Update From the YPN Advisory Board’s May Meeting

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By Rebecca Donatelli

The latest YPN Advisory Board meeting looked a little different as the annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C.—led by the current National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Team—was shifted to a completely virtual conference in May due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Piper Knoll, the YPN Advisory Board’s current chair, led the virtual meeting and shared that 100% …

How Starbucks Fast-Tracked My Real Estate Career—And I’m Not Talking About the Caffeine

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee. I usually drink four or five cups per day—no exaggeration. In fact, it’s rare to run into me without a coffee in hand. My friends know it, my clients know it, even my favorite home inspector knows it (the first time I showed up at one of his …

Why You Should Write a Vision Statement and Where to Start

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By Rebecca Donatelli

December 2019: It’s close to year’s end, the holiday season is upon us (crazy, isn’t it?), and we are in that “frantically planning for the New Year” phase.

We all do it—wake up one day at the end of the year “feeling inspired” and write the inevitable New Year’s resolutions list. For the majority of us, it …

Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

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By Rebecca Donatelli

In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association.

When I was first licensed at …

How to Deal When Your Plate is Full

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Closing sales, managing my team, serving on my association’s board of directors, working as YPN chair, hosting seminars, blogging about the industry—what a mouthful—and that’s not the half of it.

Selling real estate can be more than a full-time job, so tacking on other responsibilities may seem exhausting and overwhelming, especially when many of them are volunteered …

3 Tips for Hosting a Successful YPN Event

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, as YPNers we are always looking for creative YPN event ideas. Getting members excited to get involved through fun and inspired events is a top priority on our annual YPN agenda. Last year I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the NAR YPN Leadership Retreat, where I was able to not only …

New Year’s Resolutions: 3 Weeks or 365 Days?

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Every year we all sit down and make a list of New Year’s resolutions that we swear we are going to stick by for the entire year. They usually look something like this:

1. Start keto diet 2. Go to gym four days a week 3. Lose 30 pounds 4. Double sales volume 5. Save …

Becoming an Influencer in Your Real Estate Market

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, real estate is an incredibly competitive business. Many markets are over-saturated with agents who are competing for the same clients, same listings, same commission checks. Plus, any time we experience a super “hot” market, a whole new surge of agents enter the industry—many of them hungry and willing to do whatever it takes for …

Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live a life of luxury and glamour, with classy dinners, beautiful homes, and five-star reviews. This has allowed outsiders to develop a …

Dominating Social Media for Your Real Estate Business

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By Rebecca Donatelli It’s no secret that social media dominates today’s technology-based society, and has become a crucial part of everyday life for most. The rapid spread of news, celebrity gossip, and the genuine interest in other people’s lives has made social media the prime go-to resource to stay up-to-date. The world we live in today is a digital one, …