Top 5 Wardrobe Tips for Real Estate Agents

Top 5 Wardrobe Tips for Real Estate Agents


Hey guys Paul Argueta here. Thanks for
tuning in to my channel! Today I’m going to give you my top five tips on your
wardrobe and business attire for real estate agents. Just some housekeeping
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filled with trainings and useful information that is going to, save you
time and, make you more successful in your real estate career. Now I got my
license at the age of 18 and at that time I only had two suits.
I had a black polyester suit and I had a suit that I wore for my high school
graduation, it was taupe colored and I got it from seeing our clothers with my
father. It was the CNR store over on Brand Boulevard in Glendale. Now, that may be
revealing my age because most millenials won’t know who CNR was, but that was the
place that we would go to to go get our suits when we were growing up and
younger. So I rotated those two suits and you know I didn’t know any better, so I
would even launder them myself in the washer and dryer, and then I would iron
them and anytime I had a business meeting I would wear them. You know that
was my story and I remember going to business meetings and I remember going
to conferences rotating those two suits and
you know that’s how it was for me. So I do have some experience and some
first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to start especially at a very young age
and not really have the right wardrobe or with the perceived right wardrobe for
this profession. The first tip that I’m gonna give everybody: Tip #1 –
is to dress for your audience. So if your market is in an area where everybody
is wearing suits and business attire, then you want to make sure that you
emulate that and that you are also wearing business suits and ties and
dressing for the part. Now, on the other hand, if your market is in Middle America
and you’re dealing in a more rural area and people there are wearing jeans and
perhaps flannels or just white dress shirts, then you’re gonna want to do the
same exact same thing. You’re not gonna be wearing a three-piece business suit
in Middle America because you know you may come off stuffy or arrogant or or
who knows. The bottom line is you want to dress for the audience and dress for
your market that you’re going after. And likewise if your marketing properties in
the desert community where the temperatures could exceed a hundred
degrees, okay, you’re not gonna be wearing a three-piece suit, right? Chances are
they’re gonna be wearing khakis and golf shirts maybe maybe some long-sleeve
shirts, but same thing you’re gonna want to make sure that you you show up
dressing like the community and dressing like the audience that you’re going
after, okay? If you’re on a coastal area ,okay? Or if you’re in one of the islands, okay? And you’re selling real estate over on the Island of Hawaii and they’re all
wearing floral patterned shirts, maybe even on the coast of Florida and that’s
something that they’re wearing. Then you know you would probably want to wear the
exact same thing. So Tip #1: DRESS FOR THE AUDIENCE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO MARKET YOURSELF TO. Tip #2: The more youthful your
appearance, the more professional you want to dress. Now mind you, I got my real
estate license at the age of eighteen. I looked young. Add to the fact that I didn’t
have a track record of success. I didn’t have any sales experience that I could
personally reference, okay? These days all that stuff’s verifiable
on the web, so if you have a youthful experience, excuse me, a youthful
appearance or if you just look young or you are young and you don’t have that
track record that someone can reference on the Internet. In other words, your
reputation doesn’t precede you they don’t know about your sales history and
they can’t verify it anywhere, then you most definitely want to dress more
professional. Don’t let your youthful appearance, don’t
let your young age, work against you. The younger you look, the more youthful you
appear, the more professional you want to dress. I know that I talked about
dressing for the audience that you’re going after. So, if you do have a youthful
appearance or you are younger and you don’t have that track record of success
that you can that you can reference or that can be verified by your potential
client, okay? Then what you’re gonna want to do is you’re gonna want to dress more
professional and you’re gonna want to up it just a little bit. Up the ante just a
little bit. So going back to what I said earlier you want to dress for your
market,right? It’s not that difficult to make something look more professional so
let’s use all the examples that I’ve already used. If you’re in a business
district where everybody is wearing you know three-piece suits, wear the
three-piece suits, fine. If you’re in Middle America where it’s more rural
properties and people are wearing jeans and dress shirts, all you have to do to
make it a little bit more professional is to just throw on a sports coat, throw on a blazer, right? Same thing for the the coastal properties, same thing in the
islands, you know a blazer can definitely make everything look a
a bit more professional. It’s not that difficult, but again for that youthful
appearance or the fact that you’re younger, make sure that you dress a
little bit more professional. Tip # 3: Dress as if you have a meeting
every day. Now listen I realize that you’re not gonna have an appointment
every day, you’re not gonna have a client to meet every day, you’re not gonna have
a meeting every day. But if you go dress prepared, if you go dressed as if you
have that meeting, and you’re in the attire that again (catering to your
audience) and you’re ready for that meeting what that does is it puts you in
a position to win, not only mentally, but you’re ready, right? And again I’m a big
believer that if you go in there with that mindset dressed as if you have a
meeting then you know what the meetings will come, okay? Now I know some people
don’t want to hear the whole law of attraction mumbo-jumbo, but again there’s
a theory that says if you go to sleep with your gym clothes on you’re more
likely to wake up to go to the gym. You have a 70% chance of doing that more
often, okay? So, my suggestion is come to the office, or even if you’re not working
at the office, even if you’re staying at home, put on the attire the business
attire that you’re gonna be wearing for the audience that you’re going after
whether or not you have a meeting. Tip #4: When in doubt, be
conservative. Now look I know that we live in a day and age where more and
more people have tattoos more and more people have piercings and this is
starting to become much more commonplace. I get that and I appreciate that, I also
know that your attire is an extension it’s an expression of who you are and I
think that’s great, but I’m going to also suggest that when you dress you tend to err on the more conservative side ok it’s a safer place to be, and
that way you don’t ever have to worry about any clients and judging you based
on what you look like or what you’re wearing.
Tip #5: When you don’t have a big budget, rent your clothes. Now, online
there are a wide variety of providers now. Where you can actually rent an
outfit, put it on, wear it, return it and the following week
they’ll get you a new one. They’re subscription-based services, even Amazon
has them now. And I’ll tell you that that’s a great way to be able, to without
breaking the bank, have a new wardrobe that you’re slowly
circulating into your attire. So if you don’t want to break the bank and you
don’t have the budget to go out there buy a brand new wardrobe. I highly
suggest you use these rental services that provide you the opportunity to rent
your wardrobe for the audience that you’re going after.

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