Breakfast

By
Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

I just enjoyed a nice breakfast with my family before I start on my days appointments.  ( Two Listing, a Photo, and a sign panel up)

I wanted to "get my Blog on" before I did those things so I am taking a breather and putting a few words on the screen.

At breakfast, we talked about how the kids will all get their Real Estate Licenses when they turn 18, and I wondered how many parents out there feel the same way. 

 Imagine, completing college, military service, other jobs and just growing up in general and one day saying Let me take a stab at it.  At your first listing appointment when the dreaded question comes, how long have you been doing this, and your answer is, geez, I got my license ten years ago.   (I boldly told my first client, I've been in Real Estate all my life! Well I grew up in a house so I wasn't lying)  The tongue in never far from the cheek.

What are your thoughts??

 

Posted by

I certainly hope this helps and if you have any questions, as always, feel free to drop a line at Gary@BayVistaRealty.com

If you or someone you know needs assistance with a Short Sale anywhere in the Tampa Bay Area, please don't hesitate to call to speak with a certified Short Sale Specialist.

 

Signature

Gary De Pury, SFR

Bay Vista Realty logo

Broker-Owner

Bay Vista Realty & Investments, Inc.

YOUR FRIENDS AT BAY VISTA REALTY PROVIDE COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES FOR HOME SELLERS AND BUYERS IN THE TAMPA BAY MARKETPLACE, COVERING ALL OF HILLSBOROUGH, PASCO, AND PINELLAS COUNTIES.

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HOME, REAL EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

Bay Vista Realty & Investments and our team of Professional Full Time REALTORS are ready to help you with

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Location:
Florida
Tags:
real estate
longevity

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,147,426
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
I have twin boys who are 30. One is an active 10 year Marine. Staff Sgt. in Pensacola. The other is an ex-Marine living in Orlando and is currently a crew chief for an electrician. Maybe the career Marine when he gets out in 10 years will get into R.E. He has expressed an interest and I will be about ready to give it up at that time. It would be a good job for him. He's a real family man and he could make his own hours and spend lot's of time with his kids. He has four and wants more. They can wheel Grampy around in his wheelchair when I get older. I can't wait!
Aug 05, 2006 04:45 AM #1
Ambassador
950,479
Kristal Kraft
Novella Real Estate - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Gary, you are quite the wordsmith! Guess by your description we all grew up in real estate!

My daughter got her real estate license at the age of 22. She took "care" of my business while I peddled myself around the world for a year.  She did well enough considering her lack of maturity and experience. 

When I returned from my wonderings she went back to college to finish her degree then spent a year teaching English as a second language in Mexico. (She has a lust for travel, I don't know where she gets it :). 

Now after a few years away from the business, she's back working and looking forward to acheiveing her CRS designation.  She brings a fresh new perspective to the company and our business.

We need more YOUNG BLOOD in real estate...bring on the youth!

Aug 05, 2006 05:15 AM #2
Rainer
14,118
Christopher H
REAL ESTATE - Shelby Township, MI
My precious daughter is very young but she can already show a house like the best of them.
Aug 05, 2006 05:35 AM #3
Rainer
490,448
Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
GRI, CRS, CIPS

Involving your family in the business also has some tax advantages even for the very young.  Chris Bird has some great pointers on this for those of you that want to get them started early.  He is a real estate tax specialist. Check out his website

http://www.chrisbirdseminars.com/

Aug 05, 2006 09:08 AM #4
Rainmaker
659,119
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs
I have twin sons who are 28. Both would be good at real estate but they have other jobs and latters to climb. They have good bennefits, company car, iras, and the short term security with to raise their families. Real Estate is something they could do and may want to when I am ready to hang it up. There are always 2 sides to it. I have been extremely lucky and have worked hard to have over a million dollars in commissions in the last 5-6 years. You have to have a great market, hard work and good health. Could they do the same in the next 5-6 years,who knows. It is stressful when you start in this business and have to have the right attitude to be self-employed. 
Aug 05, 2006 10:14 AM #5
Rainer
278,609
Ken & Mary Deshaies
SnowHome Properties - Breckenridge, CO
Between Mary and I, we have six kids.  And we have not been successful in encouraging any of them to get into the business.  Of course, they have watched us work day and night for years.  Think there might be a connection?
Aug 06, 2006 12:39 PM #6
Rainer
80,896
Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

My point is just having the license.  Even if it is never used until time to buy a house. 

 

Aug 06, 2006 03:41 PM #7
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
80,896

Gary De Pury, ESQ.

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*

Additional Information