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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 …

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Need a Good Laugh?!?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Sales & Marketing, YPN News 6 Comments

By Jared James We live in a world where everywhere you look everyone seems to be arguing about something because everyone has their point-of-view. And, of course, they are always right. Sometimes when I flip through the channels while I am at home or on the road in my hotel room, or I read a particular blog, I am left …

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The World Will Not End!

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, MidYear, Professional Development, YPN News Leave a Comment

By Brooke Wolford Lately, there has seemed to be a lot of drama surrounding the world of real estate.  We can’t seem to go a day without some sort of challenge.  I have found myself getting emotional sometimes because I work so hard and I seem to frequently get a smack in the face. This past weekend, NAR passed the …

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YPN Talks New Online Community at Midyear

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By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Are you on YPN Member Fuse? You should be. It’s the new Young Professionals Network online networking community and database system exclusively for members affiliated with a YPN. The goal of Member Fuse is to provide an easy-to-use forum of interactive and searchable YPN profiles, allowing members to connect and share ideas. …

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Community Platform Will Connect YPN

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By Scott Newman At a recent Chicago Association of REALTORS® YPN Board meeting, YPN Manager Rob Reuter presented to us a beta-test version of NAR’s new YPN Community platform – an interactive and searchable system of registered YPN member profiles. I wanted to share the exciting details with you so you can get the word out and make this a …

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Open Your Eyes to the Privileges of Membership

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By Chris Nichols I recently attended a conference where I heard the following story related: An elderly man had dreamed of taking a cruise to the Mediterranean for most of his life. The man did not come from means of any sort and had saved for years and years to make this dream of cruising a reality. Being frugal with …

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Let’s Be Part of the Solution

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By Stefanie Hahn At the recent REtechSouth conference in Atlanta I had the chance to see Robert Hahn of 7DS Associates speak on a subject he titled, “A Time for Greatness.”  This presentation was geared to association execs and REALTORS® who are leaders within their organizations – a group well represented in the RETSO crowd.  Since YPN has given me …

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REALTOR® Survival: Worth It or Not?

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By Brian Copeland In late 2010, Rock The Vote commissioned a hefty research project on political issues as they relate to young adults.  Some of the findings surprised especially the political parties.  For example, 36 percent say that it doesn’t matter to them which party is in control of Congress.  A whopping 83 percent say that their generation has the …

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Take-Aways from the NAR Issues Conference

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By Chris Nichols I just got back from the 2011 NAR Issues Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico and wanted to share with the YPN Lounge some of the highlights of this wonderful event. This is, by far, one of my most favorite meetings of the year. It was exciting to see a good number of YPN members in attendance. …

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YPN Lands Kodak for 2011

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager Starting this month, Kodak and YPN will begin a unique year-long sponsorship with high hopes of continuing this relationship into the future.  Along with the traditional sponsorship perks, Kodak will be holding quarterly contests where you can win some of their hot new products.  There will all so be a “Powered by Kodak” feature in …