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 networks and their members. YPN has grown tremendously in the last 10 years, and ypn.realtor is a reflection of that. Learn more about the resources you’ll find at the new site in the descriptions below.
REALTORS® can join YPN individually by filling out a simple form. This will subscribe you to the monthly YPN newsletter, provide you with discounted pricing to annual networking events, and add you to the national YPN roster—which flags you for initiatives such as NAR committee selections, presidential advisory groups, and more. Joining the closed YPN Facebook group will also qualify members for these benefits.
Download the YPN Startup Kit to help get your network off the ground.
The 2017 YPN Advisory Board applied for and was approved a limited budget to help support local network events. Four $1,000 grants are available annually for new networks and four $500 grants for revitalized networks. These are approved on a first come, first served basis and if outlined criteria are met.
Did you know that YPN Advisory Board members have an annual travel stipend to attend local and state YPN events? There is no cost to your association. We encourage you to reach out to them directly to coordinate their attendance.
Read business tips and first-hand experiences written by YPN members for the Lounge blog, or apply to become a YPN blogger and make your own contributions to the blog.
All active YPN groups are located on an interactive map that lists the contact information for the YPN staff liaison at the sponsoring association. Contact your local group to find out when the next event is scheduled and how you can get involved.
Did your network host an event that was a smashing success? Don’t be shy about sharing the details with your YPN colleagues across the country by filling out a form describing the details of your event. You can also get fresh ideas for your YPN by reading about successful events hosted by other networks.
Join the several hundred YPN members who have pledged $10,000 over 10 years to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Take the YPN Pledge today!
Download and apply for one of the four Networks of the Year awards during the month of August. The winners are announced each year during the YPN reception at the annual REALTORS® Conference & Trade Expo.
We’d love to hear your feedback on the new site in the comments below, or feel free to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.