SB230, the new law: Nicknames and advertising
By NVR General Counsel Tiffany Banks
During the 2019 legislative session, the REALTORS® were able to carry one piece of legislation. After lengthy discussions with our members at the local and state level, the message from YOU was clear. You wanted two things. To be "better and more professional" and advertise using your nickname. We listened. We created a bill that would require the use of a license number on all advertising and with that, you would be able to advertise using your nickname.
Next, pre-licensing education went from 90 to 120 hours, with 15 hours of contracts and 15 hours of agency. Continuing education went from 24 hours per renewal period to 36, all geared towards REALTORS® becoming "better and more professional." This bill has a few other provisions touched on in the full article you can read by clicking here.
Longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® David R. Tina elected 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), has been elected to serve as a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) regional vice president.
Tina was officially elected to the position on May 18 by NAR's 2019 Board of Directors to represent the Rocky Mountain Region on NAR's 2020 Board of Directors. He will represent the states of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Tina was elected during NAR's Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo last week in Washington, D.C.
"Thank you for electing me 2020 Regional Vice President for the National Association of REALTORS®," Tina said. "I look forward to being sworn in at the annual convention in San Francisco. I am honored to be a servant of this association." Click here to read more.
NVR group meets with Nevada's federal leaders
Nevada Realtors® contingent of nearly 100 strong marched up Capital Hill last Thursday to meet with the state's federal elected officials. All six of the Silver State's Congressmen took time out of their schedules for the Realtors® hill visit, hosted at the Dirksen Senate Building during the National Association of Realtors®' Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo.
Nevada Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto and Jacky Rosen as well as Representatives Mark Amodei, Susie Lee, Steven Horsford and Dina Titus addressed the NVR group, touching on flood insurance, infrastructure, technology and health insurance among other issues.
Nevada REALTORS launches smart speaker program
Amazon Alexa, Google Home users will benefit
NVR members, if you've got an Amazon Alexa or Google Home smart speaker you can take advantage of the new Nevada REALTORS skill for both devices. Just ask Alexa to "Enable Nevada REALTORS" or for Google Home say: "Google, Talk to Nevada REALTORS." Within seconds you'll be learning about education opportunities across the state, the latest real estate headlines, the "Legal Minute" and even a message from your 2019 NVR President Keith Lynam.
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 NVR 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.
See and Share Nevada REALTORS ® video on the "Value of Using a REALTOR®"