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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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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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YPN: It’s Not All About the Young Folk

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By Brooke Wolford I was recently in a task force meeting for the Minneapolis YoPros.  It really got me thinking about the true value of YPN and what I feel it’s all about. To me, YPN is about bridging the generation gap.  Not to stereotype my generation, (which I am not quite sure where I fall…X, Y, Z…who’s keeping track?) …

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A Different Approach to Vlogging: Meet Internet Sensation Herman Chan

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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Herman Chan wants you to free yourself in your videos. Stop having the delivery of a “dial tone” and show some personality, Chan told a crowd at a session sponsored by the California Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network on Tuesday during the CAR Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Chan, an associate broker with Better Homes …

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New Kid at the Business Meetings

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By Stefanie Hahn In an interesting change of pace, I am writing this post from our state REALTOR® Association meetings. I wish you were here.  No…I really wish you were here. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2009 Member Profile, 15 percent of our industry is age 40 or under.  At these meetings, there aren’t even 15 people who …

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Greater Nashville Association Event Highlights Education and Designations

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The Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS® (GNAR) chapter of the Young Professionals Network held its “Academic Advising 101” on Feb. 12 in the Hal Wilson Education Center. This event provided an opportunity for new and young REALTORS® to get a better understanding of REALTOR® education, designations, and how to earn them. GNAR President Lucy Smith and GNAR YPN President Hagan …

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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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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.

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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 …