11, 2015 08:01 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Absolutely.  They need to dress in a professional manner each time they meet the public. 

Mar 11, 2015 07:58 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

REALTORS should dress like Charles Ross 

Fortuneately, we can always choose from the Charles Ross line of men and womens professional collection at your local Men's Warehouse.

Mar 11, 2015 07:20 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Always look professional, but dress for your market and your target client. Specifics will vary depending on what you are showing and where.

Mar 11, 2015 06:19 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Dress for the client and property types. I will not wear my best shoes to go into gutted buildings etc...

Mar 11, 2015 06:05 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not necessarily certain clothing, but at least look somewhat professional.  As the owner of the company, I do require all agents to dress inappropriately.  That will differ widely depending on the type of property they are viewing.  ie; you don't weal=r a suit and tie if you are going to look at a working dairyfarm or walk the woods looking at hunting land.

Mar 11, 2015 05:42 AM