Build Your Business Through YPN Involvement

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By Erica Christoffer

Did you know there is no formal application process to start a Young Professionals Network? Nor is there a cost to join YPN.

YPN—an official program of the National Association of REALTORS®—is for those young at heart and young in the business. Its goal is to increase member engagement at the local, state, and national levels through …

5 Ideas for Safe YPN Events During the Pandemic

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By Erica Christoffer

Innovation has been the name of the game during the coronavirus pandemic. Real estate pros have been utilizing technology to continue serving clients while developing new safety protocols for safe in-person showings. But COVID-19 is still a major concern as several states are experiencing a significant resurgence in cases. Here are some creative ways YPN groups around …

Update From the YPN Advisory Board’s May Meeting

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By Rebecca Donatelli

The latest YPN Advisory Board meeting looked a little different as the annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C.—led by the current National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Team—was shifted to a completely virtual conference in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Piper Knoll, the YPN Advisory Board’s current chair, led the virtual meeting and shared that 100% …

Networking, Awards Soiree in San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate professionals from Georgia to Guam gathered in San Francisco for the largest YPN networking event of the year on Nov. 8, 2019. The 11th annual reception, which took place at Verso in the South of Market neighborhood, attracted more than 400 members who were able to meet face-to-face for conversations and camaraderie while attending the …

YPN Advisory Board Highlights From San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

For the fourth year in a row, the YPN Advisory Board presented its Elevate YPN Award to a person who has helped bring the Young Professionals Network to new heights. During the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the award was given to Katie Johnson, the National Association of REALTORS® general counsel and senior vice …

The Summer Splash Challenge was a Success

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By Danielle Fontes

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 that raised money for ALS? Well, this summer our YPN group at the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® came up with a similar challenge to raise money for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to help those affected by recent natural disasters. We called it the Summer Splash Challenge.

Now that the …

5 End-of-Summer YPN Event Ideas

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By Erica Christoffer

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your YPN has to cool down. Here are five ideas from YPN groups around the country for fun end-of-summer events, activities, and mixers.

1. Go out swinging.

The Greater San Antonio YPN hosted its most recent mixer at Topgolf. Combining networking with outdoor activities is never a bad …

How to Market a YPN Event

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By Matt Clements

If you’ve recently relaunched your YPN, or you’ve seen sluggish attendance, you may be in need of a new marketing plan for your group’s events.

The key is to start early, at least eight to 12 weeks out. Then you need to take a multi-placement marketing approach: videos on your association’s website, videos on your local and …

4 Moments You Missed at the D.C. Meetings

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By Jef Conn

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo have wrapped up, and if you weren’t able to attend, here’s just a glimpse of what you missed related to YPN.

The friendships. When you walk into the YPN Advisory Board meeting at an NAR convention, you’ll notice a significant difference from other committees. Everyone is there for one …

D.C. Meetings Showcase YPN’s Incredible Growth

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By Rob Reuter

During the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo—where more than 9,000 REALTORS® converged on the nation’s capital—Tuesday, May 14 was YPN day for members involved in the network. It began with the YPN Advisory Board meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. where the 20-member board convened to discuss progress on its goals since meeting during the polar vortex …