Do You Have the Right Wardrobe for Real Estate?

I would venture to guess that you know what to wear. It’s just like dressing for an interview. You want to look nice. You want to impress your client but you don’t want to stick out by being either too casual or too overdressed. Try to mirror your client; consider who your client is, the location, and type of property they want to buy or sell. That should determine your wardrobe.

Unfortunately, people will judge a book by its cover. If you are meeting a client for the first time and you are wearing ripped jeans, you may not be giving off a professional vibe. That said, if you really despise getting dressed up, you probably don’t need to wear a three-piece suit every day. Keep it classic, clean and presentable.

Wardrobe Quiz

1. You are a real estate agent in Hawaii, your client is looking for a vacation home on the island. Do you wear…

a) Three piece suit/cocktail dress

b) Short-shorts and flip flops

c) Linen pants and dress shirt or blouse

2. You client is in the luxury market in Wisconsin. Do you wear…

a) Hooded sweatshirt and running shoes

b) Three piece suit

c) Snowsuit

3. Your seller is listing a manufactured home in a retirement community. Do you wear…

a) Dress pants and a pressed shirt

b) Purple velour leisure suit

c) You favorite jeans and a t-shirt

4. You are going to a listing presentation in a suburban neighborhood. Do you wear…

a) Skin-tight leather pants and black combat boots

b) Yoga pants and Ugg boots

c) Suit pants and blazer


Answer key:

1. c 2. b 3. a 4. C

I sincerely hope you got all the answers right! When in doubt, air on the side of business professional. If you are still in need of some inspiration try Google image searching “business professional.”

Let’s get a little discussion going. Leave me a comment and let me know your market, your average sales price, and what you wear when you meet with clients.