Young Professionals Network, YPN, was established by Realtor Magazine in 2006 as a way to help young or new real estate professionals. NAR saw that the future of the real estate industry would be enhanced by helping new real estate agents get involved in the industry in four main areas:
- Association Involvement
- Real Estate Industry Involvement
- Networking with Peers
- Involvement in the Community
When the average age of today’s Realtor is 57 years old, and only 6% of REALTORS are under the age of 34, there is a need to encourage a younger demographic to get into the real estate industry. While part of YPN’s mission is to help newer agents get involved, the other part is to help a younger demographic understand what it means to be a REALTOR, to understand some of today’s challenges that would prevent our profession from continuing in its history of customer service.
Advancing Professionalism Through Education & Outreach
The Frederick County Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities available to them as REALTORS® and Affiliates.
Our YPN is run by an Advisory Board of established young REALTORS® and Affiliates who are committed to becoming a resource for all FCAR members. Get involved today to participate in Networking, Volunteer & Education events!
The excitement and new energy that the group brings to our association is a valuable force. New agents become involved in the association, in charity and service events, and grow in leadership. As YPN members move through the committee, gaining experience, they are encouraged to move into other committees, serve in leadership, and bring “new blood” to the many activities that FCAR members and affiliates care about. One of their main objectives is raising the next generation of leadership for FCAR.
So, if any of you are experiencing a lull in energy in your committees, grab a YPN member and absorb some of their enthusiasm!
FCAR’s YPN Committee has chosen a local charity to support: UP and Out Foundation. Consider getting involved in a very active group of members, or consider sponsoring them for the entire year.
Contact YPN on their Facebook Page.