Young Professionals Network

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What is the Charlottesville YPN?

The Charlottesville Young Professionals Network (YPN) helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

1. REALTOR® Associations - Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national association.

2019 YPN Build Day2. Real Estate Industry - Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.

3. Peers - Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.

4. Community - Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.

By the Numbers - What Did the Charlottesville YPN Accomplish Last Year?

164 | Current members in the Charlottesville YPN Facebook group (member-only)

100 | We grew our Charlottesville YPN community by 23% from last year

30 | We increased our support of Charlottesville YPN sponsors by 76% from last year

5 | Through five education sessions, we provided expert speakers to share information, knowledge, and ideas

5 | Through five fun and unique networking events, we provided opportunities for members, sponsors, and affiliates to meet and build business relationships

2019 The Salvation Army Bell Ringing6 | During many of the YPN events, we held raffles that raised money to five local non-profits:
    - Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)
    - Arc of the Piedmont
    - Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
    - Fluvanna SPCA
    - Piedmont CASA
    - Virginia Institute of Autism

3 | We dedicated our time and energy to help three non-profits achieve major goals
    - AHIP Build Days
    - The Salvation Army Angel Tree
    - The Salvation Army Bell Ringing

$1,160 | We raised over a thousand dollars for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which supports elect candidates who understand and support REALTOR interests and homeowner and property rights

Charlottesville YPN 2020 Calendar of Events
*Wed., Jan. 15th, 5 - 7 p.m. | Trivia/Kick-off Party

*Wed., Feb. 19th, 9:30 - 10: 30 a.m. | Wake-Up YPN Coffee Hour

*Thurs., Aug. 27th, 4 - 5 p.m. | Virtual Smartini Trivia - FREE to members!

*Wed., Sept. 9th, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Virtual Coffee Hour - "The American Move When the Pressure Cooker Dings" with Dr. Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavior Insights with NAR

Tues., Sept. 29th| YPN Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) Build Day - A.M. shift (9 a.m. - Noon); P.M. shift (12:30 - 3:30 p.m.) - FREE for members!

*Wed., Oct. 7th, 2-3:30 p.m. | Virtual Builder Panel Discussion

*Wed., Oct. 28th, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Virtual "Work Smarter, Not Harder" REALTOR® Round Table

Thurs., Nov. 5th, 9 - 10:30 a.m. | Launch of the YPN Salvation Army Angel Tree -  YPN is thrilled to partner with the Salvation Army Angel Tree – this is their 6th year with the program! This year, their goal is to fulfill wishes for 100 local angels. To ensure safety, we will be distributing Angel Tree tags virtually. If you would like to support an Angel, please email with how many angels you wish to adopt. You may include preference criteria, like age and gender, in the email request. Staff will send you a PDF angel tree tag, which will include the angel's criteria and wish list. Your unwrapped gift and copy of the tag should be dropped off at the CAAR office by Thurs., Dec. 3rd.

*Thurs., Nov. 19th, 4 - 5 p.m. | "Building Connections" with Sasha Tripp

Mon., Dec. 7th | Salvation Army Bell Ringing - FREE to members!

*Wed., Dec. 16th, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Virtual "Coffee Hour with Neil Williamson," Free Enterprise Forum President

*Events covered by the 2020 YPN Pass or 2020 YPN Broker Pass. Pass holders will be automatically registered for YPN events.

Thank You to Our Title Sponsors

BRHBA           C&F Logo        Closure Title Logo

Southern Development Homes                towe-insurance-service-inc-logo                        UVACCU

  2020 YPN Planning Committee

  Rob Alley, Chair
  Geoff Hoover, Vice-Chair

   CAAR Staff Liaison
Ali DiGuardo, Marketing & Communications Director