The YPN Effect: Iron Sharpens Iron

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Inspired.

Fall 2016: I had made it to the end of my first year in the real estate business. It was a solid first year, and I had earned the “Rookie of the Year” title at my brokerage. I was excited about my new venture, but still terrified nonetheless.

I’ll never forget it—I was tapped on the …

Time to Step Up: We Need You to Serve on an NAR Committee

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By Jef Conn

Applications are open now through May 1, 2020, to apply for the 2021 National Association of REALTORS® committee selection. You mean, we apply for 2021 positions before the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? Yes, that’s correct. But don’t stress! Whether this is your first or 10th time, here’s a quick guide to make the process a …

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 …

2018 YPN Cup participants.

Dayton REALTORS® YPN Built on Teamwork

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Part two in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer Since forming in 2011, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® YPN in Dayton, Ohio, has continued to renew and reinvent its structure over the years, an effort that helped the group bring home the 2018 Network of the Year Award in the medium …

3 Tips for Hosting a Successful YPN Event

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, as YPNers we are always looking for creative YPN event ideas. Getting members excited to get involved through fun and inspired events is a top priority on our annual YPN agenda. Last year I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the NAR YPN Leadership Retreat, where I was able to not only …

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 …