The Texas REALTORS® Young Professionals Network for the first time won the NAR YPN Network of the Year Award in the state category. NAR’s YPN Network of the Year Award goes to groups or committees that are doing the best job possible in involving, recruiting, and representing young professionals in the real estate industry and are living up to the goals and missions of NAR’s Young Professionals Network.

“Wow, what a tremendous honor!” said Texas YPN Chair Ray Wade. “This award highlights the years of effort that have gone into planting our network, establishing it as a strong committee, and growing its outreach. With strong support from Leslie Rouda Smith, our committee started and benefited early on from leaders like Kristin Smith and Nick Kline. This year’s leadership team of myself, Vice Chair Vanessa Dirks, Liaison Kylee Garza, and Immediate Past Chair Nick Kline has worked together with the committee on extensive goals. We grew participation in our network this year and increased communication, including a bi-weekly YPN newsletter. We are thankful for this award and look forward to the future!”

The Texas REALTORS® Young Professionals Network is a 24-member committee dedicated to encouraging, promoting, and inspiring Texas REALTORS® and affiliates through education and networking, and providing a gateway for future leadership at the local, state, and national level.

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