Political Action & Involvement Archive

‘Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today’

The YPN Advisory Board recaps its 2017 successes, and honors an advocate. ...

Why I’m Running for the Board

By Nico Hohman I am a 28-year-old broker-owner of my own independent real estate company, and I am running for a position on the board of directors for my local association, the Greater Tampa REALTORS®. The association has been around for...
August 16, 2017

YPN Members Descend on D.C.

For the seventh straight year, members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across North America gathered during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 16 at the The Park at 14th in Washington,...

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

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

5 Ideas For Your Next YPN Event

If you’re looking to strengthen member participation, breathe some new life into your YPN, or host an event that’s off the hook, then glean new ideas from successful events organized by networks throughout the country. 1. Trivia Night The San...

Have a Voice, Get Involved

By Nico Hohman As a sophomore member of the government affairs committee at the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR), I was fortunate enough to receive a full scholarship to attend and participate in the the Great American REALTOR® Days...

Dealing With Mistakes

By John Blom In my last post, I talked about the challenges and opportunities that arise when leading in a time of change. Periods of change allow for new plans to be created – plans that might not have...
February 24, 2016

#Y4YPN From Fort Collins, Colo.

The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Brandon Myers is the latest YPNer to take the #Y4YPN challenge. During my interview with Brandon, he talked about...
February 18, 2016

Justify Your Existence

By Sam DeBord Changes in technology are creating questions about the future roles of real estate associations, MLSs, and brokerages. As a result, REALTOR® association leaders have been increasingly focused on defining our value to members. A good friend...
November 9, 2015