Networking, Awards Soiree in San Francisco

Blog Contributor Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Erica Christoffer

Real estate professionals from Georgia to Guam gathered in San Francisco for the largest YPN networking event of the year on Nov. 8, 2019. The 11th annual reception, which took place at Verso in the South of Market neighborhood, attracted more than 400 members who were able to meet face-to-face for conversations and camaraderie while attending the …

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Conference Flashback to 2005

Blog Contributor NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight 2 Comments

By Alex Milshteyn I’ve attended the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo since 2005. A lot has changed since my first annual conference, which also took place in San Francisco, but a lot has also stayed the same. Here is a list of some of my memorable changes: In 2005, I didn’t have in-flight internet. I am not sure how I …

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3 Reasons Not to Attend RE Connect San Francisco!

Drew Burks Classes & Education, Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 2 Comments

By Drew Burks 2010 Real Estate Connect San Francisco This is one event I have always wanted to attend but never have.  Well, this year I made the choice to not only attend the event but to participate with my fellow YPNers during the afternoon session of Agent Reboot. Life is what we make it and we get out of …

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Superstitous Buyers or Sellers? These Tips May Bring You Some Luck…

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales Tips & Techniques, Working with Clients 2 Comments

By Heather Soldonia In the spirit of October and Halloween, I think it’s a perfect time to discuss the many superstitions, beliefs, and practices held by home buyers (and sellers). As I’ve implied before, the San Francisco Bay Area is a cauldron pot of ancestries, religions, family, and marital statuses. But with that diversity there is a cobweb of belief …

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Being Good to the Environment is Good For Business

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Environmental, Technology & Social Media 1 Comment

By Heather Soldonia The San Francisco Bay area is known for being progressive. In San Francisco we have more than 40 LEED-registered municipal projects in the pipeline, real estate agencies who promote themselves exclusively as “green” and (did I forget to mention…) Berzerkeley. As real estate agents we use a lot of paper, electric, and energy resources. The following are …

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Tips to Help First-Time Home Buyers Succeed

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Heather Soldonia Despite the condition of the nation’s real estate market, California still holds some of the strongest property values in the country. Forbes Magazine recently released its annual article of America’s 500 Most Expensive Zip Codes. And it’s actually easier to identify which San Francisco Bay area towns aren’t listed. The median home price in Sunnyvale (#498) was …