Young Professionals Network (YPN)

NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a dynamic entry point for real estate professionals striving to become more successful in their careers and gain leadership experience.

Our mission is simple: to cultivate a modern, inclusive, creative culture of service and leadership development for the NC REALTORS® community.

We follow a mantra of Learn, Lead, Serve:

LEARN. Through in-person events, social media, and mentoring, YPN members seek to share their knowledge and learn from one another.

LEAD. Many people who are new to the industry want to get involved with their local, state or national association, but they either don’t know how to go about it, or they find it too intimidating. YPN encourages members to explore leadership opportunities at all levels.

SERVE. YPN members demonstrate a high level of professionalism and volunteering for causes that spark their passion.

Helpful Resources

“5 for 5” Pledge

The NC REALTORS® YPN 5 for 5 Pledge gives you the opportunity to showcase your dedication to the real estate industry, current and future homeowners, the real estate-based economy and private property rights.

How does it work? YPN members sign the pledge to invest $2,500 to NC REALTORS® PAC over the next 5 years. Learn more.

I’m ready – where to do I start? Interested YPN members must sign up for the program online and start with a minimum investment of $100.  A member must also invest a minimum of $500 per year in order to remain in the program.

Get Started

Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Suggested amounts are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. NC RPAC supports the efforts of National RPAC and contributes a portion of its contributions to National RPAC. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. In-kind contributions/donations are not included for the purposes of the National RPAC State PAC split. NC law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, job title or profession and name of employer or employee’s specific field for each individual whose contributions aggregate is in excess of $50 in an election cycle. Contributions can only be accepted from individuals in the form of personal checks or credit cards. Contributions from corporations or business entities cannot be accepted. This solicitation was paid for by NC RPAC.

NC REALTORS® YPN Facebook Group

Let’s chat on Facebook! This group was started so NC-YPN’ers could come together and discuss what they’ve got going in their networks, share event ideas, place referral requests and curate ideas and leaders for the North Carolina real estate community.

Join The Group

Start a YPN

Nearly 400 state and local REALTOR® associations have started their own Young Professionals Network. If you represent an association that’s ready to build engagement among your younger members, we can help you! Email or to get started.

The YPN Playbook is also a great place to start. It walks you through the basics of setting up a YPN and helps you get started on planning group activities, promoting your events, getting a sponsor to support you, and more.

Download Here

YPN Event Bank

Need an idea for your YPN Event? Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn what works (and what doesn’t) from your peers. Check out the National Association of REALTORS® YPN Event Bank, where you can find ideas and advice on a wide variety of YPN activities.

Event Bank

NAR Grants for YPN Networks

NAR provides a limited number of small grants for state and local associations that want to start a YPN or revitalize an existing YPN.

Apply For A Grant

NAR 30 Under 30

Each May/June, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 young rising stars in the real estate industry. In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.

Learn More

Staff Liaisons

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Mckenzie Allen

Vice President of Communications & Marketing

(336) 808-4227 x227
  • Member communications
  • NC REALTORS® marketing initiatives
  • Editorial content of Insight magazine
  • NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network
  • Image Committee

Sarah Nardi

Events Director

(336) 808-4232 x232
  • NC REALTORS® Events
  • Convention Committee
  • NC REALTORS® Young Professionals Network