As we age at some point is the realization that the most important thing in your life is your time and how it’s spent. In a culture that has become more and more crass in how we interact with each other the biggest single thing that gets ignored is how we waist others time. Time they will never get back. You see this often in grocery store checkouts lines. The first thing is when you step in line to pay for your items you know in advance that this is a participatory activity. How many times have we all waited while the person in of us front figures out a way to pay for their items? Then they get chit-chatting with the cashier and in doing so they are taking seconds or minutes of your time that you will never get back! When you tell someone that you are willing to help them what you are really saying is that I am willing to give up my time for you. That is something that should not be taken for granted. Life events often gives you a new perspective of time and how fleeting it really is and will be gone in a flash!
As many of you know Madonna made a threat to blow up the White House at this past Saturday’s women’s march. Needless to say the United States Secret Service doesn’t take such talk with a smile on their faces. They take it seriously and they should regardless of who the person might be. The United States Supreme Court has been very clear through the years that not all speech is protected. The biggest fear is that this kind of speech can fuel the flames for someone else to act out. That is what is dangerous.
Those women who have chosen to continue their careers as they age are bringing special skills that younger agents do not have. Buying a home is much more than just the numbers,location etc. It’s about trust. When you seek out an agent you will have certain criteria that you feel meets your needs. What many younger agents miss is that once a man reaches a certain age he simply doesn’t want to have to deal with the male testosterone nonsense because they were raised by women. It has nothing to do with those things many would think it is about. For many men who have gone through life changes ( often concerning their spouse) they want someone who they can just open up and say ” this is where I am at and where do we go concerning this house?” There is no replacement for experience. There simply isn’t. I am not saying that there are not good younger female agents because there are and that cannot be denied. There are older female agents that need to go do something else. It’s a tough walk for many older men to go through and they really don’t want to have to deal with nonsense. Many older female agents have had many of the same life experiences and therefore they understand. As I have said about the white hair on my face. Every single one of those white hairs has been earned.