For Consumer Protection Week,Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford wants Nevadans to know their rights when door-to-door salespeople come knocking. When consumers file a complaint that they have been deceived while purchasing goods or services, the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection investigates and, if necessary, brings civil actions against people or businesses who engage in deceptive practices.
“People who go door-to-door in Nevada must follow specific laws to sell goods or services in the state for the protection of Nevada consumers,” saidAG Ford. “Being alert to the laws that salespeople must follow will help you protect yourself, as well.”
A door-to-door sale is a sale of goods or services to a consumer that takes place someplace besides the business’s principal place of business. If a salesperson comes to your home and makes a sales presentation resulting in you buying goods or services, the transaction is a door-to-door sale. If the salesperson makes a sales presentation to you at a temporary location that is not the business’s principal place of business, resulting in you buying goods or services, the sale is also a door-to-door sale.
In a door-to-door sale, a consumer must be given a written contract or receipt at the time of the sale with the date, and the seller’s name and address. The contract or receipt must be written in the same language that the sales presentation was given in. The contract or receipt must state in bold print, close to the consumer’s signature, that the consumer has three business days to change their mind and cancel the contract. Attached to the contract or receipt, there must be a notice of cancellation that can easily be detached with instructions on how to fill it out and where to send it to cancel the contract.
Always take the time to read the full contract before signing anything or making any payments. Never feel rushed to make any purchase. Make sure all your questions are answered to your satisfaction and remember to ask where in the contract anything you are told – or have been promised – appears in writing.
If you have been a victim of a door-to-door sales scam, you may file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General. Please file as much information as possible with your complaint, including any information you have about the person or entity that contacted you.
REALTORS® completing C2EX can differentiate themselves in the community and optimize opportunities to best serve clients and position themselves as a leader in the community! The endorsement empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It's not a course, class or designation-it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.
The platform generates a customized learning path and recommends experiences and resources to enhance your individual skillset.Get started on your journey today by logging in to www.C2EX.realtor and taking any one of the 11 self-assessments to measure proficiency in 10 aspects of professionalism (11 for brokers), ranging from customer service to use of technology.
NVR has signed up for the NAR C2EX Challenge. C2EX is the endorsement aimed at helping REALTORS® improve their professionalism and be better at their jobs. This competition for state and local associations inspires REALTORS® to earn their C2EX Endorsement, to raise the level of professionalism in the industry, increase their marketability, and grow their business.
Complete the Challenge and your name will be entered for a drawing of a $100 gift card for the month you finish it. Additionally, all NVR members who complete C2EX will be entered into an Oct. 1 drawing for the grand prize – a paid registration to the NAR NXT annual November conference in Anaheim – a $500 value. If the grand prize winner has already paid their NAR annual registration fee, they will be awarded instead, a gift card in the same amount as the annual registration fee.
With five weeks of 2023 Session in the books, Episode 5 is released
Nevada Realtors 2023 President Tom Blanchard, Past President Chris Bishop (2020) and 2023 Legislative Chair Keith Lynam discuss the Silver State real estate industry and policy impacts as the Nevada Legislature continues its 2023 session. Click here to see the video.
*A Reminder that Bills and Bill Draft Requests are CONSTANTLY CHANGING during Session. The information contained in this video MAY NOT BE CURRENT for more than a couple of days. Please view updated “It’s Not Soup Yet” videos and read the REALTOR Advocate which goes out to NVR members via email every Friday during session for the latest information.
NAR’s signature 2023 ‘Ride With The Brand” event series will kick off the 2023 Region XI Conference festivities on Monday evening (4/10). The event is FREE to all conference attendees AND to all REALTORS® who register for the Monday Night reception! The first 200 at the door will receive free Riding With the Brand swag. The event will have games, including corn hole, photo ops, REALTOR® Brand information, and giveaways! There will also be appetizers and a drink ticket! Come meet NAR President Kenny Parcell, and your state and local REALTOR® leadership.
Don’t miss the networking and fun! NVR hopes you are excited to join us! Tell a friend! Be sure to save the dates in your calendar and register for a fun, insightful RWTB event and regional conference. To learn more and register, click here.