REALTOR® Magazine launched the Young Professionals Network (YPN) in 2006 as a way to help the younger generation of REALTORS® build a stronger link with the magazine and the real estate industry. Through networking events, a lively blog, and an engaged YPN Advisory Subcommittee, the program gives its members the tools they need to advance their careers—and have fun in the process. Many state and local REALTOR® associations have already started a Young Professionals Network. Three members of Local YPN's within Washington State share their thoughts on the value of membership, how they participate in their groups, and their visions for the future of real estate as a whole.
Homeowners have different tipping points that move them into action and even in a neighborhood of similar homes with similar values, the tipping point for one homeowner may be drastically different than their neighbors. Perhaps one homeowner loves the neighborhood, is close friends with all her neighbors, has children that are friends with the neighbor children and she wants to live in that neighborhood forever. However, just two doors down, there is a retired, empty nest couple who is ready to downsize and move to a condo on the golf course. These homeowners' motivations are clearly different.