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How to Network Better So Your Business Can Thrive

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By: Esther Victoria Toribio What thought(s) come to mind when the word “networking” appears? To me, the word networking is often paired with alcoholic beverages, light appetizers and in turn results in a social event between many individuals, most of whom already know each other. These types of events make it difficult for a new person to make any headway …

YPN Events Series: RISE YPN Game Night Brings Low-Stakes, Fun-Filled Networking to the Forefront

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By: Nicole Slaughter Graham When Lydia Hedrick was chosen as Chair of RISE YPN, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of REALTORS (OKCMAR) chapter in 2022, she had a vision that included a regular events schedule so that YPN members could network and learn on a consistent basis. “We had events before that, but they were more sporadic,” she said. So, she …

YPN Event Series: Billings YPN Creates Online Space to Learn and Collaborate

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By: Nicole Slaughter Graham About 2.5 years ago, Billie Parrott attended YPN Advance in Chicago and came home buzzing. The two-day, invite-only conference hosted by NAR in Chicago is designed to foster essential conversations and She’d learned so much and made so many connections, and she felt like the two-day event just wasn’t long enough. “People wanted to talk more, …

How We Created Our Biggest YPN Event of the Year

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By Maria Kauffman We are blessed with a great YPN committee at the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is the result of a supportive association and board that invests in leadership opportunities for the newer and growing association members. Our local YPN committee was founded more than 10 years ago, and since then we have …

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Introducing the 2021 Networks of the Year

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By Erica Christoffer More than 500 YPNers from across North America—and some who traveled as far as Colombia, Guam, and Brazil—gathered at Parq Restaurant & Nightclub in San Diego on Friday, Nov. 12, to make business connections and celebrate achievements. Sponsored by Century 21, this was the first time in two years that YPN members have been face-to-face for a …

5 Colorful Fall Events for Your Local YPN

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By Erica Christoffer Real estate has big fall energy as agents experience slight relief from the red-hot summer months. More YPNers around the country are looking for events and educational opportunities to continue their business momentum while making new industry connections. Here are five ideas for an eye-catching autumn affair. 1. Mix it up with a throwback soiree. Kick it …

4 Takeaways From YPN Advance

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By Maria Kauffman Last month, I had the opportunity to represent the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (Grand Rapids, Mich.) at YPN Advance as part of the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago. At this event, local YPN committee chairs, vice-chairs, and association liaisons come together from across the country to discuss real estate and market trends, YPN …

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4 Important Lessons For New Real Estate Professionals

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By James Boyer Eleven years ago, at the tender of age of 14, my life changed forever when my father passed. My mother powered forward from this tragedy with remarkable strength, and from that day until today, her primary goal in life has been taking care of me and my siblings. On that sad day in 2010, and by watching …

How To Protect Your Privacy on Clubhouse

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By Burton Kelso If you are active on social media, you have probably heard about the new social network Clubhouse. If not, real estate coach Lee Davenport wrote all about Clubhouse and how useful it is for agents and brokers in her latest YPN Lounge post. Any time a new social media app appears on the scene, there are always …

5 Things to Be Optimistic About in 2021

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By Jef Conn I am so excited to be in 2021, mainly because we can leave last year behind us! While the real estate market has become crazy in many cities over the last 12 months, agents like you and I are working hard to have a successful 2021. Here are five things I’m excited about this year: The market …