From Hate to Love: 6 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

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By Rebecca Donatelli

I’ll never forget the first time I had to get up in front of an audience and give a speech. I did it in order to meet a core requirement in college, not because I wanted to. It was my sophomore year, and I remember thinking I would rather try to solve the infamous Fermat’s Last Theorem …

So, You Want to Write a Book

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By Rebecca Donatelli

October 7, 2020, in the midst of navigating a global pandemic while getting over my recent divorce, I added “published author” to my resume. I’ll never forget the moment my book arrived in the mail—I had tracked the package all day and watched the online map as the Amazon delivery person made their way through Cleveland delivering …

Albuquerque’s New YPN Isn’t Letting the Pandemic Slow It Down

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By Josh Price

You might be surprised to know that the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® didn’t have a YPN before last fall. Because our group was just getting off the ground, we could have easily been derailed after the global pandemic hit the U.S. Instead, we adapted, and we’re now engaging with more members than ever. I wanted to …

Fresno YPN: Leading By Example

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By Erica Christoffer

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® YPN credits the cohesiveness and commitment of their committee members after winning both the Medium Network of the Year Award from the National Association of REALTORS® and the State Network of the Year Award from the California Association of REALTORS® in 2019.

In this Q&A, Brandon Uribe, 2019 chair of Fresno’s YPN, …

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.

The YPN Advisory Board is just one …

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 …

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Network of the Year Awards

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By Rob Reuter

Does your network have what it takes to be recognized as one of the 2019 Networks of the Year? We are accepting applications through Aug. 31, 2019, and the winners will be announced during the YPN networking reception at Verso on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, during the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

For 2019, …

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 …

4 Moments You Missed at the D.C. Meetings

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By Jef Conn

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo have wrapped up, and if you weren’t able to attend, here’s just a glimpse of what you missed related to YPN.

The friendships. When you walk into the YPN Advisory Board meeting at an NAR convention, you’ll notice a significant difference from other committees. Everyone is there for one …