I'm a dinosaur

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

It's true.  I'm a dinosaur.

It's been pointed out to me several times in the last week, or so... and no, it's probably not a coincidence that I've spent the last week, or so, with my kids.

As this business marches into the future it's becoming more and more tech savvy.

I used to be on the bleeding edge of technology, and helped others find their way through the electronic minefield.  These days I just struggle to keep up.

I still have an AOL email address.  While I also have a gmail address, I see no reason to use it, since AOL is free, and has an unlimited amount of storage.  I have over 20 years of emails saved on my account.

Additionally, many of my client demographic also have AOL addresses.  In the past month, I updated my cellphone to one of the latest-greatest, and my kids helped me learn how to use it (granted, by pointing out how I was using it wrong, but hey... whaddya want?).

Technology marches on quickly, and if you don't keep up you'll find yourself trampled, and left behind.

I am still a dinosaur... but I'm still an agile toothy velociraptor (Well, maybe not that agile, but still all my own teeth.), as opposed to that pudgy bath toy that you see above.


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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Just need a smart phone and all is on the device.  How do you manage your 20 year old account in terms of spam eMails received?

Dec 01, 2019 08:56 AM #1
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Just when you think you know what you're doing, your kids come home for the holidays and show you what you're doing wrong. I'm not to the point I want to be a dinosaur yet, but it's moving so fast. 

Dec 01, 2019 09:07 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alan - ah, yes...the bleeding edge of technology...I know it well.   Bosom buddies practically some might say.

Dec 01, 2019 10:50 AM #3
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I probably identify more with Fred Flintstone.

Dec 01, 2019 11:25 AM #4
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have been feeling like a dinosaur myself this past month.  My company went to cloud based outlook and my ability to mail merge to snail mail is not possible with the new system.  I'm sure our young Chief Technology Officer would wonder, "Why would you ever want to snail mail someone?"  And maybe he would be incredulous at the answer that my snail mailed market reports, with personalized letters through mail merge, are the #1 non-sphere business source I have.


Dec 01, 2019 11:52 AM #5
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

I am not sure, but.....I don't think one would want to mess with a dinasoar! Have a great day Alan May. Jeff 

Dec 01, 2019 01:23 PM #6
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for the positive example of being a proud dinosaur in today's tech times.

Dec 01, 2019 01:41 PM #7
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

It wasn't that long ago that I was averse to texting, but hey...it's what one of my buyers preferred so I adapted.  This was back when Verizon still popped you for .25 a text.


Dec 01, 2019 02:38 PM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Alan May ,

Loved your post. Isn't it amazing how these kids who've grown up with technology have such a handle on it!!

Dec 01, 2019 06:05 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Alan- while I consider myself pretty tech savvy (my grandkids call me the techie grandma) it took me forever to figure out what to do with the "#" sign. I also had to Google  LMAO and G.O.A.T to see what they meant. 

Dec 01, 2019 06:24 PM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Alan... fortunately, I've not felt like a dinosaur  much as yet. Never had an aol address (came late to this game but then started catching up like mad). And I've been known to teach the grands a thing or two!

Dec 02, 2019 06:10 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"I used to be on the bleeding edge of technology."  I really should put my glasses on before reading blog posts.  At first I read that sentence as "the breeding edge of technology."  I sat here for a few moments wondering how that would work. . .Would robots and AI be involved?

Dec 04, 2019 06:18 PM #12
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