Dressing Appropriately Might Mean Wearing Orange!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Dressing Appropriately Might Mean Wearing Orange!

Al of us in this business, as in any business, want to look our best and put the best foot forward especially for a meeting with a client.  hunting, shooting, appropriate attire

Dressing professionally in different instances might mean different things.   For example when you go into a Doctor's office you likely expect to see the employees in a different attire than those at your attorney's office.    For many in the real estate profession, we seem to have become more casual than when I first started 25 years ago.   Back then, it was a business suit and heels with briefcase.   Today, probably because of my age, it is slacks and flats and an I Pad tucked into a shoulder bag.

For years, I have kept a pair of boots and rain gear in the back of my car.   Hat and gloves too.   I sometimes have thrown a spare pair in if I thought I might be taking a client to a place that we would need some more stable footwear.   One  never knows when you might find your self on a new construction site, and if there is one thing that drives me nuts, it is the ridiculously dressed Realtor trying to walk around in heels, or not wanting to get out of the car, because of a little dirt or mud.   

Clearly I like to think I am prepared, but on this day, not so much.    After being contacted by a person for a price opinion on a large parcel of land, we needed to get out there and check it out.   Sure Google maps and earth are great tools these days, but there is nothing like getting out there to see what you are really looking at.    Seeing a beautiful parcel of land, and imagining how it might be developed is pretty exciting.    Walking it.  Listening, and getting the feel of the place helps to imagine type of homes will be best built there.     Really no different that looking at a single family home that might possibly be a new listing.   We walk around, inside and out to know what we have.    

No different really, but did you remember it is hunting season?   

Dressing appropriately might have meant wearing orange!


Comments (11)

Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

That's cute Carol Ann...but with the picture and the title, I thought you meant Prison lol :)!!!!  I am sure that if you are headed out to a hunting area...one should probably wear a reflective vest so you don't get shot trying to sell some land lol :)!!!

Nov 28, 2012 10:13 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Carol Ann: I bet hunters would be pretty ticked off to see a Realtor and clients working their way around a parcel of land and scaring the prey off.  On the bright side, I may need some retail therapy to go find an orange vest. ;-)

Nov 28, 2012 10:34 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Brenda.  haha.   Didn't think of that one!    

Nov 28, 2012 11:00 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Anita.   Of course I never think of them, until I am in the woods or on the river and hear those distinctive pops!

Nov 28, 2012 11:01 PM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Carol Ann....well, glad to hear you survived in spite of not having worn orange!  If I'm spending the day showing properties, I generally dress more casually than other times.  

Nov 29, 2012 12:34 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Good golly - hadn't thought about this possibility. Glad you escaped peril - next time, dig out your orange! :)

Nov 29, 2012 12:44 AM
CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com

Hi Carol Ann~

OH when I read your post, I got all sentimental-- as a Land Broker, I LOVE each part of the experience...including the special gear---compasses, walking  sticks, shoes, layers, bug spray...

THANKS for reminding me...as you wrote "...Seeing a beautiful parcel of land, and imagining how it might be developed is pretty exciting.    Walking it.  Listening, and getting the feel of the place helps to imagine type of homes will be best built there.  " 

PS... I hope the land will be developed to take advantage of the solar orientation and all the natural features...and have rain gardens and walkways...designed  by a land dancer.

Nov 29, 2012 05:18 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Cal, I totally understand as hunting season here in texas is abig deal every year and if you are out looking at lnd somewhere you might want to wear the orange outfit or else risk getting plugged bt some no brain hunter..

Nov 29, 2012 07:14 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

OMG, yes yes yes, wear orange.  Here in Naples it has gotten so casual that most of the time it's just shorts and some top.  Thankfully we don't have a season here but you should definately get yourself some orange.

Nov 29, 2012 09:04 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Carol Ann, Yes, I remember the days of the high heals and business suits.  My buyers come in shorts and flip flops, I do not mirror them, however, for the most part I have given up the heals and definitely the suits, especially here!  Orange is a great color!

Nov 29, 2012 10:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

HI Carol Ann.... I can remember showing lots at mill river estates and hearing gunshots in the distance.... Al told me he hunts right next to my subdivision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 04, 2012 10:23 PM

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