How to Ask for Money for Your YPN

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By Matt Clements Your number one source of funding and the best investor in your Young Professionals Network is your local association. The CEO/AE should be your partner for your YPN. Think about it. The association needs new leaders. Your group provides those people. The value of investment should be about $2,000 for smaller associations, $5,000 for medium boards, and …

Who Are Today’s Landlords?

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By Erica Christoffer

If you’re looking to get into property management, you’ll want to research your potential clients. And property owners who are considering becoming landlords will be looking for a real estate professional who’s familiar with their needs.

According to a recent survey of 2,000 landlords conducted by TransUnion, 44 percent are age 34 and under and 66 percent …

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Does Slow, Steady Growth Actually Create Real Estate Bubbles?

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By Sam DeBord If “a stitch in time saves nine,” does a market that corrects itself frequently save itself from over-correcting? We’ve been told that slow and steady growth is the safest path for an investment. Real estate markets that follow a moderately increasing appreciation path are the rock-solid investments that provide safe harbor from volatile equity swings. And yet, …

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YPN Rallies for RPAC

Erica Christoffer Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN News 1 Comment

Members of the Young Professionals Network stood tall and proud at NAR’s 360 Thursday, waving U.S. flags in the air to symbolize their commitment to “10 for 10” – investing $10,000 to the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) over the next 10 years. Christian Zarif with Better Homes and Gardens Kansas City and Matt Case with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family …

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Housing Affordability at All-Time High

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By Jared James Did you know that cash buyers have made up over 30 percent of the overall buying market for five consecutive months? To give you some context, only two short years ago cash buyers only accounted for about 12 percent of the market. More importantly, do you know how to leverage them to make more money this year? …