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The age of tech-savvy real estate agents

Realtor Notebook

Battling stereotypes isn't anything new in my life. The phrase "young and tech-savvy" is ingrained in our minds and permeates the real estate industry. It seems to be a fact -- I read it someplace almost every day and I am not going to attempt to dispel any myths. When I worked in the technology sector it was heavily male-dominated and the most talented women never obtained true geek status. Today, I don't need to be a geek, because I compete in a different arena. My heart goes out to people in their 20s and 30s who cannot live up to the "young and tech-savvy" phrase and to the women in their 60s who are geeks and technology powerhouses. The tech-savvy agents have never been fully defined, but we are told over and over that they are young. I have tried to figure out what tech-savvy is, and it seems to revolve around consuming content from mobile devices while keeping in touch with friends. I can do all of that without taxing my brain, but at my age it ...