YPN is Growing in Latin America

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By Álex Escudero

It was spring of 2017 when I got a call from Agustín Grandinetti, a young real estate leader based in Argentina whose father was then serving as president of both the Real Estate Federation of Argentina (FIRA) as well as the Real Estate Confederation of Latin America (CILA), an institution representing the most influential and relevant real …

Carpe Diem: Taking Time to Travel

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By Samantha Jones

The elusive work-life balance—many of us strive for it—but it’s easier said than done. It can be difficult to step off the hamster wheel in this 24/7 business. Yet, I’ve found the harder it is to unplug and unwind, the more crucial it is that we do so. Removing ourselves from the grind of real estate is …

Content, Engagement Key for Mainstreet YPN

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By Erica Christoffer

Part three in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients.

The strengths of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® YPN are threefold: education, leadership, and culture. Those three priorities have helped propel the group, and lead to their win of the large category 2018 Network of the Year Award.

“Our YPN Committee places a …

The Summer Splash Challenge was a Success

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By Danielle Fontes

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 that raised money for ALS? Well, this summer our YPN group at the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® came up with a similar challenge to raise money for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to help those affected by recent natural disasters. We called it the Summer Splash Challenge.

Now that the …

Making Ends Meet Between Closings

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By Jef Conn

We’ve all been there—we close a deal and then realize it’s going to be a long time before our next deal closes because we don’t have anything else in the pipeline. That stress is something all agents have faced at some time in the career. Real estate is a tough job, but making the right money moves …

5 End-of-Summer YPN Event Ideas

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By Erica Christoffer

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your YPN has to cool down. Here are five ideas from YPN groups around the country for fun end-of-summer events, activities, and mixers.

1. Go out swinging.

The Greater San Antonio YPN hosted its most recent mixer at Topgolf. Combining networking with outdoor activities is never a bad …

Life is Short, Drive a Car You Like

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By Erica Christoffer

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) released data back in 2011 that said members put an average of 3,300 miles on their cars annually from business-related driving. That number has likely risen in the past eight years. According to AAA, Americans are now in their cars 20 minutes longer each week than they were just four years …

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Network of the Year Awards

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By Rob Reuter

Does your network have what it takes to be recognized as one of the 2019 Networks of the Year? We are accepting applications through Aug. 31, 2019, and the winners will be announced during the YPN networking reception at Verso on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, during the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

For 2019, …

QUIZ: Will Your Social Media Ads Land You in a Hot Mess?

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*The quiz closed on Aug. 29, 2019. Thank you to the 1,830 people who participated! By Lee Davenport Are you still stuck in the vortex of what I call the “wild, wild west” of social media? That’s a dangerous place for your business to stay. The “wild, wild west” of social media was a time when anything and everything seems …

How to Market a YPN Event

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By Matt Clements

If you’ve recently relaunched your YPN, or you’ve seen sluggish attendance, you may be in need of a new marketing plan for your group’s events.

The key is to start early, at least eight to 12 weeks out. Then you need to take a multi-placement marketing approach: videos on your association’s website, videos on your local and …