Take Millennials Out of the Box

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Real Estate Agent with United Real Estate Dallas TREC# 0544069

The fact that Millennials are a popular topic of conversation is interesting to me. Long ago, I learned that it is impossible to put a person or group of people inside a box and predict their interests and behavior.  As a public school teacher in suburban Chicago, I chose not to read notes written by former teachers about  incoming students.  I found that it was to everyone's benefit to get to know each other and learn from each other.  I apply the same principal to the people I meet today.

In my extended family, there are four Millennials. All four are responsible, well-educated, industrious individuals.  All are interested in owning homes. All have diverse interests. Their ability to use technology is incredible.  I marvel at their skill and speed when using electronic devices. We can learn from them.  In turn, each of us has a bounty of skills and information to share with them.

Over the years, I have worked with Buyers and Sellers who fall into the Millennial category. A few have purchased second homes.  Although studies, provide us with statistics, we may never meet a walking talking statistic.

Maybe it's a better idea to stop theorizing about an age group and allow people to get to know each other on a one to one basis with nor preconceived notions.

 

 

 

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 Sharon Parisi,  Realtor®

Helping Dallas area buyers and sellers meet their real estate needs

214-450-3742

Sharon@sharonparisi.com

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Good morning Sharon. I have read so many blogs about Millenials. I know that they are the next wave of buyers.

May 31, 2015 07:24 PM #1
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Excellent post about the Millenials.  Thanks for sharing your views.

Jun 01, 2015 12:16 AM #2
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Hi Sharon-I think putting any group in a "box" is a bad idea. This group like it or not is our future!

Jun 01, 2015 01:15 AM #3
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Marco,  I love the fresh ideas that come from all age groups.

Wayne, thank you!

Michael, I have not seen a shortage of young people buying homes.  The wave has arrived.

Jun 01, 2015 03:38 AM #4
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Sharon: Well said. Every individual is unique. While we can learn somethings by looking at group diynamics we still have to treat each person individually. 

Jun 04, 2015 07:29 AM #5
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Very true Sharon for a good portion of interacting with people on a one on one level. It is important to know who our audience is though when we are marketing the masses. I do think that since people don't fit into one box, we shouldn't put all of our energy in that and as you say, treat people as individuals. Fine line between the two in some ways.

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Just found a home for a young buyer. It has been a wonderful experience. This buyer is bright, tech savy and very appreciative of my help. We need to burn the boxes.

Aug 18, 2015 01:07 PM #7
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Alan Kirkpatrick I completely agree!

Janis Borgueta I think we can place people in an era of time and embrace their individuality, within the era.

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland   I'm with you! Burn the boxes!

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