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Benefits of an Experienced Real Estate Agent

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Benefits of an Experienced Real Estate Agent

Benefits of an Experienced Real Estate Agent

“I’ve definitely been seeing a more mature group entering the business,” said Michael Signet, executive director of sales for Bond New York. “It’s been a boon for us. Older brokers come with a work ethic that you don’t get from 20-year-olds.” — “Brokers get grayer: NYC firms see unexpected benefits from older agent pool,” The Real Deal,  Dec. 28, 2011

NEW YORK — The real estate industry is a business of trends and cycles.

We actually spend very little time in a “buyer’s market” or a “seller’s market,” most of the time we are on our way from one to the other. Mortgage interest rates are also cyclical bouncing around based on the perceptions of how Wall Street is fending.

One trend that has gone mostly unnoticed until now is that the average age of a real estate broker in New York is getting older. Due in large part to corporations having to downsize during the economic meltdown, there are a large number of new sales agents entering the real estate business bringing with them many years of experience and a strong work ethic learned in Corporate America.

The article below discusses this phenomenon in further detail. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And, as always, if you or someone you know is thinking about buying, selling or renting property in New York, please let me know.

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