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 …

Life is Short, Drive a Car You Like

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By Erica Christoffer

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) released data back in 2011 that said members put an average of 3,300 miles on their cars annually from business-related driving. That number has likely risen in the past eight years. According to AAA, Americans are now in their cars 20 minutes longer each week than they were just four years …

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Network of the Year Awards

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By Rob Reuter

Does your network have what it takes to be recognized as one of the 2019 Networks of the Year? We are accepting applications through Aug. 31, 2019, and the winners will be announced during the YPN networking reception at Verso on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, during the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

For 2019, …

QUIZ: Will Your Social Media Ads Land You in a Hot Mess?

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*The quiz closed on Aug. 29, 2019. Thank you to the 1,830 people who participated! By Lee Davenport Are you still stuck in the vortex of what I call the “wild, wild west” of social media? That’s a dangerous place for your business to stay. The “wild, wild west” of social media was a time when anything and everything seems …

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 …

9 Tips For Teaming Up With Family

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By Samantha Jones

The beauty of the real estate industry is there’s no one way to run your business. We have fluidity and flexibility. This leads to some agents (like myself) adopting a team approach, and oftentimes, team members are part of the same family tree. After working with my mother for nearly five years full-time, I’ve learned a few …

Under the Sells-Scope: ‘Answer the Public’ to Grow Your Business

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By Lee Davenport

Do you wish you could attract more of the public to your business? Maybe AnswerThePublic.com can help.

AnswerThePublic.com is a search insight tool. Enter a keyword, phrase, or topic (such as real estate) and the results will show questions people are asking on Google and Bing on the subject. It could be helpful in researching what types …

We’re Halfway Through 2019: Time to Take Stock

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By Matt Clements

I love the start of summer. It’s baseball season! We’re in the top of the 4th, and by this time of the game (year), you likely have scored at least several times. Perhaps, you’ve already made more than 60% of your income for the year. Is that true? It’s very likely.

June a great time to take …

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 …

3 Ways to Keep Building Client Relationships After the Sale

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By Chirag Shah

Can you remember what it was like when you bought your first home? Whether you’re moving out of your parents’ house for the first time, buying your first place when getting married, or purchasing a larger home for an expanding family, you are going through an extreme change. For most people, everything they’ve ever known and called …