By: Ari Alejo, 2020 Young Professionals Network Chair
As we embark into the fall of 2020, this year has looked different from what is has in the past and YPN is no different. Luckily, we have shifted and adapted to provide top notch events for our members such as YPN Goes Virtual, Masked Marketing and our Virtual REALtour.
First, we’ll start off with a twist on one of our most popular events, our YPN REALtour. This time around it looked a little different, instead of our members coming together to tour Tampa Bays latest and greatest in person, we conducted this event at three different communities simultaneously through Zoom. The REALtour featured prominent communities in the Tampa Bay area ranging from Southshore Bay to Medley at Miranda. We had committee members present at each so our members were able to learn about the communities and all they have to offer from the comfort of their own homes in an hour.
Next was our Masked Marketing & Branding event featuring experts in this field including our very own Amina Stevens. This event was a tell all on how a diverse panel was able to adapt their personal marketing strategies to this shifting environment. Including how a REALTOR® shifted their focus on having more conversations through social media because people were quarantined, essentially leading to more consultations and ultimately more business.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we can’t celebrate our members by hosting our signature annual in- person YPN Blue Party. However, we have found a different way to give back. YPN hosted a new type of event that helps propel young professionals forward in their career called YPN Goes Virtual: Get Involved and Evolve. This event featured current leaders both in YPN and those who have been in the business for years such as current board members and board presidents. They shared their experiences in becoming a leader not only in their respected business but also at Greater Tampa REALTORS®. This event was meant to share steps and tips about getting involved with the association, volunteerism and emerging as a leader.
Don’t forget to look out for our session in this year’s Greater Tampa REALTORS® Virtual Convention in October. If you just want to check us tutor see more of what we do, feel free to follow up on Instagram and on Facebook. We post our upcoming events, volunteer opportunities as well as helpful tips.