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).