Inside this issue
  NVR working to share best resources with membership  
  The leadership here at your state association is doing its best to look out for you and the interests of your clients during this uncertain stretch of 2020. We'd like to remind you of the wide array of resources available to you and just a few clicks away on your home computer or smart phone. Please check out:

NVR attorneys have penned legal-themed articles full of frequently asked questioned from members, including one targeted at answering your Open House questions and another about a landlord's right to entry, among a few others.

There is a section on resources from the federal government, like the Small Business Administration's loan program and the many different tax filing deadlines that have been extended due to the coronavirus outbreak. The federal government is not alone in offering resources. A section is also available offering resources from the state of Nevada. This section lists the Governor's Directive that REALTORS fall under the category of "essential" workers as well as the state's document calling for a moratorium on liens and foreclosures.

Additionally, the National Association of REALTORS® has been a leading force in stepping up to help its members. NAR is offering a free Telehealth service and has worked tirelessly to see that REALTOR® needs are addressed in national aid legislation. Click here to view NAR's coronavirus resources page.

Again, there are a myriad of resources available to Nevada REALTORS members. NVR will continue to work diligently to answer your questions and offer the most timely and accurate information. In addition to the resources page on our website, you can email questions to and/or call 755-829-5911.

For Nevada local association COVID-19 resources, you can view web pages from Las Vegas REALTORS®, Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS®Sierra Nevada REALTORS®, Incline Village REALTORS® and Elko County Association of REALTORS®.


  LEGAL: FAQs regarding open houses and in-person showings  
By Christal Park Keegan - Legal Information Line Attorney

The Nevada REALTORS® Legal Information Line has received numerous calls after the latest Directive 013 issued by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak last week, placing limitations on open houses and in-person showings. The Legal Information Line has been receiving a variety of questions relating to the governor's latest directive. To read about some of the most common questions coming into the LIL, click here. This is a popular inquiry and is answered in the linked document. If we have a listing that is tenant occupied, can we do a showing IF the tenant approves? 

As always, Nevada REALTORS® continues to support its members by providing guidance and support during this time. Thank you for your emails into the Legal Information Lines:


  Bottari earns high praise from REALTORS Land Institute  
  Paul Bottari received the Realtors® Land Institute 2019 Land REALTOR® of America Award as part of its RLI Leadership Awards Program. The Land REALTOR® of America Award nationally recognizes one RLI member each year for their effort and work expended in the interest of their fellow members, their profession, and their community.

Bottari, who co-own Bottari & Associates Realty in Wells, was presented the award by 2020 National President Kyle Hansen, and RLI CEO Aubrie Kobernus, during RLI's Virtual National Land Conference (NLC20) last month. Land professionals from around the country tuned-in online to attend the Virtual NLC20 where four RLI members received awards through the esteemed REALTORS® Land Institute Leadership Awards Program. All award recipients are nominated and selected by their peers. Click here to read more.


  With spring slowdown expected, survey finds many REALTORS® hopeful for post-pandemic rebound  
  With an expected slowdown in spring real estate business activity, many REALTORS® remain hopeful for a post-pandemic market rebound, according to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS®. The majority of REALTORS® believe buyers and sellers will return to the market as delayed transactions following the end of the health crisis. Nearly six out of 10 members - 59% - said buyers are delaying home purchases for a couple of months, while a similar share of members - 57% - said sellers are delaying home sales for a couple of months.

NAR's latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey - conducted April 5-6, 2020 - asked members questions about how the coronavirus outbreak has impacted the residential and commercial real estate markets. Click here to read more, including highlights of the member survey include.