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 …

Conference Recap: Brimming With Ideas

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By John Blom

During the four days I spent in San Diego attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, I sat in on classes, attended committee meetings, heard forum presentations on emerging technology, and met a wide range of really cool people in our industry.

I’ve been writing a YPN Lounge series about my experience as the incoming president for my …

Face-to-Face in San Diego

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By Leanne Goff

Returning from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego, I find myself inspired. I was able to connect with people who I’ve only known online, and it was like seeing old friends.

While there, I captured many #Y4YPN videos that are in the process of being edited now. It was so much fun to get to …

Commit to Being Better

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By Alyssa Hellman

As I write this blog post, I am sitting on a plane returning from Inman Connect, a week-long conference in San Francisco. The bi-annual event has been a non-negotiable block on my calendar since I first attended back in 2012. While the content and attendees change from year-to-year, there are a few staples that keep me coming …

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In Their Prime: YPNers Celebrate Wins

Graham Wood NAR Annual Conference and Expo, YPN Events, YPN News 1 Comment

It seemed more than fitting that the rising young stars of real estate joined some of their older, more-experienced brethren at Generations Hall in New Orleans on Friday night. The reception during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo crowned the best and brightest from REALTOR® Magazine’s Young Professionals Network. Age was nothing—not even a number—to the partygoers as they put aside …

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Conference Flashback to 2005

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By Alex Milshteyn I’ve attended the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo since 2005. A lot has changed since my first annual conference, which also took place in San Francisco, but a lot has also stayed the same. Here is a list of some of my memorable changes: In 2005, I didn’t have in-flight internet. I am not sure how I …

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NAR in Orlando: My Trip in a Nutshell

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By Subhi Gharbieh On Thursday, Nov. 8, my fellow Dallas REALTOR® Joe Atkins and I booked the 6 a.m. flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando so that we could make it to the YPN Advisory Subcommittee meeting that started at noon. Being the responsible adult that I am (not), I tried to pull an all nighter so that I wouldn’t …

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Conference Virgin? I Think You’re Ready.

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By Anand Patel With conference season in full swing, I have met many new and seasoned real estate professionals debating if conferences are worth attending at all. For newer agents—the conference virgins—they look at the cost and automatically dismiss the events as too expensive to even consider. Some seasoned agents—those that have gotten rusty at it—are “too busy” to waste …