Illinois YPNs on Capitol Hill

Happy Summer!  I can’t believe how fast the time flies, it feels like only yesterday I was posting a blog about the incredible time that was had by all at the IAR Capitol Conference in Springfield, and here I am about to tell you how AMAZING the NAR mid-year meetings were in Washington, D.C.

If you haven’t been following the Facebook posts since Mid Year, I strongly encourage you to check them out at

As a REALTOR®, attending the Hill Visits was extremely powerful and I truly felt like the issues our industry is facing right were not only being heard by our legislators, but honestly felt.  We told heartfelt stories about the pitfalls our clients are experiencing now and the messages came across crystal clear.

Attending the REALTOR® Rally with over 13,000 other REALTORS® from across the country was one of the most powerful and memorable things I will ever do.  I really enjoyed dancing and meeting other members from across our region, and had a ball posting pictures on Facebook with my fearless co-chair this year, Christopher Mitchell!  It just amazes me that the momentum that was created at that rally is as strong as ever post-D.C., as is evident by the numerous Facebook, Twitter, and Linked-In posts still circulating every day.  I am so proud to a party of the REALTOR® family and to have been a part of a truly historic moment.

Chris and I also made our rounds attending the NAR YPN networking event, which took place two days before the REALTOR® Rally. If you haven’t already, I strongly encourage you to join the NAR YPN Facebook page, The feedback, advice, and referrals shared on that site are absolutely incredible, and to be able to meet all of those successful YPN’ers from across the country IN PERSON at the event in Washington, D.C. was such a surreal moment.  We did some great brainstorming at the event, and had even more laughs!!!

Again, don’t forget to check out our webpage to get updates on all the YPN events happening across the state at

I wish you an amazing and successful month and look forward to hitting some fun networking events with you this summer!!!


2012-06-05T13:43:39-05:00June 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Jon Broadbooks is vice president for communications at Illinois REALTORS®.

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