YPN is the Young Professionals Network and we represent REALTORS® that are young in age, young at heart, or young to the real estate industry! YPN encourages leadership involvement, knowledge of real estate trends and advocacy, networking and community outreach.
Pretty quickly after becoming a REALTOR® in 2012, I got involved with this amazing group of individuals at GTR. As a new agent, attending YPN events launched me into a network of REALTORS® and Affiliates who became mentors, friends, and helped me navigate my new career.
In the past, YPN has hosted educational and networking events that include:
- REALtours: behind the scenes tours of Tampa’s economic hubs, new communities and developments as well as local activities in our community that provide valuable information to share with customers, especially those looking to relocate to Champa Bay! Past tours include: Tampa International Airport, Epperson Lagoon, Amalie Arena, the Port of Tampa and Tampa Bay History Center
- REALmixes: Business networking events with peers at Tampa Bay restaurants including District Tavern, The Patio, Hula Bay and Miguelito’s. Themed events include Halloween costume contests and a Tacky Sweater
- Community Outreach: Giving back to the community through volunteering at local schools (EPIC program), Habitat for Humanity and Paint Your Heart Out
All of this plus a whole lot more is what YPN is about! You may be asking yourself “What’s in it for me? How does this help me make money? How does this help my business?” All great questions! Through the relationships developed at YPN, you can find vendors and partners that support your business and customers, grow strategic referral relationships with other REALTORS® locally, statewide and nationally, and last but not least, gain knowledge on industry trends and issues that you can share with your customers to make you their go-to real estate resource.
If you’re interested in getting involved or attending upcoming events at GTR, sign up for YPN’s mailing list! You can also reach out directly to me as one of your YPN Ambassadors. Looking forward to reconnecting with you in 2022!
For additional information on YPN, visit NAR’s YPN website at ypn.realtor/about.
(Flourish Real Estate) is a former GTR Board member and 2 YPN