Young Professionals Network

The REALTORS® of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port-DeSoto Inc.® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a group for members of all ages looking to inspire a new generation of leaders in our industry. We provide educational tools, as well as social and community engagement opportunities to help young professionals succeed in real estate. Join our driven and dynamic group today!

What is YPN?

YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

  • REALTOR® associations. Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national associations.
  • Real estate industry. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.
  • Peers. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
  • Community. Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.


How to Join?

YPN membership has no cost—and no age limit. It’s for the young and young at heart! Visit our Join page and fill out the form to become a member. Be sure to also look at our Facebook Group page to be notified of YPN news and events, as well as network with your colleagues. You must be a member of the REALTORS® of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port-DeSoto Inc.® to join our Young Professionals Network and the Facebook Group.




Supporting Back Pack Kidz 

Many children in Charlotte County do not have a stable source of food except the free or reduced breakfast and lunch provided by the schools. Our Association's Young Professionals Network has teamed up with The Yah Yah Girls, a local organization that provides backpacks filled with nutritious food items to children every weekend - a project called Back Pack Kidz. For more about The Yah Yah Girls, please visit their website.

The cost to feed one child for the school year is $160. Please help make a difference in a child’s life by sponsoring him or her for one year to cover their food costs. 

All donations are tax deductible. (Tax ID 37-1475987)

For any questions, please contact YPN Chair, Bobbie Leahey at or 941-628-1019.

To Donate:

You may send a check made out to "PGPCNP Association of Realtors" and mail to: 3320 Loveland Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33980.

Or you may donate online using the link below: