If you sign up to support a Virginia branch of the Young Professionals Network by Wednesday, May 8, you’ll get a free account with the real estate-focused Wellcome Mat video-sharing site.

That’s it: Say you support YPN just by filling out a quick form (kinda like a petition), and get a free account with a very cool service.

First, what’s YPN?

Don’t be fooled by the name. The “Young Professionals Network” might be more aptly called the “New Realtors Network.” It was launched by NAR in 2006 as a way to give new Realtors “the opportunity to connect with each other and build a stronger link to the industry.”

Essentially, its goal is to get new Realtors and pros to work together, and help get those new folks involved with the profession a few baby steps at a time.

For younger and newer Realtors, it’s a great opportunity to network and to learn from the experience around them. For those who have been in the business a while, it’s a way to help new folks ease into the profession — and an opportunity to mould them in your image. Just sayin’.

It’s since expanded to eight local associations in Virginia, but not (yet) to VAR itself. Some folks are hoping to change that.

That should be enough to get you to support it. But wait, there’s more: Wellcome Mat.

WellcomeMat bills itself as a video-sharing site for Realtors — like Vimeo or YouTube, but designed with real estate in mind. It’s got all sorts of features to make it easy to use video in your listings:

  • It’s easy to manage all your videos from anywhere
  • It has one-click MLS compliance (it removes branding)
  • You have more control over how your videos look on your site (hint: less cheesy than YouTube)
  • You get clear and simple links for yard signs
  • You can track traffic — see who’s viewing your videos

Just do it

Go here: https://var.wufoo.com/forms/ypn-virginia/

Fill out the form.

When you submit the form you’ll automatically get your code for the free Wellcome Mat account.

If you have a Facebook account, post to the Virginia YPN’s wall and say “I just signed up to support VAR’s YPN! Click here to do the same: https://var.wufoo.com/forms/ypn-virginia/

That’s it. Go!