Tackling Big Issues in the New Year

Blog Contributor Political Action & Involvement, YPN groups Leave a Comment

By Matt Clements I love January. It’s the time when everything seems possible and the new year opens up new opportunity. I’m especially excited because my baby boy turned 1-year-old this week! He’s the light of anyone’s day, and the poop diapers mean nothing when I see that wonderful smile. Truly, I “replaced myself.” You’ll often hear me say, “Replace …

YPN Awarded Funds to Extend Reach

Erica Christoffer YPN Events, YPN groups, YPN News Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, realtor.com, YPN News 8 Comments

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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Announcing No. 300

robreuter Professional Development, YPN News 1 Comment

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager YPN has hit another milestone. On Thursday, Aug. 8 2013, the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association in Florida confirmed the formation of their Young Professionals Network becoming the 300th network of YPN. In addition to establishing its 300th network, YPN also achieved the following milestones in 2013: More than 150 NAR Committee & Advisory Board …

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Nevada HOAs Challenged in False Claims Lawsuit

Blog Contributor Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Business Challenges, ethics, GSEs, Political Action & Involvement, Short Sales & Foreclosures 4 Comments

By Tara Owen Mention Home Owner Associations (HOAs) to any Las Vegas home owner and you are sure to get a passionate love them or hate them response. Many home owners I’ve met with are bitter over the fines imposed by HOAs for seemingly trivial violations. The ongoing controversy of fraudulent practices, excessive assessments, and egregious collection costs of HOA …

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Need a Good Laugh?!?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Sales & Marketing, YPN News 6 Comments

By Jared James We live in a world where everywhere you look everyone seems to be arguing about something because everyone has their point-of-view. And, of course, they are always right. Sometimes when I flip through the channels while I am at home or on the road in my hotel room, or I read a particular blog, I am left …