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#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...

#Y4YPN From Grand Rapids, Mich.

By Leanne Goff The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Since introducing the campaign here on the Lounge a few weeks ago, the response has been tremendous. Today, I’d like to...

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

Show Us Your #Y4YPN

By Leanne Goff Out here in Colorado, REALTORS® are pretty excited about YPN – so excited, in fact, that we want to shout it from the rooftops! But we’ll settle for shouting it from our smartphones. This is what...

5 Simple Life Hacks to Boost Experience

By Sam DeBord Real estate rookies can really kick start their learning experience by picking up some simple shortcuts from those who’ve been selling for many years.  These are just a few of the real estate “hacks” I’ve learned...
January 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

The REALTOR® Value Proposition: Do You Have an Elevator Pitch?

By Sam DeBord This week I’m in Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo, and it got me thinking: Some of the most interesting committees I’ve worked with lately have focused on a range of issues surrounding...

Growing YPN Through Mentorship

By Anand Patel A few weeks ago, Rob Reuter made the exciting announcement that the Young Professionals Network has grown to 300 networks (and counting).  This is a commendable feat in the short 4+ years YPN has been around....
September 5, 2013

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

Thank You

By Anand Patel “Why do you do this for free?” “What do you get out of it?” “When do you have time to make money?” “Why do you waste your time with that?” “What’s the point?” If you volunteer...