Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

You bet, they stupidly think they can change the world of real estate. Until they get hit by that first 'truck' in real estate, they think they are pretty special.

I no longer joust with them. I just smile & wait for the truck. Mind you I'm over here on the curb as I know what to expect.

May 31, 2017 07:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I pay no attention to the "young set." I work collegially with them as needed and then watch many of them fall out of the business.

May 31, 2017 07:43 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Absolutely - IMO I don't believe many really understand the way the world works and fell slighted when they "don't get their way".

Not saying, but am saying many

May 31, 2017 06:48 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I know some "YOUNG" people that have a level of consciousness that defies chronological age ... and the opposite is true as well.  I am not one to put people in buckets.  My goal is to look at people for who they are.

May 31, 2017 06:53 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

A different mindset than the rest of who? Your description of them would seem to include my mindset for the most part

Dec 22, 2017 09:52 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, they do.... and they can be reprogrammed to focus on what will make the phone ring.... real estate and politics are two different mindsets...and should not be interwoven....

May 31, 2017 07:10 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

A bunch of hogwash that will disappear once they discover that it takes hard work and focus for success.

May 31, 2017 07:02 AM
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

Most new agents don't have the wisdom to contemplate such deep thoughts. That's why they need mentoring and training and ongoing guidance.  Many seasoned agents don't either.  They're just making a living.  Young or old, the impassioned are the ones who truly love their work and make it meaningful.

May 31, 2017 06:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Certain generational changes in attitude are inevitable.

May 31, 2017 06:23 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

YES they do...

May 31, 2017 02:43 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

There are 2 kinds of  'younguns':

  1. The educated, sensible and somewhat street-smart who instinctively take to the business and can work elegantly with seasoned agents. They're usually 30s at least.

  2. The unwashed, barely graduated high school, functionally illiterate and combative - usually these are snowflake kids of agents. They make everyone's job tough till they get hit by Lyn Sims' truck while we're sitting on the curb watching with popcorn and a kegger. They they either get a clue or they're back to Walmart doing hair.
May 31, 2017 01:37 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

May 31, 2017 11:17 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Like all age groups, they are very diverse.

May 31, 2017 10:57 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

are you trying to tell me that I'm no longer a young agent?

May 31, 2017 09:50 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A sense of entitlement

May 31, 2017 07:51 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes, I do think they have a different mindset. Some will fail, some will innovate and succeed. -Kasey

May 31, 2017 07:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Show me the money mindset versus show me how to make a living

May 31, 2017 06:36 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

I think some do.  My son is starting real estate school next week so it will be interesting to see how his mindset matches with mine!

May 31, 2017 06:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This mindset is nothing new to us.  We have been doing this for years!  Different words do not change the concept and become new again.  A

May 31, 2017 06:09 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say every generation has their own way of looking at things.  Remember when Elvis was considered "The Devil's Music" and far too provacative?


I think a fair amount of the youngin's have a good head on their shoulders and were raised right, to expect nothing without working for it.  The rest can get off my lawn!

May 31, 2017 01:56 PM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Some of my kids, my boys are 38 and 41 and very savvy on the social media and marketing. They actually have taught me a lot and got me on board with the social media things.  Also the tech savvy young Realtors will become your competition so pay attention.

May 31, 2017 11:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The mindsets they have is often a result of the training and the inspiration they receive.

May 31, 2017 07:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I thinks sometimes they do. Your article provides food for thought!

May 31, 2017 06:33 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have to say yes

May 31, 2017 06:27 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes. They prefer fast technology over relationship building.

Jun 09, 2018 11:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like to say know but just had a closing with a newbie on Tuesday and I had to walk them thru everything.


Jun 01, 2017 06:09 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some do, some don't.  I don't think we all have the same mindset either.

Jun 01, 2017 05:33 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Nothing irks me like the REALTOR Magazine "30 under 30" and other posts that celebrate the young agents doing well in a major up-market. I wish we would spend more time celebrating the people with grey hair and calloused hands.

Jun 01, 2017 05:25 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Of course.  They haven't had our experience or training.  And they bring their own ideas to the party.

May 31, 2017 11:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 things change and we have to keep pace with the change! Definitely, the newer generation will have different ideas on how they manage the business.

May 31, 2017 09:23 PM
Sinéad DeRóiste
ERA Parrish Realty Legacy Group - Knightdale, NC
Realtor serving buyer's & seller's, Wake County NC

I understand totally but not necessarily sure if they do or not.  I think they connect with the technology and new ways of marketing (example, videos and social media). I have a sister who is 15 years younger than me and her tenacious energy is what I see in younger agents.  They are definitely more willing to put themselves out there, however in my opinion, that mindset and way of thinking is just a thought adjustment away no matter what ones age is.  

Cheers to the ability to alter our mindset by making the decision to just do it and encourage our continued prosperity.  All the best!

May 31, 2017 07:56 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is burned into their skulls that there are beter ways to do things and many times it is by instructors that do not sell anymore

May 31, 2017 07:46 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    If they graduated from Snowflake University, they don't stand a chance in the real world.

May 31, 2017 04:07 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think they do think differently and it seems they are willing to tackle anything. That is not a bad thing at all.

May 31, 2017 03:01 PM