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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

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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 …

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YPN Under the Stars

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By Erica Christoffer and Katie Tarbox, REALTOR® Magazine The Young Professionals Network (YPN) had a lot to celebrate at their annual networking event this year, which was held at the chic pool deck of the Hotel Solamar and sponsored by NAR Community Affairs, HP, HouseLogic, and the Center for REALTOR® Technology. More than 300 young professionals attended the event, which featured wine, …

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The Future of YPN is Now.

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

By Nobu Hata, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger Friday night’s NAR/YPN get-together was unlike any other REALTOR event I’d ever been to. Members of 47 national chapters networking, talking shop, and bouncing questions off each other, not to further their business, but to further their YPN cause both locally and nationally. A group of people taking this new, open, collaborative model of real …

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Looking For Love… From REALTORS®

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ABC is now casting for the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” and they are looking for a REALTOR®, in particular, to be on the show. “From past experience I know that REALTORS® are well rounded, smart, and successful,” says the casting director. Who knows? It could be you! Here is the info: The search is on for the 25 suitors …

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The Bachelorette’s Reid Rosenthal: “This downside is a ton of work”

Katherine Tarbox Young Pros in the Spotlight 3 Comments

By Katherine Tarbox, REALTOR® Magazine Millions of viewers watched ABC’s “Bachelorette” Monday night as Reid Rosenthal, a real estate practitioner with Prudential Fox & Roach of Philadelphia, got his heart broken when Jillian Harris turned down his surprise wedding proposal. So how is this bachelor mending his broken heart? In a recent People magazine article, Reid says his real estate …