By Darrin Friedman
Question: Are you out there?
Answer: No – you’re not!
Not all that long ago I was asked to be a contributing blogger for the YPN Lounge, a blogging community made up of youngish real estate pros and brokers from across the country to share their unique perspective while maintaining a nurturing environment.
What happened? We let each other down.
Please don’t get me wrong, after all, our intentions were wonderful! But intentions can only take us so far. We must communicate. We MUST interact. The whole point of blogging, or any other social media, for that matter, is to have a conversation. We never did.
And no matter the intentions, until we actively respond to each other on these platforms we will never become better at what we want most – BETTER at what we do, or grow by learning from the best resource there is – each other.
Until we, the next generation in real estate, accept this role – we might end up stuck on a path others have a tried; where tired voices echoing in a passive chamber of apathy scream out to no avail. Why? Because no one wants to bother to listen or for that matter – ANSWER!
Darrin Friedman is the branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chevy Chase, Md. and a member of the 2009 YPN-national Advisory Board.