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June 2009

Recent Nevada Legislative Updates Affecting Real Estate

Attorney Darren Welsh of Prudential Americana Group, has posted a series of Nevada Legislative Updates on his blog.  Stay informed on all the latest leagal news and information affecting your Nevada real estate business by subscribing to his blog at:

The Rules on BPO, Effective July 1, 2009


Changes to the Nevada CIC Resale Package

Nevada Domestic Partnerships / Civil Unions

Eviction of Tenants In the Event of Foreclosure


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Earn the Certified Short-Sale Professional Designation - Next Las Vegas Class is Saturday, June 20th


Certified Short-Sale Professional (CSP)Designation Course

CE.4025000-RE 8 Hrs. General Continuing Education Credits! 

Saturday, June 20th
9am-5:30pm ~ Doors Open 8:15am
Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS
2140 E. Pebble Rd., Suite 160 (Eastern Ave. & 215)
Las Vegas, NV 89123 
Instructors: Jan O'Brien and Steven Kitnick 
Investment:  $299.00 
Pre-Paid Registrations Only!  No COD's ~ No Walk-ins!

Click Here to Register Now!

Why Become a CSP?

There are many advantages to adding short sales in your marketing mix.  Not the least of which are an increased number of listings that will sell faster and reduce the possibility of the seller being forced into foreclosure.  One of the key ways of getting there is by effectively positioning yourself and your product in your market. 

Adding short selling to your skill set is a great tool to assist you in accomplishing both of these objectives.  Being able to offer short selling as a value added service for your clients is an excellent way of “positioning” yourself ahead of the competition.  Sellers are looking for the agent that can show them how to overcome their two greatest fears: 1) Being Foreclosed Upon and 2) Taking forever to sell.

By being able to answer their questions regarding what is involved in a short sale and helping them to develop a short sale plan you have already given them a huge reason to list with you.  And the more you exercise that skill set the greater your reputation will grow along with your referral network.  Nothing generates referrals faster than success and selling your clients home during a difficult time.

With training in the art of short sales comes the ability to view the client’s home through the eyes of the lender.  You will be able to assist the seller in “positioning” their home to quickly sell and to put together a short-sale package that will be more easily approved by the lender.  You will be able to point out the strengths of the offer and assist the lender in making a quick decision.  As a short-sale professional you will be able to set your client’s home above the competing short-sale packages by positioning it to target the lender’s position.


Join the Wanderers Club for $67/mth membership fee to access all of the member benefits including monthly training webinars, group coaching sessions, online training courses, private Facebook and LinkedIn Groups.

FREE Basic membership is free and includes:

WBNL Coaching Real Estate Business Plan Online Course and Downloads

Calling All Las Vegas Professionals to Network at June 11 Power Breakfast

Las Vegas Network for Professionals June Power Breakfast

Joel Smith and I will be facilitating the next meeting of the Las Vegas Network for Professionals on June 11, 7:30-9:00am at Cadillac Ranch in Town Square.  We encourage all Las Vegas Entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals to attend and check out this powerful network of local professionals from all types of businesses and backgrounds.

To register for the event:

If you are on Facebook - join this group - Las Vegas Network for Professionals and keep up with all the activities, events and continue the networking experience online.  Or you can connect with me on

Here are the specifics for the Power Breakfast:

Join us at Cadillac Ranch for our first Power Breakfast!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
7:30am - 9:00am
Cadillac Ranch - Town Square
6593 South Las Vegas Blvd.



Las Vegas Network for Professionals
invites you to join us for our
June Power Breakfast
hosted by Cadillac Ranch in Town Square
on Thursday, June 11 from 7:30-9:00am

• Joel Smith & Jan O'Brien, Career Coaches & Facilitators from Mindset Dynamics LLC will be speaking to us on "Creating Your Own Economy"!

• James & Theresa Talmon of Garden Song Studios will also be on hand, providing professional headshots!

• Cadillac Ranch will provide a beautiful Omelette Station Breakfast Buffet!


$25 to pre-purchase online with a credit card or paypal
$30 at the door, cash only please

Print and bring your confirmation to the event for easy check in!

As always, a portion of proceeds benefit Three Square Food Bank. To learn about Three Square and how YOU can help by donating or volunteering your time, go to

Mindset Dynamics has asked that we pose the following questions to you prior to the breakfast. Please write answers to one or all of the questions on the wall below! Our combined answers will be incorporated into the program, allowing for the most valuable experience possible for attendees!

• What brought you to join this group?
• What are the top three things you need RIGHT NOW to move your career or business to the next level?
• What specifically do you bring to this group and how would you like to contribute?

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in networking,
David Sokoloski & the LVNP Board / Advisory Council

Visit to learn more about our coaching program and online training membership options. Your FREE, basic membership includes a complete real estate business-planning course and downloads.

Are You Ready to Learn How To Blog? Our Next CE Class is July 15 in Las Vegas

Real Estate Blogging 101 - How the Internet is Changing Business
Sponsored by Lucky Katz Seminars
Approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission
3 hours (PD) Continuing Education CE.3706000-RE

Date:                     Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Class Time:            1:00 - 4:00 pm



Location:                First American Title
7201 W. Lake Mead Ave. Ste. 200
Las Vegas, NV 89144 
Click Here for MAP




Cost:                      $45 in advance; $55 at the door

Register online at 


Instructors:           Jan O’Brien   858-9191,

Kathryn Bovard 348-7191, 

Download BlogClassFlyerJuly2009


Three hour (CE Approved) training seminar covering…

  • What is a Blog? Who Is Blogging? Why should You Blog?
  • The anatomy of a blog – understand all the components and how a  blog differs from a conventional website
  • 6 Questions to Consider before Launching a Blog
  • Learn the 15 Top Tips for A Successful Blog
  • How to generate leads using a blog and other social media
  • How does Web 2.0/social networking impact the real estate industry?
  • Learn how to use FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ACTIVE RAIN and LINKEDIN for Business!


Bonus Materials: Receive a copy of:

o Tutorial ($20 value) A step-by-step guide to launch your FREE blog

o        Real Estate Agents Internet Resource Guide ($10 value)

A comprehensive guide to online Listing Tools, Blogging and other Web 2.0 services, tools and technologies


Seating is Limited.  Register & reserve your seat online:



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