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Not Always In A Sports Coat, Pressed Shirt, Tie, Wearing REALTOR "R".

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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.maine soap box derby photo

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.

maine soap box derby racing 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.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 28 2013 07:47AM

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Hi Andrew, I so agree with you. Agents should dress appropriately for the situation. I had a closing a few months ago and the other agent showed up in faded jeans and a lame looking  tee shirt with a business ad on it. Really? What was he thinking? 

Posted by Joan Congilose, Helping Sellers & Buyers (New Jersey Properties) over 7 years ago

I'm with you depending on where I will be showing homes or the customer I try to dress accordingly. Thanks for sharing the tips hope you have a great day.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 7 years ago

Joan ... Also on social media, the hate the expression but "snot hanging drunk" and carousing photos if that is how you relax and let your hair down...whoa. Those are not the clean cut, family values that you live and want others to know about.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Pat ... If you and I were on the beaches of an island and selling grass thatch roofed cabanas, listening to Jimmy Buffett songs about putting juice in the blender and the life style called for intense bright colored flowered tourist shirts with parrots and palm trees, then the "look" could be relaxing. Ya Mon. Sea Breeze easy. Be happy now, don't worry.  I am not on the blue green island looking for my fishing rod, snorkeling gear. That's vacation with the kids.

In the image of me the cargo short pockets are overloaded with derby car fine adjustment weights. With five cars in the race to air traffic control and make sure don't go down the hill underweight. The equivalent of under powered. Not full gravity RPM.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

We have that here too, Andrew. If I'm showing beach property, I can be a little more casual. Nice post.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Toni .... Comfortable for you, for them and all about meeting expectations. But clothes do and do not make the man, woman. The knowledge you are dressed withl, experiences you "wear" inside that shine brightly are what count. Can this guy or gal help me find property, sell a listing and save time, gas, ligitation in the process. With a little fun, humor along the way. And could this person be my agent, broker, REALTOR for life...that go a combination, like a couple that are not perfect but are for each other.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Andrew

Soap Box Derby racing is a fun ride for all involved.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 7 years ago

It sure is! Have had the good fortune to make the trip to Akron Ohio for the big race two times with own kids and last year's stock winner was a car we sponsored, guided and have enjoyed the little guy's success racing. There is energy, goodness, fun in kids. Don't lose it as adults is the trick to be involved in your area for something like this neat, competitive family fun event.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Andrew, it's interesting how you have to make the outfit fit the property.  I remember showing a place out in rural Maryland on several acres wearing my power suit and heels.  We wound up walking the property with my shoes sinking into the ground with each step, and enough poison ivy to make me wish I'd worn my riding boots!  Whatever it takes!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Clothes make the man, woman and being a clothes horse has its place. But form follows function for sure. I have seen soccer mom's during playoffs, or little league early spring games be some kind of breezy, nippy. So what the heck, being warm beats fashionable, cool looking anyday. Especially when in bed, with a severe cold, and nursing yourself with home made chicken noodle soup to get vertical again.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

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