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 in 2020?
199 | Increased members in the Charlottesville YPN Facebook group (members-only) by 21%

125 | We grew our Charlottesville YPN audience (CAAR REALTORS® and affiliates) by 25%

6 | Through six education sessions, we provided expert speakers to share information, knowledge, and ideas

2 | Through two fun and unique networking/virtual events, we provided opportunities for members, sponsors, and affiliates to meet and build business relationships

$17,000 | Donated to multiple non-profits totaling over $17,000:
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)
Arc of the Piedmont
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Yellow Door Foundation
Piedmont CASA
The Salvation Army Charlottesville

1 | Participated in a bell ringing day to raise money for the Salvation Army

100 | Fulfilled wishes for 100 Salvation Army angels

75% | 75% of the income received from each YPN event goes back to a charity

Charlottesville YPN 2021 Calendar of Events
Thurs., Feb. 25th, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Virtual February Coffee Hour Financial Fundamentals with Tracy Meade - Having trouble figuring out some of the trickier financial aspects of the independent contractor lifestyle? Tracy Meade, a local financial specialist, will help us solve the pesky riddles of personal and professional finance and how to plan for year-end!

Thurs., Mar. 25th, 4:30 - 6 p.m. | Virtual Smartini Trivia

Wed., Apr. 21st, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Virtual Coffee Hour with Anne Flinn Advertising Tech Team

Mon., May 3rd | YPN/Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) Build Day

Wed., May 19th, 2 – 3:30 p.m.  | Virtual Event - "Location, Location, Location"

Thurs., June 24th, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Virtual Coffee Hour - "Low Appraisals - Now What?"

Thurs., July 22nd, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | In-Person REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Event

Wed., Aug. 25th, 3:30-5 p.m. | Hybrid Happy Hour - "Local Government: Why It Matters" with Neil Williamson

Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 3 – 4:30 | Virtual REALTORS® Round Table Discussion

Wed., Oct. 13th | Parade of Homes Bus Tour

Thurs., Nov. 18th, 4 – 5 p.m. | In-Person November Happy Hour/ Sponsor Thank You Pie Party

December - Salvation Army Angel Tree 

December - Salvation Army Bell Ringing

YPN 2021 Pass
 YPN is offering a discounted way to attended paid YPN events! There will be 10 paid events this year (see list above), ranging from social, business development, and strategy seminars. The cost to register for each individual event is $5 virtual and $15 in-person, but the 2021 YPN Pass is only $75 - a savings of $25 for the year! Complete a YPN 2021 Pass Form and send it to YPN (ypn@caar.com).

Thank You to Our YPN Title Sponsors

BRHBA         C&F Mortgage              CBS19 News Charlottesville News First



Southern Development Homes                Towe Insurance Services

2021 YPN Planning Committee

Geoff Hoover, Chair
Zenas Choi, Vice-Chair

Staff Liaison
Heather Clark, Education Specialist