Tomorrow’s leaders, today

Illinois Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a vibrant organization of young REALTORS® who meet, share tips and network with other career-minded professionals to promote growth and help each other succeed in the industry. Our YPN is open to all Illinois REALTORS® who are young in the business, looking for valuable resources to stay on top of the latest trends and tools within real estate, while having fun and making lifelong connections with peers in their area.

YPN Mission

We develop successful REALTORS® and future industry leaders through innovative programming, networking opportunities, and supporting and promoting the YPN values set out by the National Association of REALTORS®, both at the local and state level.

YPN Vision

Through Illinois YPN, we develop a vibrant and collaborative network of successful professionals who are active industry leaders both at the state level and within their local networks and associations.

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Listen to the Illinois YPN Podcast for best practices as you start your real estate career or download the tips to save and share!

Local YPN Networks

Champaign County Association of REALTORS®

Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®

Mid Illinois REALTORS®

North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®

NorthWest Illinois Alliance of REALTORS®

Peoria Area Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley

Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®

Tips and Resources from YPN

2023 Advisory Board

Ryan Elwell
Ryan Elwell Chair | Champaign
Jessica Devore
Jessica DevoreVice-Chair | Clinton
Connie Vavra
Connie VavraImmediate Past Chair | Orland Park
Eric Basiorka
Eric BasiorkaOrland Park
Megan Beechen
Megan BeechenLemont
Erin Bjornson
Erin BjornsonMcHenry
David Bovyn
David BovynChicago
Jesse Coleman
Jesse ColemanOak Lawn
Erin Karlosky
Erin KarloskyPeru
Kristen Keller
Kristen KellerDowners Grove
Keith McKeever
Keith McKeeverPeoria
Lindsay Moore
Lindsay MooreRockford
Ethan Nagar
Ethan NagarWinnetka
Christopher Pezza
Christopher PezzaChicago
Alice Weinert
Alice WeinertChicago

YPN Resources

Illinois YPN is part of a larger network by the National Association of REALTORS®. 

Illinois State Liaisons

Have questions about Illinois YPN? Feel free to reach out to our state liaisons at 217-529-2600.

Kim Buscher

Kelli Jessup