Realtors Through The Eyes of Algonquin 8th Graders

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Success Realty

This week I had the opportunity to speak at career day at an elementary school in Algonquin.  I was prepared, I was focused & I still got nervous!  Anyway, I had over 60 students come to my room throughout the day & after introducing myself I asked each class this question:

What does the word Realtor mean to you?

By far the most common response was "selling houses".  The other responses were: 

Pricing               Agreements                     Bidding                          Negotiate                  HGTV

Money               Appointments                   Being Organized             MLS      

I was surprised by the variety of questions the kids asked - everything from most expensive house I've sold to pickiest buyers to have I appeared on House Hunters yet.  More kids knew about foreclosures than I was prepared for & one even asked if short sales took a short time to finish.   Some students knew all too well about the real estate business as a few had parents who have left the business recently. 

I showed them the difference between a buyers' market & a sellers' market - a first lesson in supply & demand for many of them.  I had them negotiate a later curfew with me, getting them to exercise that important skill.  A few kids got into it, offering everything from cleaning toilets to stunning academic performances, but I will say I was surprised how many will turn to tears to get what they want! 

I found out that although today's young people are not watching the evening news they are living the headlines.  They reminded me that youth is fleeting & when it's gone, it is gone!  I can't wait to do it again. 

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Ivette Rodriguez Anderson, SFR
Keller Williams Success Realty
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Heidi Lachel

Ivette, how cool!  That sounds like a lot of fun, and what a good example they had today. Good job!

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