View From The Top, vol10

By Nat Hodgson
Executive Director
Southern Nevada Home Builders Association

The Southern Nevada Home Builders Association is pleased that the association is joining with one of our industry partners, the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®,  to present a real estate expo geared for local industry professionals and potential home buyers.

The Real Estate Expo Las Vegas is scheduled for April 8-9 at the Cashman Center. The estimated 80 exhibitors on 50,000 square feet of floor space will include REALTORS®, brokerages, home builders, master-planned communities, financial institutions, government agencies, chambers of commerce, utilities and others.

We expect to see more than 15,000 attendees over the two-day period.

In addition to the vendors on the exhibit floor, there will be nearly 30 educational and information sessions to cover topics such as the home buying process, mortgage financing, financial planning, home technology and programs to assist home buyers. There will be sessions with continuing education credits for industry professionals.

The expo will feature the popular “Las Vegas Housing Outlook” presentation by Home Builders Research the morning of April 8. HBR President Dennis Smith and special guests will offer statistical and demographic information about the current housing market and projections for 2016.

This isn’t a ‘home show.’ This will be a major forum to bring together top real estate and home building industry professionals with local home buyers to educate them about what’s available and how to purchase a home in our community. This will be the place to get their real estate questions answered.

The exhibits and informational sessions are geared for first-time home buyers, move-up and downsizing home buyers, “boomerang buyers” who are recovering from the recession or bankruptcy following the economic downturn of the late 2000s, and members of the “millennial” generation (born between 1982-2002) who are investigating housing market options.

In addition to the GLVAR and SNHBA, the expo partners include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Running Bull Productions and TrainNTour Real Estate Education.

The expo will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 8, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 9. Admission to the expo is free. There is a $5 charge to park at Cashman Center. Free shuttle service will be offered from the Cashman Center parking lots to the expo site. Also, there will be an Industry Mixer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 8 for industry professionals.

You will find more information at the website, or send an email to [email protected] I look forward to seeing a strong turnout of our residential construction professionals and REALTORS at the expo in April.