Inside this issue
  RVP Kevin Sigstad hosts Region XI Conference  

More than 300 REALTORS® and guests participated in Riding with the Brand festivities April 10, kicking off the Rocky Mountain Region 11 Conference in Reno, Nev. The conference brought together leaders from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to address regional challenges and advance common goals.

Regional Vice President Kevin Sigstad, CCIM, CPM, welcomed National Association of REALTORS® President Kenny Parcell and First Vice President Kevin Sears to the RWTB event, which took place poolside at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Sigstad who served as Nevada REALTORS® president in 2015, is broker-owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Reno.

Following the RWTB kick-off event, the regional conference began Tuesday morning with a welcome from Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. The day also featured a state Presidents panel, a YPN discussion, a presentation on DEI, as well as presentations from Julie Youngblood and Natalie Davis on success in real estate. The conference closed Wednesday. Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo tipped off the final day. 'The Bow Tie Economist' Elliot Eisenberg enlightened the crowd with economic news. Las Vegas Realtor Nick Giorgi shared his real estate success story. A panel of current and former real state commissioners discussed disciplinary issues. Donating to the Realtor Relief Fund was lauded … Next up, the 2024 regional conference next spring in Jackson Hole, WY.



  It's Not Soup Yet! Episode 10  

Nevada Realtors 2023 Legislative Chair Keith Lynam (NVR Past President 2019) discusses the Silver State real estate industry and policy impacts as the Nevada Legislature continues its 2023 session. 

*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.

Click here to see the latest episode.



  NAR committee application process open  

REALTOR® members can apply to a 2024 Committee and help shape the direction of the National Association of REALTORS®. Now through May 15, 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.



  What to look for in a homebuilder  

Nine questions to ask to pick the right one

Homebuyers hoping to buy a brand-new home should know that the quality of what they get will depend largely on who builds it. Simply put, not all new construction is created equal.

The first step in a selection process? Find out which builders have offerings in your preferred area.® provides a breakdown of new-construction listings in various towns across the U.S. This will help you figure out what new homes and communities are available (or in the works) in your area.

Once you’ve identified a few builders in your desired locale, you’ll want to delve deeper and compare what they’re offering. To help guide you through this process, here are some important questions to ask when selecting a homebuilder in any new-construction project. Click here to read the article.