YPN News Archive

‘Coming Soon’ Listings: The Only Question You Need to Ask

By Sam DeBord There has been a lot of discussion lately about the propriety of pre-marketing listings. Promoting a “coming soon” listing on Zillow has been widely debated. I’ll attempt to make the discussion for a REALTOR® as simple...

Do We Need Real Estate Tax Incentives?

By Sam DeBord The U.S. tax code includes multiple incentives for buying and owning real estate. The mortgage interest deduction and property tax deduction are just a couple of the incentives that have come under fire in new “tax...
June 5, 2014

YPN in Washington: #RPCTE Recap

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager YPN members from across the country converged on the nation’s capital May 12-17 to attend the 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo (#RPCTE) where thousands of REALTORS® annually meet to address the most...
May 21, 2014

The Case for a REALTOR® to Lead Realtor.com®

By Sam DeBord Realtor.com®’s president, Errol Samuelson, has been hired away by Zillow. I’ve met Errol and he’s a nice guy, very smart, and very successful. Business is business. But, naive as it might be, there’s plenty of disappointment...
March 6, 2014

YPN Rallies for RPAC

Members of the Young Professionals Network stood tall and proud at NAR’s 360 Thursday, waving U.S. flags in the air to symbolize their commitment to “10 for 10” – investing $10,000 to the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) over...

Announcing No. 300

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager YPN has hit another milestone. On Thursday, Aug. 8 2013, the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association in Florida confirmed the formation of their Young Professionals Network becoming the 300th network of YPN. In addition...
August 13, 2013

The YPN Wave Continues to Roll in 2012 & Into 2013

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager Since taking off in 2009, YPN posted a third consecutive year of increased membership numbers in 2012 adding 45 new networks and an estimated 10,000 new members for a total of 272 networks and...
January 4, 2013

NAR in Orlando: My Trip in a Nutshell

By Subhi Gharbieh On Thursday, Nov. 8, my fellow Dallas REALTOR® Joe Atkins and I booked the 6 a.m. flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando so that we could make it to the YPN Advisory Subcommittee meeting that started...
November 21, 2012

Utah REALTORS® Take Their Issues to the Hill

By Chris Nichols Approximately 60 REALTORS® from the state of Utah spent last Wednesday afternoon discussing issues vital to the housing market with their Congressional Delegation. The afternoon started with a state caucus meeting with Jamie Gregory, one of...
May 22, 2012

The Last About Me Page You Will Have to Fill Out

By Stefanie Hahn I hope that your SocialBios is the last About Me page you will have to complete now that REALTOR.com and SocialBios have fully launched the Hyper-Social(TM) Agent Profile Pages and Hyper-Social(TM) Agent Recommendations. Presented at the...