Sharing the Relief Every Homeowner in Your Database Needs

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By Lee Davenport

There may be someone in your database who has experienced a layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic. But you won’t know until you ask.

Right now, during these challenging times, it’s more important than ever for real estate professionals to make meaningful connections.

There are resources available for homeowners affected by the pandemic, which they should pursue …

One Tool That May Save Listing Agents’ Business in the Age of COVID-19

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By Lee Davenport

Is your real estate sales business ready for the changes—whether short or long term—that coronavirus is bringing to the real estate industry?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to work from home if they can. But articles that discuss what life will be like working remotely don’t get to the heart of what …

11 Ways You Can Help During the Pandemic

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By Jef Conn

The world is on fire—at least that’s how it feels. Concern over the coronavirus (along with overwhelming, 24-hour media coverage) has resulted in long lines at grocery stores, empty shelves, and general feeling of “what’s next?” Here are 11 things you can start doing now to remain healthy, run your business, and help others.

1. Wash your …

How Starbucks Fast-Tracked My Real Estate Career—And I’m Not Talking About the Caffeine

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee. I usually drink four or five cups per day—no exaggeration. In fact, it’s rare to run into me without a coffee in hand. My friends know it, my clients know it, even my favorite home inspector knows it (the first time I showed up at one of his …

Apply Today for NAR’s 2021 Committees

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By Erica Christoffer

If you’ve been looking for ways to get more involved in the real estate industry and make a difference in your profession, apply today for a National Association of REALTORS® committee. The application period is open now (as of March 2, 2020) through May 1, 2020, for 2021 committee selections.

The YPN Advisory Board is just one …

Dominate in Real Estate: Lee Davenport interview

Learn From the Pros: Build a Successful Real Estate Business

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Are you looking for sage advice from an industry veteran on how to grow your business? YPN Lounge blogger and real estate coach Lee Davenport, PhD, shares her real estate journey and lessons learned along the way in her recent one-on-one interview with Kyle Eaves, an agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers in Atlanta. Get to …

5 YPN Event Ideas to Start 2020 Right

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By Erica Christoffer

As 2020 ramps up and spring selling season approaches, keep your members engaged with these ideas for events and activities from other YPN groups around the country.

1. Introduce YPNers to leadership.

Columbus REALTORS® YPN organized a networking and discussion-based event to connect YPN members with the association’s leadership, including its CEO and new president.

This morning, …

Why YPN? Learn How to Get Involved

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By Heather Haase

As we embark on a new decade, the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network is turning 13. This is a big year for the YPN Advisory Board. We recognize the legacy that has been left for us as we continue to grow and strengthen our national presence.

Growth directly relates to the mindset of doing better—better …

Get 2020 Vision for Your Business

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By Lee Davenport

I just read an article that says January 17 was the day most people give up on New Year’s resolutions. It’s so prevalent that January 17 has been negatively coined Ditch Your Resolution Day. How is that for demotivation? The struggle is real!

If you made it past January 17, good for you! Those of us who …

Be a Little Selfish—This is Your Business, After All

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By Jef Conn

Early last year, I got home from a long, trying day in the real estate trenches: showing properties, prospecting, having a couple deals fall out of contract. You know, the normal days we have that HGTV doesn’t show its viewers. I spent the entire day, no, that entire week, trying to please and do everything for everyone …