3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

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By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team

You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. With more than 30 carefully selected partners, we have several specializing …

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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 …

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® …

Great Leaders Exhibit Gratitude

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By John Blom

Last year I blogged about my experience as president of my local association, so it seemed right to wrap it all up with a grand finale — a seminal description of the lessons that I learned as part of that experience.

I sat down last week to write that post and ended up staring at my computer screen …

It’s Time to Focus on Goal Achieving

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By John Blom

I’ve taught a few classes about business planning, and always I like to start with the quote by Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” Usually, less than half the room gets the joke, but the idea conveyed should be at the foundation for every organization and at the …

Dealing With Mistakes

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By John Blom

In my last post, I talked about the challenges and opportunities that arise when leading in a time of change. Periods of change allow for new plans to be created – plans that might not have been possible in the previous status quo. But not every plan, whether formulated in a time of change or not, ends …

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#Y4YPN From Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Joseph Magsaysay is the second YPNer who stood up to announce his #Y4YPN at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego. His enthusiasm and passion for the Young Professionals Network is founded in his appreciation for all that he has …

Leading in a Time of Change

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John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the third entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom Successful leaders view change with an eye toward the potential. When a person takes on situation and emerges from it better than they were before, it shows true success. …

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 …

Building a Successful YPN Strategy

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By Leanne Goff

Standing on the edge of doing something big, especially when you have never been there before, is a daunting task. It may feel insurmountable and possibly even dangerous. Because who wants to fail? Nobody! We all want to see our passions and our dreams flourish, especially when leading others.

I felt that uncertainty and confusion when the …