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Top 10 Reasons You Should Enter the NARdiGras Video Contest

Blog Contributor NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Professional Development, Technology & Social Media, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Allison Fitch-Markham, Marketing Director, NAR Conventions Division 10.       Face it, you’re just not going to be able to sample fried catfish, shrimp po’boys and sautéed alligator at home. 9.         Your childhood dream was to meet Mary Lou Retton and you took out your mum’s favorite vase when you tried to vault the coffee table. 8.         If you win, you’ll …

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My Top 5 Highlights of the NAR Annual Conference

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By Jessica Hickok, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger It’s Sunday, day 3 of the annual conference here in beautiful San Diego, and I can’t help but think I don’t want it to end…however, I’m really excited to get back to work! Every year that I have attended the NAR Annual Conference and Expo, I always find it to be a huge …

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YPN Under the Stars

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By Erica Christoffer and Katie Tarbox, REALTOR® Magazine The Young Professionals Network (YPN) had a lot to celebrate at their annual networking event this year, which was held at the chic pool deck of the Hotel Solamar and sponsored by NAR Community Affairs, HP, HouseLogic, and the Center for REALTOR® Technology. More than 300 young professionals attended the event, which featured wine, …

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Events for YPNers and More at This Year’s Conference

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By Dawn Miller, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger If you didn’t have a chance to go to the YPN reception last night, you missed out! The rooftop of Hotel Solamar was packed as early as 6:30 p.m. when YPNers from across the country met to introduce each other, share, and exchange ideas. If you did go, I hope we had a …

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Live From San Diego: A One-Day Glimpse at the 2009 NAR Conference & Expo

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By Heather Soldonia, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger Friday at the 2009 NAR Expo was fantastic!! I decided to attend 4 sessions: • Marketing in 2010 and Beyond • Treating Your Business Like a Business • How to Avoid, Survive and End a Sales Slump • Road Warrior Max Pigman was a great speaker, for the benefit of the non-YP (aka …

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The Future of YPN is Now.

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Chapters, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Nobu Hata, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger Friday night’s NAR/YPN get-together was unlike any other REALTOR event I’d ever been to. Members of 47 national chapters networking, talking shop, and bouncing questions off each other, not to further their business, but to further their YPN cause both locally and nationally. A group of people taking this new, open, collaborative model of real …

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Live From San Diego: YPN’s Biggest 2010 Challenge

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By Brian Copeland, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger This week in San Diego, I had an opportunity to interview three YPNers about the biggest challenge they face going into 2010. Here are the results: Agree or disagree? Answer in the Web poll below. What is YOUR biggest challenge? Make a live audience poll at Poll Everywhere

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Live From San Diego: It’s All In Who You Follow

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By Jessica Hickok, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger They say that birds of a feather flock together. That is so true, especially here at the NAR Annual Conference and Expo currently taking place here in beautiful San Diego, California. If you want to find out where the hot sessions are, where the go-getters, YPNers, and motivated agents are while at the …

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Live From San Diego: What Does ‘International’ Real Estate Really Mean?

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By Dawn Miller, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger In the real estate world where the average age of a REALTOR® is 52 years old, some may agree it’s a challenge as a young professional, or YPNer.  I may have just added another challenge to the equation—trying to break into the international real estate world. While myth has it that one should know …