Inside this issue
  Steve Sims among highlights at NVR annual conference  
Keynote Speaker  --  Steve Sims

Do you know anyone that's worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta? You do now!
Quoted as "The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen", sought-after consultant and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard - twice! 
Nevada REALTORS® is pleased to announce Steve Sims as a keynote speaker for the upcoming state conference. Sims is part of a great lineup of speakers and events at the Nevada REALTORS® State Conference, scheduled for Sept. 26-27 at the M Resort Casino Spa in Las Vegas. 


  The New Law: Nicknames and Education  
  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. You can view the latest Legal Minute that addresses the bill by clicking here.


  Deadlines approaching for NVR committees, award nominations  
  Nevada REALTORS® committees are comprised of current active members of the association. All interested members are encouraged to identify areas of interest and submit a Committee Interest Form. Our members are the focus of our objectives and they are pivotal to Nevada REALTORS® achieving its objectives. The Association's committees generally meet via conference call and/or video conference. To serve on a 2020 NVR committee, please officially express your interest by Sept. 30, 2019.

NVR is also now accepting nominations for 2019 Distinguished REALTOR® Award (NDRA) and REALTOR® Active in Politics award (RAP). The deadline for the NDRA and RAP awards is Monday, Sept. 30. Nominate a deserving REALTOR® today! Click here to submit a nomination.


  Nevada REALTORS® Leadership Academy needs recruits  
  Fall is around the corner and that means the recruiting season for NVR's annual leadership program is upon us. Please help the current trustees and class members in spreading the word about Leadership Academy 2020 as well as encouraging and promoting it to our state's finest REALTORS® who have yet to participate.

Here at the association, we have produced a video, explaining a little bit about the program and sharing some testimonials from past graduates and current REALTOR® leaders from around the state. We hope you can share it when talking to new academy prospects.

Here is a link to the 2020 Leadership Academy application. Contact leadership liaison Tiffany Banks with any questions.


  REALTOR® Magazine: Mixed Economic Picture Ahead  

Home building accelerating, but sales continue to lag

Annual home sales have been moving sideways in recent years: 5.4 million in 2016, 5.5 million in 2017, and 5.3 million in 2018. As of June, this year's total stands to be 5.2 million on an annualized basis. These flat numbers make little sense in light of the decent economy. From 2016 through the first half of 2019, the economy added 8 million net new jobs at higher pay. Moreover, household net worth grew by $13.5 trillion, thanks to the rising stock market and surging real estate prices. The unyielding homeownership rate has led to a more concentrated build-up in wealth than if ownership had expanded. To read the full article, click here.