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NVAR announces Realtor of the Year honor, officers for 2018

WEB-GregMartin3The Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) named Greg Martin of Elko as its REALTOR® of the Year and announced its newly elected officers for 2018, led by incoming president and longtime Las Vegas REALTOR® Heidi Kasama. NVAR’s directors elected NVAR officers for the coming year during the association’s board meeting this week in Reno. In addition to Kasama, 2018 officers include: President-elect Keith Lynam, of Las Vegas; Vice President William Process, of Sparks; Treasurer Diane Brown, of Incline Village; Immediate Past President Greg Martin, of Elko.

Each NVAR officer has extensive experience serving in leadership positions in state and local REALTOR® associations. For example, Kasama and Lynam are both past presidents of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, while Martin is a past president of the Elko County Association of REALTORS®. Process is a past president of the Reno-Sparks Associationof REALTORS®, while Brown has served as president of the Incline Village Association of REALTORS®.

Martin was named NVAR’s REALTOR® of the Year after leading the statewide association as its president in 2017. Among other accomplishments, he has played a key role in developing LeadershipNVAR, NVAR’s signature program for personal and professional growth.


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As a member of the Nevada Association of REALTORS® you have an opportunity to make your voice heard in Washington DC. It’s free, simple and effective. In 2016, almost 200,000 REALTORS across the country responded to Calls For Action on Property and Homeowner’s Rights issues, including 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 by 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.

LeadershipNVAR members giving back in local communities with school supply drive 

WEB WhitneyDigesti2As part of a statewide school supply drive, REALTORS® from across the state have dropped off donations at various Boys and Girls Clubs in northern and southern Nevada in recent weeks.

The donation drive was organized by the Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) and its 2017 class of LeadershipNVAR, the association’s signature program for personal and professional growth. As part of this year’s LeadershipNVAR class project, REALTORS® donated and collected more than $20,000 in school supplies at designated locations around the state.

Although the school year has begun, REALTORS® recognize that many students still don’t have everything they need. Boys & Girls Clubs serve as a home away from home for nearly 4 million kids each year, including thousands of children in need here in Nevada.

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Nevada REALTORS to serve in leadership roles on NAR committees

WEB-DaveTinaWEB-SooziJWNevada REALTORS® got good news earlier this month when NAR released its committee chair and vice-chair appointments for 2018. Four Nevada REALTORS® were given the honor. That’s as much or more representation as any other state in Nevada’s Region XI, which includes Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming and New Mexico.

Soozi Jones-Walker and Dave Tina were tabbed as chairmen for the Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum and the Broker Involvement Council respectively. Bobbi Miracle and Scott Beaudry have both been named committee vice chairs for next year. Miracle will serve on the Large Commercial Firms Advisory Group while Beaudry will serve his role on the Data Strategies Committee.

“This is great news,” NVAR CEO Teresa McKee said. “To see our state honored with this representation means Nevada has good people engaged in the process of promoting the REALTOR® cause and that is being recognized at the national level.”

Only Chairmen and Vice Chairs were recently announced. Committee member announcements will be made in October.

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 will be officially presented with the DSA award during the Board of Directors Meeting at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Nov. 6 in Chicago. 


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