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President’s Message: Now, More Than Ever ...

By Heidi Kasama, 2018 Nevada REALTORS® President


Following what I hope was a generous and warm holiday season, the New Year is now upon us. As you hang your new calendars, I wanted to send a note and wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.

I’m also excited to share with you some big news. Our state association has a new name and a fresh new logo. The new name is simply Nevada REALTORS®, replacing the old and longer moniker, Nevada Association of REALTORS®. Additionally, the association will no longer use the acronym NVAR. You’ve probably noticed the new logo here in this email. Your Nevada REALTORS® leadership is excited about these changes and it believes they provide better brand awareness as well as reinforces the power of the REALTOR® voice throughout the Silver State. Now, more than ever, each REALTOR® needs to engage in your local and state associations.

Read the entire welcome letter by President Kasama by clicking here.


Longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® David R. Tina nominated to national leadership post


David R. Tina, a former president of both the statewide Nevada REALTORS® and the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR), was nominated this week to serve as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) regional vice president.

As the only candidate nominated for this position by NAR leaders, Tina will be officially elected to the position by January. He will then represent NAR’s Rocky Mountain Region on its 2020 Board of Directors, representing the states of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Tina’s nomination was announced in early November during NAR’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Tina, a longtime local REALTOR®, was also honored at the NAR event this week by achieving REALTOR® Emeritus status, recognizing more than 40 years as an NAR member. He was the presented Nevada REALTORS® award for REALTOR® of the Year in 2016. He owns and operates Urban Nest Realty in Las Vegas with his son and business partner David J. Tina, who was the 2017 president of the GLVAR.


Sign up for CFA text alerts


As a member of Nevada REALTORS® you have an opportunity to make your voice heard in Washington DC. It’s free, simple and effective. In 2017, almost 300,000 REALTORS across the country responded to Calls For Action on Property and Homeowner’s Rights issues, including more than 2,000 from Nevada. But we in the Silver State can still do better!

Mobile Text Alerts are the free, simple and effective way for you to lend your voice to important REALTOR® issues. Here’s how you sign up. First, text the word REALTORS to 30644. Next, hit SEND. Give it a shot, whether you think you are already signed up or not … if you are, you will quickly know. If not, that’s it! Watch the video from 2017 NVAR President Greg Martin explaining the easy process here

The second part of this is also very important. When you receive a text for CALL FOR ACTION, you’re just a few clicks from your REALTOR® voice being included with hundreds of thousands of like-minded REALTORS® across the country. Our one REALTOR® voice will be delivered to your Nevada representatives in Washington, DC. That’s a powerful voice for our industry! Calls For Action are sent approximately once or twice per year. To sign up online, click here.

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Veteran Nevada REALTOR® wins prestigious DSA award 

WEB-WoodcockJack Woodcock of Las Vegas was named the 91st recipient of the prestigious National Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at the REALTORS® Legislative & Trade Expo in Washington, DC. 

NAR established the DSA in 1979 to honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and who serve as leaders in their local communities. The award is considered the highest honor an NAR member can receive; recipients must be active at the local, state and national association levels.

Since 1974, Woodcock has been the REALTOR® embodiment of honor, leadership, service and commitment. He has emerged as a proven leader in the Las Vegas real estate profession. Woodcock founded one of the largest real estate firms in the state of Nevada and has dedicated most of his adult life to his profession. Woodcock was officially presented with the DSA award during the Board of Directors Meeting at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo Nov. 6 in Chicago. 


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