Being Young at CAR Meetings

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Lake Tulloch

As a 11 year veteran of real estate at the ripe age of 33, you could imagine that I am one of the youngest agents when I attend functions like this. Being called a "kid" is nothing new, as I hear it in my office all the time. I just find it strange that there very few younger agents. I am our local association president and a CAR director and I swear that I am the youngest director at the board meeting in the room of about a thousand. I find it funny that the Young Professionals Network that has been launched by NAR is for agents under 40. 40? I find it crazy that young agents actually drive across the state to attend and they aren't directors or anything. They just attend to network for the hour or two and that is about it. I must admit, that I do feel old at the YPN functions as most are in their mid 20's and I am really an old man in the industry compared to most who have been in the business for  2-3 years.

Comments (4)

Greg Dallaire
Dallaire Realty - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Homes

Good Morning Aaron I started selling real estate when I was 21 and I am now 25 so I get to hear alot of the same things.  I'm proud of your tenure and your ability to grow as a young professional.  Age is just a number it's all about results!

Oct 14, 2008 10:35 PM
Katie Evans
Keller Williams - Greenville, NC

Aaron:  I am soon to be 28 and I feel the same way. Everybody wants to talk about my age. 

Oct 14, 2008 11:15 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

What is all of this preoccupation with age? 

In my area, one must be 18 years old to get a license. 

Nuff said.


Oct 14, 2008 11:30 PM
Roxanne Schilling
Coldwell Banker Lake Tulloch - Copperopolis, CA you have trouble sleeping or what????

Oct 23, 2008 05:03 AM