I just got home from attending a bonfire that was sponsored by one of the local title companies. This party is an annual party, it's a thank you for business. There was no specific demographic invited - the invitation went out to people that had done business with the title company this past year or in the recent past. I had a great time, but I couldn't help but notice the age of the Real Estate agents at the party (including my husband & myself). At a glance, the average age of the party goer was about 55-60. There were only a handful of Real Estate agents under 30. I guess an argument could be made that many of the young agents have little kids and when they do go out they don't want to spend their night with other Real Estate agents, or maybe the younger demographic doesn't like company parties or possibly they don't like bonfires.
There aren't that many young Real Estate agents. This was one of the first times it hit me how long I have been in this business (almost 25 years). I am so proud to be a Realtor and and this has been a wonderful career for me. I really do hope that we have an influx of new young agents come into the business - there is plenty of room for people with enthusiasm and ideas! I also noticed that there was great energy in those older Real Estate Agents- everyone was dancing and having a great time - tomorrow is a work day for most of them, but you would never have known that with all the dancing and partying going on!