Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm kind of divided on this. If they're really really good at their craft, their appearance 'shouldn't' matter. And yet we know perception is reality. Then again, that unusual approach could actually stand out. It could also be a turn-off. I suppose the only meaningful question is 'how's business?' If it works for him, all right.

Mar 18, 2017 08:36 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Shut up.

Yes you know who the average age is of a realtor but that doesn't mean that he doesn't or desires too. No I would not listen to a grunger personally unless he was talking about web design, analytics etc. 

Like Candice said, they can be a car mechanic & do a video in an ok looking professional shirt as long as he comes across as knowing what he's talking about or tells you his passion (clean surroundings).

I don't feel like I have to help the world. I need help ... please send some.

Mar 18, 2017 09:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Candice A. Donofrio you make way too much sense!

Mar 18, 2017 05:02 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Candice A. Donofrio .  As far as advice, we don't give it unless asked.  A

Mar 18, 2017 11:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Bob Betel - and remain confused by the question.  I am not one to offer unsoliciated advice. 

Mar 18, 2017 09:31 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's not my place to give someone advice that is not employed by me. It would be as rude as correcting someones grammar in front of other people.

Mar 18, 2017 08:46 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Grunge is so last millennium.  Dude needs to get with the program.



Mar 18, 2017 01:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

none of that is of any consequence to me....just saying!!!! 

Mar 18, 2017 01:35 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think unsolicited advice is often unwelcome. If they have success doing what they are doing, then the work conditions obviously work for them.

Mar 18, 2017 11:13 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends upon whether you have developed a relationship with the person and developed a sense of trust.

Mar 18, 2017 10:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Depends upon the trade!

Contractor, plumber, electrician, garage door guru = shut up

Lender = offer unsolicited advice!

Mar 18, 2017 08:40 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

You crack me up with your links to nowhere. 

Now I want to know who it is!!!

Maybe start a private dialog and see what their business goal and target market is.  Offer advice if they are willing to take it.  Maybe they are targeting who they want to, like you said, or maybe they don't want to have to "change" to be successful and therefore are fine with the business they get for being who they are.  For example, one of my husband's online photos is him in his hunting gear (also with longer-ish hair).  He has had people choose him specifically BECAUSE of that photo, but I am also sure he has lost business from people that were horrified by it.  It isn't a "professional" photo, but it is who he is, and we like to present ourselves how we are.  We don't wear suits and ties and we never will, so people will take us or leave us.  If someone told me I need to present myself differently I would tell them that we have been top agents in our Valley for years and we aren't going to change, but thanks for the advice. -Kasey

P.S. I am a product of the 80's/90's so I like grunge, haha.

Mar 18, 2017 08:38 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Not sure what the question is here.

Mar 18, 2017 08:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Depends on the trade!

Mar 18, 2017 08:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

Mar 19, 2017 05:36 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - well, Candice A. Donofrio said it all....

Mar 18, 2017 08:42 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think it depends on the trade and your relationship, and whether you have a connection so you can come across as being helpful rather than critical Based on your description,mums the word I think. How about doing a business interview video with them that you could then share and they coul duse

Mar 18, 2017 07:29 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

AR is a place for advice and it's often not received well, so I'd say unless you have a polite opening, leave it. It's like the gym rule, I can see a guy doing it wrong, heading for injury, but, gym code or "guy code" is look away. Smart? NO! but ooooh baby the comments if you do speak up ain't worth it.

Mar 18, 2017 06:24 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

personal decision

Mar 18, 2017 03:22 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If they don't have a professional look, I am moving on

Mar 18, 2017 01:34 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Everyone remains where they are until they change course....richfuscious

Mar 18, 2017 10:29 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 First impressions always count. We always claim to be professionals until it comes to the attire controversy. Professionals dress appropriately for their profession. Business attire always works.

Mar 18, 2017 09:46 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

hmm I probably should shut up more often than I do... so I will now 

Dec 11, 2017 07:22 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am with Candice on her answer.


Mar 20, 2017 12:45 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's none of my business

Mar 20, 2017 07:15 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for sharing 

Mar 19, 2017 10:35 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Grunger?  As in a Grunge Band like Nirvana?


Maybe it's part of his image?  Like the "Tattooed Realtor" or Malibu's "Pink Lady".  Can't just assume it's indeptitude on his part, could be calculated.  Could also be bat-quano crazy and high as a kite too!

Mar 19, 2017 09:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Be careful when offering unsolicited advice.

Mar 19, 2017 09:05 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It would depend on my relationship with this owner.

Mar 19, 2017 05:54 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

First impressions are everything for the public.

Mar 19, 2017 05:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't offer adviced unless asked for it. I don't want others sticking their noses in my business and don't do it to other people.

Mar 19, 2017 04:40 AM