By Brian Copeland
NAR Leadership Summit 2010 is underway this week in Chicago, Ill., and YPN is out in full force. I have experienced no clearer message over the past few months than this…NAR is serious about training, raising and nurturing the future. In a greater culture that sometimes dwells in the past and present, it’s overwhelming to know that I’m part of an organization that looks beyond; and, last night, the importance of that point was brought home strongly in a simple situation.
On Tuesday night, a large group of YPNers descended on Wrigley Field to enjoy a Cubs game. We dominated an entire section; so, needless to say, we were hard to miss. With this type of group and energetic personalities from California to Florida, from Wisconsin to North Carolina, you’re bound to cause a scene.
YPN Manager Rob Reuter had an interesting experience he shared with me in the stands. The group immediately behind us was obviously enjoying our unity, laughter and spirit. They asked Rob what type of organization we were with. When Rob told him we were all REALTORS(R), they were visibly and pleasantly shocked. While the reaction is not earth shattering, it speaks volumes to the importance of positive visibility. Continue reading »