Inside this issue
  Leaseback Lunacy? Leaseback at Your Own Risk!  

By Christal Park Keegan, NVR Legal Information Line Attorney

The article in the adjacent link addresses a popular issue often discussed on the Legal Information Line. NVR Legal Information Line Attorney Christal Keegan answers prevalent legal questions during this current busy real estate era like -- "the seller needs more time to move and close on another house  What should I do?"

Do you know how Nevada law reads on the subject? Read this short legal-themed FAQ article and learn all you need to know. If you have any questions, please email the Legal Information Line at You can view the legal article on the subject by clicking here.



  Register for free June 2 Taxbot webinar  

Sandy Botkin is a former IRS tax attorney and he knows the ins-and-outs of the tax code better than anyone in the business. NVR member benefit partner Taxbot, featuring Botkin, is hosting a special presentation, highlighting the top 10 deductions real estate professionals should be using right now.

This one presentation could save REALTORS thousands in taxes this year alone. The upcoming Taxbot webinar titled, "How can two people with identical incomes get two very different tax refunds?" will cover these topics and much more: 

  • Why most self-employed people "donate" an extra $10,000 to the IRS and how to make sure you get every deduction you are legally entitled to!
  • How to legally pay for your kid's hobbies, sports, video games, and even their college education-through your business-tax free!
  • The IRS approved "Healthcare Refund" that you have never heard about even though it has been in the tax code for 60+ years! This could be the easiest money you can find with average savings of almost $6,000/year for those that qualify.
  • Travel points are great... But they are worth nothing when compared to the cash savings you can get when you plan your travel so that you get bonus tax deductions!

The free Taxbot webinar will be held Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Be sure to register by clicking here.



  Last week to apply for 2022 NAR committees  

REALTOR® members can apply to a 2022 Committee and help shape the direction of the National Association of REALTORS®. Now through May 28, members may submit their applications in order to be considered for a committee leadership or member position. 

NVR members are encouraged to submit multiple applications (up to five) in order to be considered for all committees they have an interest in serving on. However, members will only receive one appointment, per current policy. Applications are compiled for review by NAR Officers during the NAR committee selection process.

To the extent possible, the composition of committees shall be representative of the general membership. While broad-based representation is desirable, this should not be construed as limiting the president from appointing the most knowledgeable and competent individuals available to serve on committees. Click here to apply for an NAR committee.



  NAR installs 2021 leadership  

Following the close yesterday of the National Association of REALTORS®' first-ever virtual REALTORS® Conference & Expo, the association officially transitions to its 2021 Leadership Team. They are: 

President Charlie Oppler, AHWD, C2EX. Oppler has been a REALTOR® since 1981 and is the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty, which operates 15 offices across northern and central New Jersey.

President-elect Leslie Rouda Smith, ABR CIPS CRB CRS PMN, AHWD C2EX EPRO. A broker associate at Dave Perry-Miller & Associates in Dallas, Rouda Smith has been a REALTOR® for 35 years and specializes in residential and ranch and country real estate.

First Vice President Kenny Parcell, ABR, CRX, C2EX. Parcell has been a REALTOR® for 22 years and is broker-owner of Equity Real Estate Utah.

Treasurer Nancy Lane, CCIM, AHWD C2EX RENE. A REALTOR® for more than two decades, Lane is principal broker at Lane-Harkins Commercial Real Estate LLC in Flowood, Miss., specializing in commercial brokerage.

Vice President of Association Affairs Tommy Choi. Choi has been a REALTOR® for 22 years and is co-founder and owner of Weinberg Choi Residential at Keller Williams-Lincoln Park in Chicago.

Vice President of Advocacy Leigh Brown, ABR CIPS CRS SRES, AHWD C2EX EPRO SFR. A REALTOR® for 20 years, she is broker-owner of One Community Real Estate in Concord, N.C.

Immediate Past President Vince Malta, CIPS, C2EX. Malta has been in the industry for 44 years and is a broker at Malta & Co. Inc., in San Francisco.

NAR CEO Bob Goldberg, EPRO, also serves on the association's Leadership Team



  NVR, Amarki partner to add member benefit