By Nobu Hata
I know, I know, you’ve heard about all the goings on at MidYear Meetings. It’s “boring,” “there’s no point to it,” or “what do they do in D.C., anyways?” Fact of the matter is, it’s at these meetings that policy — present and future — gets discussed among the members of the National Association of REALTORS®. And it’s at these particular meetings that mobilization of the “under recognized groups” will be discussed. YPN will be one of those groups. Last time I checked, we are both of the above.
So with policy conversations, committees, forums, meetings… it doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Outside of New York City, there is no more vibrant a town than Washington, D.C. Shops, restaurants, bars, they’re all open late, and the cooler part? It’s a city devoid of folks actually native to it. Everyone is from another part of the country, making random conversations with complete strangers commonplace.
REALTOR(R) stuff: Sit in on a committee meeting. YPN involvement is mandatory now, so get to it. Check out the meeting schedule.
International Night Out: Want to learn and network with international peeps? Attend the International Networking Reception on Wednesday, May 12. (This is a ticketed event, so sign up early.)
The Business Technology & Information Systems Forum is Thursday, May 13. Come learn something new, and share what you know. In fact, bring a veteran agent with you and show ‘em that we’re not all about Facebooking and Twittering.
OK, so some of us Twitter… a lot. Midyear Tweetup is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the Marriott Wardman Park Lobby Lounge.