MARCH 24, 2015


Tips and Techniques on Transaction Desk by Chris Smart:


  • You can go into Transaction Desk through Fusion –go to resources tab-go to smart links and click on log into Transaction Desk.
  • Your password on the direct login to Transaction desk is not your GLVAR password-go to forgot password and change it at
  • Transaction Desk lite is the most user friendly-forget Transaction Desk Pro
  • Do not include your contacts name on a template-create a new form
  • You can auto populate from MLS with an MLS number or from Realist with a parcel number
  • Your best friend is the “ I would like to…” tab
  • For forms, press and hold Ctrl key and use mouse to select multiple forms
  • Can watermark forms with confidential or draft
  • If you need help, do not call Chris, but feel free to e-mail him at

NAR Designation?

Want a NAR Designation? Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • Military Relocation Professional ( MRP) –Friday, May 1st
  • Seller Representation Specialist ( SRS ) – August 13th  & August 14th  – 2 days
  • Accredited Buyer Representative ( ABR )- September 21st  and September 22nd
  • E Pro-September 23rd

Do you know the most profitable renovation you can do for your home? The front door. Replacing your front door has an average 102% retu8rn on investment.

Early voting ends April 3rd for city councilmen and mayor for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson. Vote! The election will be April 7th.

Yahoo Search has added a Mortgage Calculator. Just type “ mortgage calculator” in the search bar.

Zillow: Zillow has launched a new tool that factors in your customer ratings as well as who is most active in a given area, based on past sales and number of current listings. How do you rank? You may want to call all of those past satisfied clients, provide them a link and guidance on how to leave a good review for you.

Legislative Update:

  • AB 464 –increase state business license fee to $300.00 for LLC’s and sole proprietors, require the disclosure of a business gross receipts or sales NVAR is still reviewing this bill
  • AB 475- increase licensing fee and most other fees charged by the Division: change renewal licensing fee period to 24 months: R.E Division to be self-funding. NVAR opposes fee increase and supports the self-funding mechanism.
  • AB 264-adds grounds for disciplinary action for the advertising or listing by a real estate agent that knows the property is not available and they don’t have a valid listing agreement. NVAR is opposed because this is covered by existing law in NRS and NAC 645

This week in Las Vegas:

  • Median list price- $259,000
  • Average days on market-106
  • Properties with a price decrease-32%
  • Median house size-2,089 sq. ft.

MLS Committee Open Forum:

Monday April 6th at 10:00am at GLVAR- RSVP to 702-784-5000

Don’t forget to make your reservations now for the GLVAR General Membership Meeting and free CE class  on Friday, April 10th, 11:00am at the SLS . This will be Signature’s CE class for April. RSVP to 702-784-5000.  Attend this event and get $35.00 credited to your GLVAR account.

Remember : MLS fees due by April 5th which is a Sunday. Pay by April 3rd to be safe.

Next Tuesday’s Master Mind in Summerlin will be on several topics: A new home inspection company, a speaker on business opportunities, and a speaker on correcting faulty quit claims.

Please see APRIL calendars for the Summerlin and Green Valley office in the links below:




Monday April 6th h, 10:00am:  GLVAR MLS Committee Open Forum

Tuesday,  April 7th, 9:00am : Master Mind

Thursday, April 9th , 8:30am-: GLVAR Political Affairs Committee

Friday, April 10th 11:00am : GLVAR General Membership Luncheon at SLS   

Monday , April 13th to 17th 8:30am-5:00pm-  The Real Estate Academy in Green Valley RSVP required to Ashley or Monica

Friday April 24th 4:30pm- OFFICE SOCIAL!


 Monday April 6th 10:00am :  MLS Committee Open Forum at GLVAR. All are welcome

Tuesday,  April 7th, 9:00am : Master Mind- Escrow Process

Tuesday,  April 7th, 11:00am : Net Sheet with Michael Hiltz

Wednesday April 8th 11:30am- Lunch and Learn- CFPB

April 10th 11:00am- GLVAR General Membership at SLS              

April 13th to 17tth 8:30am-5:00pm:  The Real Estate Academy in Green Valley

April 17th 4:00pm- Office Social 


Thank you and have a great day! :)




Brandon Roberts
Signature Real Estate Group
Corporate Broker
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