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 …

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Fall YPN Event Ideas

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Autumn is upon us, and the changing of the seasons is a great time to put together creative YPN events that will get members excited to be involved. Here are five real-life ideas from YPN groups around the country. 1. Not Your Usual Cocktail Party. Lakes Area REALTORS® Association YPN will host a wine and paint networking event and activity …

Why I’m Running for the Board

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By Nico Hohman

I am a 28-year-old broker-owner of my own independent real estate company, and I am running for a position on the board of directors for my local association, the Greater Tampa REALTORS®. The association has been around for more than 100 years and is over 10,000 members strong. It has been adding close to 125 new members every month …

YPN Members Descend on D.C.

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For the seventh straight year, members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across North America gathered during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 16 at the The Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. REALTORS® make the annual trip to take part in legislative activities and advocate for the real estate industry, public policy, …

5 YPN Event Ideas for Spring

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You and your peers are busy this time of year. If you’re looking for ways to keep attendance and participation up in your local YPN, here are some ideas for creating fun, educational, and meaningful events. 1. The spring market is on fire…but that can come with questions and concerns. Take a cue from the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® …

Justify Your Existence

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By Sam DeBord

Changes in technology are creating questions about the future roles of real estate associations, MLSs, and brokerages. As a result, REALTOR® association leaders have been increasingly focused on defining our value to members.

A good friend of mine, who was an engineer at Apple, used to recount Steve Jobs’ version of this value-seeking process. He’d walk into …

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REALTOR® Recruiting and Retention: The Non-MLS Value Proposition

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By Sam DeBord Compulsion is the crutch that lulls our organization’s recruiting and retention capabilities to sleep. When real estate licensees are compelled to be members of a REALTOR® association because of their need for MLS services, we often fail to aggressively sell them on the broad spectrum of REALTOR® benefits, most of which lie outside of the MLS sphere. …

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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 …