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Attract and Retain More Millennial Clients

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By Dale Swanton

Millennials are all grown up! The generation that came of age around the turn of the century are now in their 20s and 30s. While generational groups can be difficult to define with any specificity, the Pew Research Center, one of the country’s leading research institutions, considers millennials to be those born between 1981 and 1996, making …

Dominating Social Media for Your Real Estate Business

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By Rebecca Donatelli It’s no secret that social media dominates today’s technology-based society, and has become a crucial part of everyday life for most. The rapid spread of news, celebrity gossip, and the genuine interest in other people’s lives has made social media the prime go-to resource to stay up-to-date. The world we live in today is a digital one, …

Top 5 Blogs for Boosting Business This Year

Erica Christoffer Establishing Your Business, Sales & Marketing Leave a Comment

  When it came to the YPN Lounge posts that received the most views and engagement in 2017, readers chose those that offer the most nitty-gritty business tips. These business-building articles share first-hand advice written by YPNers for YPNers. This peer-to-peer blog has been going strong since 2009, and as it enters its ninth year of existence, let’s look back …

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Why You’re Not Generating Leads From Instagram

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By Lee Davenport

Are you posting like a manic on Instagram, using every hashtag known to man, yet you’re not generating leads from this popular social media network?

“Arrgh…,” you think. “I knew all of this ‘Insta-fame’ hype was nonsense,” you smirk and resign in frustration.

Not so fast, friend! Check out this short video to see if you are …

5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Posts Shareable

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By Brandon Doyle

Many real estate agents and business owners manage a Facebook page as a way to connect with old, new, and potential clients. Though your page may have a significant number of fans, what you might not realize is that your social media posts may only be reaching 12 percent of them, according to Facebook. Why does this …

July YPN Event Roundup

Erica Christoffer New REALTOR®, Outreach, Professional Development Leave a Comment

YPNs around the country are constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to engage with young real estate professionals while providing networking and educational opportunities. We’re spotlighting five events hosted by state and local networks each month to help you gain inspiration for your next YPN get together. 1. A Night at the Races On July 20, the North …

Facebook Marketing Tools to Grow Your Business

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By Drew Heasley

Everyone is on Facebook, and as a real estate agent, you go where the people are.

So you probably already have some type of Facebook presence, either through your personal page or a business page that you’ve invited all your friends to like. But you need more than just likes to generate business through Facebook. Here are …

Work Your Website, Not Your Nerves

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By Lee Davenport

Approximately 65 percent of REALTORS® report having a website for at least five years but only 2 percent of their business come from those sites, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Member Profile. Yet more than 90 percent of home buyers start their search online. Does anyone else see the problem with these numbers? They …

10 Ways to Get The Most Out of LinkedIn

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By Bill Gassett What do you think LinkedIn is for? Is it just for people who are trying to find a new job? Should you only visit it if you want to recruit somebody? Or is it one of the best ways to grow your real estate business? If you chose the third option, you are correct. In fact, HubSpot, …

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YPN Grows Leaders

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By Rob Reuter Yesterday was a special day for YPN.  More than 90 YPN chairs, vice chairs, and staff liaisons convened in Chicago representing networks from 31 states and Canada in what I expect to be the first of many annual YPN Leadership Retreats. Whether a member of YPN since its inception in 2007 or representing a network less than …