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, …

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YPN in Washington: #RPCTE Recap

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager YPN members from across the country converged on the nation’s capital May 12-17 to attend the 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo (#RPCTE) where thousands of REALTORS® annually meet to address the most recent issues facing the real estate industry. Over the last five years, the number of YPN attendees has increased as the …

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Looking Forward to the Midyear Meetings in Washington!

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By Anand Patel Having just returned from Great American Realtor Days (GARD) in my state’s capital of Tallahassee, Fla., I am energized for my first trip to Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. this May. GARD is an annual event for REALTORS® from across the state of Florida to meet and discuss key real estate issues with …

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Utah REALTORS® Take Their Issues to the Hill

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By Chris Nichols   Approximately 60 REALTORS® from the state of Utah spent last Wednesday afternoon discussing issues vital to the housing market with their Congressional Delegation. The afternoon started with a state caucus meeting with Jamie Gregory, one of NAR’s chief lobbyists, walking us through the major talking points of the day. Then it was off to Capitol Hill …

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The World Will Not End!

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By Brooke Wolford Lately, there has seemed to be a lot of drama surrounding the world of real estate.  We can’t seem to go a day without some sort of challenge.  I have found myself getting emotional sometimes because I work so hard and I seem to frequently get a smack in the face. This past weekend, NAR passed the …

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Sadness in D.C.

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By Jared James Although many men won’t admit it, most of us have seen movies like “Sleepless in Seattle,” so I have no hesitation in saying that it is the inspiration for my blog post title. I have the great fortune of getting to speak at conventions all over North America, which, needless to say, lends itself to a lot …

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The Lost Art of Losing

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By Chris Nichols Monday night on my flight home from the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear meetings in Washington, D.C., I noticed that the flight was offering free satellite TV and it just so happened one of my favorite shows was on – Survivor. I have been a fan of the show for all of its 22 seasons, and every season …

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YPN Talks New Online Community at Midyear

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By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Are you on YPN Member Fuse? You should be. It’s the new Young Professionals Network online networking community and database system exclusively for members affiliated with a YPN. The goal of Member Fuse is to provide an easy-to-use forum of interactive and searchable YPN profiles, allowing members to connect and share ideas. …

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10 Things to Do (or Not Do) at a Conference

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By Kelly Reark We were all standing around complaining about our feet hurting in the shoes we chose, wondering if it was our third or fifth cup of Starbucks that day, when the idea hit me that maybe I should put together a quick list of dos and don’ts for anyone attending one of our marathon REALTOR® conferences throughout the …

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NAR Committees 101

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By Nobu Hata Preconceived notions I had of an NAR committee aside, this would be my third Midyear and my first year serving on any committee, and I was bound and determined to make the best of it. I was appointed to the Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee, and my knee-jerk reaction was essentially a surprise-surprise-throw-the-asiandude-on-the-most-predictable-committee-possible one.  Even better: There were a …