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Why YPN?

When I initially transitioned into the real estate industry, it can be isolating and a little bit lonely. It can be daunting to navigate this new career path alone. That’s when I was invited to attend a YPN meeting for our local chapter in Spokane.

The meeting took place in a small, relaxed bar atmosphere, and I was immediately surrounded by intelligent, professional, engaging, and fun individuals. It became clear to me that I wanted to be a part of this community. Our board meetings have evolved from bar settings to Board Rooms and there has been a lot of growth over the years. I now serve as the State Chair for YPN in Washington and serve on a NAR Committee.

But why? Well, my “Why” for YPN is simple and something I’m incredibly passionate about. If we were to meet in person, I would eagerly talk your ear off for about ten minutes, conveying my enthusiasm.

Here’s the cliff notes:


YPN offers an incredible opportunity to collaborate with other industry professionals and collectively raise the bar of professionalism in our field.


Attending the YPN conference reminded me of the vital importance of advocacy and staying informed about legislative issues that impact our industry. It was empowering to be part of a community that works tirelessly to safeguard personal property rights.


YPN serves as an excellent entry point for taking on leadership roles, whether within the association or other nonprofit organizations in your community. It’s a stepping stone to engage in meaningful leadership opportunities.

4. FUN

It’s not all work and no play! The relationships forged and the time spent together are the most rewarding aspects. Connecting with fellow Realtors® who share common goals creates a fun and fulfilling career.

I wholeheartedly believe that my life and career would not be the same had I not taken that early step. The relationships I’ve built, the lessons I’ve learned, and the joy we’ve experienced together have truly been life-changing.

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This article originally appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of RE Magazine.