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CONTENT Table of Contents Welcome! Letter from the President Passionately Pink

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Council News Why Join CRS


Sierra Nevada CRS Designee’s

The Sierra Nevada CRS Chapter Newsletter is available three times a year.

Joint CRS Chapter BBQ Passionately Pink 2011 Calendar of Events 2011 Sierra Nevada CRS Officers CRS 204 Class Words of Wisdom Sponsors

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Mission Statement Through education and networking, the Sierra Nevada CRS Chapter strives to attract and to retain members and maximize professional performance to serve our clients with excellence. Our objective is to create strategies and actions that point towareds our mission statement. Vision Statement Where do we want to go? Create a desire for agents to earn their designation and be a part of our Chapter that provides superior networking and educational opportunities.

LETTER FROM 2011 THE PRESIDENT Dear Fellow Members and “Friends of the Sierra Nevada CRS Chapter”,

I’m thrilled your Chapter officers have agreed to serve another year. Although we have accomplished most of our goals thus far, a second term will give us the opportunity to improve on the new systems we have implemented thus making it easier for future leadership to take over the Chapter. It is my pleasure to announce that Sandy Soli from Intero Real Estate at Incline Village has agreed to be our Lake Tahoe South District Representative. I am currently looking for members who would like to serve on committees, help grow our Chapter, bring exciting educational and networking opportunities to the members so we can maximize our professional performance to serve our clients with excellence. The best part of leadership is we have fun planning and attending events and of course meeting agents from all over the country not only improves your referral network but gives you opportunities to learn from top real estate professionals. I hope you decide to get involved – plan to attend the Strategic Planning Meeting on Oct 18th. I hope you have signed up for Chris Bird’s “Wealth Building Class” on Sept 13 & 14th He is a phenomenal high energy speaker who will teach us to identify the right opportunities in a down market or an up market, compare real estate with other investments and create additional wealth – for yourself and your clients. He will teach us about investments, rate of return and retirement planning. I look forward to seeing you at our exciting events and serving you for another year. Donna Clark, CRS 2011 Sierra Nevada CRS Chapter President


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First I would like to thank everyone for all the support and well wishes that I have received during my cancer fight. I’m officially done with treatments and should be cancer free – yippee! I’m excited that the Chapter agreed to support the Susan G. Komen organization for our Chapter of the Heart fundraising this year. In July, we had a fabulous networking event in Carson City that raised money for Passionately Pink for the Cure (Susan G. Komen) and educated our members on Microsoft Outlook and Solar Technology. On October 2nd we are attempting to get a group together to walk or run at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, it would be my honor if you would join our team – please call me if you would like to join us. I’m really excited about our upcoming Passionately Pink For the Cure Fashion Show on December 2nd. The fashions will be coming from The Summit Mall!


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CRS REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT Hello, Sierra Nevada CRS Chapter! Here we are in August--it’s cookin’ hot where I am, so I wish I was where you are! Kids are getting ready for school, and CRS is looking forward to welcoming our 2012 Presidents to the LeaderSue Trautner ship Training in Phoenix at the end of the month! Donna has done a fabulous job as 2011 President and will carry that momentum right into 2012! It has been such a privilege to work with Donna, Cyndy, and all the leadership team for Sierra Nevada and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year! I hope that many of you have made plans to attend the NAR/CRS National meetings in Anaheim in November! There will be lots to learn, people to meet, and referrals to exchange! It’s close to home for you this year, so I look forward to seeing many of you there! Imagine getting to visit Disneyland as part of your business trip! And don’t forget about Sell-A-Bration coming up in January, 2012. It’s in Phoenix this year at the Grand Arizona resort--again, close to home! I promise you’ll come away from that with tons of new ideas and find out all about what’s new in technology, get new strategies for your business, and, again, meet lots of like-minded people who want to do business with you! Make plans to attend--put that on your holiday list! It’s a fantastic way to get your year off to a great start! Sierra Nevada CRS Chapter is really rockin’! I’m proud to be your RVP and to celebrate and recognize all your success for 2011! I know your Passionately Pink Fashion Show is going to be just great! Kudos to your leadership team, and to Donna for putting together a wonderful event and raising money for your Chapter With a Heart project! Donna, you’re an inspiration to us all! Keep doing what you’re doing! Here’s to you! Sue Trautner, CRS 2011 Region 11 RVP

MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! PLATINUM Bank of America Home Loans • First Centennial Title First American Title • Western Title Wells Fargo Home Mortgage • Ticor Title

GOLD Academy Mortgage • PrimeLending • REA Inspections

SILVER Eagle Home Mortgage • New American Mortgage Greater Nevada Mortgage Services Northern Nevada Title Reno Sparks Assoc REALTORS®

SEPT 8th - NETWORKING BBQ @ Burnt Cedar Beach 665 Lakeshore Blvd • Incline Village, NV 4-7 PM

Networking at the Lake with the No. California Chapter Please Attend!

SEPT 13-14th CRS 204 Wealth Management @ 5250 Riggins Ct • 8:30 - 5:00 pm

OCT 7TH - LUNCHEON @ ATLANTIS HOTEL CASINO Business Goal Setting 11:30 - 1:30 pm

COMING SOON Black and Pearls Networking Event


CRS Joins Susan Komen Race for the Cure


Strategic Planning


Passionately Pink Fashion Show

WHY JOIN CRS? A Certified Residential Specialist is a REALTOR® who has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing a rigorous course of advanced training, and by meeting significant experience requirements. Less than 4% of all REALTORS® in the US can call themselves Certified Residential Specialists (CRS). That’s because just one in 25 REALTORS® has the extensive experience, the unique commitment and the hours of advanced training necessary to call themselves a Certified Residential Specialist.


4 Reasons to work with a CRS Designee:

2. A Focus on Home Buying and Selling To help make your home buying and selling process more rewarding, every Certified Residential Specialist must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology & marketing. 3. Technological Expertise The training available to Certified Residential Specialists includes a strong focus on technology and its application in the real estate business. 4. An Ability to Maximize Profits and Minimize Costs Every Certified Residential Specialist is trained to help you understand your local market, screen prospective buyers and sellers, negotiate in your best interest and, ultimately, help you enjoy a successful home purchase or sale.

CRS NEEDS YOUR HELP! Chairpersons for 2012 Committees

Contact Donna Clark @ 775.747.8874

SUSAN KOMEN Race for the CURE Join Us for the Fun Run!

Oct 2nd Sign Up On or call Donna Clark at 775.747.8874


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1. Experience & Ethics To earn the Certified Residential Specialist Designation every REALTOR® must have a significant mix of experience and volume of real estate transactions. Every Certified Residential Specialist is required to maintain membership in the National Association of REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

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Thursday September 8th 4-7pm Please Join the Sierra Nevada & Northern California CRS Chapters for a BBQ at Burnt Cedar Beach 665 Lakeshore Blvd Incline Village, NV


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Aug 23

NOON: Fashion Show Meeting at PrimeLending • 6900 S. McCarran Blvd

DONNA CLARK President Dickson Realty

Sept 8

Networking @ The Lake w/ No. CA Chapter (775) 747-8874

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Sept 13-14 CRS 204 Wealth Building with Chris Bird, CRS Oct 2

CRS Joins Susan Komen Race for the Cure

Oct 7

Luncheon: Business Goal Setting Atlantis Hotel Casino 11:30 – 1:30 Lunch will be served at 11:45 am

Oct 18

Strategic Planning

Nov 9-12

CRS Convention, Anaheim, CA

Dec 2

“Passionately Pink” Fashion Show Fundraiser

CYNDY BROWN President-Elect Keller Williams (775) 772-3253

NANCY COSTELLO Treasurer Tahoe Real Estate Group (530) 852-0919

Jan 19-21 Sell-a-bration 2012 - Arizona Grand Resort Phoenix, Arizona CHRISTINA RICE Secretary Coldwell Banker Best Seller (775) 220-6281

AVIS CHERRY Past President Coldwell Banker Best Seller


(775) 741-3344

NOON: PrimeLending • 6900 S. McCarran Blvd, #2020 Lunch will be provided by PrimeLending. RSVP to or 284-3025

SIERRA NEVADA CRS DISTRICT OFFICERS LORI JENKINS Carson/Gardnerville Rep Realty Executives Nevada’s Choice

SANDI SOLI South Lake Tahoe Rep Intero Real Estate (775) 220-6281

JODY SCOWCROFT Truckee/Tahoe District Rep Keller Williams Boice Realty (530) 550-5173 (775) 848-4618



• Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do. • It isn’t what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you that makes the difference. • Where there is struggle, there is life. Accept life on life’s terms. • The choice to have a great attitude is something nobody and no circumstances can ever take away from you. • Complaining about a situation won’t change a thing, but embracing the struggle has a potential to change everything about the situation. You can either embrace the struggle or let the problem become all consuming. • A problem is something you can do something about. If you can’t do anything about it, it’s a fact of life, and so we accept facts; we solve problems. • Look for a solution, instead of merely reacting, which also leads to complaining. • The more you complain about the problems you have, the more problems you’ll have to complain about; and the more you express gratitude for what you have, the more things you’ll have to express gratitude for. • This wisdom can be applied to every aspect of your life whether you are dealing with a bad transaction or fighting the big “C”. - Donna Clark, CRS

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Lessons learned from Zig Ziglar’s “Embrace the Struggle” book:

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Course Content:  Identifying Money-Making Opportunities  Comparing Potential Investment Opportunities

 Retirement Planning and Investing  Calculating Initial Investment to Rate of Return

Required for CRS 204: financial calculator. Recommended are the HP-10BII, HP-12C or the TI-BA real estate calculator

Visit for more info on designation requirements. This course is approved for 12 hrs general CE credit in Nevada & 16 hrs consumer service CE credit in California.

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Check enclosed—Make check payable to: Sierra Nevada CRS Mail check with registration form to: Amy Shocket, Dickson Realty, 4870 Vista Blvd. Sparks, NV 89436

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Course Pricing Chapter Members with CRS Designation Chapter Members working on Designation Non-Chapter Members 5 or More from the Same Company

By 9/1/2011 $195.00 $250.00 $275.00 $225.00

After 9/1/2011 $225.00 $295.00 $325.00

Instructor: Chris Byrd, CRS

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