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YPN Rallies for RPAC

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Members of the Young Professionals Network stood tall and proud at NAR’s 360 Thursday, waving U.S. flags in the air to symbolize their commitment to “10 for 10” – investing $10,000 to the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) over the next 10 years. Christian Zarif with Better Homes and Gardens Kansas City and Matt Case with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family …

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Announcing No. 300

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager YPN has hit another milestone. On Thursday, Aug. 8 2013, the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association in Florida confirmed the formation of their Young Professionals Network becoming the 300th network of YPN. In addition to establishing its 300th network, YPN also achieved the following milestones in 2013: More than 150 NAR Committee & Advisory Board …

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The YPN Wave Continues to Roll in 2012 & Into 2013

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager Since taking off in 2009, YPN posted a third consecutive year of increased membership numbers in 2012 adding 45 new networks and an estimated 10,000 new members for a total of 272 networks and 30,000+ members. Here are more highlights from the past year:YPN recognized three Networks of the Year in 2012: Seattle-King County for …

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NAR in Orlando: My Trip in a Nutshell

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By Subhi Gharbieh On Thursday, Nov. 8, my fellow Dallas REALTOR® Joe Atkins and I booked the 6 a.m. flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando so that we could make it to the YPN Advisory Subcommittee meeting that started at noon. Being the responsible adult that I am (not), I tried to pull an all nighter so that I wouldn’t …

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Utah REALTORS® Take Their Issues to the Hill

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By Chris Nichols   Approximately 60 REALTORS® from the state of Utah spent last Wednesday afternoon discussing issues vital to the housing market with their Congressional Delegation. The afternoon started with a state caucus meeting with Jamie Gregory, one of NAR’s chief lobbyists, walking us through the major talking points of the day. Then it was off to Capitol Hill …

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The Last About Me Page You Will Have to Fill Out

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By Stefanie Hahn I hope that your SocialBios is the last About Me page you will have to complete now that REALTOR.com and SocialBios have fully launched the Hyper-Social(TM) Agent Profile Pages and Hyper-Social(TM) Agent Recommendations. Presented at the Young Professional Network Sub-Committee Midyear meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C., you must understand that this is no ordinary About Me page. …

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Duty’s Calling, YPN

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By Nobu Hata Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that we’re living and working in a tenuously linked society right now.  Hyper-political-mumbo-jumbo is being thrown around to a jaded audience, and we are more polarized and fractured than ever before. That same thing could be said for the real estate industry. Data, IDX, syndication, broker-centric, agent-centric, consumer-centric, …

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YPN Rocked 2011

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By Brooke Wolford

This year was truly amazing for my fellow YPN’ers.  I don’t think I have ever been so proud to be a part of YPN. The Young Professionals Network has grown so much and our presence has become very well known. Nobody can deny the fact that we are leaders in the real estate world.

I remember when …

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Changes to YPN Online Communities

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager Beginning January 1, 2012, YPN will be shutting down its online community feature narypn.memberfuse.com due to a lack of activity, competition with a successful YPN group on Facebook, and the  cost to maintain the site. As a result, we have been looking at a product known as the REALTORS® Association Management Cooperative (RAMCO).  The primary …

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YPN REALTORS® Celebrated

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By Nobu Hata The 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo YPN reception was the culmination of an incredible year for both YPN and NAR.  From local associations, to state and national, the work these 15,000 young professional REALTORS® put in was celebrated at the convention. This year’s winners certainly made their mark: Small/Medium Network of the Year: Athens (GA) Association of …