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Tips for Working With Friends

By Scott Newman So you just found out your buddy got a big promotion and is now ready to buy a sexy luxury condo in downtown Chicago.  He’s your boy–you’ve known him since grade school–of course he’s going to...

One More Pushup!

By Anand Patel In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three-week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week, I am wondering how am...

3 Golden Rules for Dealing with Technology

By Scott Newman With new communication and social media technology emerging everyday, it seems all you can do is try and stay on top of it all so you’re not left in the dust and viewed as “out of...

Changes to YPN Online Communities

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager Beginning January 1, 2012, YPN will be shutting down its online community feature narypn.memberfuse.com due to a lack of activity, competition with a successful YPN group on Facebook, and the  cost to maintain the...
December 19, 2011

YPN Helped Me Become a Better Agent

By Brooke Wolford I recently chatted with John DiBiase, NAR’s Government Affairs communications director.  We got into a discussion about YPN and how it changed my career.  I though it’s a valid story to share. When I first obtained...

Community Platform Will Connect YPN

By Scott Newman At a recent Chicago Association of REALTORS® YPN Board meeting, YPN Manager Rob Reuter presented to us a beta-test version of NAR’s new YPN Community platform – an interactive and searchable system of registered YPN member...
April 20, 2011

It Takes a (Real Estate) Village

By Lynn Minnick I recently found myself thinking about how the changing market has forced us to change, to adapt, to constantly improve on the skills necessary to survive and succeed in this business.  Then I realized that as...
March 31, 2011

Rentals: Time Donation or Client Base Builder?

By Laura Rubinchuk All of the tag lines we hear somehow incorporate the following: Who do you know who’s looking to buy or sell in the next 30 days? Notice we never hear “rent” in those scenarios. Well as...

Get Creative with Your Listings

By Lynn Minnick I’ve been marketing the crazy out of a high-end listing.  (Yes, I’m fairly sure I just made up that expression…but this is about getting creative, right?)  This is easily the hardest I’ve ever worked to sell...
February 9, 2011