Young professionals are the future of the real estate business. But in a field where the average age is 52, younger real estate practitioners often strive for a way to connect with each other and to tap into valuable resources that will help them succeed in their business.

A vibrant, organized Young Professionals Network (YPN) will enable these agents and brokers to: 1) network with peers within their own marketplace and around the country; 2) build a strong referral network; 3) learn about new and free resources available through the National Association of REALTORS®; 4) keep abreast of industry happenings; 5) participate in lively and timely blogs; 6) have access to a national YPN website; 7) attend educational offerings focused on new and innovative products and trends; 8) explore local, state, and national leadership opportunities; 9) and so much more.

The Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® (GRAR) will benefit as an organization from the formation of a YPN by: 1) cultivating a new generation of leaders; 2) insuring that industry interests are well represented among all age groups and experience levels; and 3) tapping into new ideas and fresh perspectives to better meet the demands of an ever changing marketplace.

To facilitate this new initiative, GRAR has appointed a Young Professionals Network Advisory Council.

YPN Advisory Council Members:
Kendra Havemeier – Chairperson
Steve Stuckey – Vice-Chairperson
Brittany Arraut
Ashley Bodell
Joe Dunlap
Alexia Hipsher
Eric Hofmann
Maria Kauffman
Christopher Lenon
Kaydi McMahan
Kelsey Robinson
Hank Steffes
Mallory Strotheide
Megan Tefft
Lance Tiffany
Joanna Udo
Seth Vanderwey
Ashley Dietch – Director Liaison
Macy Durry– Staff Liaison