Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

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By Rebecca Donatelli

In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association.

When I was first licensed at …

How to Ask for Money for Your YPN

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By Matt Clements Your number one source of funding and the best investor in your Young Professionals Network is your local association. The CEO/AE should be your partner for your YPN. Think about it. The association needs new leaders. Your group provides those people. The value of investment should be about $2,000 for smaller associations, $5,000 for medium boards, and …

2018 YPN Cup participants.

Dayton REALTORS® YPN Built on Teamwork

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By Erica Christoffer

Part two in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients.

Since forming in 2011, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® YPN in Dayton, Ohio, has continued to renew and reinvent its structure over the years, an effort that helped the group bring home the 2018 Network of the Year Award in the medium …

Think Spring With These Ideas To Grow Your YPN

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By Erica Christoffer

YPN leaders: As the spring market starts to heat up, you’re likely searching for ways to not only get your YPN members involved, but also support them in their businesses. So we’ve compiled a few event ideas from other YPN groups that will help you keep your YPN active, involved, and beneficial to your members.

1. Creative …

YPNers Gather for Networking and Awards in Boston

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More than 500 members of the National Association of REALTORS®  gathered from across the country for a night of networking and celebration in Boston’s Theater District as part of the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Nov. 2, 2018. The highlight of the event at Whiskey Saigon was the announcement of the 2018 YPN Network of the Year Award recipients. …

Cal Desert REALTORS® #HauntYPN18 online costume contest.

‘Fall’ for These 5 Seasonal YPN Event Ideas

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Now that business is slowing a bit with the changing seasons, it’s a great opportunity to get your YPN members involved in the industry and in your local community. Here are five event ideas you can recreate in your group. 1. Partner with Habitat for Humanity Get your YPN members involved in a great cause by signing your group up …

Cool YPN Events for This Hot Real Estate Season

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By Erica Christoffer

Your YPN members are in the throes of a frenzied seller’s market. They’ve likely been hard-pressed to satisfy anxious buyers seeking suitable properties. They’re probably juggling multiple offer listing and clients thirsting for immediate responses. How do you add value to their real estate toolkit through your YPN group activities and events?

Here are five real examples …

5 Spring YPN Event Ideas

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By Erica Christoffer

Can you feel it? Warmer days are moving in (pun intended), and the spring real estate season is starting to buzz. So, if you’re looking for ways to get your YPN members in gear for spring, here are five real-life event ideas from other YPN groups around the country that will encourage networking, community involvement, business development, …

Tackling Big Issues in the New Year

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By Matt Clements I love January. It’s the time when everything seems possible and the new year opens up new opportunity. I’m especially excited because my baby boy turned 1-year-old this week! He’s the light of anyone’s day, and the poop diapers mean nothing when I see that wonderful smile. Truly, I “replaced myself.” You’ll often hear me say, “Replace …

YPN Awarded Funds to Extend Reach

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Newly-formed or relaunched state and local YPN groups are about to get a little help from their NAR friends. The National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors gave final approval on a proposal put forth by the YPN Advisory Board to establish a $6,000 annual fund that would support events and programs to help networks become established. “We’ve had the …