How We Created Our Biggest YPN Event of the Year

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By Maria Kauffman We are blessed with a great YPN committee at the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is the result of a supportive association and board that invests in leadership opportunities for the newer and growing association members. Our local YPN committee was founded more than 10 years ago, and since then we have …

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Introducing the 2021 Networks of the Year

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By Erica Christoffer

More than 500 YPNers from across North America—and some who traveled as far as Colombia, Guam, and Brazil—gathered at Parq Restaurant & Nightclub in San Diego on Friday, Nov. 12, to make business connections and celebrate achievements. Sponsored by Century 21, this was the first time in two years that YPN members have been face-to-face for a …

Members of 2021 YPN Advisory Board during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego.

YPN is Growing

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By Erica Christoffer

So far in 2021, 617 real estate professionals have joined the Young Professionals Network nationwide, making YPN 30,737 members strong. That’s a growth increase from the 443 who became involved last year.

The number of YPN groups is also on the rise. REALTORS® created nine new networks this year, bringing the total number of YPN networks up …

5 Colorful Fall Events for Your Local YPN

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate has big fall energy as agents experience slight relief from the red-hot summer months. More YPNers around the country are looking for events and educational opportunities to continue their business momentum while making new industry connections. Here are five ideas for an eye-catching autumn affair.

1. Mix it up with a throwback soiree.

Kick it …

4 Takeaways From YPN Advance

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By Maria Kauffman Last month, I had the opportunity to represent the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (Grand Rapids, Mich.) at YPN Advance as part of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago. At this event, local YPN committee chairs, vice-chairs, and association liaisons come together from across the country to discuss real estate and market trends, YPN …

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4 Keys to Producing Your Best Virtual Event

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By Richard Carlstrom

Most of you have likely pivoted your business practices and YPN events in response to current events. But if you’re still looking for ways to host meaningful virtual or hybrid events, I’m here to share a few ideas on how to do so with ease and panache.

Just as in live events, you need to produce content …

5 YPN Events to Kick Off Summer

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By Erica Christoffer

Get fresh ideas for bringing value to your Young Professionals Network members who are likely feeling the burn this summer—from low inventories, not the sun. Here’s how other YPN groups around the country are kicking off this hot season.

1. Touring New Construction

Give your YPNers insights into the new construction happening in your market with a …

Key Takeaways From the YPN Advisory Board Meeting

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By Erica Christoffer

The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted in-person meetings over the last 15 months—but that’s about to end. The YPN Advisory Board announced that its members are going to begin traveling again to visit state and local YPN groups and attend speaking engagements in the coming weeks and months.

During the Advisory Board’s meeting May 6 at the …

YPN Groups Focus on Business Building Events

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By Erica Christoffer

YPNs around the country are starting the year with a renewed focus on business growth. If you’re involved in planning for your YPN, show value to your members by developing events full of industry insights and business-boosting tips and takeaways. Here are five examples of topics and forums from YPN groups around the country.

1. Mega info …

5 YPN Event Ideas to Usher In 2021

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By Erica Christoffer

It’s not too late to plan your YPN’s holiday or New Year’s event. From business-building strategies to supporting community organizations, here are five compelling ideas from YPN groups around the country. (Bonus: They’re COVID-safe, too.)

 

1. Put 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

To help REALTORS® start off the New Year on the right foot, the North …