Appropriate Outfits for a Real Estate Showing

October 15th, 2020 by admin Leave a reply »

First impressions are all important in the world of real estate. Making sure that the home you are presenting is up to snuff is extremely important, of course, but what some real estate agents make the mistake of forgetting is the quality of their own personal presentation during a viewing.

It is vital that you have a professional appearance at all times when interacting with any clients, but especially so during a viewing when a potential buyer’s mind is often going to be set on looking for issues as well as absorbing the positives of the property they are viewing. This means that you have the potential to positively or negatively affect the way that they handle the viewing, so it is important that you get your clothing right. Here we look at a few things that you need to do to maintain that air of professionalism that is expected of you.

Don’t Dress ‘Sexy’

There is a difference between dressing to impress and dressing simply to get noticed. It is important that you do not cross this line and attempt to make yourself the star of the show when it should really be the house that is doing the talking.

This means that you should avoid showing too much skin or dressing to casually. Make sure that shirts are fully buttoned and that you aren’t allowing any underwear, such as bra straps, to show through the outfit if at all possible.

Dress Practically

At times you will be required to show people through slightly more impractical areas, such as construction sites or properties that need extensive renovation. As such, you should always make the effort to dress practically so that you are ready for whatever the day can throw at you.

Bear in mind that this doesn’t mean you should dress casually. You are bound to make a bad first impression if you turn up to the viewing in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt after all. Instead, just try to consider aspects of your outfit that could be made more practical without ruining the overall effect.

For example, instead of wearing heels, women should consider wearing flat shoes that won’t cause them any trouble should they have to navigate uneven surfaces. Likewise, men should be prepared with adequate footwear for similar situations.

Consider The Local Area

Having said all of this, there are occasions where it is OK to dress more casually. This usually revolves around the area where you are operating. A stylish city property is going to require a different outfit to the likes of a ranch or farmland, so it is a good idea to consider the individual expectations of the potential buyer before making your decision.

This doesn’t mean that you can get away with jeans and sneakers of course. It just means that you should dress to impress the person that you are going to be speaking with. As such, wearing something that shows you understand the property itself is always going to be marked down as a plus point.


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