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Is YPN The Next BIG Referral Engine?

Blog Contributor Sales & Marketing, Young Pros in the Spotlight 4 Comments

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

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Chapters 1 Comment

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

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight 9 Comments

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

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Chapters, YPN News 2 Comments

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

Blog Contributor NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Events 2 Comments

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 …

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Congratulations: The Best and The Worst

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment, Young Pros in the Spotlight 2 Comments

By Brian Copeland If you are a young professional and have entered the real estate profession any time from 2004-2007, I want to be the first to congratulate you. When you can no longer consider yourself a whippersnapper and Lady GAGA music is now playing on the Golden Oldies station, you can then say one thing proudly as a REALTOR®, …

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30 Under 30: Don’t Miss Your Chance

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN News 2 Comments

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In 1999, former REALTOR® Magazine Senior Editor Robert Sharoff gave birth to the idea of showcasing talented real estate pros under the age of 30. Thousands of applications and hundreds of profiles later, the 30 Under 30 program is thriving. The 2010 edition will mark the 10th anniversary for this feature. REALTOR® Magazine …

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YoPros Named 2009 YPN Chapter of the Year

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Chapters, YPN News 3 Comments

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor Three exceptionally talented and highly involved YPN chapters were in the running for 2009 Chapter of the Year: Houston, Missouri, and Minneapolis. All three took on creative planning to grow membership and provided constructive networking and educational opportunities for young real estate professionals. In the end, the Minneapolis YoPros took home the title to become …

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My Top 5 Highlights of the NAR Annual Conference

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By Jessica Hickok, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger It’s Sunday, day 3 of the annual conference here in beautiful San Diego, and I can’t help but think I don’t want it to end…however, I’m really excited to get back to work! Every year that I have attended the NAR Annual Conference and Expo, I always find it to be a huge …