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Brad Comments on The Growth and Expansion of TR Realty

TR Realty has just announced something that has never been done before in Nevada history: the opening of 10 new offices! Within a 24-month time period, TR Realty will go from one central downtown location, to a total of 11 offices, covering all of Southern Nevada. And these will not be executive suites; each location […]

Date posted: September 12, 2018

Brad addresses the uncertainties of the 2017 real estate market

All real estate is local. But real estate markets are affected by both local and national factors. And in order to look ahead with any degree of confidence, it is important to start with a snapshot of where we are today, as well as to look at the trends of the fundamentals that typically shape […]

Date posted: March 21, 2017

Broker Learning Moment.

Duties Owed Signature Lines: As a reminder,” Duties Owed by a Nevada Licensee” contains provisions for customers to sign, date AND time. NRED has been cracking down on forms that are missing any of these three items. Always be sure to check that your customers have not forgotten to complete any of these. TR Realty […]

Date posted: March 10, 2016

Brad comments on the return of the primary-residence buyer.

Brad comments on the return of the primary-residence buyer. And here comes another shift in the real estate market. A long, long time ago, buyers used to purchase homes for the purpose of actually living in them. Imagine! That was before the era of investors scooping up properties at rock-bottom distressed prices. It was even […]

Date posted: April 27, 2015

Brad looks forward into the 2015 Las Vegas real estate market.

Brad looks forward into the 2015 Las Vegas real estate market. For those regular readers of my blog, you will notice that this year’s version of my annual “Looking Forward” blog is being posted late. But I have a very good reason: TR Realty is on fire. I have been so busy thus far in […]

Date posted: February 10, 2015

Brad comments on choosing the best office location!

TR Realty operates from a single, central location in the Las Vegas valley, one that was strategically and methodically chosen. We have had the good fortune of interviewing many excellent real estate professionals over the years, most of whom chose to associate with TR Realty after meeting with us. But out of the few who […]

Date posted: December 30, 2014

Brad comments on Landlords vs Tenants: A match made in hell

I am not sure who thought that it would be a good idea to put landlords and tenants together in the same business arrangement, but this relationship has caused more turmoil and strife than almost any other. Let’s examine this: First, we have a landlord. A landlord is someone who has invested his money into […]

Date posted: September 7, 2014

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Date posted: May 18, 2014

Brad looks forward into the 2014 Las Vegas real estate market.

As I prepare for my annual “looking forward” blog, I always go back and read the post from the previous year. And after doing that this time, I feel like I could almost cut and paste last year’s blog into this one, and simply change the date. With all due humility, I must say: last […]

Date posted: January 5, 2014

Brad comments on the decline of the short sale.

At the start of this year, 2013, I predicted that short sales would be on the decline. The reasons I stated were: home values on the rise; lower unemployment; most mortgage resets already passed; and a decrease in the number of “available” properties that have not already been through a short sale or foreclosure. Today, […]

Date posted: September 3, 2013

Brad looks forward into the 2013 Las Vegas real estate market.

It is, once again, time for my annual blog in which I like to comment on what the coming year could look like. But in order to see where we will be, we first need to see exactly where we are presently. The election is behind us. The “fiscal cliff” issue is behind us, at […]

Date posted: January 7, 2013

Brad comments on short sale leasebacks, side deals and other trickery.

Wow, how times have changed. I remember that just a few years ago, most short sale listings were hard-pressed to get even a showing, let alone an offer from a committed buyer. Back then, short sales were considered the real estate of last resort. But market conditions are very different now than they were before, […]

Date posted: September 19, 2012

Brad comments today on buyers walking away from their short sale purchase contracts.

I warned about this in my July 2, 2010 blog, “Brad comments today on short sale buyers withdrawing their offers and walking away”. Did you read it? Lately, I have been hearing and witnessing a significant number of buyers who have no problem walking away from a short sale purchase contract. In my opinion, there […]

Date posted: August 26, 2012

Brad comments today on the future of Las Vegas.

After all the negativity regarding the economy and unemployment, I thought I would talk about something different today: the future of our incredible city as I see it. Today, it was announced that for the upcoming Labor Day 2010 weekend, Las Vegas is the top travel destination. More people are coming here than Orlando, Los Angeles, Atlanta, […]

Date posted: August 25, 2012

Brad updates Las Vegas real estate market conditions mid-year 2012.

Let’s take a look at where the Las Vegas real estate market stands today, and also, let’s think about where it might be headed during the second half of this year. So far, 2012 has been a crazy time for the market. Short sales are up, foreclosures are down, conventional sales are up, and activity […]

Date posted: July 15, 2012

Brad comments on agents’ misplaced priorities.

There is a place in the mall where everyone goes, yet no one purchases anything. It is a place that is in a more central, accessible location than any other, yet it generates no revenue at all. It is a place that people are happy to visit, yet it produces no profit at all. That […]

Date posted: February 8, 2012

Brad looks forward into the 2012 Las Vegas real estate market.

Last year at this time, I produced a blog with my predictions for 2011. Before I gaze forward into 2012, let’s look back at how things played out in 2011. First of all, I predicted that there would be no major changes to the Las Vegas real estate market. And in fact, that seemed to […]

Date posted: January 2, 2012

Brad Says: Nevada foreclosures could be grinding to a halt.

What? Possible good news for the Las Vegas real estate market? On October 1, 2011, Assembly Bill 284 took effect. The bill was designed to ensure that mortgage lenders and servicers play fair. In an attempt to mitigate the tremendously negative consequences of robo-signing and other dubious conduct on the part of financial institutions, Nevada […]

Date posted: November 17, 2011