Inside this issue
  Opinion: REALTORS, it’s time to raise your voice for consumers  

By Katie Johnson  --  NAR Chief Legal Officer and Chief Member Experience Officer

REALTOR family, local MLS broker marketplaces can do good by raising collective voices

Katie Johnson

As members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Realtors are champions of homeownership, property rights and the communities they serve. And yet, in today’s world of technology, instant gratification and misinformation, local MLS broker marketplaces and real estate professionals can be taken for granted.

If you don’t educate your clients on the value you and local MLS broker marketplaces provide, consumers could miss out on the best possible experience they can have in navigating one of the most infrequent, complex and consequential transactions most will make in their entire lives. Click here to read Johnson's full column in RealTrends



  It's Not Soup Yet! - Episode 16  

Nevada REALTORS 2023 President Tom Blanchard and 2023 Legislative Chair Keith Lynam discuss the Silver State real estate industry and policy impacts as the Nevada Legislature nears the conclusion of 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 view video.



  Find opportunities for 1031 exchanges in today’s market  

Clients with cash may have a real property shopping binge in their future

Reading news reports about the state of the real estate market in the U.S., investors might well decide to wait out the market turmoil, particularly as it relates to pondering financing options. For investors with cash and a long-term outlook, though, this may be an optimal time to use the Sec. 1031 tax-deferred exchange to reposition their portfolio.

First, let’s put the question of investment strategy aside and review how we got to where we are today. Click here to start reviewing



  How REALTORS can build a professional support system  

Real Estate is a people business. Your days are filled with conversations with other real estate professionals in your office, affiliates at your association, phone calls with lenders, and hopefully, lots of client meetings.

But here’s the reality: practicing real estate can be kind of lonely, especially as a solo practitioner. As you build your career, you may not need the technical support of a transaction coordinator or social media assistant immediately. You manage everything: communications, files, finances, appointments, showings, negotiations, and lead generation.

How do you take care of YOU while you’re caring for everything and everyone else? Click here to find out.