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Rainmaker
1,172,389
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They are not rich enough to be on their own. Often get parental help that is the worst kind of buyers.  Painful as too many people want to have say so.

I rarely work with them. Not worth the referral or recommendation from anyone.

May 10, 2016 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
934,423
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't work with many of these

May 10, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,057,186
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not had that experience. 

May 10, 2016 12:13 PM
Ambassador
1,398,145
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Not my client pool so I wouldn't have a notion!

May 10, 2016 07:45 AM
Ambassador
4,683,317
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm guessing recommendation

 

May 10, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
923,920
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm sure after they post a selfie on Instagram and crowdsource it to 1000000 of their BFFs, they'll let us know! LOL!

May 10, 2016 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.

May 29, 2017 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,163,502
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I use both, and they have no problem.

May 12, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,413,374
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They should be bright enough to know they both mean the same thing.  Then again, they are the generation that needs crisis counsellors when they see "Trump 2016" written in chalk on a free speech board in college...

Since houses cost money and they haven't yet started asking for those to be free, I haven't had to work with them.

May 11, 2016 03:36 AM
Rainer
225,515
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Does it matter???

May 11, 2016 02:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,573,163
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my guess would be recommendatoin....

May 11, 2016 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
578,049
Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I doubt that anyone can accurately or fairly generalize what Millennials "prefer".

May 11, 2016 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,212,518
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The world and language are always changing.  Recommendations may be taking the place of referrals.  Maybe even a thumbs up.   Or an emoji.  

May 10, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,415,377
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Most of my buyere or sellers are "baby boomers", so have no clue!

May 10, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

May 10, 2016 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
6,857,178
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know. 

May 10, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,368,106
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You may need a snap chat poll to find out how many will swipe left or right for their favorite

May 10, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,070,584
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'll let you know when I find out! 

May 10, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,254,239
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Millennials do prefer the the word recommendation..they feel the word referral is too corporate! Millennials will surprise you as their average credit score is 700!!

May 10, 2016 09:12 PM
Ambassador
4,315,625
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dorie Dillard anything goes! Though I think they are okay with Referrals.

May 10, 2016 04:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,541,748
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm not really sure if they mind either, but referral seems universal for any age. 

May 10, 2016 04:48 PM
Ambassador
3,060,003
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'll ask my daughter and get back to you

May 10, 2016 02:58 PM
Ambassador
3,986,910
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would guess recommendation because they like to make up their own minds and do it their way.

May 10, 2016 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,007,235
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I bet it is recommendation.  Interesting question

May 10, 2016 02:17 PM
Ambassador
3,724,022
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't know.  I tend to use recommendation.

May 10, 2016 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
5,764,567
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dorie,

I would think they would prefer recommendation. A

May 10, 2016 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,442,558
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Recommendation, I believe.

May 10, 2016 01:24 PM
Ambassador
5,066,128
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I haven't a clue. I'll ask the ones I know and wait for them to text me. 

May 10, 2016 12:42 PM
Ambassador
5,612,369
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good question, though I have three kids who are in this group, I still do not know how to market to the group.

May 10, 2016 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't care just as long as they do it

May 10, 2016 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have no idea which word they would prefer.

May 10, 2016 10:45 AM
Ambassador
1,831,273
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I prefer giving a "recommendation" over "referral".  

May 10, 2016 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,748,738
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Recommendation

May 10, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,809,781
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I'm not sure I get this...these are 2 different things to me.

May 10, 2016 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Heck if I know.  We've helped many of that younger generation lately and have received many referrals from them.   I disagree with Sam Shueh 's comments.  

May 10, 2016 08:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,305
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Who cares as long as they buy!

May 10, 2016 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It likely depends on the individual millennial.

May 10, 2016 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,406
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Around here, it's still referrals.

May 10, 2016 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,429,391
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

My kids use recommendation all the time; took a while but the old guy caught on! And I have no problem working with them as I do not need the hearing aids as they do not call.

May 10, 2016 07:47 AM
Ambassador
2,594,823
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Maybe they will text us from their Safe Space and let us know.

May 10, 2016 07:36 AM
Rainer
21,291
Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality, Knowledge, Professionalism, Experience

I'm with my pal Sam Shueh on this one. Millenials rarely have the funds to purchase homes here in California UNLESS, of course, they have parental help and that does complicate the purchase greatly.  The generation directly BEFORE Millenials (Gen Y is it?) seem to use the word "recommendation" with me all the time.

May 10, 2016 07:33 AM