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 …

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 …

9 Tips For Teaming Up With Family

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By Samantha Jones

The beauty of the real estate industry is there’s no one way to run your business. We have fluidity and flexibility. This leads to some agents (like myself) adopting a team approach, and oftentimes, team members are part of the same family tree. After working with my mother for nearly five years full-time, I’ve learned a few …

Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

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By Rebecca Donatelli

In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association.

When I was first licensed at …

4 Moments You Missed at the D.C. Meetings

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By Jef Conn

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo have wrapped up, and if you weren’t able to attend, here’s just a glimpse of what you missed related to YPN.

The friendships. When you walk into the YPN Advisory Board meeting at an NAR convention, you’ll notice a significant difference from other committees. Everyone is there for one …

How to Ask for Money for Your YPN

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By Matt Clements Your number one source of funding and the best investor in your Young Professionals Network is your local association. The CEO/AE should be your partner for your YPN. Think about it. The association needs new leaders. Your group provides those people. The value of investment should be about $2,000 for smaller associations, $5,000 for medium boards, and …

How to Apply for an NAR Committee

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By Jef Conn

National Association of REALTORS® needs you. Yes, you! Committee applications to serve on NAR committees in 2020 are due May 1, 2019—that’s tomorrow! There will be other real estate professionals  serving our industry on these committees; why not you?

Take a look at the available committees and the process for selecting members here: https://www.nar.realtor/national-leadership/committee-members-liaisons

Find a committee …

Real Estate With a Mission

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By Kyle Malnati

I have handed keys to many people at real estate closings over my 15 year career, but my most memorable career experience happened last week. I was part of a group that gifted a house we built with our own blistered hands to a loving family of three.

This experience was part of my my first mission …

New Year’s Inspirations

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By Samantha Jones

The old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” rings true more than ever at the beginning of a new year. Sure, 2019 means a theoretical blank slate and chance to improve every facet of our lives. Yet, sometimes we set ourselves up to fail with those lofty goals. I’m all for continuing to strive for excellence, …