Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Why are the older R.E. Agents SO SET in their ways and Grupmy too?is the Internet putting them out o http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It's incredibly obvious, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ <p>It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works. - Dr. Strangelove<br/></p> Thu, 13 May 2010 20:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-13T20:39:00Z Some are truly grumpy, rude ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ Some are truly grumpy, rude and obnoxious.&nbsp; Some have been resistant to change.&nbsp; The time has come to realize people have a choice and that they need to adapt or be left behind.&nbsp; The real estate bussiness is not going to the internet- but is already there. Thu, 13 May 2010 01:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-13T01:42:00Z The only person who likes ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ <p><strong>The only person who likes a change is a wet baby</strong></p><p>We may not be fully aware of it, but most of us are creatures of habit. We prefer things that are safe and familiar. We are happy with a degree of certainty in the results of our actions, even if they do not always serve us best. We resist challenges if they threaten our comfort zone. In short: we do not like change. However, whether we like it or not, change is all around us, non-stop. In fact, change is the only constant. To grow and evolve, we must change. Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, once said, "<em>When you are finished changing, you are finished</em>."</p><p>In today's business climate and in the real estate industry especially, change is no stranger. For example, think about the way you communicate with clients and other agents, the impact of the Internet, and the rise of different client/agent relationships. It matters less whether you believe, or even like the changes that you see coming. What matters is how you are adapting to them, because you really have to embrace and understand that regardless how diligently you prepare, your business will probably not be exactly the same one year from now.<br/><br/>However. the ability to change has absolutely nothing to do with age. Many young people tend to think "change" is something that only happened the past 10 years. They are wrong. The words "<em>change is the only constant</em>" were written down by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus (535-475 BC). The agents you call "older farts" may still be around because they adopted to change their&nbsp;entire professional&nbsp;career already, while out of 100 new and tech savvy agents that give the real estate profession a try, 80% is gone within a year. After all, knowing everything about how to Twitter does not make you a good real estate professional. If I was to select an agent to buy or sell my home, I would look for other qualifications than his or hers latest model iPod. Sorry for the lecture, and yes, I am what you may call an old fart.</p> Thu, 13 May 2010 00:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-13T00:04:00Z More pills, more pains, more ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ More pills, more pains, more illnesses, and less...well...ahem...you know. <br/><br/>Haiyooo! Wed, 12 May 2010 21:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-12T21:28:00Z It is human nature to resist ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ It is human nature to resist change.&nbsp; Some get over it, some never will. Fri, 07 May 2010 15:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-07T15:00:00Z I have seen agents walk away ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ I have seen agents walk away from this business because of technology, and the resistance to change.&nbsp; I believe that, for the most part, older agents are doing great job&nbsp;in keeping up with technology.&nbsp;<br/>The grumpy part...well, not sure what that's all about...lol Fri, 07 May 2010 14:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-07T14:32:00Z Some of them do not even ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ Some of them do not even realize the world has changed.&nbsp; Theres an App for that.<br/><br/>The grumpy part I get.....probably battle fatigue. Fri, 07 May 2010 12:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-07T12:38:00Z For me the older ones have ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ For me the older ones have always been the best.&nbsp; Maybe it is just they are the ones that stuck it out.&nbsp; The young ones on the other hand tended to range from incompetent to know it all posers who could not stop talking about how much money they make, while driving around their leased luxury car.&nbsp;&nbsp; Give me an older agent who does not have anything to prove any day.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 07 May 2010 11:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-07T11:35:00Z Had to laugh! Can't wait ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ Had to laugh! Can't wait to see the answers.&nbsp; Fri, 07 May 2010 11:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-07T11:18:00Z I got a chuckle out of your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ I got a chuckle out of your question. LOL Fri, 07 May 2010 10:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-are-the-older-R-E-Agents-SO-SET-in-their-ways-and-Grupmy-too-is-the-Internet-putting-them-out-o/340590/ 2010-05-07T10:48:00Z