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 …

Albuquerque’s New YPN Isn’t Letting the Pandemic Slow It Down

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By Josh Price

You might be surprised to know that the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® didn’t have a YPN before last fall. Because our group was just getting off the ground, we could have easily been derailed after the global pandemic hit the U.S. Instead, we adapted, and we’re now engaging with more members than ever. I wanted to …

Fresno YPN: Leading By Example

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By Erica Christoffer

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® YPN credits the cohesiveness and commitment of their committee members after winning both the Medium Network of the Year Award from the National Association of REALTORS® and the State Network of the Year Award from the California Association of REALTORS® in 2019.

In this Q&A, Brandon Uribe, 2019 chair of Fresno’s YPN, …

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 …