When to Remove The Chive Stuck in Your Teeth

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Claude Cross-Charlotte NC Real Estate(Homes By Cross, Inc.)

In this myopic business, sometimes even the best delivery is overshadowed by the obvious. To point: why show up when you personally don’t show well.

This is a stopping point in this post for those who refuse to dress for success. If you are a top producer with a bed head and chives in your teeth, I guess I’m in need of your infomercial because I don’t get it. Probably never will.

If first impressions are a major factor in how clients select agents, why show up looking like bevis or buthead?

I am amazed at agents that have a bohemian attitude concerning decorum and dress. I think I’m suffering from a form of jealousy because I could never pull off a grill smile in baggy pants when dealing with clients. Those that can …my hats off.

So here is the purpose of this post: You spent so much effort to gain that qualified client. Why are you in such a hurry to turn them off?

What is your dress style and how does it relate to your effectiveness?

If you are a woman, what really works for you? And for men, do you see a professional dressed image a positive to wrapping up clients?

 Have we become too casual?  I guess I’m wrapped in the past. But I have no apologies.

I watched and mimicked based upon what I perceived as effective. This was a golden rule. Show up looking like a professional and odds are you will reap professional results.

I must be getting old …or stuck in my ways…either way …I have an old school label that I won’t tear off. What’s working for you?

 

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Rainmaker
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JL Boney, III
Columbia, SC Real Estate
Russell and Jeffcoat

I am typically in a suit and tie anytime I do anything with my business outside my home. Once and a while I will take off the tie, but that's rare. I am the only person in my office that ever wears a suit or tie, but that's just how I dress for business. Now in all honesty with the temperature nearly 100 degrees here lately, I am suffering for my dress code.

June 29, 2009 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Liz Loadholt
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC

Claude --- you and I are certainly on the same page.  I'm so glad that you guys are still around.

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June 29, 2009 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Liz Loadholt
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC

JL --- I'm very proud to have you & Claude as my friends.  I don't care if you are the only one in your office with a suit --- I bet you do more business than anyone else in your office.

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June 29, 2009 12:25 PM
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Claude Cross
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
Claude Cross-Charlotte NC Real Estate(Homes By Cross, Inc.)

Hey Liz - JL is the suitmeister.... I'm just an understudy rehearsing my part...:)  Thanks for the complement.

June 29, 2009 07:12 PM
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Claude,

I dress for success. I have 10 of the SAME outfits, monogrammed shirts, blazer, slacks. All the same-it's my branding.

June 30, 2009 12:15 AM
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Claude Cross

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