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Young Professionals Network (YPN)

YPN Mission Statement:

YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

  • REALTOR® associations. Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national associations.
  • Real estate industry. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.
  • Peers. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
  • Community. Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.

Key Member Benefits

Why should REALTORS® participate in YPN?

  • Invitations to NAR-sponsored YPN events. YPN events are a fun way for members to meet other real estate professionals from around the country, build a referral network, and learn about new and free resources from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
  • Stay abreast of industry happenings. Through a lively blog, an information-packed Web site, and networking events, members stay in the loop on hot issues facing the real estate industry. YPN also has special educational sessions at REALTOR® conferences that address strategies for success in real estate.
  • Have your own sounding board. Young professionals have unique challenges in real estate—and they also face challenges shared by all practitioners. By belonging to a network of peers who face similar issues, they can bounce ideas off one another and provide support to each other.
  • Get involved. Many people who are new to the industry want to get involved with their local, state, or national association of REALTORS®, but they either don't know how to go about it or they find it too intimidating. YPN encourages them to explore leadership opportunities across the board.

LARA YPN Advisory Board:

Carrie Douglas

Carrie Douglas

Chair

Chad Schmidt1

Chad Schmidt

Vice-Chair

Directors

Adam Bradshaw
Adam
Bradshaw

Director

Madeline Harbaugh
Madeline
Harbaugh

Director

Justin immel-esparza
Justin Immel-Esparza

Director

Kelsey Isham
Kelsey Isham-Brown

Director

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