Inside this issue
  Scattini joins Trustee team for NVR's Leadership Academy  
Sarah Scattini

Another standout year of programming is set for the Nevada REALTORS® annual Leadership Academy. While the 2022 program will be led by Dean Tom Blanchard, a Las Vegas-based REALTOR®, the newest addition to the Academy's Trustee team is Sarah Scattini. The Reno REALTOR® will begin her four-year commitment as a Trustee at the Academy's first of four 2022 sessions, coming up in the next two months in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Scattini is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Academy. She is currently the RSAR President. Scattini will help support the 16 REALTORS® from across the Silver State who are scheduled to participate in the 2022 program.

"Leadership Academy was a literally a life-changing program for me," Scattini said.  "I want to be able to give back and watch other people go through the transformation I went through. It's so cool to see how the program works and all the leaders it produces. I wanted to be a part of that because I love it so much. It's done so much for me. I want to carry that forward and help others."

Reno REALTOR® Jordan Ames (2018 graduate) and Las Vegas REALTOR® Stephanie Dibbs-Mangual (2017 graduate) will join Blanchard and Scattini on the Trustee team, serving as second-year Trustee and Past Dean respectively. Scattini is excited to serve and is hoping to bring some positive impacts as a mentor, like she received from trustees during her program experience.

"I just hope that my guidance, my participation, and my commitment in being a trustee will benefit these people in future classes," she said. "You can see the participants' growth in the program and I want to be able to say I had a positive influence on their growth in the program and in real estate."

Dibbs-Mangual served as the Leadership Academy Dean in 2021 and praised the selection of Scattini as the new trustee.

"I think that Sarah's growth the year she was in class was noticeable and remarkable. She's kind of the poster child of postgraduates. She's become more and more involved in her association, serving as President this year. She just continues to give back and is still very involved.

"Sarah offers a different energy than others. She is bubbly and smiling all the time. Just as she would be the first to admit, she left the Academy as a better person than when she started as classmate. Now, she'll make it her commitment to make the program transformative for new class members."

Nevada REALTORS® Leadership Academy has graduated more than 220 class members who are now busy better serving clients and volunteering in leadership positions across Nevada since the program's inception. As first-year Trustee, Scattini will be welcoming the 22nd class to participate in Leadership Academy, which hosted its inaugural program in 2000.



  Legal: Puzzled by Probate?  

PART II of II - Commission Changes

By Christal 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 touches on key points during this current busy real estate era like -- What restrictions on commissions are there on real property sold through probate?

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 last week's Part I of the legal article on the subject by clicking here. To read this week's new Part II article click here.



  NV-RPAC trustee application process open through Jan. 21  

Nevada REALTORS® is now accepting applications for individuals interested in serving as a trustee on the Nevada REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Trustees are responsible for determining which candidates running for the Legislature or statewide offices in Nevada support private property rights and for allocating PSF investments to those candidates. 

The current open position is for a Las Vegas-area Trustee. Thus only applicants from the Clark County region will be considered for the current opening.

New terms will begin in 2022. Applications must be filled out and returned to NV REALTORS® no later than Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Any questions regarding the application or for more information contact Nevada REALTORS® CEO, Teresa McKee via email at or call 775.829.5911.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications to apply for an open NV RPAC trustee position. The Trustees must: 

  • Be a member of the Nevada REALTORS® (NVR);
  • Be a registered voter in Nevada;
  • Have served on one or more of the following positions in the past four years:
  • Local association Political Affairs Committee or equivalent; or local PAC or equivalent; or NV REALTORS® RPAC, REALTORS® of Nevada Protection Trust Fund (RNPF) committee or Legislative committee.
  • NAR Federal Political Coordinator
  • Served on a governmental affairs related committee of the National Association of REALTORS®

For Trustee Application and eligibility click here.



  NVR encourages all members be registered to vote.  

Nevada REALTORS encourages all of its 20,000-plus members to make sure they are eligible to vote in the next election. Online voter registration is now available for residents of all Nevada counties. Eligible voters can register to vote and update their voter registration information online, including change of address and party affiliation.  A DMV issued Driver's License or ID is required.

If members do not have a driver's license or ID card issued by the DMV, they must register in person with their county election office, or mail in a paper application to register or update existing voter registration information.  A fillable application can be completed and printed here:  NV Voter Registration Application.

Ensuring you can vote in the next election is simple and can be completed quickly online. Visit the Nevada Secretary of State online voter registration site today.



  Yun: How Jobs, Inflation May Influence Borrowing Costs  

NAR's Chief Economist says of job openings far exceed unemployment numbers

NAR Economist  Lawrence Yun

The real estate industry is closely watching the so-called "Great Resignation," a movement that started with the pandemic in which people are leaving the workforce in historically higher numbers. As more Americans quit their jobs, will they set out for greener pastures by moving to a new location?

The trend is only growing: In November, 4.5 million Americans left their jobs, pushing the nation's resignation rate to a record high of 3%, MarketWatch reports. Some of the resignations have come as employers look to bring their workers back to the office after more than a year of remote work. About four in 10 workers say they'd look for a new job if their employer makes them come into the office five days a week, according to a survey of more than 2,300 people by University of Chicago researchers. Click here to read the full article.