As someone in the “category” I often times find there is a stereotype with younger adults being in the real estate field. Now, it is of course obvious and inevitable that us youngsters have not had as much “real world” experience or exposure than some of the more seasoned Realtors have been through, but I strongly believe that this is not a reason that you should not hire a young Realtor. There are actually numerous advantages to hiring a young professional in the field.
The first advantage I see from my point of view is that these young agents are hungry for business and are willing to do whatever it takes to make the deal happens, whether that means working through nights and weekends, answering phone calls whenever a client may have a question, or simply being available when the client needs you. A second advantage is to be able to see the big picture in this young individual. If someone (this young adult) has decided to pursue and successfully obtain their real estate license at such a young age, shouldn’t that be seen as an accomplishment and someone that is a responsible and dedicated person? Someone that is a go-getter and motivated? Someone that has their mind set on a path in becoming successful? Doesn’t that seem like a person you can put a large amount of trust and support into? That’s what it feels like to me and that’s what I see in the eyes of a young agent. Lastly, remember that these young agents are NOT alone. When an agent first obtains a real estate license they have to work under a licensed broker for at least three years before they can take the broker’s real estate license test and take the leap to operate on their own. Throughout this 3-year period (and in most cases much longer) the newly licensed and young agent is working very closely with their broker learning the laws and tricks of the trade. They are not humiliated to ask questions to their experienced broker as they know there is much to learn.
All I ask is that the next time you are searching for the right agent when starting the buying/selling/renting process, DO NOT block out the youngsters. Give them a chance. Everyone deserves a chance and have them prove you wrong. If they prove you wrong and you are not comfortable then so be it, but what I find is that hiring a young agent could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Oh, and by the way, feel free to give me the chance; I promise to be fully dedicated to you or anyone you know that may need assistance in their real estate transaction.
Jacob C. Ashley
Ready Real Estate