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.


Brett Evertz   Opportunity Bank of Montana   Co-Chair
Kalli Reid   Prime Lending   Co-Chair
Thomas Baker           Bozeman Brokers           Vice Chair
Mikaela Durham           ERA Landmark Real Estate           Past Chair
Dylan Conger   Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties   Committee Member
Clarissa Higton   Keller Williams Montana Realty   Committee Member
Dustin Spyke   Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties   Committee Member
Tawnya Storm   Berkshire Hathaway Home Services   Committee Member
Heather Brucer   Keller Williams Montana Realty   Committee Member
Tyler Wilkinson   Bozeman Real Estate Group   Committee Member
Austin Beveridge   NAI Landmark   Committee Member
Tara Wolfe   Keller Williams Montana Realty   Committee Member





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