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March 2013

Realty ONE Group to Host Another CDPE Certification Course April 29-30

Realty ONE Group - Green Valley Branch hosted a sold-out CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) last week with over 55 local Las Vegas REALTORS earning the designation - joining  more than 40,000 CDPEs nationwide.



A Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) has a thorough understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.

There are still seats available for the next CDPE, 2-day course.  Receive 15 hrs of NV continuing education credits in addition to the national short sale designation.

April 29 & 30, 2013
9:00am to 5:30pm

Realty One Group Summerlin
10750 W. Charleston Boulevard Suite 180
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Register NOW to reserve your seat!  Space limited to first 50

 Download The LasVegas-CDPE Flyer

Sponsored by Old Republic Home Protection

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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.

Las Vegas Short Sale Training April 19, 2013 - CFAC℠ Designation Course

Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant℠

 CE.5094000-RE 7Hrs. General 
(This course approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission for continuing education credit) 

Trainers: Jan O'Brien, Steven Kitnick

Next CFAC Class:
Friday, April 19, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch Included 

9121 W. Russell Rd., #210 LV, NV 89148 (215 & W. Russell Rd.)
215 & W. Russell Rd. Take Jerry Tarkanian Way to W. Oquendo.  Look for Imortgage signage on the bldg.

Investment: $99 (Reg. $229)

Register ONLINE Now or call (702) 255-8722


 Get answers to these questions and more.....

  • Is a short sale the answer to your client’s situation?      
  • What liability will you incur if you recommend a short sale without exploring alternatives?      
  • What are the alternatives to foreclosure?      
  • Why should you partner with attorneys, CPA’s and other trusted advisors?       
  • How do you reduce the potential risk and legal liability when processing and negotiating a short sale?        
  • What are the options for negotiating a short sale?  Who can legally do it? 

Once you complete the Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant Designation Course, you’ll be a trained consultant who understands the alternatives to foreclosure with an emphasis on the short sale process.

Course content includes:

  • Using the Educational / Consultative Approach
  • Advanced Communication & Negotiation Techniques
  • Current Market Trends
  • Nevda Foreclosure Mediation Program
  • Options for Remaining in the Home
  • Options to Sell or Give Up the Property
  • A Complete Short Sale Listing System
  • Effectively Working With Short Sale Buyers
  • Loss Mitigation and Servicer Processing Tips
  • How to Reduce Your Risk & Liability in Today’s Market
  • Legal & Tax Ramifications for the Short Sale Seller


Are you ready for coaching? Take your business to the next level today. Schedule a complimentary 30-minute coaching session today to find out more.

Let us be your virtual coach as well.  Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.  Our on-demand online courses integrate multi-media with an intuitive learning management system. Learn more about becoming a member of our community at WBNL Coaching.

No Excuses Celebrates 9 Years as Mastermind Group

NoExcusesTripleGJoining or starting a Mastermind Group is a powerful, creative and supportive strategy to implement for your business and personal development.

One such group is a powerful Mastermind success story for five Las Vegas Realtors whose group "No Excuses" meets every Wednesday without fail.  No Excuses founders Mark Sivek and Linda Stegall started the group in 2004.  Three other Realty ONE Group real estate agents round out the group of five:  Joan Brooks, Lori Wayne and Susan Brock.   No Excuses' mission statement is local agents supporting local businesses and the Las Vegas economy.

The group meets every Wednesday to either preview their listings, tour real estate projects or developments, attend a real estate training course or event and support a local business (coffee shop, restaurant).  Each week one of the members takes the lead to plan and facilitate the tour and agenda.

No Excuses epitomizes the power of the Mastermind and the members reap the benefits including:

  • Mutual support of each other (emotionally, personally, and professionally)
  • Sharing of ideas, information and experiences
  • Continuous self-education
  • Discussion on meaningful topics and challenges
  • Accountability

How can you get started?  Contact any member of No Excuses for feedback (no, they are not considering additional members!).  Just click on the links above to their individual websites for contact info. 

Just Do It!  Find some like-minded, committed individuals and meet.  Take the initiative and personal responsibility and you will soon enjoy the rewards of the master mind.

Read my original blog posts from 2007  featuring No Excuses and MasterMind Groups:

Mastermind Groups Part 1: What and Why?

Mastermind Groups Part 2: Who and How?


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.

"No Excuses" at a recent panel discussion on High Rise hosted by WCR at Trump Tower.