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Technological advancements not only impact the real estate industry but also how younger generations choose to communicate with agents. But what are the the things you should focus on as technology is always changing? Does technology simplify the process? How can you keep yourself playing the long game for long-term success? In this episode, Gene Volpe and Dan Trinidad speak about the impact of technology, procrastination, and taking action.

Most people go through life with no sense of urgency because in the moment they feel like they have so much time. -Matt Johnson

Three Things We Learned

Younger generations prefer to avoid face-to-face interactions

Technology changed the way the younger generations communicate. They are less willing to meet you in person. This kind of shift should make agents ask themselves what kind of tools they have to reduce face to face interactions as much as possible.

Technology doesn’t simplify the process

Both sellers and buyers still use agents regardless of technological changes due to how complicated the whole process is. If there are 10 steps to purchasing a home, tell them you can do nine of them and they will be convinced to work with you.

Focus on timeless mental models

In this stage, where everything is moving at such a fast pace, the best approach is not focusing on how to use as many tools as possible, but to learn timeless principles and models that withstand change. Real estate will always be a people to people business. But YouTube might disappear five or 10 years from now.

Key Quotes

In this stage that we are at now, the key things to look out for are the timeless principles, and the models. -Matt Johnson

If you fail, you make some adjustments and you move forward. Failure is the only way you learn. -Dan Trinidad

Everyone is excited about how they will be in the future, including the changes they will make. But they don’t start working on working on becoming the person they want to be 10 years from now. Procrastination is a major problem and it’s often caused by a lack of urgency. Time flies by quickly anyway, so why not make it worth it? Maybe a few years from now you could have x, y, and z instead of having the same things you have right now.

Guest Bio

Dan Trinidad is the CEO and President of Partners Mortgage and the founder of  “Partners For a Cure,” which he used to raise $1 Million Dollars for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. A tragic event in Dan’s life changed his view completely and gave him a new sense of purpose and urgency to living his life to the fullest. Today, he teaches others not only to become better at running a business but also living in the present despite life’s hurdles.

You can contact Dan at dantrinidad10@gmail.com

Gene Volpe is the founder of GVI Media and has over 10 years of experience in real estate marketing. With over 200 transactions under his belt, Gene is known as an authority in his field and is often invited to speak at events. You can find more about Gene at http://www.genevolpe.com/about-gene/#

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