As a REALTOR in Jacksonville NC I believe that if you want to be a successful REALTOR you should dress the part. After all you are telling potential clients a lot with how you present yourself. If you show up at a listing appointment looking like you are going to the beach, you probably are not going to impress anyone. If anything you will show those potential clients the type of person that they don't want to work with.
While REALTORs are "Independent Contractors", able to have a very flexible schedule, which I believe is the downfall of many aspiring REALTOR's. You are in business for yourself. So, act like it's a real job, not a hobby. There are many new REALTOR's that just can't seem to handle the fact that they have almost complete freedom to come and go as they please. Most of us are creatures of habit, if we don't have structure we waste a lot of time.
When I was starting out in the Real Estate business my Broker in Charge frowned on you wearing jeans ever! Casual Friday? Absolutely not!! Dress well..... like you have a clue about what you are doing and that you are definitely worth the commission you earn. I am not saying that you have to wear a suit every day, but you need to make an effort to dress professionally. You never know when you could be meeting your next client.
That being said, if you are showing raw land and know you will be walking through high grass, or wooded lots, a skirt & heels or 3 piece suit is equally inappropriate. So, dress for what you know you will be doing. If you are just planning on being at the office to do some paperwork, during business hours, don't come to the office in sweats, looking like you just rolled out of bed.
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Ellen Hough, Jacksonville NC Real Estate , specializing in First time home buyers and sellers. Working with EXIT Independence Realty, 910-330-6103 (Cell)