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Local Impact

  • Ensured that you can do business in Reno/Sparks and Washoe County without obtaining three individual business licenses.
  • Worked with City of Fernley officials to ensure a Fernley business license is not required if the brokerage does not have a physical location in Fernley.
  • Supported the City of Reno Business Increment District.
  • Worked with Washoe County to define regulation size and placement of “for sale” signs.
  • Working with Truckee Regional Planning Agency and Truckee Meadows Health Community on a strategy to address workforce housing and assessment of housing programs, policy and needs in the future.
  • Engaged in conversation to protect private property rights as they apply to short term rentals.
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State Impact:

  • Saved brokerages thousands by ensuring that commissions were considered pass-through income and not considered income for calculating the state commerce tax.
  • Protected and clarified independent contractor status in the relationship between a broker and agents.
  • Worked to change statutory language dealing with the execution of HOA super priority foreclosures.
  • Excluded Property Managers from the requirement of notarized leases.

 

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National Impact:

  • Working with regulator to the owner-occupancy and streamlining re-certification for condos.
  • Legislation preventing “patent trolls” from frivolous lawsuits against real estate brokerages.
  • Extended the national flood insurance saving homeowners insurance premium programs
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - While NAR remains concerned that the overall structure of the final bill diminishes the tax benefits of homeownership and will cause adverse impacts in some markets, the advocacy of NAR members helped NAR to gain some important improvements. Through NAR’s efforts it saved the exclusion for capital gains on the sale of a home and preserved the like-kind exchange for real property.

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