Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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We definitely do respectfully dress for success. It has become part of our branding

Jun 27, 2017 07:28 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Always dress for success.

Jun 27, 2017 09:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I speak in investor meetings in California I always have one a suite and tie or sportcoat and tie and usually the only one doing that. I believe in dressing upscale because when someone buys 5 properties at a time they need a sense of confidence in you and it helps.

Jun 27, 2017 08:00 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I always dress professionally

Jun 27, 2017 12:38 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Khakis, polo shirt (most likely black), loafers.  $50k buyer or $500k buyer or seller, it's going to be the same.  I put on a suit for a funeral...maybe.  Bill

Jun 27, 2017 12:33 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

I always dress professionally.  I remember going to a listing to meet a buyer's agent and their client and I had no idea which one was the agent.  The agent actually looked like he was going fishing. His clients were embarrassed and actually changed agents.  

Jun 27, 2017 11:44 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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My market is just not a 'fussy' kind of place. Folks are down to earth and nobody really  cares about impressing others with their clothes etc - except in one area of town! I dress appropriately for the occasion. Suits? Nobody wears suits here except attorneys and politicians and even they don't when it's so darn hot outside.

Jun 27, 2017 11:34 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I try to always dress a step up from what they wear.

Eve

Jun 27, 2017 08:52 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nathan,

I believe in dressing appropriately for each event, and according to the marketplace.  In Santa Barbara the ones wearing suits and ties are lawyers or bankers.  On a listing presentation here, the style is casual elegant. A

Jun 27, 2017 08:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I generally wear bib overalls, but this month has been more of a suit and tie month.

 

Jun 27, 2017 10:49 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I dress professionally and for success every day of my life when I might be with clients.  It's part of my persona and people let it. I don't dress as formally in Charlotte as I did in NYC, but it's never overly casual as I'm not casual about my business.

Jun 27, 2017 09:07 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I dress for the situation, occasionally it's a suite and tie, most often it's jeans, a sharp dress shirt and black Italian dress shoes.

Jun 27, 2017 08:52 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I dress for comfortable success.  I only dress for pure comfort if I am not leaving the house.  ;-)  

Jun 27, 2017 08:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I dress as appropriate. If my clients are wearing baggy sweatpants and a t-shirt or sweat shirt, I see no reason to be wearing a suit.  I also see no reason for me to be wearing sweatpants.  I wear slacks and a knit top or a blouse.  I will wear nice jeans (nice meaning, no holes, or heavily worn) on occassion as well. Always clean. Always respectable. 

Jun 27, 2017 07:55 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I wear what I want and not to impress others and I don't care whether others like it or not. If I am meeting clients I don't wear my ripped jeans (though I do wear them around town where I may run into clients), but I am still fairly casual. Jeans or knee length skirt and nicer flip flop sandals (or boots in winter) are generally my work attire. John is pretty casual too. We are still successful despite what others may say about us not dressing up more and I am happier in comfortable clothing that I want to wear. We do live in an outdoorsy, casual place though so perhaps we get away with it more here than we would in other places. -Kasey

Jun 27, 2017 12:58 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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Some days it's a suit.  Some days it's a button up and jeans.  Some days it's business casual.  Depends on how I feel and what's planned for the day.  In the dog days of summer, it tends to get more casual as it's too hot out for a suit.

Jun 27, 2017 10:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I dress as appropritate for the event.  Out here black jeans and a polo shirt are good for most things.  Some times higher end listing appointments call for slacks, but not always.  When I'm out and about and not in real estate mode, I dress for comfort (cargo pants/shorts, boots/sandals and a t-shirt).

Jun 27, 2017 09:12 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Casual is the standard in our area.

Jun 27, 2017 08:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we all dress for the task at hand....if it's walking through the muck and the myer, we wear construction boots.... if it's a resale home, we dress appropriately with casual business ....  

Jun 27, 2017 07:29 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner Personally, I believe in dressing with appropriate business attire. You're not dressing to impress the client but to show the professionalism of our industry.

Jun 27, 2017 07:26 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Shirt and tie 6 days per week 8a-6p, it's who I am after 35 years working in The Bay Area, it was expected there, especially in San Francisco. Silicon Valley has made the Bay Area more casual (sloppy) but I march to my own drum at this point.

Here I am with Jack Canfield (and my lovely bride Ailina)...see you never know who you'll bump into...so dress to impress for success!

 

Jun 27, 2017 10:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I always dress for success..its what I preach to my sellers..you only get one chance to make a good impression! Making the extra effort is always appreciated and respected.

Jun 27, 2017 07:19 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      First meeting with a client or customer, or appointment with lenders or attorneys,  speaking at an event, or attending a Closing - I wear a coat, tie, and cuff links.  That's not to impress; it's who I am.    

     Of course if I am showing land, or foreclosures with the power turned off, etc. then I wear business casual.  

Jun 27, 2017 05:17 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Business casual plus or minus a bit within reason depending upon the situation.

Jun 27, 2017 04:41 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My work is mostly at the office and I typically dress more formally than most Central Oregonians. But if I were showing property, I would dress for the type of property I would show. For instance, when you are walking bare land, heals don't work!

Jun 27, 2017 04:36 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

We're in the "Wine Country" so the old notions of "Dress for Success" went out the window years ago. When I got in the business in 1978 Ties, suits, etc were the "Statement"--think Trumps ongoing wardrobe but with the tie a LOT shorter! Power suits. I never was a power suit guy except for a brief time in the late 80's. I have a tie on today because I just like getting "dressed up" and lookng sharp!  However, when I'm showing country property its Khaki's, boots, polo shirt. Our Millennial agents either are suit and tie or levis, white shirt and 3 day old beards!

Jun 27, 2017 04:00 PM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

I dress for comfort for sure. Plus most of the time I am bouncing between cattle and real estate, I do not want to chase cattle in heels and a dress ever again! I do make sure they are clean and if the occasion calls for fancier dress I can accommodate that. My normal is jeans, boots, a nice shirt or a nice hoodie in the fall and winter. 

Jun 27, 2017 01:47 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Before clothes there was "my thing". When we miss handled that, clothes took over. Now, a nice balance will work. Let each ones niche speak

Jun 27, 2017 01:15 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I dress neat but comfortable. I change depending on who i may meet and where.

Jun 27, 2017 12:22 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Dress appropriately.

Jun 27, 2017 08:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Dress for the occasion. I am a comfort guy, so dress slacks and a golf shirt are my norm, seldom with a sport coat!

Jun 27, 2017 07:41 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I dress to impress.  Even when meeting long time clients, I still dress in at least business casual.  However I did go meet a client once who sent me back to change into something less fussy and more comfortable.  He told me to lose my jacket and tie and to go put in jeans...

Jun 28, 2017 01:34 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Jun 28, 2017 07:11 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Wayne wears a tie 99 days out of 100. I wear slacks or a skirt or a dress 99 days out of 100.

Jun 28, 2017 06:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Door # 1

Jun 28, 2017 06:20 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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Professional casual here

Jun 28, 2017 05:50 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

When I am showing $20 million dollar beach mansions I put my flip flops away. The sellers would be furious and the buyers well you know.

Jun 28, 2017 05:08 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I dress comfortably and appropriately.

Jun 28, 2017 04:53 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Nathan Gesner - I do care for success....

Jun 27, 2017 10:43 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

When I'm out dealing with clients or networking I like to dress professionally.  It's hot and I prefer dresses during the summer.

Jun 27, 2017 09:02 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Always professionally and for success! I only do 'frumpy' at home and even that is rare!

Jun 27, 2017 08:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Always dress for success and professionalism.

Jun 27, 2017 07:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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The dress code has gotten very casual over the last 2-3 years. I have changed my style slightly but still feel like I look like a professional real estate for my area.

Jun 27, 2017 06:13 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always wear dress clothes with clients, even if they say --- come as you are!   

Jun 30, 2017 11:03 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think I do most days if I know I have clients.

Jun 29, 2017 08:35 PM