New Year’s Inspirations

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By Samantha Jones

The old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” rings true more than ever at the beginning of a new year. Sure, 2019 means a theoretical blank slate and chance to improve every facet of our lives. Yet, sometimes we set ourselves up to fail with those lofty goals. I’m all for continuing to strive for excellence, …

The 5 Must-Read YPN Lounge Posts of 2018

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

Blog posts packed with actionable, business-boosting tips and recommendations for real estate professionals were the most well-read of the year. New and returning contributing bloggers provided content for the YPN Lounge that received roughly 112,000 total page views in 2018.  With readers seeking peer-to-peer blog articles for advice and best practices, here are the top five YPN Lounge posts of …

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Plan Your 2019 Business in 5 Easy Steps

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By Jef Conn

The end of 2018 is drawing near, so if you haven’t yet written your business plan for 2019, now is the time. Don’t worry if you’re reading this after January 1, you can start today and plan the rest of your year. Let’s keep it simple and plan your 2019 business in five easy steps.

Step 1: …

Setting Goals: New Year, New Opportunity

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

What are your real estate goals for 2018? Writing them down is a great place to start.

For a little inspiration, I decided to ask brokers and agents from all over the country what their goals are for 2018 with three specific questions:

How do you set goals? What are your goals? How do you intend on …

28 Great Real Estate Articles From 2016

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

With more than 2.5 million blog posts being published every day, it can be difficult to sort through the noise. Now that the year is coming to an end, I thought it it would be helpful to organize some of the year’s best real estate articles into one large round-up post for you.

I reached out to some great real …

Real Estate Resolutions for 2015

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Personal Fulfillment 9 Comments

By Elizabeth Mackay Do you still make New Year’s resolutions? Do you still hold the hope of something better, something more, as you leave one year behind and embark on another? It’s easy to feel hopeless, there are the old year’s resolutions unmet and the gaping question of whether you’ll see the new year, much less live it out. Yet, …

Don’t LOOK for Opportunity in 2015

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If you spend your days looking for opportunity, in essence you are telling yourself opportunity is elusive and you have to seek it out. That is far from the truth. By believing that everything happens for a reason, and by being present in the moment, we will begin to see that opportunity surrounds us.

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Business Planning for 2012

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager It’s official: 2012 has kicked into full gear. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start your business planning.  Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2012 chair of NAR’s Strategic Planning Committee, recently asked YPN members what kind of statistics they consider when forming their annual business plan.  From my former selling days, I focused mainly on …

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Goal Setting for 2012: You Have to Want the Result More Than You Hate the Pain of Getting There!

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By Jared James Hi Ypn’ers! If you are like most people, you are planning to do one of two things for the New Year: 1.)      Get motivated and try once again to set a new goal for the New Year, or… 2.)      Don’t even attempt it because you have been there, done that, and are tired of setting goals every …

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YPN Rocked 2011

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By Brooke Wolford

This year was truly amazing for my fellow YPN’ers.  I don’t think I have ever been so proud to be a part of YPN. The Young Professionals Network has grown so much and our presence has become very well known. Nobody can deny the fact that we are leaders in the real estate world.

I remember when …