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Taking an Active Role Within Your Association is Easier Than You Think

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By Brooke Wolford I recently had a meeting for the Metro YPN committee of the St. Paul Association of REALTORS®.  Ron Covert, chief executive officer, joined us to see what was going on with our newly-revamped YPN. One of the questions he asked us was, “How do we get the younger generation involved with the association?”  Seems like a relatively …

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There Are Givers and There Are Takers: Taking an Active Role in Your Profession

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By Brett Caviness From the first year I got my license as a college student, I knew I wanted to be involved in the real estate business as much as possible.  I started by attending the Iowa REALTORS® Legislative Bus-in where I quickly realized the power we as individuals have to take part in the political landscape that is our …

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Duty’s Calling, YPN

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By Nobu Hata Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that we’re living and working in a tenuously linked society right now.  Hyper-political-mumbo-jumbo is being thrown around to a jaded audience, and we are more polarized and fractured than ever before. That same thing could be said for the real estate industry. Data, IDX, syndication, broker-centric, agent-centric, consumer-centric, …

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YPN Rocked 2011

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By Brooke Wolford

This year was truly amazing for my fellow YPN’ers.  I don’t think I have ever been so proud to be a part of YPN. The Young Professionals Network has grown so much and our presence has become very well known. Nobody can deny the fact that we are leaders in the real estate world.

I remember when …

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Why Do I Need YPN?

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By Anand Patel As a member of the newly-formed and energized Tampa YPN network in Tampa, Fla., I find myself, along with our other committee members, answering this question when sharing the purpose of YPN with REALTORS® of all ages. Why do I need YPN? If you ask any three YPN members, you’ll get three different answers. I discovered this …