4 Takeaways From YPN Advance

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By Maria Kauffman Last month, I had the opportunity to represent the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (Grand Rapids, Mich.) at YPN Advance as part of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago. At this event, local YPN committee chairs, vice-chairs, and association liaisons come together from across the country to discuss real estate and market trends, YPN …

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4 Important Lessons For New Real Estate Professionals

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By James Boyer

Eleven years ago, at the tender of age of 14, my life changed forever when my father passed. My mother powered forward from this tragedy with remarkable strength, and from that day until today, her primary goal in life has been taking care of me and my siblings. On that sad day in 2010, and by watching …

How To Protect Your Privacy on Clubhouse

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By Burton Kelso

If you are active on social media, you have probably heard about the new social network Clubhouse. If not, real estate coach Lee Davenport wrote all about Clubhouse and how useful it is for agents and brokers in her latest YPN Lounge post. Any time a new social media app appears on the scene, there are always …

5 Things to Be Optimistic About in 2021

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By Jef Conn

I am so excited to be in 2021, mainly because we can leave last year behind us! While the real estate market has become crazy in many cities over the last 12 months, agents like you and I are working hard to have a successful 2021. Here are five things I’m excited about this year:

The market …

YPN Groups Focus on Business Building Events

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By Erica Christoffer

YPNs around the country are starting the year with a renewed focus on business growth. If you’re involved in planning for your YPN, show value to your members by developing events full of industry insights and business-boosting tips and takeaways. Here are five examples of topics and forums from YPN groups around the country.

1. Mega info …

Starved for Networking Events While Social Distancing? The New(ish) Clubhouse App Can Help

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By Lee Davenport

In case you missed it, we are still social distancing. As a result, I have heard from many real estate pros asking how they can get in front of people and be part of a community online. You know, the OGs of connecting virtually with groups of new people on Facebook, Eventbrite, and Snapchat, to just name …

Preparing For Your Best 2021 Starts Now

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By Jef Conn

It’s hard to believe that this year has simultaneously flown by in what feels like three days while it’s also felt 312 years long. I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned a lot in 2020 that I hope to implement in my 2021 business. I hear from brokers and agents all across the country who are …

Build Your Business Through YPN Involvement

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By Erica Christoffer

Did you know there is no formal application process to start a Young Professionals Network? Nor is there a cost to join YPN.

YPN—an official program of the National Association of REALTORS®—is for those young at heart and young in the business. Its goal is to increase member engagement at the local, state, and national levels through …

The YPN Effect: Iron Sharpens Iron

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Inspired.

Fall 2016: I had made it to the end of my first year in the real estate business. It was a solid first year, and I had earned the “Rookie of the Year” title at my brokerage. I was excited about my new venture, but still terrified nonetheless.

I’ll never forget it—I was tapped on the …

Why YPN? Learn How to Get Involved

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By Heather Haase

As we embark on a new decade, the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network is turning 13. This is a big year for the YPN Advisory Board. We recognize the legacy that has been left for us as we continue to grow and strengthen our national presence.

Growth directly relates to the mindset of doing better—better …