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Fall YPN Event Ideas

Autumn is upon us, and the changing of the seasons is a great time to put together creative YPN events that will get members excited to be involved. Here are five real-life ideas from YPN groups around the country....
September 20, 2017

5 YPN Event Ideas for Spring

You and your peers are busy this time of year. If you’re looking for ways to keep attendance and participation up in your local YPN, here are some ideas for creating fun, educational, and meaningful events. 1. The spring...
April 25, 2017

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

It’s Time to Focus on Goal Achieving

By John Blom I’ve taught a few classes about business planning, and always I like to start with the quote by Yogi Berra: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” Usually, less than...

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 Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Joseph Magsaysay is the second YPNer who stood up to announce his #Y4YPN at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in...

Leading in a Time of Change

John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the third entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom Successful leaders view change with an eye toward...
December 18, 2015

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

Building a Successful YPN Strategy

By Leanne Goff Standing on the edge of doing something big, especially when you have never been there before, is a daunting task. It may feel insurmountable and possibly even dangerous. Because who wants to fail? Nobody! We all...
October 5, 2015

What Being a Leader Really Means

I have reflected over months on the true meaning of leadership and honestly, I have yet to come up with a definitive description. I cannot say what being a leader is, but I can say without a doubt what...
January 2, 2015