YPN Members Descend on D.C.

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For the seventh straight year, members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across North America gathered during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 16 at the The Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. REALTORS® make the annual trip to take part in legislative activities and advocate for the real estate industry, public policy, …

Great Leaders Exhibit Gratitude

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By John Blom

Last year I blogged about my experience as president of my local association, so it seemed right to wrap it all up with a grand finale — a seminal description of the lessons that I learned as part of that experience.

I sat down last week to write that post and ended up staring at my computer screen …

YPN Event Ideas to Kick Off 2017

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Are you looking for new, fresh ways to connect and engage with your YPN members? Get 2017 off to a solid start with these event ideas for your YPN group. 1. Go for a strike. The Greater San Antonio Board of REALTORS® YPN is hosting bowling/networking event, which is sure to be a strike (in a good way). YPN’s Sips …

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

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By Sam DeBord

Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour.

This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of business. There are fees to be paid to the licensing agency, the brokerage, and the MLS, but what is the REALTOR® …

Announcing the 2016 Networks of the Year

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YPN members from across the country gathered Friday night at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando for the largest YPN networking reception of the year, and to celebrate the eighth annual Networks of the Year (NOTY) Awards. These awards are given to small, medium, large, and state REALTOR® associations with networks that consistently hold a variety of events, show growth in …

Apply Today for 30 Under 30 2017

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Are you killing it in sales, taking on leadership roles, or making a difference in your community? You may have what it takes to join the ranks of the 30 Under 30 class of 2017. REALTOR® Magazine is accepting applications now through Jan. 17. All members of the National Association of REALTORS® who will be under the age of 30 …

Turn End-of-the-Year Busyness into Business

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By Lee Davenport

I am a planner; so much so that I’m already planning for the New Year. But, I get it. You may not be a planner, and my admission may have made you cringe. So, just for you, I have eight questions that will help you win business in the next 12 months.

Some might call this business …

Apply for the 2016 Network of the Year Awards

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Ready, set, apply! In two short weeks, the deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Networks of the Year will arrive. We want to hear how your local YPN rocks, whether it’s by providing education opportunities, creating networking events, strengthening association involvement, or contributing to charitable causes. There are four award categories: State Network of the Year Large Local Network …

Test Your Business By Taking a Vacation

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By Nico Hohman

You’ve been in business for a few years now and everything is going well. You are hitting your numbers, achieving your goals, and you are making a mark in your local community.

As a real estate agent you are always on. Your phone is always on. You are always on your email, and you are always ready …

5 Ideas For Your Next YPN Event

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If you’re looking to strengthen member participation, breathe some new life into your YPN, or host an event that’s off the hook, then glean new ideas from successful events organized by networks throughout the country. 1. Trivia Night The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® YPN hosted “Trivia for TREPAC” on June 23. The trivia night featured food, prizes, and an auction to …