I showed a luxury listing outside of Washington DC to a 10 year old yesterday evening.
Of course when the agent scheduled the appointment, I was told it was a family who was looking to up-grade. 10 year old Mark* (name changed) arrived at my listing having done quite a bit of research. In fact, he had a handwritten list three pages long where he noted property features he liked. Dad was instructed to check off each feature as he saw it to make sure it was in fact "good". Some features had notes next to them. For example:
Chandeliers? (Do these convey with the property?)
At first I thought it was adorable, and then I saw that it was totally serious. Dad proudly told me that Mark had researched and found the current property they own.......by my calculation the kid must have been only 8 years old at the time.
The families first language is not English (although they are nearly fluent), and I concluded that their American prodigy child was the best English speaker in the family - hence his role as chief real estate researcher. Even the agent was following Mark's lead.
The appointment was cut-short, as Mark had to leave for his piano lesson at a nearby neighbor’s house. But before he left, young Mark dashed upstairs to take another look at one of the bedrooms.
Dad and the agent stayed behind to finish Mark's property feature list.
So what could I do? I thanked Mark as he left and gave Mom my business card in case he wanted a real estate internship when he's in high school!
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Vice President Tranzon Fox Auctions
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