Why two new agents jumped to real estate straight from college

  • Coldwell Banker has announced its worldwide 30 Under 30 list.
  • To ensure it can have agents to appeal to millennial and younger buyers and sellers, the franchise group is recruiting agents of a similar age.
  • The company has extended its training of new agents to help them better launch themselves into the industry.
  • One tip from a new agent: Find a top producer and watch how they operate in every part of a transaction.

We like to think that tech startups today and their under-30 leaders are something new — but the San Francisco-based founders of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate franchise group, Colbert Coldwell and Arthur Banker, were 30 and 28 years old, respectively, when they joined forces in 1913. More than 100 years later, the second annual Coldwell Banker Worldwide 30 Under 30 list has been announced. Here’s how the franchise group is attracting young blood.