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YPN REALTORS® Celebrated

Nobu Hata

By Nobu Hata

The 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo YPN reception was the culmination of an incredible year for both YPN and NAR.  From local associations, to state and national, the work these 15,000 young professional REALTORS® put in was celebrated at the convention.

This year’s winners certainly made their mark:

Small/Medium Network of the Year: Athens (GA) Association of REALTORS® YPN quickly became stalwarts of their already progressive association.

Large Network of the Year: Chicago (IL) YPN, set up a mentorship system within their organization, highlighting – via video on all association communiqués – how “old school” business practices of successful, lifelong REALTORS®, can co-exist and integrate with the “new school” way of the YPN.  Props to Chicago REALTORS® President Bob Floss for facilitating that idea!

State Network of the Year: California Association of REALTORS® YPN, took that idea a step further and had their own business summit bringing together their formerly segmented groups and CAR leadership together in a one-day REALTOR® summit.

These networks, these REALTORS®, all are fantastic ambassadors of the REALTOR® brand, re-emphasizing our mission: The Young Professionals Network is a dynamic entry point for real estate professionals striving to become more successful in their careers and gain leadership experience. By providing this entry point, NAR is building a new, diverse generation of leaders, strengthening members’ affinity for the REALTOR® brand early in their career, and gaining a valuable perspective on generational shifts. YPN’s growth has been driven by REALTORS®. YPN has evolved from a magazine offshoot to a determined, passionate, savvy group of members who use social media effectively and transparently and who are committed to strengthening the REALTOR® brand.

Thank you to our sponsors Century21, Kodak, REALTOR® Property Resource, and ePro.

Thank you to all of the NAR staff who made our party – and our year for that matter – happen, led by “The Godfather” Rob Reuter.

It has been a fantastic year of growth, and one that has me the most gratified than any of my years previous in real estate, and for that I thank YOU all.

Nobu Hata is a sales associate for Edina Realty in Minneapolis, and a founding member of the Minneapolis YPN group, the YoPros. Visit his Web site at www.nobuhata.com.

Comments
  1. I heard it was very hard to get into, perhaps too exclusive of an event meant to harbor community and connectivity?

  2. Nobu Hata

    Michael, there was a sign-up list sent months in advance to YPN members, associations and sponsors, plus it was an event purely sponsored driven in an event site that could only hold a limited amount of people. Unfortunately, when there’s more demand than space, space is going to win, which is why we had to turn people away at the door who had not put their name on the list in the months leading up to Convention. There was no exclusivity about it. Thanks for your comment.

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