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NVAR President staunch advocate for Silver State's Realtors® 

WEB-Martin@EdExpoLike so many of his Realtor® colleagues, it took Greg Martin a few years to find his true professional calling – real estate. Martin got his Nevada real estate license in 1998 after a tour in the Navy and professional stints with the railroad, mining and commercial construction.

Now at 61, and with nearly two decades of being a real estate professional under his belt, Martin says being a Realtor® is the best job he’s ever had. He said it’s rewarding to help homebuyers make what’s often the biggest purchase of their lives.

“One of the most important things we do is helping our clients and customers with the opportunity to reach homeownership,” Martin said. “There is no better feeling than giving the keys to first time buyers, knowing you’ve just handed them the pathway to their dream. Their home is where they’ll grow as a family, raise children and build memories. It’s very rewarding.” Read the complete story here.

LeadershipNVAR kicks off class project

School supply drive will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs across Nevada 

WEB-BackpackGirlsLeadershipNVAR’s Class of 2017 is working on the group’s annual class project. Class members are setting their sights high too, planning a school supply drive to benefit boys and girls clubs across the Silver State.

The current class of 15 features members from Las Vegas to Minden and Reno to Elko. REALTORS® have a rich history of giving back in their communities and LeadershipNVAR continues to promote that ideal. Following in the footsteps of last year’s class, the 2017 class will support a project that again benefits Boys and Girls Clubs (BGCA), the signature charity of the National Association of REALTORS®.

“This drive is a big challenge to our leadership class and our REALTOR® friends across the state,” said Las Vegas REALTOR® Stephanie Dibbs, a 2017 LeadershipNVAR class member and project leader. “It will be exciting too. Our class fully intends to get to work and promote the value of these donations. We want to bring many smiles to the children who thrive in these clubs and the staff that works tirelessly to help kids.” See more details, including a complete supply list here.

 

NVAR: Legislature was good to Nevada homeowners

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Homeowners fared well during the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature. So says the statewide Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR), which cited several new laws that should help homeowners, along with some issues that could have hindered them and the real estate industry had they passed.

“The legislative process is never pretty,” 2017 NVAR President Greg Martin said. “But thanks in part to the NVAR and our work with state lawmakers, I think Nevada consumers and homeowners had a pretty good session. The same could also be said for our members.”

Martin, a longtime REALTOR® based in Elko, said examples include new laws protecting members of the military from foreclosure while on active duty, extending the state’s foreclosure mediation program and combatting squatters who occupy homes illegally. Read the complete story here.

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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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