By Erica Christoffer
Innovation has been the name of the game during the coronavirus pandemic. Real estate pros have been utilizing technology to continue serving clients while developing new safety protocols for safe in-person showings. But COVID-19 is still a major concern as several states are experiencing a significant resurgence in cases. Here are some creative ways YPN groups around the country have been continuing to engage their members at a distance.
1. Timely Tips
The Greater Louisville REALTORS® YPN is hosting a free virtual session on July 15 covering business strategies for today and beyond. Guest speakers include a professor of economics, a financial advisor, and an expert from Realtors Property Resource®.
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2. Communication Corner
Orange County REALTORS® YPN has assembled a panel that will focus on a crucial aspect of selling real estate, regardless of a pandemic: effective communication. Speakers will discuss both online and face-to-face interactions during this event on July 9.
Orange County YPN’s next event has been set. It is called The Art of Communication and features a panel of speakers that will enlighten us on how we can communicate more effectively both online and IRL. Please sign up and share! https://t.co/yyGYtWPVZ3 pic.twitter.com/4699eBzptf
— Taunee English (@AskTaunee) June 26, 2020
3. Scavenger Hunt and Coffee
The California Desert YPN members are going to make a mad dash in their next Wake Up YPN on July 1. The hosts will call out items and attendees must run around their house to retrieve them within the time limit. The person who finds the most items wins the YPN mystery surprise basket.
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It’s time to #WakeUpYPN and RSVP for Desert YPN’s 1st ever Zoom Scavenger Hunt on July 1st at 9 AM! Winner gets the coveted #MysterySurpriseBasket! What’s in the basket? Even we don’t know – it’s a #mystery! You’ll have to play the game and win to find out! Register via the Zoom links at https://cdaronline.org and have some fun with YPN (or just hang out with some coffee and watch the scramble) at our first Zoom Scavenger Hunt! #scavengerhunt #grandprize #winabasket #findsomestuff #desertypn #ypn #realestate #realtor
4. A Virtual Dance Party
Just when you thought it was virtually impossible to have any fun, Greater Tampa REALTORS® YPN inspires with their latest virtual dance fitness Zoom get together. Sometimes you have to dance it out, which is exactly what they did on June 23.
5. “What’s App, YPN?”
Akron Cleveland REALTORS® YPN is sharing new, cutting edge apps every week with its “What’s App, YPN?” series. They’ve highlighted Hoopla, Libby, monday.com, Calm, BatchGeo, and many more. Follow them on Twitter for future recommendations: @AcarREALTORSypn.
“What’s APP YPN?” Today we are featuring…Hoopla and Libby. Both apps are Public Library Lending Applications with Hoopla offering Videos, Music, Audiobooks, Comics and Ebooks and Libby offering Ebooks and Audiobooks. #ypn #acarYPN #HomeForAll #acarREALTORS pic.twitter.com/wV02BlkNak
— acarREALTORSypn (@AcarREALTORSypn) June 24, 2020
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Erica Christoffer is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine and manager of the YPN Lounge. Connect with her at email@example.com.