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Taking an Active Role Within Your Association is Easier Than You Think

Brooke Wolford

By Brooke Wolford

I recently had a meeting for the Metro YPN committee of the St. Paul Association of REALTORS®.  Ron Covert, chief executive officer, joined us to see what was going on with our newly-revamped YPN.

One of the questions he asked us was, “How do we get the younger generation involved with the association?”  Seems like a relatively easy task from my eyes, however, I also remembered my perspective about committee involvement in the past.

Prior to ever getting involved with any committees, I always felt intimidated by the thought.  I didn’t think that I could become involved or even how. Thankfully, after I became a blog contributor for the YPN Lounge, I was contacted by our fearless leader, Nobu Hata, asking me to come to a YPN event with the Minneapolis Association of REALTORS®.  One thing led to another and I became one of the task force members for that YPN.  It was from this involvement that my passion grew for being involved. I now serve on several local and state committees.

If you ever had any doubt about involvement, let me just tell you this:  The association WANTS you to be involved.  They need different perspectives.  Whether you are a rookie or a veteran, getting involved is always within your reach.  Your association wants and needs you!

Brooke Wolford is a real estate practitioner with Coldwell Banker Burnet in Woodbury, Minn.  Follow her blog at adventuresinrookierealestate.com.

Comments
  1. Agree!

    Each committee I’ve joined I have been openly welcomed into. In fact, when you are the youngest or one of the youngest in the room, your thoughts and opinions can carry extra weight because everyone else wants to know how people your age think.

    The knowledge I’ve gained, the connections I’ve built and the friendships I’ve formed from participating in committees will carry me through the rest of my career. Get involved!

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