Time to Step Up: We Need You to Serve on an NAR Committee

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By Jef Conn

Applications are open now through May 1, 2020, to apply for the 2021 National Association of REALTORS® committee selection. You mean, we apply for 2021 positions before the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? Yes, that’s correct. But don’t stress! Whether this is your first or 10th time, here’s a quick guide to make the process a …

Apply Today for NAR’s 2021 Committees

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By Erica Christoffer

If you’ve been looking for ways to get more involved in the real estate industry and make a difference in your profession, apply today for a National Association of REALTORS® committee. The application period is open now (as of March 2, 2020) through May 1, 2020, for 2021 committee selections.

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5 YPN Event Ideas to Start 2020 Right

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By Erica Christoffer

As 2020 ramps up and spring selling season approaches, keep your members engaged with these ideas for events and activities from other YPN groups around the country.

1. Introduce YPNers to leadership.

Columbus REALTORS® YPN organized a networking and discussion-based event to connect YPN members with the association’s leadership, including its CEO and new president.

This morning, …

Why YPN? Learn How to Get Involved

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By Heather Haase

As we embark on a new decade, the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network is turning 13. This is a big year for the YPN Advisory Board. We recognize the legacy that has been left for us as we continue to grow and strengthen our national presence.

Growth directly relates to the mindset of doing better—better …

YPN Advisory Board Highlights From San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

For the fourth year in a row, the YPN Advisory Board presented its Elevate YPN Award to a person who has helped bring the Young Professionals Network to new heights. During the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the award was given to Katie Johnson, the National Association of REALTORS® general counsel and senior vice …

Q&A: How California Became a YPN Leader

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Part four in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer A year has passed since Krista Knight accepted the state Network of the Year Award at the 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo in Boston on behalf of the California Association of REALTORS® YPN. It was the fourth time the group received the award …

Content, Engagement Key for Mainstreet YPN

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Part three in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer The strengths of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® YPN are threefold: education, leadership, and culture. Those three priorities have helped propel the group, and lead to their win of the large category 2018 Network of the Year Award. “Our YPN Committee places a …

The Summer Splash Challenge was a Success

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By Danielle Fontes

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 that raised money for ALS? Well, this summer our YPN group at the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® came up with a similar challenge to raise money for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to help those affected by recent natural disasters. We called it the Summer Splash Challenge.

Now that the …

5 End-of-Summer YPN Event Ideas

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By Erica Christoffer

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your YPN has to cool down. Here are five ideas from YPN groups around the country for fun end-of-summer events, activities, and mixers.

1. Go out swinging.

The Greater San Antonio YPN hosted its most recent mixer at Topgolf. Combining networking with outdoor activities is never a bad …

Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

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By Rebecca Donatelli

In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association.

When I was first licensed at …