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 …

D.C. Meetings Showcase YPN’s Incredible Growth

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By Rob Reuter

During the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo—where more than 9,000 REALTORS® converged on the nation’s capital—Tuesday, May 14 was YPN day for members involved in the network. It began with the YPN Advisory Board meeting from 1-2:30 p.m. where the 20-member board convened to discuss progress on its goals since meeting during the polar vortex …

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Dayton REALTORS® YPN Built on Teamwork

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By Erica Christoffer

Part two in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients.

Since forming in 2011, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® YPN in Dayton, Ohio, has continued to renew and reinvent its structure over the years, an effort that helped the group bring home the 2018 Network of the Year Award in the medium …

How to Deal When Your Plate is Full

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Closing sales, managing my team, serving on my association’s board of directors, working as YPN chair, hosting seminars, blogging about the industry—what a mouthful—and that’s not the half of it.

Selling real estate can be more than a full-time job, so tacking on other responsibilities may seem exhausting and overwhelming, especially when many of them are volunteered …

3 Tips for Hosting a Successful YPN Event

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, as YPNers we are always looking for creative YPN event ideas. Getting members excited to get involved through fun and inspired events is a top priority on our annual YPN agenda. Last year I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the NAR YPN Leadership Retreat, where I was able to not only …

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 …

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 …