If you're not already involved with YPN on a local or state level, here's what you need to know. Don't miss this chance for valuable business networking, learning opportunities, and fun.
We've compiled answers to the top 5 questions that we get from YPN newcomers:
- WHO RUNS YPN?
REALTOR® Magazine originally created the Young Professionals Network to help young professionals succeed in this business by connecting them with their REALTOR® association, peers, and community. YPN’s National Advisory board helps guide YPN national's membership activity and events. Because YPN is national, state and local REALTOR® associations have started their own YPN chapters to help members interact on a local level. YPN's Triple Play Associations of Southern California, brought to you by the Inland Valleys Association of REALTORS®, Pacific West Association of REALTORS®, and Tri-Counties Association of REALTORS®, is one of our newest chapters in your state.
- HOW DO I JOIN MY LOCAL YPN CHAPTER?
First, send an e-mail to your local YPN chapter: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and contact information to get added to the mailing list. This way you'll be notified of any of the chapter's upcoming events. You can view a list of other official YPN chapters at the YPN Web site.
- WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING YPN?
As a member of YPN, you can expect:
•Exclusive invitations to YPN events. YPN events are a fun way for members to meet other real estate professionals, build a referral network, and learn about career resources available.
•Learning opportunities. Young professionals have unique challenges. By belonging to a network of peers who face similar issues, you'll be able to bounce ideas off of one another and provide support to each other.
•The chance to become a leader. Many real estate practitioners who are new to the industry want to get involved with their local, state, or national association of REALTORS® but they don't know how to go about it. YPN encourages you to explore leadership opportunities across the board, and also to get involved in your community.
- DOES YPN HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE?
Of course! Here’s a link to YPN on Facebook. YPN also has a presence on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL YPN WEB SITE?
Bookmark the YPN Web site, www.REALTOR.org/YPN, where you can find links to our Rookie Survival Guide, REALTOR® Magazine's annual “30 Under 30” feature, videos and photos from recent YPN events, and the latest postings to the YPN Lounge blog. If you’re not already a member of YPN-national, you can also sign up at the site. Just click on the link that reads: "Join the YPN Network!"
(PLEASE NOTE: Just because you are a member of your YPN chapter, doesn't mean you are automatically a member of YPN-national. To receive e-mails or YPN event invitations to REALTOR®
conferences from YPN-national as well, be sure to sign up as a member at the YPN-national Web site.)
Have a question that wasn’t answered here? Send an e-mail to your local chapter (email@example.com
) or to YPN-national (firstname.lastname@example.org
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