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Real Estate in 2011

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Helpful Tools, Professional Development 7 Comments

By Brooke Wolford If you are reading this post and are still active in real estate, congratulations! You have survived a year of many challenges.  You can pat yourself on the back remember how hard your worked.  Feel a sense of accomplishment and embrace every challenge that was put in front of you. We faced many challenges.  We had good …

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Taming the Lion Inside

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight 9 Comments

By Brian Copeland I recently had a lively discussion with one of my Baby Boomer, dearest real estate friends on the phone.  Of course, it was on the phone, that’s what Baby Boomers do.  They want to meet and talk on the phone all the time.  I had asked her if we could just e-mail, but she insisted on a …

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New Kid at the Business Meetings

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, YPN Chapters 12 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn In an interesting change of pace, I am writing this post from our state REALTOR® Association meetings. I wish you were here.  No…I really wish you were here. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2009 Member Profile, 15 percent of our industry is age 40 or under.  At these meetings, there aren’t even 15 people who …

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Futurecasting Our Destiny

Blog Contributor Professional Development, YPN Events, YPN News 7 Comments

By Brian Copeland NAR Leadership Summit 2010 is underway this week in Chicago, Ill., and YPN is out in full force.  I have experienced no clearer message over the past few months than this…NAR is serious about training, raising and nurturing the future.  In a greater culture that sometimes dwells in the past and present, it’s overwhelming to know that …

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NAR Committees 101

Blog Contributor MidYear, NAR 1 Comment

By Nobu Hata Preconceived notions I had of an NAR committee aside, this would be my third Midyear and my first year serving on any committee, and I was bound and determined to make the best of it. I was appointed to the Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee, and my knee-jerk reaction was essentially a surprise-surprise-throw-the-asiandude-on-the-most-predictable-committee-possible one.  Even better: There were a …

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The YPN Experience at Midyear Meetings

Nobu Hata MidYear, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Nobu Hata What a week!  The energy and will YPN has been showing the last few months was on full display at Midyear.  Between committee meetings, Association Executive strategy, and Diversity outreach plan, the buzz was all about YPN this Midyear.  Were your ears ringing? The one thing I’ll take away from 2010 NAR Midyear is NAR’s embracement of …

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Attention YPNers: Midyear is Here!

Blog Contributor MidYear, Professional Development, YPN Events, YPN News 2 Comments

By Nobu Hata I know, I know, you’ve heard about all the goings on at MidYear Meetings.  It’s “boring,”  “there’s no point to it,” or “what do they do in D.C., anyways?”  Fact of the matter is, it’s at these meetings that policy — present and future — gets discussed among the members of the National Association of REALTORS®.  And …

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What Would It Take to Get You to MidYear?

Blog Contributor MidYear, YPN Events 6 Comments

By Nobu Hata What would it take to get you to MidYear this year? It’s a serious question. And no, I’m not going to use any replies in some insidious way. Seriously though, what is it about NAR MidYear that makes it so abhorrent to the average REALTOR®?  What makes the alternative shows so much more appealing in comparison?  Is …

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Involvement = Impact

Blog Contributor Outreach, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development Leave a Comment

  By Jeremy Williams Involvement = Impact was a humbling realization I had after a board meeting this week with the East Houston Fellowship of Christian Athletes. You can’t stand on the side lines if you want to have an impact on anything, whether it is in the real estate industry, an organization you participate in, or even in your …