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YPN Agent Appears on ‘House Hunters’

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By Lynn Minnick Late this past spring, fellow Connecticut YPNer Carl Lantz had the opportunity to be on HGTV’s popular series House Hunters.  To celebrate the episode, Carl hosted a huge viewing party, and I’m sure he’s added something along the lines of,  “as seen on House Hunters” to his marketing!  I sent him House Hunters Bingo cards as a fun party favor.  It …

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Is 30 the New 60?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Personal Fulfillment, Young Pros in the Spotlight 33 Comments

By Brian Copeland This week, I turn 40 and my future with you is, well, uncertain.  While we’ve never defined “under 40” as what the Young Professional Network’s age limit is, it has turned into an awkward elephant in the room no one is willing to talk about.  So, let’s talk about it. We’ve heard “young and young at heart” …

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YPN REALTORS® Celebrated

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By Nobu Hata The 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo YPN reception was the culmination of an incredible year for both YPN and NAR.  From local associations, to state and national, the work these 15,000 young professional REALTORS® put in was celebrated at the convention. This year’s winners certainly made their mark: Small/Medium Network of the Year: Athens (GA) Association of …

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Why Do I Need YPN?

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By Anand Patel As a member of the newly-formed and energized Tampa YPN network in Tampa, Fla., I find myself, along with our other committee members, answering this question when sharing the purpose of YPN with REALTORS® of all ages. Why do I need YPN? If you ask any three YPN members, you’ll get three different answers. I discovered this …

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Cast Your Vote for This Year’s 30 Under 30 Web Choice Award Winner

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The 50 finalists will not be revealed until March 26 at www.realtor.org/realtormag. Good luck to everyone who applied! By Jared James One of my favorite times of the year has come yet again. It is voting time for REALTOR® Magazine’s annual Web Choice Award, where we select our favorite REALTOR® among the 50 finalists for the 30 under …

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Is YPN The Next BIG Referral Engine?

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By Brian Copeland I’ve been a part of many referral organizations in my short real estate career.  Some have been a wasteland of nothingness.  One or two others have been the Promised Land of Income.  In my time, however, I’ve never seen a new force of referral energy emerge on the scene until now.  The YPN referral network is booming. …

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So You Want to Start a YPN Network

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By Stefanie Hahn Starting a YPN group can be extremely rewarding, but also challenging. So I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned after co-founding a successful network in my Pennsylvania market. The ultimate goal is forming strong relationships, learning, and growing as real estate professionals. From there, involvement in our communities and local/state associations will follow. Stefanie Hahn …

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Taming the Lion Inside

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By Brian Copeland I recently had a lively discussion with one of my Baby Boomer, dearest real estate friends on the phone.  Of course, it was on the phone, that’s what Baby Boomers do.  They want to meet and talk on the phone all the time.  I had asked her if we could just e-mail, but she insisted on a …

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Houston Association’s NRG Named 2010 YPN Chapter of the Year

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It’s no secret that YPN is on fire.  Since the 2009 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, YPN has grown from 17 chapters to more than 130 chapters nationwide. Membership has skyrocketed from 2,000 registered YPNers to over 7,500. With that burst of growth also came increased competition for the 2010 YPN Chapter of the Year.  The number of applications this year …

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Slideshow: YPN’s Fire & Ice NARdiGras Reception

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More than 500 career-driven real estate professionals from around the country came out to network, exchange business ideas, and party at the Young Professionals Network’s exclusive Fire & Ice NARdiGras Reception on Friday, Nov. 5 at The Foundry in the city’s colorful Warehouse District. The 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo event was sponsored by HouseLogic’s REALTOR® Content Resource, Better Homes …