Educating, Connecting Entrepreneurs; Median Home Price Hits $200,000; 5K to Raise Funds for Kids with Cancer

Las Vegas Will Launch 1 Million Cups to Educate, Connect Local Entrepreneurs 1 Million Cups, a program to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs, launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday,  August 13. The weekly event will be located in the inNEVation Center, powered by Switch. 1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering that is building startup communities… [More…]

Thoran Towler Joins Nevada Association of REALTORS as General Counsel

Thoran Towler, who has served as Nevada’s labor commissioner for three years, is joining the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) as its general counsel.

RENO – Thoran Towler, who has served as Nevada’s labor commissioner for three years, is joining the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) as its general counsel. He will provide legal counsel to NVAR, oversee the legal information line operated by the association and play a key role in the government affairs activities of one of the state’s… [More…]

Nevada’s Residential Market: A Season of Change

For the last two years, Nevada’s residential housing market has seen substantial rebound, with significant effect on prices.

For the last two years, Nevada’s residential housing market has seen substantial rebound, with significant effect on prices. Lowered median home prices have created low inventory and a seller’s market, which in turn impacted distressed properties and neighborhoods. “People are a lot smarter today, having learned from mistakes that occurred in the market; buyers are… [More…]

What is your favorite charity?

What is Your Favorite Charity?

“Candlelighters of Southern Nevada is special to me because of the support, education, hope and advocacy they provide families of children with cancer. It’s important for these families to know they are not alone and that someone cares.” Justin Brown | Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Southwest Gas “My most compassionate feelings go out to the… [More…]

NVAR’s Teresa McKee earns industry honor

Teresa McKee photo

NVAR Interim CEO Teresa McKee earns CAE designation from ASAE RENO, Nev. –  Teresa McKee, Interim CEO of the Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR), was recently honored by ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, with its Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, the highest credential in the association management industry recognizing the top 5 percent of… [More…]

NVAR installs new officers for 2014, led by Las Vegas Realtor Kolleen Kelley

NVAR Installs New Officers for 2014, led by Realtor Kolleen Kelley

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) installed its new officers for 2014, led by incoming president and longtime Las Vegas REALTOR Kolleen Kelley. During its annual installation event held Dec. 13 in Las Vegas, NVAR also installed 2014 President-elect Kevin Sigstad, of RE/MAX Premier Properties in Reno, and 2014 Treasurer Scott Beaudry,… [More…]

NVAR Presents Awards to Top Nevada Realtors

NVAR honored its leading members at an awards event in Las Vegasx, naming longtime industry leader Patty Kelley its Nevada REALTOR of the Year.

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) honored its leading members at an awards event in Las Vegas Thursday night, naming longtime industry leader Patty Kelley its 2013 Nevada REALTOR of the Year and recognizing five others from around the state for their continued service to their association, their profession and their communities.… [More…]

NVAR President Points Out How Real Estate Contributes to Nevada’s Economy

Nevada Business Press Releases for April 10th

Real estate, rising home prices huge help to Nevada economy By Patty Kelley, president of the Nevada Association of Realtors I’ve worked in the real estate industry for 35 years and have been honored to preside at various times over the REALTOR® associations for Las Vegas and for all of Nevada. I’ve seen more studies… [More…]

What is your hope for 2013?

Nevada Business Magazine - The Last Word - January 2013

Six executives share thoughts on what their hopes are for 2013:

Lea Carrasco-Zanini • Executive Director, Golden Rainbow; Barry Meyer • President, Tuff-N-Uff Productions, Inc.; Lexy Capp • Owner and Founder, Nannies & Housekeepers U.S.A; Brian Burton • President and CEO, Three Square Food Bank; Patty Kelley • 2013 President, Nevada Association of Realtors; Gene Galloway • President and CEO, Plaza Bank [More…]

NVAR earns national award for Face of Foreclosure report

Nevada Press Releases for December 19th

RENO, Nev. – The Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) has received another national award for its 2012 “Face of Foreclosure” report highlighting issues and suggesting solutions to the state’s foreclosure crisis. NVAR’s “Face of Foreclosure” report earned a silver award in the educational programs category in Association TRENDS’ 2012 All-Media Contest. It was one of… [More…]

NVAR’s “Face of Foreclosure” report shows Nevadans split on strategic default


A “Face of Foreclosure” report recently released by the Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) paints a picture of frustrated but oddly optimistic Nevadans who believe government has failed to address the foreclosure crisis and who are divided over whether homeowners should “strategically default” on their mortgages. Forty-five percent of all Nevadans surveyed said “there is… [More…]

Will Nevada’s economy be better this time next year?


Six decision makers share their answers:

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. • Clinical Director and Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology; Jamie Cooke • Financial Advisor and Partner, MC2 Wealth Solutions, LLC; Blane Johnson • President, Nevada Association of Realtors; P. Scott Voltz, MAI, MBA • Voltz Commercial Realty Advisors; Don Hamrick • General Manager, Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram; Frank Woodbeck • Director, Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation [More…]

What does the “American Dream” mean to you?

July 2012: What does the "American Dream" mean to you? Nevada Business Magazine

Six executives share their answers:

Blane Johnson • President, Nevada Association of REALTORS; Justin Woolard • Founding Partner and Interactive Creative Director, 1010 Collective; Patricia Taylor, CMCA • President, Taylor Association Management, Vice President, Community Associations Institute; Jody Walker Belsick • President, Walker Engineering; Michael D. Bosma, CPA • Managing Shareholder, The Bosma Group, P.C.; Scott Stolberg • President and CEO, A&A Midwest, North Las Vegas [More…]

What keeps you up at night?

“My children. Not so much in the traditional sense of making sure they’re safe and sound, but in the sense of their well being if something happened to my wife and I. We’re currently in the process of drafting our estate documents; designating guardians for our young children is of upmost importance at this stage.”… [More…]

A “Fixer Upper”: Navigating the New Residential Market

Remember when buying a home was as simple as liking the neighborhood, peeking inside closets, flushing the toilets and filling out papers? These days, Nevada’s residential real estate market is a maze to be navigated, with buyers and sellers alike having to juke and swivel around such things as turbulent national and state economies, a… [More…]

Rob Wigton: Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR)

CEO Reno, NV Number of Employees: 9 Years in Nevada: 17 Years with Company: 2 How did you first get into your profession? I entered the real estate profession in 1994, after years as a radio and television news reporter and anchor.  We moved to the Carson Valley area to raise our children, and I… [More…]