The 9 Can’t-Miss Blog Posts of 2019

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By Erica Christoffer

The YPN Lounge bloggers are a group of involved YPN leaders who are dedicated to helping their fellow real estate peers thrive. Their efforts collected nearly 100,000 total page views in 2019. In case you missed these thoughtful, business-boosting articles, take a look at the top nine Lounge posts of the year. You’re bound to find tips …

Trust in the Magic of New Beginnings

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By Samantha Jones

It’s the end of another year. Nearly 365 days of memories, decisions, transactions, milestones, love, heartbreak, and more. Yet we’re truly on the precipice of the newest of beginnings.

I encourage you to treat this year-end differently. We’re facing the culmination of another decade in our lives. The skies the limit, and in my eyes, a new …

Why You Should Write a Vision Statement and Where to Start

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By Rebecca Donatelli

December 2019: It’s close to year’s end, the holiday season is upon us (crazy, isn’t it?), and we are in that “frantically planning for the New Year” phase.

We all do it—wake up one day at the end of the year “feeling inspired” and write the inevitable New Year’s resolutions list. For the majority of us, it …

2020: Your Best Year Ever

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By Jef Conn

As 2019 wraps up and the holiday season begins, don’t forget to think, plan, and write your goals down for 2020. Prepare for it to be your best year ever. Here are five tips to help you along the way while you’re planning your year ahead.

1. Write Down Your Goals. According to Inc., people who write …

How to Be an Innovative Agent in the Age of iBuyers

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By Lee Davenport Blockbuster, Toys R’ Us, Blackberry, Amazon, Netflix: What do those names mean to you? You may see Amazon and Netflix as innovative companies that make life easier for consumers. They’ve also evolved over time. Remember when we rented Netflix DVDs through the mail before they offered streaming? Amazon started as an online bookstore. Today, the retailer spoils …

Networking, Awards Soiree in San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate professionals from Georgia to Guam gathered in San Francisco for the largest YPN networking event of the year on Nov. 8, 2019. The 11th annual reception, which took place at Verso in the South of Market neighborhood, attracted more than 400 members who were able to meet face-to-face for conversations and camaraderie while attending the …

YPN Advisory Board Highlights From San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

For the fourth year in a row, the YPN Advisory Board presented its Elevate YPN Award to a person who has helped bring the Young Professionals Network to new heights. During the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the award was given to Katie Johnson, the National Association of REALTORS® general counsel and senior vice …

Q&A: How California Became a YPN Leader

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Part four in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer A year has passed since Krista Knight accepted the state Network of the Year Award at the 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo in Boston on behalf of the California Association of REALTORS® YPN. It was the fourth time the group received the award …

iBuyers: Lead Disruptors or Generators?

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By Lee Davenport Back in 2007, I was laughed at by a publicist when I said I liked this new website called Facebook for business marketing. That “expert” said, “Facebook? That’s for teenagers. Myspace is the place to be!” You may be wondering, “What is Myspace?” It’s hard to believe, but MySpace was the cat’s meow of social media platforms …

Take A Day Off—You Can’t Afford Not To

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By Jef Conn

Shout out to the agents who are working long hours, evenings, and weekends, without taking a personal day so you can keep up with business or better serve your clients. I’ve been there. Most of us can look around our offices and see fellow agents working hard and not taking time off. We want to serve our …