Inside this issue
  Nevada REALTORS installs Tom Blanchard as 2023 President; honors Doug McIntyre, others  

Nevada REALTORS® (NVR) presented awards to several leaders of the statewide association at an installation and awards event on Friday, recognizing Doug McIntyre as its Nevada REALTOR® of the Year and honoring others from around the state for their continued service to their association, their profession and their communities.

McIntyre, of Reno, served as 2022 president of NVR after being president-elect the previous year. He is also a past president of the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS®, and has volunteered on numerous local, state and national association committees.

During a Dec. 9 event at The M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, NVR officially installed 2023 NVR President Tom Blanchard and its officers for 2023 and presented the following awards:

  • Brad Spires – REALTOR® Active in Politics Award for government affairs advocacy. Spires, of Gardnerville, is a past president of Sierra Nevada REALTORS® and NVR and has volunteered on numerous local, state and national association committees, including leading state legislative committees.
  • Brandon Roberts – REALTOR® Achievement Award for outstanding service to local and state associations, as chosen by NVR’s president. Roberts, of Las Vegas, has served as 2022 president of Las Vegas REALTORS® and has been a successful REALTOR®for nearly 25 years.
  • Greg Martin – Nolan/Reiss Award recognizing spirit, passion and professionalism in serving fellow REALTORS®. Martin, of Elko, is a past president of both NVR and the Elko County Association of REALTORS® and is currently serving as the NAR Commercial Liaison, representing the interests of commercial real estate professionals nationally.
  • Christina Chipman – Nevada Distinguished REALTOR® Award recognizing an NVR member who consistently contributes to the association and the real estate profession. Chipman, of Las Vegas, has directed charitable activities for her local and state associations and led a group of NVR leaders that built a house for a needy family in Mexico.
  • Grant Meyer – Inspirational Leader of Tomorrow Award. Meyer, of Incline Village, was honored for considerable contributions so early in his career and for demonstrating strong leadership qualities. He has served as president-elect of Incline Village REALTORS®.
  • David R. Tina – Peek-Woodcock Legacy Award. This is a lifetime achievement award named after longtime NVR leaders George Peek and Jack Woodcock recognizing extraordinary commitment to volunteerism, political action and promoting professional standards in the real estate industry and throughout Nevada. A longtime Las Vegas REALTOR®, Tina is a past president of LVR and NVR. He has also served as a federal political coordinator and is a commissioner for the state Real Estate Division.


  REALTOR Party is 'Riding with the Brand' in 2023  
NAR President Kenny Parcell

NAR was pleased to welcome hundreds of leaders to the REALTOR® Party Training Conference in Philadelphia from November 29 to December 1. Attendees committed to advocating for our Brand and leading efforts to Vote, Act, and Invest as we elevate our policy priorities and support REALTOR® champions at all levels of government.

With a new Congress and shifting economic conditions, it’s never been more important to promote, protect, and strengthen the REALTOR® Brand. The past year has provided a phenomenal foundation for us to build on in the new year. Click here to read about some of the REALTOR® Party’s top accomplishments.



  Apps that protect REALTORS and their transactions  

Digital signatures, lockboxes and MLS technology may be the tools real estate pros use most, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2022 Technology Survey. But besides the utilitarian solutions real estate innovations offer, they can also help keep you safer on the job. With cybersecurity a top concern for REALTORS® over the next five years, the survey shows, you should know some of the apps and programs that protect you online and off. 

Click here to learn about some with strong safety and security benefits.



  Myths that could wreak havoc on moving  

If you’ve ever moved, you probably know that everyone seems to have an opinion on the best way to go about it.

Well, don’t let your already tenuous grip on sanity fall prey to their well-meaning moving advice. Because moving is stressful enough without crazy talk and terrible pointers. So here are the four common moving myths that will almost certainly derail you, if you let them. Beware! Click here to read the myths from