The Houston Association of REALTORS®’ (HAR’s) NextGen REALTOR® Group (NRG) was named the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Chapter of the Year at the National Association of REALTORS® annual convention held recently in New Orleans. NRG Ranked No. 1 among 125 chapters nationwide.
NRG is one of the largest local association chapters with an estimated 2,900 members. The chapter maintains its own website, Facebook page, and e-newsletter. They provide a consistent and diverse calendar of programs that includes a good mix of social, educational, and charitable events.
One thing that stood out to the judges was NRG’s creation of the “20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate,” which is mirrored after REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 program. They realize the importance of giving incentive to be involved with the NRG Chapter, which was also proven this year when 70 NRG members applied to serve on the Advisory Group of only 25 positions.
“Starting a chapter is one thing, but maintaining interest, involvement, and leadership succession is another and the judges felt that Houston’s NRG was a prime model for what a YPN chapter should be,” said NAR YPN Manager Rob Reuter.
“We are so proud to have our NextGen REALTOR® Group honored nationally just two years after its formation,” said HAR Chair Margie Dorrance.“This is another example of HAR’s commitment to leading the way in the real estate profession and, in this case, specifically promoting opportunities for our younger HAR members who truly represent the real estate industry’s next generation.”
For more information about NRG, go to http://nextgenrealtor.har.com.