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 my license, I began working in a large office. I started out by assisting a fellow agent. Within a month of me having my license, the agent I worked for business went downhill. My hopes of being able to learn from a veteran agent were gone. Besides that, the office I worked in was so large, that I got lost in the shuffle. I began to realize that this office was not the best place for me.
I ended up moving to a new company. I love the company and the technology tools it had. While I loved my new company, I still felt like I was missing something. I couldn’t seem to get on track and get my business going. I began to research ways to launch my business and I soon ran into the YPN website.
I couldn’t believe the information I found. I would read blogs in complete amazement of what other agents were doing. Some if the things I learned I had never even heard of before. I went on overload a bit. But I have to say, it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
I have been able to grow as an agent. My business has improved tremendously. Some people may say that I know what I am doing now. Outside growing my business, I have also become more involved with my industry at-large. Not to mention being able to connect with people at NAR like John who I have been able to get advice from and be able to voice my opinion to.
So if you ever had any doubts about YPN, I am a perfect example of why it works. I am not paid by NAR or YPN to say this; it’s the truth. If I hadn’t found YPN when I did, I can’t say that I would still be in the business.
Brooke Wolford is a real estate practitioner with Edina Realty, Hastings, Minn. Follow her blog at adventuresinrookierealestate.com.