Inside this issue
  Trio of Nevada local associations recognized by NAR RPAC  
  Last week, NAR RPAC announced its list of local association winners for the 2019 Triple Crown and President's Cup. The Silver State was well represented as three of its five local associations were highlighted, earning the distinguished honors in both genres. The Elko County Association of REALTORS®, Incline Village REALTORS® and Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS® were the deserved honorees.

To capture a Triple Crown award, local associations must meet or exceed their share of their state's national RPAC fundraising goal and meet or exceed their local participation criteria. To earn President's Cup status, local associations must achieve a response rate of 20 percent on NAR Calls for Action, meet or exceed their local's share of their state's national RPAC fundraising goal and meet or exceed 37 percent RPAC participation.

"It is important to recognize these fine associations for their tireless efforts to promote RPAC as well as its significance and achievements for members," said NVR's 2019 RPAC state chairman Brad Spires, who also serves as the state association's President Elect in 2020. "In Nevada, we do a stellar job of advocating for the rights of private property owners and for sound real estate policy. We couldn't do that without strong RPAC support and these award-winning associations deserve all the recognition they get."


  NVR's Leadership Academy welcomes Class of 2020  
  The Nevada REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class of 2020 tipped off a 12-month journey with its initial program (of four planned during the year), Feb. 4-6 in Scottsdale, AZ. The Marriott in Old Town Scottsdale proved to be the home away from home for three days for the new 16-member class. Class activities were focused on promoting leadership and growth.

Kalee Brown, Annie Bushman, Leandra Carr, Ben Cortez, Eric Crosby, Eric Heinen, Azim Jessa, Laura Kirsch, Kimberly Larkin-Ritter, Jan Mackenzie, Kieawa Mason, Grant Meyer, Jennifer Minucci, Tami Shirley, Zach WalkerLieb and Geoff Zahler make up the state association's latest leadership group, which is comprised of some of the state's best and brightest real estate minds, hailing from Elko to Incline Village and Reno to Las Vegas. Click here to read more about the Academy members' Session 1 activities.


  LEGAL MINUTE video: Procuring Cause  
  Nevada REALTORS® attorneys Tiffany Banks and Christal Keegan have collaborated on the latest Legal Minute video, discussing Procuring Cause. Banks, NVR's General Counsel, and Keegan, NVR's Legal Information Line attorney, share some ideas for best practices in the new video.

The concept of Procuring Cause is broadly defined. This video is Part II of a two-part series and can give NVR members a better understanding of the issue. Part I was released last month and focused on commissions. Click here to watch Part I and keep your eyes open for more upcoming legal videos.


  Region XI Conference registration available  

REALTOR® members from cross the West can join Region XI VP Dave Tina for the NAR Region XI Leadership Conference. The annual event will feature TECH EDGE from NAR, a region-wide legal panel, and panels from regional and national NAR leadership as well as much more.

The TECH EDGE event provides REALTORS® with the latest business technology skills and trends in the real estate industry. Sessions will be presented by a mix of NAR speakers, national voices and local real estate technology experts. Click here to learn more about the conference, specifically hotel information, registration fees and registration deadlines.