Professional Development Archive

Great Leaders Exhibit Gratitude

By John Blom Last year I blogged about my experience as president of my local association, so it seemed right to wrap it all up with a grand finale — a seminal description of the lessons that I learned as...
February 3, 2017

YPN Event Ideas to Kick Off 2017

Are you looking for new, fresh ways to connect and engage with your YPN members? Get 2017 off to a solid start with these event ideas for your YPN group. 1. Go for a strike. The Greater San Antonio...
January 18, 2017

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

By Sam DeBord Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour. This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of...
December 2, 2016

Apply Today for 30 Under 30 2017

Are you killing it in sales, taking on leadership roles, or making a difference in your community? You may have what it takes to join the ranks of the 30 Under 30 class of 2017. REALTOR® Magazine is accepting...
October 28, 2016

Turn End-of-the-Year Busyness into Business

By Lee Davenport I am a planner; so much so that I’m already planning for the New Year. But, I get it. You may not be a planner, and my admission may have made you cringe. So, just for...
September 13, 2016

Mendenhall to YPN: Time to Get Nerdy

When Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2017 president-elect of the National Association of REALTORS®, visited YPN’s Leadership Retreat today, she didn’t go easy on them. In fact, she told them they needed to step up to leadership positions beyond their young pro...
August 24, 2016

3 Mindset Principles for Success in Real Estate

By Brandon Doyle The professional philosophies you live by are key to making or breaking your real estate business. That’s why it’s so important to develop a productive, powerful mindset—a collection of principles that can lead you to become...

Apply for the 2016 Network of the Year Awards

Ready, set, apply! In two short weeks, the deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Networks of the Year will arrive. We want to hear how your local YPN rocks, whether it’s by providing education opportunities, creating networking events,...

July YPN Event Roundup

YPNs around the country are constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to engage with young real estate professionals while providing networking and educational opportunities. We’re spotlighting five events hosted by state and local networks each month to...
July 28, 2016

Why Real Estate Websites Need Community Pages

By Kyle Hiscock It’s 2016 and almost every real estate website is equipped with an IDX feed which provides the viewer with information on MLS property listings that are currently for sale.  This is certainly a great feature that...
June 3, 2016