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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 …

Think Spring With These Ideas To Grow Your YPN

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By Erica Christoffer

YPN leaders: As the spring market starts to heat up, you’re likely searching for ways to not only get your YPN members involved, but also support them in their businesses. So we’ve compiled a few event ideas from other YPN groups that will help you keep your YPN active, involved, and beneficial to your members.

1. Creative …

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The Ultimate List of Book Recommendations for Agents

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By Brandon Doyle

I’m an avid reader and an author in addition to being a real estate professional. I know firsthand how influential books can be on a person’s life and career.

After much debate, I’ve come up with my top 10 book recommendations for real estate agents. These titles are in no particular order, but I hope my descriptions …

Cool YPN Events for This Hot Real Estate Season

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By Erica Christoffer

Your YPN members are in the throes of a frenzied seller’s market. They’ve likely been hard-pressed to satisfy anxious buyers seeking suitable properties. They’re probably juggling multiple offer listing and clients thirsting for immediate responses. How do you add value to their real estate toolkit through your YPN group activities and events?

Here are five real examples …

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 …

Educating Clients on HUD

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

Given the large financial requirement of buying a home, it’s often out of reach for a large portion of the U.S. population. The economic recession, which was triggered by the collapse of real estate and mortgage lending markets, further decreased home buying accessibility. A number of lenders have returned to the 20 percent down requirement when purchasing …

YPN Event Ideas to Kick Off 2017

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Are you looking for new, fresh ways to connect and engage with your YPN members? Get 2017 off to a solid start with these event ideas for your YPN group. 1. Go for a strike. The Greater San Antonio Board of REALTORS® YPN is hosting bowling/networking event, which is sure to be a strike (in a good way). YPN’s Sips …

28 Great Real Estate Articles From 2016

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

With more than 2.5 million blog posts being published every day, it can be difficult to sort through the noise. Now that the year is coming to an end, I thought it it would be helpful to organize some of the year’s best real estate articles into one large round-up post for you.

I reached out to some great real …

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

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By Sam DeBord

Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour.

This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of business. There are fees to be paid to the licensing agency, the brokerage, and the MLS, but what is the REALTOR® …

Turn End-of-the-Year Busyness into Business

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By Lee Davenport

I am a planner; so much so that I’m already planning for the New Year. But, I get it. You may not be a planner, and my admission may have made you cringe. So, just for you, I have eight questions that will help you win business in the next 12 months.

Some might call this business …