Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Things I learn in License Renewal class

One of the things I find interesting about taking license renewal classes (and if you guessed it's not the class itself, you're right!) is seeing the vast technological diversity among the Realtors in attendance. It seems like every class I attend we have a discussion about how to use email effectively, or something to that effect, but that's another topic for another day..

This week I sat next to an older gentleman who had been a Realtor for over 40 years! He had a wealth of experience, with a great personal anecdote for every scenario we discussed. Then, about half way through the class, he asked me if I could help him with his cell phone...

He proceeded to pull out a giant of a phone, which was actually bigger than my home phone! (my guess was that he was still paying 50 cents per minute on his decade-old plan!) He was good humored about my jabs regarding his "rotary-dial cell phone", but in the end it looked like his old faithful had finally given out on him, and it might be time to upgrade to a more current phone.

He seemed to be a great Realtor, and his client-base did not demand a heavy use of technology. But it was another reminder of how the times they are a changin'. Many of my clients are very tech savvy, and I find the email functionality of my phone awfully useful...

Your remembering when an 8-inch cell phone was cutting edge Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] vintage cell phone, license renewal, continuing education, Fletcher Heights [/tags]