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President's Message: Great Expectations for 2017

By Greg Martin, 2017 NVAR President

WEB-MartinGregAs we open a new calendar, and look ahead to 2017, I wanted to take a few moments to wish you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous upcoming 12 months and beyond. A new year offers a chance for a fresh start and clean slate. I urge all 15,000-plus members statewide to set high goals in 2017 and strive to achieve them.

Make an effort this year to have written goals. Then, put them in a visible location so you are reminded often of what you have challenged yourself with this year. Take it one step further - monitor your progress often. You cannot manage what you do not measure. Make an investment in yourself and in your state!

The environment in real estate is ever-changing and brings constant challenges. It is paramount to make sure the things we cherish most - family, friendship, community - are valued and remain stable. Additionally, I strongly encourage you to show your appreciation for others. Make those a priority and your efforts will pay off in countless ways.

Here in Nevada, the real estate market is returning to pre-recession levels and growing stronger with each passing month. That is something all REALTORS® can be thankful for. Throughout 2016, I was fortunate to serve as NVAR President Elect and learn from an outstanding President, Dave Tina. Now, I’m looking ahead to a successful new year and providing further strong leadership for NVAR and our industry.

I want to see Nevada’s outstanding REALTORS® from Wendover to Minden and Lake Tahoe to Lake Mead come together to reach their goals. By finding a common vision and working to achieve shared interests we will continue to strengthen the Silver State’s real estate landscape and better serve our clients and customers. I believe this to be of the utmost importance for 2017 and I plan to lead the way.

I am grateful and honored to serve as your NVAR President in 2017! I appreciate the opportunity and very much look forward to our year together. I wish you all a wonderful and Happy New Year.

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NVAR honors top REALTORS®, including ROY Dave Tina

WEB-TinaDavidThe Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) honored its leading members at an awards event in Las Vegas this week, naming longtime industry leader David R. Tina as its 2016 Nevada REALTOR® of the Year and recognizing others from around the state for their continued service to their association, their profession and their communities.

Tina, a longtime Las Vegas REALTOR®, served as NVAR’s 2016 president after being president-elect in 2015. He is also a past president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) and has volunteered on numerous NVAR and GLVAR committees. He is the owner and broker of Urban Nest Realty in Las Vegas.

At its yearly awards event held Dec. 8 in Las Vegas, NVAR also presented its other annual awards. Read about the other award winners and the entire story here

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Members encouraged to keep account information current

NVAR invites REALTORS from across the state to check and update their personal profiles in RAMCO, which members can log into at Members can also contact their local associations to provide updated account information.

It is vital that members keep their profile information -- including their current email address -- up to date. Current contact information allows NVAR and NAR to reach members with important information regarding billing, Calls to Action and upcoming events. Additionally, without a current email address, members could miss out on valuable information from NVAR’s weekly newsletter and the Advocate, which focuses on statewide legislative news.

If you have further questions or concerns about keeping your member account updated, you can inquire by email at

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Huffington Post: Why Reno should be on your list of 'must-see' cities

Reno has been percolating with opportunity that is now being realized in community-focused gentrification- and I’m loving it. I used to think of Reno as a gateway to Tahoe, but a recent trip to “The Biggest Little City in the World” has flipped my script. I now view Reno as a trendy and entertaining stand-alone destination that allows me to carry a cup of wine around my neck as I walk along the river flowing through its center. I struck gold when I “discovered” Reno.

There’s a few reasons you should shimmy into a plane seat headed for a Reno vacay, or maybe even score in their real estate market before it’s gobbled up by hipster Millennials. Read the complete story here.

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