If you were to tune out the din of numerous voices talking shop this weekend at the National Assn. of Realtors Conference & Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is expected to draw nearly 18,000 people in the real estate business from all over the nation, you'd hear some new voices.
"Hey, bra, you check out the latest home price index? It's sweet!"
That's not so far-fetched if you happen to be listening Matt Clements with Prudential in Laguna Niguel. To hear him you'd almost think he was channeling Keanu Reeves' surfer dude character in "Point Break."
But a plus to Clements' laidback persona and vocabulary is it may prove to be a sales booster with the X and Y generations, many of whom are about to enter the housing market for the first time.
And the 35-year-old Orange County local has earned the rights to sport his surfer-dude demeanor and vernacular — and even scarf down some shrimp and fries on Main Street in Huntington Beach.