5 Simple Life Hacks to Boost Experience

Blog Contributor New REALTOR®, Professional Development, Rookies, Sales & Marketing 7 Comments

By Sam DeBord Real estate rookies can really kick start their learning experience by picking up some simple shortcuts from those who’ve been selling for many years.  These are just a few of the real estate “hacks” I’ve learned over the years from seasoned practitioners that improved my experience and knowledge in simple yet effective ways. 1. Know the Concierge …

ypn default feature image

The REALTOR® Value Proposition: Do You Have an Elevator Pitch?

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, NAR, Professional Development, realtors, Sales & Marketing 5 Comments

By Sam DeBord This week I’m in Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo, and it got me thinking: Some of the most interesting committees I’ve worked with lately have focused on a range of issues surrounding the value proposition for the REALTOR® brand. From a communications audit at our local board to a state/NAR combined idea building …

ypn default feature image

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 …

ypn default feature image

Announcing No. 300

robreuter Professional Development, YPN News 2 Comments

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager YPN has hit another milestone. On Thursday, Aug. 8 2013, the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association in Florida confirmed the formation of their Young Professionals Network becoming the 300th network of YPN. In addition to establishing its 300th network, YPN also achieved the following milestones in 2013: More than 150 NAR Committee & Advisory Board …

ypn default feature image

Thank You

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Code of Ethics, Personal Fulfillment 2 Comments

By Anand Patel “Why do you do this for free?” “What do you get out of it?” “When do you have time to make money?” “Why do you waste your time with that?” “What’s the point?” If you volunteer some of your time and talents to National Association of REALTORS® (or any other organization) at the local, state, or national …

ypn default feature image

‘Tis the Season…

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development Leave a Comment

By Melissa Krchnak ‘Tis the Season… To…Prep for Next Year. While I love to evaluate what I’ve done, I’m also ambitiously looking at 2013! I started planning for next year months ago and am putting the finishing touches on it these last few days of the year. I feel waiting until January to do business planning is missing the boat a bit. …

ypn default feature image

NAR in Orlando: My Trip in a Nutshell

Blog Contributor Classes & Education, NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Professional Development, YPN News 1 Comment

By Subhi Gharbieh On Thursday, Nov. 8, my fellow Dallas REALTOR® Joe Atkins and I booked the 6 a.m. flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando so that we could make it to the YPN Advisory Subcommittee meeting that started at noon. Being the responsible adult that I am (not), I tried to pull an all nighter so that I wouldn’t …

ypn default feature image

Shameless YPN Plug

Blog Contributor Community, Networking, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Events Leave a Comment

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 …

ypn default feature image

Joining My Local Board of REALTORS®

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Jennifer Klein I’m a two-year chair of the Placer County Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network and I was recently nominated to the 2013 Placer County Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors. In my video below, I share why and how I became involved with the board, as well as the benefits of getting involved in your local association. …