Empowering Professionals: All Dressed Up, and Nowhere to Go...

All Dressed Up, and Nowhere to Go...


Funny sounding?
  All dressed up, and nowhere to go.  Sucks, right?  Well sometimes it's a good thing?
It conjures up strange images of taking the time to get ready to head out with some friends or a significant other, and then they cancel... Leaving you home alone, all dressed up, and nowhere to go.  Leaving you to watch Netflix and chill by yourself...  Ok, now that could be fun if you were watching Walking Dead or Stargate or something... Wait, are either of those on Netflix?  
What if I posed it in a different way, with a different point of view?
Sometimes as Real Estate Agents, we get all dressed up and have nowhere to go.  I mean, we wear our suits, we wear our ties, and shine our shoes.  We get our outfit dry-cleaned, and our shirts laundered with light starch. Ok, some of you use heavy starch, but that makes my neck burn, lol...  We wear french cuff shirts, we brush our hair and our teeth...  (hahah!)
We may not be meeting a client today. Or perhaps that listing appointment with that new seller is tomorrow.  Or better yet, property broker tour is not for a few days.  But we still get dressed up.  We still take that time, even if we don't have any appointments that day.
We take that time, so we feel confident.  We take that time so we can be ready for that new buyer or seller that needs to meet ASAP.  Or if someone from our sphere of influence runs into us at the coffee shop. Or maybe being dressed up makes us work harder while we are in the office.  Or perhaps we take the time because it helps us to be ready for when opportunity knocks. 
So to an Real Estate Agent, being dressed up with no where to go is a good thing.  Because if opportunity knocks, only the ready, willing and able can take advantage of it.


Chris Alston


Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014


408-850-6956 fax




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Comment balloon 4 commentsChris Alston • December 23 2015 09:28AM


Tony Robbins said once about dieting & exercise, "Put your running shoes on the first thing when getting out of bed and you will use them sometime in the day".  It is much easier to be ready for whatever the day brings when you are dressed for success.  Good post!

Posted by Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network (Palm Properties) almost 5 years ago

Better to be ready. Have you noticed that “Casual Fridays” at some office have really gotten casual; almost to the point of wearing PJ’s to work. So it might be better to be prepared for that unexpected client.  

Posted by David Jones, BuyersAsk.com (BuyersAsk.com) almost 5 years ago

 Good morning Chris. I do like Susan's answer because I have heard that from Tony before.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

I recognize that tie and jacket. Hope to read more about what you are up to.

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 4 years ago