The Tech Savvy Kid – 13 and Crushing It
Cole Perkins is the man. Well kinda. At 13, Cole is to my knowledge the youngest real estate blogger in the country. His blog Lavish Property has recently been featured on Curbed.com, Inman News and the Daily News in New York City. Lavish Property covers million dollar plus real estate throughout the world and is a well written blog with exceptional narrative considering the authors age.
After reading the press Cole has been getting I thought it made sense to reach out to him for his first on camera interview, after getting his parents permission of course!
Some of the things we touched on in the interview above were:
How did Cole get into writing about real estate?
Can a 13 year old can be passionate about something like real estate?
His thoughts on the way many of the million dollar homes are marketed on the web, notably lack of photos and video.
He has grown up with technology and starting a blog was easy considering he has 8 computers in his house.
Cole attends Cyber School which is a combination of home school and public school and gives him extra time each day to blog.
He spends 2-3 hours a day on the web looking at properties on sites likes like Realtor.com and Sotheby’s. He tries to write a post a day.
While many kids play video games he prefers to browse the web for high end real estate
All of the narrative on his site is written by Cole, no copy paste.
Bottom line is that Cole is a nice kid who at this point in his life has found a love for our industry. I am sure there are some purists out there who will hate on him due to his age and argue that he can’t really have a passion for real estate at 13. I for one was inspired and had a great time interviewing Cole. He seems to be your typical 13 year old kid, braces and all, who happens to be crushing it on the web. Is anyone really surprised? I Would love you to leave Cole a comment below if you appreciate his hustle as much as I did.