Putting on your Realtor® Hat—Style, Fit, & More

Putting on your Realtor® Hat—Style, Fit, & More

Lynnette FusilierMay 11, '18

As a realtor, you wear LOTS of hats while you work—psychologist, negotiator, manager, etc. But have you considered the benefit of putting on your Realtor® hat, for reals?

It’s a great conversation starter.

Let us set the scene for you: You’re approached by a man or woman at the gym who asks, “Are you a real estate agent?” They’re not psychic. (Do. Not. Freak out.) They’re just starting a conversation because of your Realtor® hat.

Listen, you have no idea how many people in your immediate orbit have real estate-related questions. Putting on your Realtor® hat is an easy way to break the ice, introduce yourself, and get new clients—all while doing what you do on a daily basis.

Hat Style and Fit Guide

Don’t know a six-panel mid-profile Trucker from a relaxed low-profile Dad Hat—or why you’d take style advice from either? We’ve got you covered.

Trucker

Our Trucker hats aren’t the old-school foam-front high-profile truckers found at feed & seed stores, where this style originated. But they are suited for the hard working Realtor® because they’re comfortable, fit well, and have a poly-mesh back to keep you cool when you’re running around. The adjustable Velcro® closure ensures this style fits most.

The Trucker hat was a must-have fashion staple of the early 2000s—most memorably worn by Ashton Kutcher. And now early-aughts nostalgia is on trend..

Dad

Keep your style game on-point with this relaxed, comfortable hat inspired by dads everywhere. Its unstructured style makes it an easy choice for anyone on the go. Easily stows in your gym bag, clutch, or glove box and makes every day a good-hair day. The adjustable Velcro® closure ensures this style fits most.

The Dad Hat is the topper you’ll see sported by celebs like Barack Obama, Rihanna, and Kendall Jenner. And no wonder, because this fitted, simple style pairs well with everything from sweatpants to suits. Unlike your dad’s hat, though, today’s Dad Hats aren’t promotional headwear they got for free at the golf club or trade show.

Hat Terms: Know What You’re Buying

Hat terminology you’ll see on the ATRE website.

Construction Materials

Cotton Twill

Twill refers to a special weave with a diagonal appearance. Made of 100 percent cotton. The most common cotton twill is denim. Benefits: Shows less dirt or stain, durable, strong.

Pre-Washed Chino Twill

100 percent cotton twill pre-washed for softness. Benefits: Shows less dirt or stain, durable, strong.

Polyester Mesh

A loosely-woven synthetic fabric. Benefits: lightweight, water resistant, quick drying, and breathable.

Six-panel

The top of a traditional ball cap—known as its crown— is made of six triangular panels sewn together in a round shape. This creates a seam down the front of the hat.

Pre-Curved Visor

Some call it a brim, others call it a bill. We call it a visor and it comes with the perfect curve right out of the box.

Contrasting Undervisor

Underside of the visor is a different color than the top

Sandwich Visor

Contrasting fabric detail along the edge of the visor

Structured vs. Unstructured

Structured

The front panels of the crown are reinforced with a backing so the hat retains its shape.

Unstructured

The front panels of the crown are not reinforced so the hat conforms to the shape of the wearer’s head

Profile

Low

Hugs the head

Mid

Sits close to the head; the most common hat silhouette

Velcro® closure

Adjustable hook-and-loop strap

Hat Etiquette

Last summer, I attended a wedding and was astonished that no one stood up when the bride entered the room and walked down the aisle. It wasn’t because the crowd was rude; I think it was simply because they didn’t know or were unsure if rules of the past still apply today.

It’s the same with hat etiquette. I was surprised to see how many men and women are searching online for the do’s and don’ts of wearing hats. And everyone from Emily Post to Huffpo has sounded off: hat etiquette is always in style.

Hat Etiquette for Everyone

Hats can be worn:

  • Outdoors
  • At athletic events (indoors or out)
  • On public transportation
  • In public buildings such as post offices, airports,  and hotel or office lobbies
  • On elevators

Hats must be removed:

  • In someone’s home
  • At mealtimes, at the table
  • While being introduced, indoors or out (unless it’s frigid!)
  • In a house of worship, unless a hat or head covering is required
  • Indoors at work, especially in an office (unless required for the job)
  • In public buildings such as a school, library, courthouse, or town hall
  • In restaurants and coffee shops
  • At a movie or any indoor performance
  • When the national anthem is played
  • When the flag of the United States passes by, as in a parade

There’s one exception for the ladies:

According to Huffpo (also supported by Emily Post): “Hats traditionally thought of as “women’s hats,” with ribbons, bows, feathers, flowers, or other ornamentation, or in delicate colors and materials, including the small hats worn on the front of the head and known as fascinators, may be kept on indoors for all occasions, except when you’re wearing a large hat at the movies, the theater, or any other kind of performance event. In this case, remove it and place it on your lap so that people behind you can see the stage.”

Testimonials

Here's what realtors around the country have to say about about our hats.

Conversation Starter

Mike D. about Trucker Hat - Wanna Sell a House?™ {Black}: Great hat, really impressed! Bought the hat, got it in 3 days. First time I wore it I got a listing from it! Totally awesome!

Dianna Schall about Trucker Hat - Wanna Sell a House?™ {Black}: Possibly gaining a new client from it Super cute!

Nichelle Jeter about The "Dad Hat" - Wanna Sell a House?™ (black): I just love my hat!! You have gained a new customer! I just love my hat. Whenever I run errands, I always make sure I have my hat on and it never fails, it always seems to start a conversation and has created a few solid leads! I have recently ordered other items and can't wait to receive them. I'm a customer for life! Thank you!!

Sharon Lewis about Visor - #REALTORING (out of store): PERFECT PROSPECTING! I wear my Realtoring visor to the gym! Love it. Lead generation daily!

Comfort

Tiffany Kitchen about The "Dad Hat" - ™Real Estate Life.: Very cute hat! Very cute and very comfortable.

Christina Atwater about Trucker Hat - ™Real Estate Life.: Trucker hat Love this hat! Very comfortable fit!

Rosanna Romero about Trucker Hat - Wanna Sell a House?™ {Black}: Love it The Hat was very comfy and cute, Love it. :-)

Stacy Ellingson about The "Dad Hat" - Wanna BUY a House?™: Looks good and is comfortable to wear Looks and fits great!

Fit

Eileen Olejarski about The "Dad Hat" - Wanna Sell a House?™ (black): My new everything hat! Fits great and the message is loud and clear

Olivia Huskey about Trucker Hat - ™Real Estate Life.: perfect!! This is exactly the hat i wanted!! fits beautifully!!!

Quality

Rob Batta about Trucker Hat - Wanna Buy a House?™ {Black}: Superior quality! Superior quality in this hat is the first thing that I noticed. It looks and fits great!

Stephanie Torres about Trucker Hat - Wanna Buy a House?™ {Black}: It was exactly what I wanted it to be! Cute! I loved it! I've never bought a hat online, but I was extremely pleased. Great quality! Buy it!

Jim Connell about Trucker Hat - Wanna BUILD a House?™ {Black & White}: Terrific! I ordered these hats for clients and they were a hit! High quality, and very well designed.

Janel Voth about Trucker Hat - Wanna Buy a House?™ {Blue}: Love it!! Excellent looking, fantastic quality, great price.

Click here to see our hat collection: https://allthingsrealestatestore.com/collections/hats-1 

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