Volunteering in Organized Real Estate

Volunteering in Organized Real Estate with Sandra Kirkland and Kim Cloutier. In this Vlog YPN members Sandra and Kim talk about what it’s like to Volunteer with Organized Real Estate and the benefits to your career. Sandra is a licensed real estate Broker with the North Oakville “Oak Park” office as well as a Territory … Continued

Mentorships and Succession Planning

When I first started in Real Estate in the 1970’s (yes I know many of you had not yet been born), there was no real support, mentorships or training.  I was told by the others in my office (mostly men and mostly well over 40 years of age) that I did not have a chance … Continued

Everything You Need To Know About Vlogging in 4 Minutes

Vlogging is a great way for REALTORS® to build their network and business. In this how to video, 2016 OREA YPN Committee Member Heather Scott discusses the essentials of a great vlog – tune in if you’re looking for some tips on getting started or taking your vlog to the next level. You can also … Continued

Networking Tips and Tricks

  There aren’t many people who thoroughly enjoy going into a crowd of strangers and sparking up conversation – especially when you are new to your career. Networking, however, can be a great source of knowledge, lead generation and social skills and, ultimately, can make you money! There are always opportunities to network around you … Continued

How to build a successful real estate business

John-Ross Parks won a 2016 Ontario Real Estate Association YPN Leadership award. In this video he talks to OREA YPN Committee Chair Steve Kotan about how to build a successful real estate business, cope with growing pains, and make an impact as a REALTOR®.

Tech Time Savers You Should be Using

  It’s incredible how quickly this business is changing. More than ever success in Real Estate requries REALTORS® to innovate in how they conduct their business. Here are the minimum tech time savers that you should be using: Electronic Signatures If you haven’t done so already, you should subscribe to an Electronic Signature provider immediately.  … Continued

Is the Open House still Effective?

            To answer this question: YES! I come from London where open houses are quite popular with local Realtors. This is a very busy market and serving our clients is always our number one concern. Given how quickly properties are moving it is even more important to ensure that your … Continued

What to expect as a new young professional

So you’ve just got your real estate license, or you’re in the process of obtaining it.  You’ve been studying and haven’t even begun to think about what being a new professional in the business really looks like. What can you expect?  Expect not to know everything (and make sure you know who to call for … Continued

Why I chose to become a Realtor!

I’ve had many different careers/jobs since I was 17 years old. I’ve been a TV reporter, Aerobics instructor, Radio Producer, movie/tv extra and even a clown! Yes- a clown. No comment. I first got the real estate bug while I was 24 years old and working as a TV reporter for CFPL London, now CTV2. … Continued