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Twas the Week Before Christmas   ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the Valley REO portals were buzzing with the bank-owned rally; Addendums were signed and listings were pended, In hopes that the deal would not be rescinded;   The agents were counting their points and commission,...
12/25/2008
THE MARINES HAVE LANDED * November 10, 2008 It is that dreaded time of year again!  This is when any real estate broker or sales manager worth his or her salt intensifies their recruiting efforts while paying extra attention to retaining those agents who are contributing to the company dollar and...
11/09/2008
Is it my imagination - OR - are we seeing fewer and fewer open houses being held open in the current market? Is this because there are more foreclosure properties that ever before with many of them not having utilities turned on? Is is because we have fewer new agents working in local markets whi...
08/17/2008
Often we stress the need for agents to be grounded in the basic of the real estate business so that their prospecting and target marketing activities become ingrained habits tied to realistic goals.  Are we making the same commitment and effort in your own recruiting activities? Do we schedule ou...
07/25/2008
All agents, both newer and experienced, really need to know their markets and return to real estate basics like never before.  This may require brokers to conduct sales meetings, seminars, or classes that discuss the current market realities with their agents.  For example, what percentage of you...
07/07/2008
Attend the February Political Affairs Committee meeting to voice your opinion on legislative prioritiesWHEN: February 14, 2008, at 8:30 am WHERE: GLVAR's Classroom AThe NVAR Legislative Committee has asked us to identify issues important to our leadership and members for consideration by the Legi...
01/22/2008
If you are a REALTOR in Nevada and interested in the political landscape for 2008 . . . you will not want to miss these opportunities! On January 19, 2008, both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party will hold their presidential caucus in Nevada. A caucus is an opportunity for registered ...
01/06/2008
I really enjoyed many aspects of the NAR Convention this past November.  For one, the Las Vegas venue was excellent for this event.  The exhibits and exhibitors were great; I was amazed at the fantastic vendor turnout given what a real estate year we have just had. My one disappointment was with ...
12/08/2007
Let's begin with some good news! However, that will have to wait until we congratulate Lee Barrett on becoming a certified CRS instructor on his first attempt during the NAR Convention last month. Congrats Lee!! Now for the good news! First, the single family residential (SFR) resale closing numb...
12/04/2007
There is a new website in Nevada that is devoted to providing consumers a wealth of information on foreclosures as well as what scams to be aware of.  The site was put up by the Nevada Governor's office in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Business & Industry.  The website is located at: ...
11/06/2007
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