The Future of the Real Estate Industry

In a field that is a second career for many people, younger real estate practitioners often strive for a way to connect with each other and tap into valuable resources that will help them gain business savvy and succeed.

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.

YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

  • REALTOR® associations - Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national association.
  • Real estate industry - Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.
  • Peers - Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
  • Community - Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.

If you're as excited as we are about furthering this mission, contact a local YPN representative for information on how to get involved.


Mikaela Durham           ERA Landmark Real Estate           Committee Chair
Rachel Ramsey   Berkshire Hathaway Home Services   Vice Chair
Brett Evertz   Opportunity Bank of Montana   Affiliate Member
Lacy Browne   ERA Landmark Real Estate   Past Chair
Aubrey Roth   Realty Executives   Committee Member
Kinsley Tait   Keller Williams Montana Realty   Committee Member
Mitch Hanson   Keller Williams Montana Realty   Committee Member
Heidi Summitt   American Land Title Co.   Committee Member
Danielle Ketcham   Gallatin Association of REALTORS®   GAR Staff

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