Inside this issue
  Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness introduced  

The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new resource designed exclusively to meet the specific financial planning needs of REALTORS®. This new comprehensive program includes education materials and resources for wealth building, business planning, and investing in real estate.

Nearly nine out of 10 REALTORS® are independent contractors and face complex situations when it comes to personal finances. Unique attributes such as fluctuating income, taxing issues, and lack of salary cap require a different perspective.

Log-in to to assess your current financial profile, receive personalized financial planning goals, practice financial planning decisions in a risk-free way, and explore a robust library of budgeting, retiring, and real estate investing resources. Click here to read more. 



  Apartment rents just jumped higher in most cities  

Las Vegas makes the list for top year-over-year increases

Apartment rents climbed in 88 percent of the 250 largest U.S. cities, with the national average rent reaching an all-time high in July, RentCafe reports. Seasonal demand and a rise in rental activity has offset a wave of new apartments that have opened up this year, the national rental listing service notes. The national average rent climbed to a record high of $1,409 in July, up 2.8 percent year over year.

The largest apartment rental increases were in Orlando (7.7 percent year over year); Las Vegas (6.4 percent); and Phoenix (6.2 percent). On the other hand, the slowest growing rents were in San Antonio, Texas (1.6 percent); Manhattan (1.7 percent); and Washington, D.C. (2 percent). Click here to see the full story.



  Deadline nears for new 2019 State Elected Director, other positions  
  The Nevada REALTORS® position of "Member-At-Large" has been renamed  "State Elected Director" by our Board of Directors after their actions at the June 4 meeting. Now, the new position not only allows Member-At-Large members to apply, but RSAR, SNAR, ECAR and IVR members are eligible to apply for this 2019 seat on the Nevada REALTORS® Board of Directors as well.  Requirements for this position are located on the application on our website. Click here for the application.

Additionally, Nevada REALTORS® members interested in other state offices (President-Elect, VP, Treasurer) can follow the same previous attached link to see further details on those and potentially apply. The application deadline is Aug. 21.


  WikiRealty helps REALTORS become 'go-to' neighborhood experts  
  Nevada REALTORS®, the real estate landscape is changing every day. Posting about your new listings probably just doesn't cut it anymore. REALTORS® need to evolve and adopt new strategies in order to stay competitive - or even just relevant - in today's environment.  

WikiRealty knows it is hard. You may not have the time. You may not know how, or maybe you just don't want to. Do you fit this description? WikiRealty can help REALTORS® with all of these struggles and more.   
  • Zillow, Opendoor and others are moving into the transaction ... What should you do?
  • Facebook is becoming a search engine ... How can you surface at the top (and on Google too)?
  • How can you "be a part of the conversation" in your market - because that is what generates new business.
WikiRealty helps consumers understand neighborhoods and then connects them with the best real estate professionals. And now, WikiRealty can even put your brand on their national platform - white-label WikiRealty. This helps REALTORS become a "go-to" local expert!

Click here to learn more about white-label WikiRealty and more.