YPN Represents in D.C.

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, YPN Events Leave a Comment

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the real estate industry during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. As part of the week’s events, about 250 people attended the eighth annual YPN networking reception on May 15 at the Park at 14th to meet and …

How to Throw a Memorable Client Appreciation Event

Blog Contributor Consumer, Customer Service, Establishing Your Business 1 Comment

By Brandon Doyle Clients are the cornerstone of any successful enterprise, and this is particularly true in real estate, a business where relationships are central. Demonstrating your gratitude to past and present clientele has the potential to up your referrals, expand your database, and create face-to-face time with your business’s bread and butter: people. Take a look below at some …

Mendenhall to YPN: Time to Get Nerdy

Meg White Leadership, Outreach, Political Action & Involvement, Professional Development Leave a Comment

When Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2017 president-elect of the National Association of REALTORS®, visited YPN’s Leadership Retreat today, she didn’t go easy on them. In fact, she told them they needed to step up to leadership positions beyond their young pro networks and become wonks. Now, Mendenhall didn’t always see the path to leadership in this way. She told a story about …

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 …

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 …

It’s Time to Focus on Goal Achieving

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Community, Ethics & Policy, Promoting Home Ownership Leave a Comment

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 …

Get Your Own Wine Social Started

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By Erika Villegas When writing my first blog for the YPN Lounge in March about the marketing success I’ve achieved from putting on wine socials, I truly didn’t have any expectations about what the response would be – I wondered if anyone was even going to read the post. But after it was published, I was blown away by the …

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Growing YPN Through Mentorship

Blog Contributor Mentoring, YPN Events 2 Comments

By Anand Patel A few weeks ago, Rob Reuter made the exciting announcement that the Young Professionals Network has grown to 300 networks (and counting).  This is a commendable feat in the short 4+ years YPN has been around. As a part of Florida YPN, I’m very proud that 12 out of the 26 new networks established nationally to date …

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Pulling Off a BIG Event

Blog Contributor Classes & Education, Professional Development, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Rob Mehta Recently, I attended one of the most “unique” YPN events I have ever attended. Quite simply, it was the “World’s Largest Tuesday Morning Sales Meeting.” Drawing a crowd in this industry is no easy feat, but when a group of Midwest minds with moxie got together, they were determined to attract more than just a couple people. …

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Shameless YPN Plug

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By Cory Brewer Last week I spent some time with my local YPN planting trees at a nearby park.  Next week we are hosting an elegant networking event in ther 43rd floor penthouse at the newest condo tower in downtown Bellevue, Wash., complete with valet parking and a red carpet.  In the past 12 months, we have also hosted free …