Content, Engagement Key for Mainstreet YPN

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Part three in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer The strengths of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® YPN are threefold: education, leadership, and culture. Those three priorities have helped propel the group, and lead to their win of the large category 2018 Network of the Year Award. “Our YPN Committee places a …

Think Spring With These Ideas To Grow Your YPN

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By Erica Christoffer

YPN leaders: As the spring market starts to heat up, you’re likely searching for ways to not only get your YPN members involved, but also support them in their businesses. So we’ve compiled a few event ideas from other YPN groups that will help you keep your YPN active, involved, and beneficial to your members.

1. Creative …

#Y4YPN From Fort Collins, Colo.

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The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Brandon Myers is the latest YPNer to take the #Y4YPN challenge. During my interview with Brandon, he talked about how he became a REALTOR®, discussed his favorite local YPN events, and shared some advice for new agents. Before becoming a …

Justify Your Existence

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By Sam DeBord

Changes in technology are creating questions about the future roles of real estate associations, MLSs, and brokerages. As a result, REALTOR® association leaders have been increasingly focused on defining our value to members.

A good friend of mine, who was an engineer at Apple, used to recount Steve Jobs’ version of this value-seeking process. He’d walk into …

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The Case for a REALTOR® to Lead Realtor.com®

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By Sam DeBord Realtor.com®’s president, Errol Samuelson, has been hired away by Zillow. I’ve met Errol and he’s a nice guy, very smart, and very successful. Business is business. But, naive as it might be, there’s plenty of disappointment from the REALTOR® community. It comes from a belief that we have a common cause greater than just our businesses. Whether …

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Growing YPN Through Mentorship

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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 …

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Open Your Eyes to the Privileges of Membership

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By Chris Nichols I recently attended a conference where I heard the following story related: An elderly man had dreamed of taking a cruise to the Mediterranean for most of his life. The man did not come from means of any sort and had saved for years and years to make this dream of cruising a reality. Being frugal with …