An agent in California is all over social media for real estate agents as The Broke Agent. Lots of his stuff is hilarious to me, as an agent. He recently posted this blog about Five Reasons to Work with Millennial Agents. The very first blog I ever wrote was about why agents get better with age, so I of course took issue with this blog from The Broke Agent. So I came up with my own twist…and why Millennials should work with Gen X MOMS. Now, we aren’t old enough to parent a millennial in most cases, which means we parent the Y Generation…which makes us brilliant when dealing with millennials.
Quick Response Time? Absolutely. We have adapted to technology, though it isn’t part of us like is for millennials. But we have kids, they text, they message, so we do too. They are on social media, and so we are too. It may have started out that we joined up just to see what our kids were posting and what their friends were posting, but we have embraced it all, and likely you will find us everywhere. Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find us on Instagram. We are there, sometimes with several pages.
Tech savvy. We might not be the very first to use something, but we certainly aren’t the last to adopt new technology. We listen openly to suggestions and ideas knowing that there is always a lot to learn. We have had to keep up with our kids so they have everything they need, and we can help them…and we can spy on them. We are open to, and used to learning new things…nothing scares us.
Emotional involvement. We care. We often treat transactions like one of our children. We oversee all of the details, we make sure you are doing your part, we follow up with all of the players involved. When things blow up, you know what we don’t do? We don’t give up. We work harder, we look for a different angle, a different way to make a negotiation work. We get creative. We are used to solving problems so our people come out on top where they belong. You don’t mess with Mama bears.
We might party. We aren’t so old that we forgot how to dance on the bar. But chances are we will give you something awesome instead of picking up the bar tab. Something that you really need, or want for your new house. Because we listen, and we pay attention, and we want to take care of you…because we are moms. We want you to remember us, so we want to give you something that makes you think of us all the time. And feel guilty for not calling us lately.
Personal Experience. You’re probably going to get that with us too. Remember, we are the moms, not the dads. We have had to juggle our careers with raising our children. We knew we could dominate the real estate world, but we chose not to, we have chosen to live with less money, but more time with our kids. We wanted to have the time to work with each and every client and not oversee team members…because we have a passion for the job and we don’t want to step away from the property showing and listing taking. We still love it.
I think it is clear that a Gen Xer mom really is the bomb when it comes to real estate agents. One thing we also most likely have is EXPERIENCE, so those issues that might derail a deal with a less seasoned agent, we handle with ease. We are also able to advise you, using our own experiences, and our previous client’s, to make sure you don’t make the mistakes we did, or we have seen so many times. We will also most likely make you feel like the rock star you are for having a job, and saving up enough to cover your closing costs. We will understand the need for an Xbox room, even if you’re 30…and we can help you budget your finances and keep things in perspective…just like we do for our kids. We might even be familiar with your music…and no one can do a driving dance party like an Xer mom, because we don’t care what people think of us anymore. We are basically at our prime. We know we are cool, we know what matters in life, and we know you need to buy a house.
Beat that Broke Agent, because you were just served, son! BOOM!
Let me know if you want to work with your very own SUPERHERO. Call, text, message me…I’ll get right back with you. Muuuah!