How to Deal When Your Plate is Full

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Closing sales, managing my team, serving on my association’s board of directors, working as YPN chair, hosting seminars, blogging about the industry—what a mouthful—and that’s not the half of it.

Selling real estate can be more than a full-time job, so tacking on other responsibilities may seem exhausting and overwhelming, especially when many of them are volunteered …

Building Wealth Through Homeownership

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By John Blom

I’m often asked why I spend as much time as I do volunteering with the state (Washington REALTORS®) and National Association REALTORS®. There are many reasons, but perhaps the greatest is that I truly believe in the importance of  homeownership advocacy at every level. I believe in the value of owning a home, and that this opportunity …

Apply for the 2016 Network of the Year Awards

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Events, YPN groups, YPN News Leave a Comment

Ready, set, apply! In two short weeks, the deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Networks of the Year will arrive. We want to hear how your local YPN rocks, whether it’s by providing education opportunities, creating networking events, strengthening association involvement, or contributing to charitable causes. There are four award categories: State Network of the Year Large Local Network …

5 Tips to Tighten Your Real Estate Tool Belt

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By Alyssa Hellman Sometimes it seems like new real estate products are released every day. It’s easy to become distracted by trying every new marketing tool or tech gadget, but over time the luster fades and you’ve got to get back to business. Here are my five tips to tighten your real estate tool belt and decide what products you really …

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

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Political Action & Involvement, realtors, Transaction Procedures & Fees 2 Comments

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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Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know I Should Do?

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By Jared James Jared James is the CEO and founder of Jared James Enterprises (JJE) and travels around North America speaking to and coaching REALTORS®. Connect with Jared at www.jaredjamestoday.com, on facebook.com/jaredjamestoday, or follow him on Twitter @jaredjamestoday.

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Let’s Be Part of the Solution

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Classes & Education, ethics, Helpful Tools, Professional Development, YPN News 3 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn At the recent REtechSouth conference in Atlanta I had the chance to see Robert Hahn of 7DS Associates speak on a subject he titled, “A Time for Greatness.”  This presentation was geared to association execs and REALTORS® who are leaders within their organizations – a group well represented in the RETSO crowd.  Since YPN has given me …