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Realtor-Client Double Standard

There are really only two rules when it comes to proper attire for a home closing:  1) the Realtors and other professionals (closers and lender) should wear formal business attire (sorry, no “business casual”); 2) clients can wear whatever they want.

Which I guess means there’s only one rule.

For men, at least, “business attire” translates into business slacks and shirt (my usual uniform), if not a sport coat and tie, or even suit(!).

P.S.:  In fact, there seems to be a trend back to more formal Realtor attire generally.  See, “Back in (Realtor) Fashion:  Ties, Sport Coats, and Scarves.

See also, “Will You Be at Closing?” (and Other Silly Questions)”; “Cleared for . . . Closing; “The Most Important Closing Detail of All“; and “Passed Across the Closing Table:  Keys, Garage Door Openers, Bike Chains (Bike Chains??).”

**When the Seller receives the money and the Buyer receives the title to the home (at least in Minnesota and most states; in the nine states that have what is called “dry funding,” there can be a lag between the sale closing and the Seller receiving their funds).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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