4 Tweaks to Grow Your Business

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By Lee Davenport

Jen Du Plessis is a top producer and in the 1 percent who have sold their methods to Salesforce. Yes, she’s that good. She has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Les Brown, and Brian Buffini to name just a few. But don’t be fooled by her celebrity network, Du Plessis is open to sharing her 35 …

YPN Members Descend on D.C.

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, MidYear, Networking, Political Action & Involvement, Professional Development, YPN Events Leave a Comment

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, …

5 Ideas For Your Next YPN Event

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, Commitment to Excellence, Networking, Outreach, Political Action & Involvement, YPN Events Leave a Comment

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 …

Making Connections in D.C.

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YPN members from around the country gathered for a night of networking and fun during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 10 at the The Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. Making face-to-face connections is a key part of YPN, and approximately 200 young real estate professionals attended the sixth annual event. Photos by Noah Hayes, ©2016 …

Commit to Being Better

Blog Contributor Classes & Education, NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Networking, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development 1 Comment

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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Think Outside the House

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Networking, Professional Development 3 Comments

By Anand Patel We can’t help it. As real estate professionals we sometimes are trapped within an industry bubble. We attend conferences, meetings, seminars, mastermind groups all related to the real estate industry. We spend most of our time with fellow real estate professionals (our whole business is based on cooperating with our competition). The topic of many of our …

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Spice Up Your Networking to Boost Business

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By Scott Newman Every real estate professional has experienced it: those slow times, the off-months, the hot streaks that suddenly go cold… call them what you will but when things turn sluggish at the office, it can not only be a confidence and momentum-killer but also a disaster for your business plan.  So how do you avoid the roller coaster …

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Shameless YPN Plug

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By Cory Brewer Last week I spent some time with my local YPN planting trees at a nearby park.  Next week we are hosting an elegant networking event in ther 43rd floor penthouse at the newest condo tower in downtown Bellevue, Wash., complete with valet parking and a red carpet.  In the past 12 months, we have also hosted free …

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Vendor Speed Dating

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Networking, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Lynn Minnick This post follows along the same idea as Cory Brewer’s last post about relationships.  My office has a new office leader/manager and she recently put together an event that I thought was pretty genius AND helped build relationships. She asked each of us to provide her with a list of the different real estate service-related vendors we …