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Feb. 27, 2020

Las Vegas Hosting the NFL Draft 2020

The National Football League is hosting its Annual Draft celebration in Las Vegas this year, from April 23rd to April 25th. Each year, NFL Draft celebrations are action-packed with celebrities, parties, music and the attendance of the nation's top sports superstars. 

The NFL Draft Main Stage will be located adjacent to the brand new Caesars Forum convention center. Additionally, an iconic Red Carpet will be hosted on a specially constructed floating stage, sitting on the famous Bellagio Fountains. Interviews of players, coaches, and other sports figures will happen on the float, which is accessible only by ferry. 

In 2019, the NFL draft attracted more than 600,000 people. It is expected that this years participation will be just as significant. If you’re planning on staying on The Strip for the NFL Drafts, make sure to reserve accommodations ahead of time. Hotels and casino’s are booking up incredibly fast! 

Popular hotels on The Strip include but are not limited to Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Tropicana, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Park MGM, Aria, Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood, Paris, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Venetian, Palazzo, The STRAT Hotel and Casino, and the Wynn.

Show Vegas Realty is a brokerage that loves to have fun! If you’re celebrating for the NFL Draft this year, what events are you attending? Do you think Las Vegas will have higher attendance than the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville?

Look out Las Vegas, the NFL draft is coming to The Strip this year, who’s ready?! 

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Feb. 27, 2020

Show Vegas Realty is helping real estate agents grow their businesses in 2020

New year, new brokerage! That is the sentiment of many real estate agents in Las Vegas over the past few months. Finding the right agency to help grow your career is one of the most important decisions agents must make; a decision that should be evaluated from year to year. 

What makes an EXCELLENT real estate agent in Las Vegas?

Show Vegas Realty can guide you on the path toward increased sales volumes, more happy clients, and exciting new home listings for your portfolio!

The benefits of working at Show Vegas Realty are an extremely generous agent package:

  • There is NO joining fee, NO franchise fee, and NO desk fee.
  • Agents keep 100% of their commission
  • Only a $475 transaction cost
  • E&O Insurance is included
  • Only $50 Monthly Fee
  • Free one-on-one real estate coaching using the Ultimate Life Tool
  • Free new agent training
  • Free post-licensing continuing education, all 30 hours worth at no cost! 
  • Free enrollment with Global Property Seminar 

Inessa Shahinyan is a household name in the Las Vegas real estate scene. As the Managing Broker and Owner of Show Vegas Realty, Inessa has successfully helped buyers and sellers navigate the complex and ever-changing real estate market for over ten years and counting. 

She is an incredible leader that has transformed the real estate careers of the agents who work at her boutique brokerage, Show Vegas Realty. Her unparalleled ability to train and mentor her team, paired with the immense amount of continuing education resources, make Show Vegas Realty the go-to boutique agency to grow and prosper in luxury real estate. 

April 5, 2019

Data says April is the best month to list your home for sale.

Data says April is the best month to list your home for sale/The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.
New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale! The report used “trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years,” to determine a ranking for every week of the year.
Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home being sold 6 days faster!
March 28, 2019

HABITS OF A TIDY HOMEOWNER

We all have that friend whose home seems to be spotless, no matter the time of day. You could swing by for a morning coffee or stop over for dinner, and it always looks like someone just cleaned. Can you imagine if your house could be like that? Well, it can! Tidy homes are created out of habit. Here are 5 habits of people with tidy homes, so that you too can have a house that looks like a magazine feature all the time.

1. Having A Schedule

Letting clutter accumulate is the easiest way to get a messy home. If you are waiting until the mess is unbearable, you’re going to be overwhelmed by it every time. By creating a cleaning schedule, you can manage the cleaning of your home instead of avoiding it. Create tasks for each day, like a day for dusting and a day for vacuuming, so you are doing a little bit of deep cleaning every day. 

2. Create Lists

Break down everything in your home that needs to be cleaned on a list. By creating a list, you will be able to cross off what you complete as you go. This visual helps you to stay on track and feel like you’re accomplishing your goals. 

3. A Place For Everything

Organization is the key to a tidy home. If every item in your house has its own home, cleaning will be much easier. This especially helps to prevent junk drawers or counters overflowing with random household items. 

4. Get Rid of Clutter

If a junk drawer is already overflowing in your house or you have a closet where you’ve been stuffing items with no other place to go, it is time to purge. Follow Marie Kondo’s advice and get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you joy - especially clutter.

5. Baskets are Best

While it is important to maintain organization when using them, baskets can be extremely helpful to organize and reduce clutter - especially if you have children or pets. While it is easier to manage our own clutter, it can be difficult to put every toy or childcare item away properly when we are in a rush. By having decorative baskets throughout your home, you can quickly clear out an area if you have guests coming over without scrambling to put all those items where they are meant to go. It is important to add basket organization to your cleaning list, that way they do not become just another 'junk drawer' of sorts. 

Work on creating these habits in your own home and soon enough, you'll be the one who doesn't mind when your friends stop by at any hour! 

March 27, 2019

Top 10 Summer Home Improvement Trends & Ideas

 

🌷1. Pressure Wash — Costs: $50-$500
In terms of quick and reliable summer home improvements, nothing beats an old fashion power clean. This inexpensive service can help to spruce up the dirtiest of homes by effectively removing built-up dirt, sediment and other debris while eliminating things like mold, mildew and algae, which can result in long-term wear and tear on a home.

There are two ways for homeowners to pressure wash their home: hire a professional or do it themselves. Generally speaking, most pressure washers cost around $50-$100 per day to rent. While the costs are low, pressure washing a home requires some degree of skill and experience to ensure the home isn’t damaged. For some, hiring an expert is worth the added costs to ensure the job is done right.

 

🌷2. Pool Cleaning — Costs: $25-$165/per month
Probably one of the most beloved aspects of a home during the hot summer months — aside from the air conditioner — is a swimming pool. This cool and refreshing asset is the centerpiece of backyard fun in the sun. That said, summer’s arrival means the pool will need to be properly cleaned and treated.

In terms of summer home improvement trends, maintaining your pool is at the top of the list. This will typically include clearing debris, water analysis, monitoring and balancing water chemistry, brushing and vacuuming, and installing backwash filters as needed. Homeowners have the option to either clean the pool themselves, which will require weekly maintenance, or hire a once-a-week pro cleaner. Each option will vary in costs, but homeowners can expect to spend:

Do-It-Yourself: $25-$75 per month
Professional: $165 per month
A clean, sparkling blue pool is a necessity during the summertime. Keeping it maintained throughout the year will help to eliminate the long-term costs associated with pool maintenance, including unexpected repairs.

 

🌷3. Landscaping — Costs: $3,000-$3,500
Gorgeous landscaping continues to be at the top of every summer home improvement list, and is one of the biggest home improvements that add value to a property. As the first impression for visitors and potential buyers alike, curb appeal makes up a central part of a home’s character; it reflects not only the quality of the home, but the neighborhood it resides in. In addition, good landscaping can add approximately 28 percent to the overall value of a home. Surprisingly, it’s also one of the least expensive projects to undertake.

From having a simple lawn with a few flower beds to an elaborate courtyard with all the bells and whistles, the costs of landscaping and its beautification process can differ dramatically in price. The most common approach, especially for newer homeowners, is installing landscape. The national average cost for this service will range around $3,000-$3,500 depending on the company.

Tips: With that said, there are two types of professional landscapers: landscape architect and contractors. The architect does the design, whereas a contractor would execute the work. Before commencing any landscaping project, homeowners should have a plan in place. Whether through a professionally-prepared plan or a rough sketch, a plan will ensure homeowners get the project done on time, and on budget.

 

🌷4. Programmable Thermostat — Costs: $99-$250
Looking for summer home improvements that can save you money while increasing the value of your home? Installing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to do so. These devices allow homeowners to customize their temperature profile throughout the day, which can lead to smalls savings on a monthly basis that add up. According to Energy Star, programmable thermostats have the ability to save homeowners, on average, $180 in heating and cooling costs per year.

Another option is installing a smart thermostat such as Nest. These Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, which are controlled by a homeowner’s smartphone, have been proven to save 10-12 percent on heating costs, and 15 percent on cooling. In addition, Nest has partnered with Southern California Edison and other energy companies to provide customers with a Nest smart-thermostat. In terms of pricing, the cost of the thermostat including installation will cost anywhere from $99-$250 per device.

 

🌷5. Whole House Fan — Costs: $1,000-$1,200 per fan
For homeowners looking to take energy efficiency to the next level, whole house fans are the way to go. This cooling system, which works in unison with ceiling fans and other circulating fans, pulls air in from openings within the house and then removes it by exhausting it through the attic and roof — helping to provide homeowners with comfort during hot summer months.

Although the installation of a whole house fan doesn’t require an expert, it is definitely recommended. A whole house fan can be noisy and inefficient when improperly installed, so it’s critical for homeowners to call a professional.

Generally speaking, the costs of a installing a whole house fan will range depending on several factors. This includes the cost of the fan, the labor and the materials. Homeowners can expect to spend anywhere from $1,000-$1,200 per fan.

 

🌷6. New Windows — Costs: $600-$5,000
Another popular home improvement trend, especially during the dog days of summer, is investing in new windows. This approach, which is perfect for homes with old, worn out or damaged windows, offers homeowners both energy efficiency and return on investment, including long-term savings from heating and cooling costs.

When investing in new windows, the most efficient route is to install dual-pane. This type of window will not only eliminate outside noise, including inefficient air conditioning and heating, but it will make your home look and feel better. The costs will typically range from $600-$5,000 depending on the amount of windows being installed.

It’s important to note that while replacing windows won’t require homeowners to obtain a permit, cutting a hole in the wall to perform the job will. Homeowners will need to speak with a window professional in order to acquire the necessary permits to perform the work.

 

🌷7. Deck Addition (Wood) — Costs: $1,200
Summer is all about outdoor living spaces and it just wouldn’t be the same without the addition a deck. For homeowners, installing a wood deck will not only increase the value of a home considerably, but it has the potential to pay for itself. According to Remodeling’s Cost VS Value chart, which measures the average cost for home improvement projects that retain their value at resale, homeowners that installed a wooden deck recouped on average nearly 75 percent of the project’s cost when they sold the home.

The addition of a deck can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $10,000 depending on the design and materials used. The popularity of wood decks isn’t just for the appearance, but the costs associated with it. Installing a wood deck a home is significantly cheaper than other materials such as steel, and it retains its value very well.

 

🌷8. Energy Efficiency Improvements — Costs: $120-$10,000
Whether it’s trying to appeal to cost-conscious homebuyers looking to cut their energy bills or reaching out to Millennials who consistently rate “sustainability” as one of their major values when purchasing a home, filling your rehab with energy-efficiency improvements can be one of the best “bangs” for your “buck.”

And which energy-efficient home improvements should you focus on? Well, here are some to keep in mind:

Updated windows: Those old single-pane windows often won’t cut it with homebuyers. Instead, upgrade your windows with air-tight models that cut heating and cooling costs, a very attractive selling point for homebuyers.

Smart thermostats: You’d be shocked what thermostats can do these days. By installing something like a Nest Learning Thermostat you’ll give homebuyers the chance to control the temperature of their home straight from their mobile device — no matter where they are in the world. Best of all, this thermostat can “learn” the temperature habits of a property’s residents.

Modern refrigerators: Yes, fridges can do almost anything these days: give you the weather forecast and allow you to check your social media accounts. But they are also the biggest energy drain in a home. By outfitting your rehab with a modern Energy Star fridge, you can ensure homeowners they’re saving nearly $200 a year in energy bills by using your fridge.

 

🌷9. Kitchen Renovations — Costs: $4,000-$40,000
There may be no more reliable way to boost the value of your rehab than to direct funds toward improving the kitchen. That doesn’t mean you have to max out the credit card by filling out the kitchen with every latest gadget and utensil. By looking for areas where you can make small improvements in the kitchen, you can increase the chances of making a large impression. Here are a couple of kitchen improvement ideas:

Replace old appliances: This is a no-brainer, but any appliance that appears dated should be replaced.

Update the lighting: Nothing brightens a kitchen like modern lighting. But it’s not just overhead lights; under-cabinet lighting as well is a much sough-after feature for homebuyers.

Spruce up the cabinets: You’d be shocked how powerful an impression your kitchen can make with new knobs and painted cabinets.

Add a backsplash or island: These improvements may sound daunting — and perhaps a bit “spendy” — but they can go a long way toward conveying a sense your kitchen has a fresh, modern design.

 

🌷10. Painting — Costs: $700-$6,000
Painting a house is one of the fastest ways to increase both its value and curb appeal. There is perhaps nothing else that can make a home look more updated in such a short period of time. However, as with everything else in the real estate investing landscape, there are multiple ways to achieve the end result. (And numerous ways to find those key summer home improvements that add value to a property.)

More specifically, there are technically two ways to go about when adding painting a home to your list of summer home improvement projects: hiring a professional to paint it for you or doing it yourself. Which is the right one for you?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to painting a house, and each has its own merits. However, each has its own setbacks. On the one hand, you can paint a home by yourself; many people have executed it as one of their summer DIY projects. This eliminates labor costs that may be incurred by hiring a professional, but it is a huge undertaking — not one of the “easy summer DIY projects” you’ve heard of.

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Dec. 19, 2018

Family Top 5 Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

1. Determine the Size of the House

If you know what size house you want, that is a great start because it would be easier to pick a house. A Family with 2 kids would want 3-4 bedrooms and bathrooms so its easier on everyone when they are in a hurry. Also Sometimes kids can share rooms if there are two girls or two boys. Finding what fits your family is essential in being comfortable in your new home. 

2. Location

Where do you want to move to? What Part of Town sparks your eye? Have to take in consideration that the kids have to go to a school, how they are going to get to school and also what the demographics are of the school. Is it close to your Workplace? You are going to be driving to work everyday, what routes will you take? When your job is closer to your workplace, it makes things a lot easier. Also try to see if your new home is close to shopping centers and things that you need on the daily basis. 

3. Future Expansion

Does your new home have a big land? Having a big land can be essential when you are trying to increase the size of your home. Does your home have storage space? Having storage space can also be great when you are looking to add a kid’s room or create a play area. 

4. Long Term Home Buyer

Do you See Your Family living in the home for a long time? Your Neighborhood is going to be where your kids grow up, where you will create memories with your family. Its going to define those moments. It is important to look at these things long term so one day you will look back and be satisfied with your decision.  

5. Can You Afford It? 

One of the Most Important things is affordability. Take in consideration all the costs that come with purchasing a new home and moving into a new neighborhood. Kids classes, Extracurricular activities and many other expenses that come up when you actually move in. Your home has to be affordable for you.

Dec. 14, 2018

4 Habits of a Successful Realtor

4 Habits of a Successful Realtor

 

Following up on emails and calls -  I think a Realtor who responds to all emails and calls faster can have a higher chance of getting a lead. Being first to be in contact can lead to a sale quicker. Being able to communicate quickly and efficiently with clients over phone and email can convey to the clients that you are willing to help them with all their questions because you are knowledgeable in the field.

Use technology as a tool. - I think Now a day’s social media, search engines, websites, etc.… are all at your fingertips. Taking advantage of these can grow your business to reach more people and to get more clients. Ex. A client is searching for homes in your area and your website pops up with your phone number. They might give you call if you are present enough.

Clear with there actions- I think Realtors who can explain what they are doing to their clients will put the clients at ease because they are aware of what is taking place. Realtors Explaining the Process will have the upper hand because they seem more trustworthy and knowledgeable.

 Networking-  I think If you are a new Realtor this will take some time. Networking is a great way of socializing and building a reputation for yourself. Building up a network means connecting with a team of professionals like investors, contractors, etc.…  around you to make your service one of a kind. Being able to use your network as a tool can guarantee more connections which will bring in more clients.

Feb. 3, 2017

Las Vegas, Neon Museum

One of the things that Las Vegas is most famous for is the bright lights. This museum is where old Vegas neon signs come to retire. It was started in 1996 at a different location and grew into a site which collects, preserves and exhibits the iconic signs. The site includes the outdoor “Neon Boneyard”, a visitor’s center in the former Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery. 

The Visitors Center is in the unique shell-shaped building of the Concha Motel. The motel was originally built in 1961 on Las Vegas Blvd. but in 2005 it was earmarked for demolition. The lobby was saved and relocated to be used as the Visitors Center. Many of the original interior design elements have remained and it is a great example of Paul Revere Williams’ mid-century modern architecture.

Tours are given of the Boneyard which holds almost 150 signs, through the signs you can trace the history of Las Vegas and learn about the colorful personalities which built the city. It is also possible to see how sign making and technology changed over the years.

Some of the most famous signs date back to the 1930s and include signs from Caesars Palace, the Golden Nugget and the iconic Binion’s Horseshoe and the Stardust sign. On the tour you can see the sighs from a distance to appreciate their impact and also get up close.

In the Neon Boneyard North Gallery there are 60 more signs including Lady Luck, O’Shea’s, New-New York and the Palm Casino Resort sign. The North Gallery is a popular venue for weddings and events. The North Gallery is not open to the general public but the Visitors Center and the Boneyard. There is also a nighttime Boneyard tour where some of the signs are lit up. 

And while your checking out the Neon Boneyard think about investing a little in the fabulous Las Vegas Real Estate market. Everything from economical Condo's to high end luxury and unique styled properties.

Let Inessa and Graeme find a nice property for you here in the entertainment capital of the world, and remember if your thinking real estate, your thinking SHOW VEGAS REALTY. Make a call today 702-505-3233, or 702-793-7672, or email us directly, Inessa - inessagerealty@yahoo.com, Graeme - showvegasrealty@hotmail.com.

 

 

Jan. 27, 2017

Home Seller Tips with Pets

Almost everybody loves pets except the home buyer who is buying your house. Don't ask me why, but that's often how it works out. Home sellers who adore their pets -- and I count myself as a huge pet lover -- have a hard time imagining the negative attitudes others harbor against pets. So, while this might be a bitter pill to swallow, if you want to get top dollar for your house, pay attention to how much you might lose with a dog or cat in residence.

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Put your pets into a carrier and attach a note warning buyers not to disturb them. The last thing you need is somebody sticking their hand inside the carrier and getting bit or scratched. You can't predict how your pet will react when locked up and alone.

•Do not put photos online showing your cat asleep on the bed
•Seal up doggie doors
•Put away food and water bowls when not in use
•Vacuum religiously, every day, sometimes twice a day
•Pick up pet toys and put them away
•Pack up cat trees and other signs of cat paraphernalia (you know who you are)
•Remove photos of pets from refrigerator, walls and table tops
•Pack up all cages, carriers and other tell-tale signs

Inessa Shahinyan 
Real Estate Broker
Passion for Excellence 
Cell: (702) 505-3233 
Office (702) 869-8800 

Full Service Investment Firm 

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Jan. 19, 2017

Las Vegas Real Estate

Every Listing in One Place

 

Just go straight to our fabulous website www.showvegasrealty.com and you will have every listing in Las Vegas available for viewing.

There are many different options when purchasing property in Las Vegas. And at Show Vegas Realty we specialize in helping you, whether your local, out of state, international buyer or investor in find the property that is right for you and giving you helpful advice on sourcing the right specialists to assist you with taxes, legal and accounting issues.

Some of the most popular properties selling right now are condominiums, and in close proximity to the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. At Show Vegas Realty we have every listing of condos on the market and all are reasonably priced and really good value for money.

Condos in Las Vegas are generally of a good comfortable size and not pokey little cubicles like other cities in the world. They are a great buy and a good investment.

Call us at Show Vegas Realty, the No.1 International real estate company operating in the valley with international agents, speaking a number of different languages.

 

See Homes all over Las Vegas

Just go straight to our fabulous website www.showvegasrealty.com and you will have every listing in Las Vegas available for viewing.

There are many different options when purchasing property in Las Vegas. And at Show Vegas Realty we specialize in helping you, whether your local, out of state, international buyer or investor in find the property that is right for you and giving you helpful advice on sourcing the right specialists to assist you with taxes, legal and accounting issues.

Las Vegas is home to some of the most luxurious homes on the planet and at prices you just won't believe. Why not give us a call and talk to us about a holiday home, an investment or even just a condo to rent out. Whatever it is, call the experts, who are international and speak different languages. We are here to help you and guide you through the process of investing in Las Vegas.

This is the convention city of the world and we have just had the famous CES convention here where over 175,000 people attended in just 4 days. A massive operation and only in Las Vegas.

Some great shows on currently in Las Vegas, with Cirque de Soleil dominating the landscape with an array of outstanding shows, and many great musical acts and entertainment are coming through Las Vegas in the coming months.

Why not plan a trip to Las Vegas and rather than stay in a hotel each time you come, treat yourself to a holiday home and enjoy the comforts of home whilst being only minutes from the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.

 

Investment properties, holiday homes.

Just go straight to our fabulous website www.showvegasrealty.com and you will have every listing in Las Vegas available for viewing.

There are many different options when purchasing property in Las Vegas. And at Show Vegas Realty we specialize in helping you, whether your local, out of state, international buyer or investor in find the property that is right for you and giving you helpful advice on sourcing the right specialists to assist you with taxes, legal and accounting issues.

Las Vegas is home to some of the most luxurious homes on the planet and at prices you just won't believe. Why not give us a call and talk to us about a holiday home, an investment or even just a condo to rent out. Whatever it is, call the experts, who are international and speak different languages. We are here to help you and guide you through the process of investing in Las Vegas.

This is the convention city of the world and we have just had the famous CES convention here where over 175,000 people attended in just 4 days. A massive operation and only in Las Vegas.

Some great shows on currently in Las Vegas, with Cirque de Soleil dominating the landscape with an array of outstanding shows, and many great musical acts and entertainment is coming through Las Vegas in the coming months.

Why not plan a trip to Las Vegas and rather than stay in a hotel each time you come, treat yourself to a holiday home and enjoy the comforts of home whilst being only minutes from the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.

 

Luxury Properties in Las Vegas

Just go straight to our fabulous website www.showvegasrealty.com and you will have every listing in Las Vegas available for viewing.

There are many different options when purchasing property in Las Vegas. And at Show Vegas Realty we specialize in helping you, whether your local, out of state, international buyer or investor in find the property that is right for you and giving you helpful advice on sourcing the right specialists to assist you with taxes, legal and accounting issues.

Las Vegas is home to some of the most luxurious homes on the planet and at prices you just won't believe. Why not give us a call and talk to us about a holiday home, an investment or even just a condo to rent out. Whatever it is, call the experts, who are international and speak different languages. We are here to help you and guide you through the process of investing in Las Vegas.

 

Tune in to our blog next week where we will preview some of the most luxurious homes in Las Vegas and wait till we reveal their price tags, you will be hopping on the first flight to Las Vegas and purchasing a property. But don't forget to call Show Vegas Realty first. Our details are:

Show Vegas Realty

702-505-3233, inessarealty@yahoo.com, showvegasrealty@hotmail.com

or send us a request from the website, www.showvegasrealty.com