Your work clothes when peddling property listings, Maine real estate listings can vary.
If showing a Maine wood lot, hiking boots, jeans and something waterproof or warm is in order. Same walking the back forty of a Maine farm listing.
But with in town home listings, houses that get showcased with images, videos, lots of helpful copy information, the standard sports coat or suit and tie are the order of the day.
Real estate closings in shorts, tevas and sporting a couple days without shaving would not be professional.
Would not feel comfortable in my own skin either. Because I am working. Not playing, not helping run a local youth event.
Appearances, but work clothes when you are a Maine real estate agent, broker, REALTOR show you are serious about the most important investment most people ever make.
It's serious stuff but there is a routine, a process and experience makes all the difference in the world. To anticipate, correct, adjust the pathway from listing to real estate closing.
So when you live in a small Maine town, which most are with around 108 of them dotted sparsely the Vacationland state map, an image not in the usual coat and tie can seem strange.
Out of character for any one else that is not working the same local community event.
Only sees you as Mr Real Estate.
You work hard in your chosen professional in Maine, but when the quitting bell sounds, the horn blows, it's quickly shift into shorts, t-shirt.
Head, bee line to the little league coaching job.
Or working on some other usually youth orient event like the Maine Soap Box derby.
Hustling to calm nervous parents, excited kids through the learning curve of soap box derby down hill racing.
This is the 18th year of involvement with the down hill build from scratch kit car gravity racing sport.
Watching the weather, doing interviews, making sure every thing is safety first.
But also to assure that fair and square happens. As kids pair up, race two times in heats to determine who moves up the bracket.
Who goes side ways for another shot at the trip to Akron Ohio's world series of racing. In the challenger's bracket.
With double elimination guaranteeing at least four trips down the long, fast, airport quality paved runway.
Down the neat engineered, built from scratch just for derby racing "Derby Hill".
What do you that causes you to dress a little different?
Than the way anyone that only sees you as a ME real estate agent, broker, REALTOR... that knows you only in that capacity?
What sports, pastimes or local events are you part of that makes folks realize you are a person beyond eat, breath, think the real estate dog and pony?
Maine Soap Box Derby Races, They Are All Down Hill Fast Video
Maine, big state, less people, more local involvement.