Conference Recap: Brimming With Ideas

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By John Blom

During the four days I spent in San Diego attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, I sat in on classes, attended committee meetings, heard forum presentations on emerging technology, and met a wide range of really cool people in our industry.

I’ve been writing a YPN Lounge series about my experience as the incoming president for my …

Honoring Leaders

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By Erica Christoffer

More than 600 YPNers from across North America took over Parq Restaurant & Nightclub in San Diego Friday night to make business connections and celebrate achievements.

Four YPN groups received honors during the Network of the Year Awards (NOTY) presentation.

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®’ Young Council of REALTORS®, established in 1971, was named the Small …

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My Top 5 Highlights of the NAR Annual Conference

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By Jessica Hickok, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger It’s Sunday, day 3 of the annual conference here in beautiful San Diego, and I can’t help but think I don’t want it to end…however, I’m really excited to get back to work! Every year that I have attended the NAR Annual Conference and Expo, I always find it to be a huge …

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YPN Under the Stars

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By Erica Christoffer and Katie Tarbox, REALTOR® Magazine The Young Professionals Network (YPN) had a lot to celebrate at their annual networking event this year, which was held at the chic pool deck of the Hotel Solamar and sponsored by NAR Community Affairs, HP, HouseLogic, and the Center for REALTOR® Technology. More than 300 young professionals attended the event, which featured wine, …

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Events for YPNers and More at This Year’s Conference

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By Dawn Miller, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger If you didn’t have a chance to go to the YPN reception last night, you missed out! The rooftop of Hotel Solamar was packed as early as 6:30 p.m. when YPNers from across the country met to introduce each other, share, and exchange ideas. If you did go, I hope we had a …

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Live From San Diego: A One-Day Glimpse at the 2009 NAR Conference & Expo

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By Heather Soldonia, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger Friday at the 2009 NAR Expo was fantastic!! I decided to attend 4 sessions: • Marketing in 2010 and Beyond • Treating Your Business Like a Business • How to Avoid, Survive and End a Sales Slump • Road Warrior Max Pigman was a great speaker, for the benefit of the non-YP (aka …

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The Future of YPN is Now.

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By Nobu Hata, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger Friday night’s NAR/YPN get-together was unlike any other REALTOR event I’d ever been to. Members of 47 national chapters networking, talking shop, and bouncing questions off each other, not to further their business, but to further their YPN cause both locally and nationally. A group of people taking this new, open, collaborative model of real …

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Live From San Diego: YPN’s Biggest 2010 Challenge

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By Brian Copeland, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger This week in San Diego, I had an opportunity to interview three YPNers about the biggest challenge they face going into 2010. Here are the results: Agree or disagree? Answer in the Web poll below. What is YOUR biggest challenge? Make a live audience poll at Poll Everywhere

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Live From San Diego: It’s All In Who You Follow

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By Jessica Hickok, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger They say that birds of a feather flock together. That is so true, especially here at the NAR Annual Conference and Expo currently taking place here in beautiful San Diego, California. If you want to find out where the hot sessions are, where the go-getters, YPNers, and motivated agents are while at the …

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RE BarCamp Starts Off With High Energy!

Drew Burks Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 1 Comment

By Drew Burks. 2009 NAR Conference Blogger Downtown San Diego had a special electricity in the air this morning.  As I was pulling up to the Stingaree, location where RE BarCamp is being held, I immediately noticed small groups of people buzzing around.  The energy was similar to small children waiting to open gifts on Christmas morning, anticipation and enthusiasm …