Al and Cal Homes and Community: Dressing Appropriately Might Mean Wearing Orange!

Dressing Appropriately Might Mean Wearing Orange!

Dressing Appropriately Might Mean Wearing Orange!

Al of us in this business, as in any business, want to look our best and put the best foot forward especially for a meeting with a client.  hunting, shooting, appropriate attire

Dressing professionally in different instances might mean different things.   For example when you go into a Doctor's office you likely expect to see the employees in a different attire than those at your attorney's office.    For many in the real estate profession, we seem to have become more casual than when I first started 25 years ago.   Back then, it was a business suit and heels with briefcase.   Today, probably because of my age, it is slacks and flats and an I Pad tucked into a shoulder bag.

For years, I have kept a pair of boots and rain gear in the back of my car.   Hat and gloves too.   I sometimes have thrown a spare pair in if I thought I might be taking a client to a place that we would need some more stable footwear.   One  never knows when you might find your self on a new construction site, and if there is one thing that drives me nuts, it is the ridiculously dressed Realtor trying to walk around in heels, or not wanting to get out of the car, because of a little dirt or mud.   

Clearly I like to think I am prepared, but on this day, not so much.    After being contacted by a person for a price opinion on a large parcel of land, we needed to get out there and check it out.   Sure Google maps and earth are great tools these days, but there is nothing like getting out there to see what you are really looking at.    Seeing a beautiful parcel of land, and imagining how it might be developed is pretty exciting.    Walking it.  Listening, and getting the feel of the place helps to imagine type of homes will be best built there.     Really no different that looking at a single family home that might possibly be a new listing.   We walk around, inside and out to know what we have.    

No different really, but did you remember it is hunting season?   


Dressing appropriately might have meant wearing orange!

 

Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

www.AlandCal.com

 

Cal@AlandCal.com

 

508-494-9061

 

Comment balloon 11 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • November 29 2012 06:06AM

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That's cute Carol Ann...but with the picture and the title, I thought you meant Prison lol :)!!!!  I am sure that if you are headed out to a hunting area...one should probably wear a reflective vest so you don't get shot trying to sell some land lol :)!!!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann: I bet hunters would be pretty ticked off to see a Realtor and clients working their way around a parcel of land and scaring the prey off.  On the bright side, I may need some retail therapy to go find an orange vest. ;-)

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 5 years ago

Hi Brenda.  haha.   Didn't think of that one!    

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Hi Anita.   Of course I never think of them, until I am in the woods or on the river and hear those distinctive pops!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann....well, glad to hear you survived in spite of not having worn orange!  If I'm spending the day showing properties, I generally dress more casually than other times.  

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 5 years ago

Good golly - hadn't thought about this possibility. Glad you escaped peril - next time, dig out your orange! :)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 5 years ago

Hi Carol Ann~

OH when I read your post, I got all sentimental-- as a Land Broker, I LOVE each part of the experience...including the special gear---compasses, walking  sticks, shoes, layers, bug spray...

THANKS for reminding me...as you wrote "...Seeing a beautiful parcel of land, and imagining how it might be developed is pretty exciting.    Walking it.  Listening, and getting the feel of the place helps to imagine type of homes will be best built there.  " 

PS... I hope the land will be developed to take advantage of the solar orientation and all the natural features...and have rain gardens and walkways...designed  by a land dancer.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 5 years ago

Hi Cal, I totally understand as hunting season here in texas is abig deal every year and if you are out looking at lnd somewhere you might want to wear the orange outfit or else risk getting plugged bt some no brain hunter..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 5 years ago

OMG, yes yes yes, wear orange.  Here in Naples it has gotten so casual that most of the time it's just shorts and some top.  Thankfully we don't have a season here but you should definately get yourself some orange.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 5 years ago

Carol Ann, Yes, I remember the days of the high heals and business suits.  My buyers come in shorts and flip flops, I do not mirror them, however, for the most part I have given up the heals and definitely the suits, especially here!  Orange is a great color!

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 5 years ago

HI Carol Ann.... I can remember showing lots at mill river estates and hearing gunshots in the distance.... Al told me he hunts right next to my subdivision!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 5 years ago

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