Real estate salespersons licensees continue to climb; broker licensees continue to decline

Washoe County, Nevada real estate salespersons licensees continue to climb

The Nevada Real Estate Division (NRED) has released its latest statistics on the number of real estate licensees in the state (Table below).

source: Nevada Real Estate Division

The NRED tracks the number of both active and inactive real estate licensees across three licensee types: Broker; Broker-Salesperson; and Salesperson. The table above shows the numbers of each licensee type broken out by Nevada counties.

Drilling down and focusing on Washoe County (the county in which Reno, Nev. and Sparks, Nev. are located), we find that Washoe County currently has 3,184 total active licensees (across the three licensee types: Broker; Broker-Salesperson; and Salesperson). This number represents a 0.2 percent increase since January 2019 – the last time the division released licensee statistics.

Currently, there are 540 total inactive licensees in Washoe County. This number represents a 0.9 percent decrease since January.

In regards to Broker licensees, in October’s analysis I observed,

…the current number of active Broker licensees is at an all-time historical high — currently coming in at 430 active Brokers for September 2018. That number is up 5.4 percent from May 2018 and up 7.5 percent from December 2017. So, there appears to be a recent upward trend over the past year. This will be something to watch for in the next report from the NRED.

Looking at the most recent statistics from the NRED (see table above), we see that the number of active Broker licensees in Washoe County pulled back from that aforementioned historical high. Currently, Washoe County has 406 active licensed brokers — a 5.6 percent reduction in the number brokers since October.


What are your predictions for real estate licensee counts? Will the number of licensees continue to climb?

Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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This week’s real estate headlines

Here are a few national real estate-related stories and news pieces that came across my screen this week…

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This week’s real estate headlines

Here are a few national real estate-related stories and news pieces that came across my screen this week…

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Northern Nevada regional median home prices – May 2019

I often get asked about the median home prices in areas other than Reno/Sparks, Nev. If you’re curious as to median home prices in some of the other areas of Northern Nevada, the table below shows May’s median home sales prices. [Note: The large percent change observed in some of the areas can be a result of very few monthly sales in those areas.]

If there is an area in Northern Nevada that I have not listed above, let me know and I’ll add it.

Also, I would like to know if you find this information useful. Should I provide this data monthly? Quarterly?

As always, thank you for reading the blog.


The residential sales data in the table above includes Site/Stick Built properties only. Data excludes Condo/Townhouse, Manufactured/Modular and Shared Ownership properties. Data courtesy of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS – June 8, 2019. Note: This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

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RSAR Market Report for Reno and Sparks, Nevada – May 2019

The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has released its Reno-Sparks Market Report for May 2019.

From May’s report…

During May 2019, the report showed Reno-Sparks had 651 sales of existing single-family homes; an increase of 13 percent from May 2018 and a 23 percent increase from one month ago, April 2019. The report listed the median sales price for an existing single-family residence in Reno-Sparks in May 2019 at $390,000; a 4 percent increase from May 2018 and a 4 percent increase from April 2019. All sales numbers are for existing “stick built single-family dwellings” only and do not include condominium, townhome, manufactured, modular or newly constructed homes. The median sales price of existing condominium/townhomes in Reno-Sparks in May 2019 was $216,000; a 11 percent increase from a year ago.

Click on the graph below to see the entire RSAR market report for May.

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RSAR Market Report for Fernley, Nevada – May 2019

The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has released its Fernley Market Report for May 2019.

From May’s report…

The May 2019 report indicated that Fernley had 53 sales of existing single-family homes, a decrease of 4 percent from May 2018 and a 4 percent increase from April 2019. The median sales price in Fernley for an existing single-family residence in May 2019 was $275,000; a 7 percent increase from May 2018, and a 4 percent increase from last month. All sales numbers are for existing “stick built single-family dwellings” only and do not include condominium, townhome, manufactured, modular or newly constructed homes.

Click on the graph below to see the entire RSAR market report for May.

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This week’s real estate headlines

Here are a few national real estate-related stories and news pieces that came across my screen this week…

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Your guide to Lake Tahoe’s public beaches

Did you know that Lake Tahoe has over 40 public beaches? It’s true.

Some of these beaches are well-know; others are hidden gems. So, how does one find them, access them, know the hours of operation, and know what amenities and services are offered at each? The answer is the NEW Tahoe Public Beaches website.

Developed by the Tahoe Fund and co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program, the Tahoe Public Beaches website offers locals and visitor a wealth of info for every Lake Tahoe public beach.

From the Tahoe Fund press release for the new website…

Whether you’re looking for dog friendly beaches, places where you can BBQ, rent paddleboards, boats or find shade, TahoePublicBeaches.org was designed to be the singular place to learn what each beach offers and how to get there.

Check it out and comment below with your thoughts. And let us know what is your favorite Tahoe beach.

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