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Nevada REALTORS to attend world's largest real estate conference, promote Silver State opportunities


Leading REALTORS® from throughout Nevada will be showing off real estate and investment opportunities in the Silver State by attending MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, being held March 13-16 in Cannes, France.

Nine Nevada real estate leaders are attending the event, representing the statewide Nevada REALTORS®, the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR), the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) and the Commercial Alliance Las Vegas (CALV).

They include Nevada REALTORS® CEO Teresa McKee, GLVAR CEO Wendy DiVecchio, 2017 Nevada REALTORS® President Greg Martin, 2017 GLVAR President David J. Tina, 2017, CALV President Jennifer Ott, CCIM, 2018 RSAR President Doug McIntyre, as well as Diane Brown, a Northern Nevada REALTOR® who has chaired the state association’s Global Committee, and Rena Levy and Tamara Larisa Tyrbouslu, Las Vegas REALTORS® and longtime leaders of the Global Committees for both GLVAR and Nevada REALTORS®. Read more by clicking here.


Silver State sweeps President's Cup honors


Tell all your REALTOR® friends. The news is finally official. After learning in November that Nevada had met all the qualifications for NAR's prestigious President's Cup award, for excellence in Advocacy, REALTOR® leaders from around the state learned last week that the Silver State had indeed been bestowed with the celebrated honor.

"This is an amazing achievement by all and shows how amazing this great state of ours is," 2018 Nevada REALTORS® President Heidi Kasama said. "I am so proud to be a REALTOR® in Nevada. Greg Martin (2017 Nevada REALTORS® President) deserves high praise for his spirit and drive which spurred this great achievement."

Garnering the President's Cup award is a milestone achievement as Nevada had never previously earned the honor. This accomplishment recognizes that a record number of members are engaged in advocating for REALTOR® interests while protecting private property rights. While capturing President's Cup status for the first time alone makes Nevada's 2017 efforts impressive, there is more stellar news. All five local REALTOR® associations in Nevada also earned the President's Cup award. Nevada is the first and only state to have all of its local associations achieve the feat.


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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Marketplace: How a red-hot housing market became a crisis


web-housesThis week, 10 years ago, Americans learned that the U.S. had its largest single-year drop in home prices in a quarter century. Not that this was shocking at the time. The housing crisis was in full effect, the spillover effects into the financial system were clear, and though not everyone knew it at the time, the country was a month into recession, as economists would later determine. 

But before the recession, there was the housing crisis, and before it, the housing bubble. It began, in many ways, in people's heads. That is, after all, where hopes ultimately reside. As this century began, people felt great about housing.

"Oh, it was so hot!" Heidi Kasama recalled. Kasama is a longtime real estate agent in Nevada and president of Nevada REALTORS®. Read the complete story and get more insights from Kasama by clicking here.


See and share Nevada REALTORS ® video on the "Value of Using a REALTOR®"


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