Inside this issue
  Nevada Real Estate Commission fills Washoe County seat  
  The Nevada Real Estate Division announced the latest appointment to its five-member commission. Reno's Darrell Plummer will serve as the Washoe County appointee to the commission. His three-year term will run from Nov. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31 of 2022. Plummer is the broker/owner of Sierra Nevada Properties and has been with his firm for nearly 25 years. Plummer is a University of Nevada graduate.

One seat, which must be filled by a Clark County representative, remains unfilled on the Nevada Real Estate Commission. Commissioner Neil Schwartz will continue to serve in that position until it is filled. Commission rules say three members must reside in or have a principal place of business located in Clark County. One member must reside in or have a principal place of business in Washoe County; and one member must reside in or have a principal place of business located in Carson City or Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey or White Pine County.

Nevada's Real Estate Commission is appointed by the governor and acts in an advisory capacity to the Division, adopts regulations, and conducts disciplinary hearings.


  How will you stay relevant to consumers in 2020?  

2020 Swanepoel Trends Report released, outlines potential industry shake-ups

iBuyers, data security threats, MLS vulnerabilities, and venture capital growth are poised to shake up the housing industry over the next two years, according to the 2020 Swanepoel Trends Report. The 200-page report, which was released Monday by real estate consulting and research firm T3 Sixty, is in its 15th year and is closely watched for insights into the key issues affecting the industry.

The real estate business, historically dominated by fragmented independent contractors and mom-and-pop brokerages, is becoming more comprised of larger companies armed with artificial intelligence platforms that are hyper-focused on enhancing the consumer experience, the report notes. Click here for more details of the annual report.



  FinCEN renews geographic targeting orders  

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency within the U.S. Treasury charged with combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism, has renewed the Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that impose data collection and reporting requirements on title companies involved in certain residential real estate transactions, effective November 12, 2019, through May 9, 2020.

The GTOs cover the geographic areas listed in the following link, which remain unchanged from the last order, for residential non-financed transactions of $300k and above. Click here to view those geographic area, which includes a Southern Nevada region.



  Register for Taxbot webinar now  
  You probably haven't wanted to think about taxes since you filed for last year (who does right?) but now is the time to engage if you want to be able to eke out your own win. Time is running out and Taxbot wants to see if it can help out as many NVR members as it can by holding a "Stage Your Own Fourth Quarter Comeback" webinar.

Register for the Dec. 4 (10 a.m.) webinar with NVR member partner Taxbot and learn how to save more on your taxes. Click here to learn more.




  Celebrate Chris Bishop at his installation  

Nevada REALTORS® Invites you to the Installation Gala of President Christopher Bishop and the 2020 Officers and Directors. The event will be held at the M Resort in Las Vegas for a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Vue and dinner at 7 p.m. in the Milan Ballroom. Immediately after the Installation, join us for "the afterparty" downstairs in the Hostile Grape.

Wear your best "WACKIEST" Holiday attire, and you may be entered in a costume contest for "Most Festive", "Most Outrageous" or "Most Unique" costume! Click here to register and learn more.