By Kelly Reark
According to NAR’s Home Buyer and Seller Survey, the median age for REALTORS® is 54, while the median age for first-time home buyers is 30. The median age for a repeat buyer was only 47.
The “average” real estate professional is likely not as keen on technology and gadgetry as we are. Nor do they adjust to it as easily as we do. They cannot give younger buyers what they want the way that we can. With this kind of generation gap for all those buyers, we have some serious work to do!
Many of us YPN members can identify with those in the “first-time buyer” crowd. Socially, we interact with our peer group, use hand-held technology, “speak the language,” and identify with what our friends expect. So why not bring all of that into a useful aspect of our professional career?
There are so many ways to network. If you are going to socials and having one-too-many adult beverages, you are missing the point.
Interaction with peers is a form of networking, and your friends are a big part of your circle of influence. What better way to promote yourself than to show your non-agent friends what you do? Continue reading »