YPN Launches New Website

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By Rob Reuter

After nearly a year of research and development, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new Young Professionals Network website, ypn.realtor!

The 2017 YPN Advisory Board made the development of a YPN website a key initiative when it was determined that a hub for all YPN resources was needed to better serve local and state …

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Do You Have a Mentor?

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By Dolores Esanu When I was 17, I walked into an up-and-coming real estate firm and asked for an internship. The firm consisted of a mother/daughter team. Initially, the mother hesitated at the thought of hiring a teenager with no work experience, however, the daughter gave me a chance. She went against the grain and the hesitations of her business …

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Pipsqueak Principles of Real Estate

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By Anand Patel Earlier this year I gave a presentation locally that I entitled “The Pipsqueak Principles” — three lessons my now 2 ½-year-old daughter inadvertently taught me during her first year. You see, before her birth (as those of you who are new parents may attest to) I lived in my own bubble and didn’t pay much attention to …

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Play Offense Instead of Defense With Your Deals

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By Crystal Webster DISCLAIMER: Please read this as a challenge; a challenge to use our predecessors as a spring board to do bigger and better. In case you aren’t aware, we’re in a heat wave – it’s REALLY hot. My car thermostat has said at least 100 degrees for the past 2 weeks straight, and that’s not even with the …

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Open Your Eyes to the Privileges of Membership

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By Chris Nichols I recently attended a conference where I heard the following story related: An elderly man had dreamed of taking a cruise to the Mediterranean for most of his life. The man did not come from means of any sort and had saved for years and years to make this dream of cruising a reality. Being frugal with …

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So You Want to Start a YPN Network

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By Stefanie Hahn Starting a YPN group can be extremely rewarding, but also challenging. So I thought I’d share a few things I’ve learned after co-founding a successful network in my Pennsylvania market. The ultimate goal is forming strong relationships, learning, and growing as real estate professionals. From there, involvement in our communities and local/state associations will follow. Stefanie Hahn …

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Help Home Owners Envision Home Ownership Again

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Consumers who’ve been through foreclosure may think their days of owning a home are over. Not true. Share the “5 Steps to Owning a Home Again After Foreclosure” from the November “Foreclosure Resource Guide” now available at the REALTOR® Content Resource. Here’s just some of the information: 1. Rebuild your nest egg. Establish a safety net. Since you’re coming out …

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Powerful Networking

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By Kelly Reark What ways do you network with your fellow real estate agents?  Do you walk away from a happy hour or business card exchange really knowing much about them or their business? Likely not. Do you ever wonder why? Having a pocket full of business cards is one thing, but getting to know other real estate agents is …

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Obstacles I Have Overcome as a Young Professional

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By Kenneth Culbertson   “Who are you to tell me that I need to bring $10,000 to the closing table? You’re just a kid!” ~ Seller These are the types of words I would hear when I was first selling real estate back in 1995 at 23 years of age. How would I overcome such critique? FACTS and STATISTICS! The …