How formal do I need to dress as a real estate agent?

I am starting as a real estate agent next week and really want to rock my new job. It seems like many of the agents I meet wear suits. Do I need to wear pant and skirt suits when I am meeting clients? I assume this means closed toed shoes and hose as well.

Asked By: Sarah - 7/7/2007
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Real Estate is LOCAL & it is different depending on the clients you market to. Meaning that what is acceptable and the "norm" in one area may be completely different in another... More
Answered By: RRR - 7/9/2007
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Go with the flow...
Answered By: Starte M - 7/7/2007
Formal but not to formal is the answer. You want to look nice but not like a show off, like at any job. You also want to be a little comfy and not make the seller\buyer feel too dressed up or not dressy enough. Good luck with the new job!
Answered By: Madeline C - 7/7/2007
I think the key is to remain professional. You can wear suits without them being high waisted in funky colors. You can find great, stylish suits at stores like The Limited, Express, Ann Taylor, and Dillard's. You don't have to wear closed toe shoes all the time. Peep toe shoes are totally acceptable. Just avoid shoes... More
Answered By: mrszorola - 7/7/2007
Yes to all the clothing you have mentioned. Realtors should look their best and look professional. Look at what the other Realtors in your office are wearing and follow their lead.
Answered By: Yazoo - 7/7/2007
In meetings with clients, I would recommend a suit. Business casual if you are going out looking at homes in the field... More
Answered By: Mary B - 7/7/2007
Professional especially if you look young. Dress like you think a banker or accountant would dress. You are dealing with people who are dealing with huge amounts of money link conservative and professional. Mid quality not cheap but not looking like you got rich off people like them and don't need the commission... More
Answered By: shiprepairwoman - 7/7/2007
If you want to be taken seriously, you should wear a pant and/or skirt suit. According to a study that I heard about you will need to wear some makeup as well. Wear hose and closed toe shoes, especially if you look younger than your age.
Answered By: neverrude - 7/7/2007
what you wear is just half the battle... More
Answered By: get_christie_love - 7/7/2007
I dress up the first time I meet a new client. Then as I get to know them I dress as they do. If they are always in flip flops and jeans I dress down. If they're always in skirts and pearls I dress up. I work with a woman who sells a lot of country property and she goes to meet clients in cowboy boots and jeans... More
Answered By: operababe_61 - 7/7/2007
In 95 degree weather, if you wear pantyhose someone will have to pick you up off the ground... More
Answered By: Miss V - 7/7/2007
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