Kiri Barfoot interview: Young people in real estate

Did you know that less than 1 in 5 of all real estate agents in New Zealand is under 40 and that 1 in every 20 are under 30 years of age?*

This statistic is something that the Young Professionals in Real Estate (YPIRE) organisation are trying to change.

In June 2014, YPIRE interviewed Barfoot & Thompson Director Kiri Barfoot, to find out what advice she has for young people in real estate and also for new people moving into the industry.

Becoming a real estate salesperson offers freedom and autonomy in a profession without limits on the success available to those dedicated to making it. The industry can deliver financial freedom, satisfaction and challenge that is hard to find elsewhere.

Kiri talks about how the industry is changing and how the Barfoot & Thompson Accelerator Training Programme helps young people into the real estate industry.

YPIRE is a New Zealand and Australian organisation which focuses on creating an environment conducive for success regardless of brand or position and aims to champion young people in real estate by fostering the development of their careers.

Watch the YPIRE interview with Kiri Barfoot

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Barfoot & Thompson Director Kiri Barfoot is interviewed by YPIRE members (from left), Theo Thrasy, Jared Cooksley and David Palfreyman.

* Statistics from National Business Review article : We need young blood in the real estate industry