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#REBCIL 2014 was a success!

Over 100 YPN members reserved one of the hottest tckets in the real estate education world today. There was no structured program, no paid speakers... just fresh content, the latest digital trends, business and marketing tips and what’s happening now and next in the industry. REALTORS® talked technology, marketing and social media topics at REbarcamp. 

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) hosted a real estate barcamp in conjunction with the associations’s August business meetings. Real estate professionals attended this unconference-format to share perspectives and ideas on topics such as technology management, lead generation, social media, mobile apps and branding. See photos from last year's event.

REALTORS® attend REbarcamp for free thanks to our sponsors.


Illinois YPN & WCR raised $2,000 for one of the IAR Habitat for Humanity builds this year. #PowerofR

Photo (YPN members at the YPN & WCR Cocktail Reception benefiting Habitat for Humanity on April 1, 2014)

YPN Storm at IAR Capitol Confernce

Photo (YPN Members meet with Senator Mike Hastings) 

Apri 1, 2014, Illinois Young Professionals took part in the annual REALTOR® lobby day in Springfield

YPN Holiday Give Back Week - December 9-15

Community service is a great way for younger REALTORS® to come together and be a part of something greater. Illinois YPN gave back to their communities through the week of December 9-15. Collecting coats, donating toys and working in soup kitchens are just a few of the many ways Illinois REALTORS® gave back. Share photos and stories on the Illinois YPN Facebook Page.  
December 3In 2013, #FVREALTORS collected 1133 lbs of food and donated enough funds to provide holiday meals for 29 families of 8 via Northern Illinois Food Bank
December 4- Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® YPN helped at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on December 4th. MORe’s YPN sorted and packed over 8,000 lbs. of meat for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, bringing a total of 7,303 meals to their neighbors.  
December 5-   Heartland REALTOR® Organization had a Toys for Tot's fundraisier. Nearly 100 members came with toys (most brought several) and raised over $2,300. 
December 9-24- Champaign County Association- Habitat for Humanity offered Holiday Gift Wrapping at Market Place Mall in Champaign starting the second weekend in December all the way up to Christmas Eve.  
December 10- Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® had its Annual Turkey Drive,  a 27 year tradition!
December 12- REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois had a Toy and Food Drive. Photos here.
December 12- Kankakee- Iroquois- Ford Association of REALTORS®  had a Charity Auction where 100% of the proceeds went to the Salvation Army, Harbor House and Hospice. They raised a total of $3,579. 
December 12- Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS® collected toys at the annual Christmas Charity Celebration. 
December 12-  North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® volunteered at Project Hope Mobile Food Panty. Photos here. 
December 17- Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® is helped at the Morning Star Mission in Joliet helping distribute  Christmas gifts, food and other items to over 300 families.

December 27- Bloomington Association of REALTORS®- Give the Gift of Life Holiday Blood Drive. 


Homes for Our Troops Proud SupporterIllinois YPN raises money for Homes for Our Troops

A July 4th Non-Event hosted by Illinois YPN raised over $1,700 for Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. A special thanks to all the REALTOR®, friends and colleagues who supported the cause. Illinois YPN will continue to support Homes for Our Troops, who will be doing a project in Illinois in 2014. Online donations are accepted through Illinois YPN's special fund page here.

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You Can HelpA community that cares is a community that grows.

Illinois YPN encourages you to continue to do random acts of kindness and share your stories with us. E-mail or share with them on Facebook.


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MISSION: The Illinois Association of REALTORS® recognizes that younger members are an integral part of the future growth of the REALTOR® association. The Illinois Young Professionals Network (YPN) was created in 2009 to provide education and support and to create a forum where younger REALTORS® can share ideas and network with each other to expand their business potential. Our goals are to help this segment of our membership succeed in their business as well as create more involvement and general future IAR leaders.