Becoming an Influencer in Your Real Estate Market

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, real estate is an incredibly competitive business. Many markets are over-saturated with agents who are competing for the same clients, same listings, same commission checks. Plus, any time we experience a super “hot” market, a whole new surge of agents enter the industry—many of them hungry and willing to do whatever it takes for …

YPNers Gather for Networking and Awards in Boston

Erica Christoffer Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN groups 3 Comments

More than 500 members of the National Association of REALTORS®  gathered from across the country for a night of networking and celebration in Boston’s Theater District as part of the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Nov. 2, 2018. The highlight of the event at Whiskey Saigon was the announcement of the 2018 YPN Network of the Year Award recipients. …

Tackling Big Issues in the New Year

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By Matt Clements I love January. It’s the time when everything seems possible and the new year opens up new opportunity. I’m especially excited because my baby boy turned 1-year-old this week! He’s the light of anyone’s day, and the poop diapers mean nothing when I see that wonderful smile. Truly, I “replaced myself.” You’ll often hear me say, “Replace …

How Volunteer Work Benefits Our Business

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By Christina Pappas Growing up in a Miami real estate family, I always envisioned working with my father and grandfather. But before I jumped into the industry, I wanted to give my other interest a try: hotels. After graduating from Cornell University, I moved to Los Angeles to launch a career in the hospitality field. I landed a job at …

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Fall YPN Event Ideas

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Autumn is upon us, and the changing of the seasons is a great time to put together creative YPN events that will get members excited to be involved. Here are five real-life ideas from YPN groups around the country. 1. Not Your Usual Cocktail Party. Lakes Area REALTORS® Association YPN will host a wine and paint networking event and activity …

Why I’m Running for the Board

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By Nico Hohman

I am a 28-year-old broker-owner of my own independent real estate company, and I am running for a position on the board of directors for my local association, the Greater Tampa REALTORS®. The association has been around for more than 100 years and is over 10,000 members strong. It has been adding close to 125 new members every month …

Great Leaders Exhibit Gratitude

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By John Blom

Last year I blogged about my experience as president of my local association, so it seemed right to wrap it all up with a grand finale — a seminal description of the lessons that I learned as part of that experience.

I sat down last week to write that post and ended up staring at my computer screen …

YPN Event Ideas to Kick Off 2017

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Are you looking for new, fresh ways to connect and engage with your YPN members? Get 2017 off to a solid start with these event ideas for your YPN group. 1. Go for a strike. The Greater San Antonio Board of REALTORS® YPN is hosting bowling/networking event, which is sure to be a strike (in a good way). YPN’s Sips …

Announcing the 2016 Networks of the Year

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YPN members from across the country gathered Friday night at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando for the largest YPN networking reception of the year, and to celebrate the eighth annual Networks of the Year (NOTY) Awards. These awards are given to small, medium, large, and state REALTOR® associations with networks that consistently hold a variety of events, show growth in …

Apply for the 2016 Network of the Year Awards

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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 …