If you’ve recently become a real estate agent in Sacramento, you might be wondering about the kind of clothes you should be wearing to work. Even if you’re working for an online brokerage like Compass, chances are you will still have contact with homebuyers and sellers whether in-person or through a video call. The way you dress can really impact the way people see you, which is why it’s so important to always put your best foot forward and look put together. Here is some advice for dressing your best in the real estate industry.
Business suit for viewings
When you’re meeting buyers in person and showing them around a prospective home, it’s a good idea to choose a formal business suit to show them that you’re serious about your job. A smart shirt and matching jacket and trousers are all you need to make a good impression. However, Sacramento can be very warm in the summer, which might make wearing a traditional business suit uncomfortable. If you’re going to be stepping from your car into an air-conditioned place, you don’t have to worry too much, but if you know you’re going to be sitting in the heat you need to choose lightweight materials for your suit.
Smart shirt or sweater for video calls
You can worry a bit less about your attire when you’re having a video call with buyers and sellers, as they won’t be able to see your complete outfit. Make sure that you have a shirt or sweater that looks smart and don’t worry too much about your trousers and shoes. It’s a good idea to pay extra attention to your hair and face on video calls, so maybe put some extra effort into combing your locks and shaping your eyebrows.
Don’t forget, if you are planning to wear less-than-professional trousers because they won’t be seen, avoid standing up and revealing your secret. Some real estate agents like to wear a complete outfit, including shoes, when on a video call to put them in the right frame of mind for work. Give it a go and see what you think.
Go more casual in the office
If you’re heading into a real estate office you may not have to be as formal as when you’re meeting and greeting clients. You could opt for a polo shirt, chinos, and boat shoes, but avoid trainers and jeans. It all depends on how the others in your office dress. If you’re worried, be cautious in your first week and wear something smarter while you scope out the place. It’s always better to be over-dressed than under-dressed and you might feel more comfortable dressing down once you get to know your co-workers.