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 …

YPN Awarded Funds to Extend Reach

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Newly-formed or relaunched state and local YPN groups are about to get a little help from their NAR friends. The National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors gave final approval on a proposal put forth by the YPN Advisory Board to establish a $6,000 annual fund that would support events and programs to help networks become established. “We’ve had the …

Making Connections in D.C.

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YPN members from around the country gathered for a night of networking and fun during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 10 at the The Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. Making face-to-face connections is a key part of YPN, and approximately 200 young real estate professionals attended the sixth annual event. Photos by Noah Hayes, ©2016 …

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

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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 …

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Looking Forward to the Midyear Meetings in Washington!

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By Anand Patel Having just returned from Great American Realtor Days (GARD) in my state’s capital of Tallahassee, Fla., I am energized for my first trip to Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. this May. GARD is an annual event for REALTORS® from across the state of Florida to meet and discuss key real estate issues with …

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Utah REALTORS® Take Their Issues to the Hill

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By Chris Nichols   Approximately 60 REALTORS® from the state of Utah spent last Wednesday afternoon discussing issues vital to the housing market with their Congressional Delegation. The afternoon started with a state caucus meeting with Jamie Gregory, one of NAR’s chief lobbyists, walking us through the major talking points of the day. Then it was off to Capitol Hill …

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The Last About Me Page You Will Have to Fill Out

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By Stefanie Hahn I hope that your SocialBios is the last About Me page you will have to complete now that REALTOR.com and SocialBios have fully launched the Hyper-Social(TM) Agent Profile Pages and Hyper-Social(TM) Agent Recommendations. Presented at the Young Professional Network Sub-Committee Midyear meeting yesterday in Washington, D.C., you must understand that this is no ordinary About Me page. …

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The World Will Not End!

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By Brooke Wolford Lately, there has seemed to be a lot of drama surrounding the world of real estate.  We can’t seem to go a day without some sort of challenge.  I have found myself getting emotional sometimes because I work so hard and I seem to frequently get a smack in the face. This past weekend, NAR passed the …

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Sadness in D.C.

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By Jared James Although many men won’t admit it, most of us have seen movies like “Sleepless in Seattle,” so I have no hesitation in saying that it is the inspiration for my blog post title. I have the great fortune of getting to speak at conventions all over North America, which, needless to say, lends itself to a lot …

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YPN Talks New Online Community at Midyear

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By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Are you on YPN Member Fuse? You should be. It’s the new Young Professionals Network online networking community and database system exclusively for members affiliated with a YPN. The goal of Member Fuse is to provide an easy-to-use forum of interactive and searchable YPN profiles, allowing members to connect and share ideas. …