2020: Your Best Year Ever

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By Jef Conn

As 2019 wraps up and the holiday season begins, don’t forget to think, plan, and write your goals down for 2020. Prepare for it to be your best year ever. Here are five tips to help you along the way while you’re planning your year ahead.

1. Write Down Your Goals. According to Inc., people who write …

How to Be an Innovative Agent in the Age of iBuyers

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By Lee Davenport Blockbuster, Toys R’ Us, Blackberry, Amazon, Netflix: What do those names mean to you? You may see Amazon and Netflix as innovative companies that make life easier for consumers. They’ve also evolved over time. Remember when we rented Netflix DVDs through the mail before they offered streaming? Amazon started as an online bookstore. Today, the retailer spoils …

Networking, Awards Soiree in San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate professionals from Georgia to Guam gathered in San Francisco for the largest YPN networking event of the year on Nov. 8, 2019. The 11th annual reception, which took place at Verso in the South of Market neighborhood, attracted more than 400 members who were able to meet face-to-face for conversations and camaraderie while attending the …

YPN Advisory Board Highlights From San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

For the fourth year in a row, the YPN Advisory Board presented its Elevate YPN Award to a person who has helped bring the Young Professionals Network to new heights. During the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the award was given to Katie Johnson, the National Association of REALTORS® general counsel and senior vice …

Q&A: How California Became a YPN Leader

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Part four in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer A year has passed since Krista Knight accepted the state Network of the Year Award at the 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo in Boston on behalf of the California Association of REALTORS® YPN. It was the fourth time the group received the award …

iBuyers: Lead Disruptors or Generators?

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By Lee Davenport Back in 2007, I was laughed at by a publicist when I said I liked this new website called Facebook for business marketing. That “expert” said, “Facebook? That’s for teenagers. Myspace is the place to be!” You may be wondering, “What is Myspace?” It’s hard to believe, but MySpace was the cat’s meow of social media platforms …

Take A Day Off—You Can’t Afford Not To

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By Jef Conn

Shout out to the agents who are working long hours, evenings, and weekends, without taking a personal day so you can keep up with business or better serve your clients. I’ve been there. Most of us can look around our offices and see fellow agents working hard and not taking time off. We want to serve our …

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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Part three in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer 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 …