networking Archive

Real Estate in 2011

By Brooke Wolford If you are reading this post and are still active in real estate, congratulations! You have survived a year of many challenges.  You can pat yourself on the back remember how hard your worked.  Feel a...
December 28, 2010

How Not to Network

By Crystal Webster Let me tell you a little story of what actually happened to me just the other day: I met with a new client just out of college. We met through one of my networking groups and...

Slideshow: YPN’s Fire & Ice NARdiGras Reception

More than 500 career-driven real estate professionals from around the country came out to network, exchange business ideas, and party at the Young Professionals Network’s exclusive Fire & Ice NARdiGras Reception on Friday, Nov. 5 at The Foundry in...

YPN: It’s Not All About the Young Folk

By Brooke Wolford I was recently in a task force meeting for the Minneapolis YoPros.  It really got me thinking about the true value of YPN and what I feel it’s all about. To me, YPN is about bridging...
October 25, 2010

Powerful Networking

By Kelly Reark What ways do you network with your fellow real estate agents?  Do you walk away from a happy hour or business card exchange really knowing much about them or their business? Likely not. Do you ever...

Engaging With Your Community: Become the Local Expert

By Laura Rubinchuk Blog for business. SEO on steroids. Tags, Meta Tags, video blogging, photo blogging, keywords and content…I could go on and on about all of the things we’re taught when we explore the online world as a...
September 21, 2010

Networking to Benefit Your Life

By Brooke Wolford So, I have to be honest.   I really didn’t get the gist of networking off the bat.   I attended a couple of networking events, tweeted with some folks and simply tried to keep up.  At first,...
September 13, 2010

Can a Video Replace the Handwritten Note?

By Jonathan Osman Will the handwritten note ever be replaced? I think that a personalized video message can do the trick. Here are a few tips, tricks, and examples of what not to do when sending a personalized message...

Listen, Lurk, Learn

By Stefanie Hahn I’ve been teaching quite a few Twitter classes lately. I’m not sure if it is because I continue to push Twitter as a social-media-piece-of-cake or if agents are just starting to come around to micro-blogging and...
June 29, 2010

YPN Goes to Washington

About 200 young real estate professionals attended the REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo networking event at The Gibson on May 13 in Washington, D.C. The event, “Speaking Easy with YPN,” was sponsored by the REALTORS® Political Action...