Brandy White Elk Awarded “Top 25 Women in Real Estate”

wcr6Congratulations Brandy White Elk for the second year in a row earning the “Top 25 Women in Real Estate” Award from the Las Vegas Women’s Council of Realtors.

The following was announced and posted on their Facebook page:

It’s a great pleasure to be associated with such an elite group of the Top 25 Women In Real Estate! This industry is ever changing and the challenges are endless, but yet they persevere and represent this industry as true leaders. Join us in celebrating and honoring their achievements, passion and vision at the upcoming awards banquet on April 4, 2015 hosted by the Women’s Council of Realtors.

This award is NOT only based on production, but community service and service to our association and sub-associations. We are excited to acknowledge the top women in real estate and all that you do and have accomplished. This award carries an extremely high honor and will be received at the award banquet

About Women’s Council of Realtors
Our Vision
Through our influence as successful business professionals, women will effect positive change in the profession …and in the broader community.

Our Long-Term Goals
To be the source of education and business tools focused on the needs of women REALTOR® entrepreneurs at all stages of development.
To be a dynamic, accessible network, linking resources and member expertise to drive business success.
To build, support and promote strong leaders for the industry and the broader community who are advocates for property rights and homeownership.
To be the voice for the achievement and impact of women in real estate.
To be sought after as a partner with other organizations to advance common objectives.
To be a network of strong chapters that consistently deliver value and provide a collaborative, trusted, welcoming environment in which members can achieve their business goals.
To be a magnet for career-focused REALTORS® with diverse backgrounds and a high level of professionalism.
To be a strong organization with the resources and infrastructure necessary to fulfill our mission and realize our vision.

Brandy White Elk Awarded “Top 40 Under 40” Award

glvar3GLVAR posted the following info on their website and we wanted to share and congratulate Brandy White Elk for receiving such an accolade. This Post was originally published in Feb 2014:

GLVAR’s Young Professionals Network honors its

Top 40 under 40 local REALTORS®

 The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) and its Young Professionals Network of Las Vegas (YPN) for members under the age of 40 announced the winners of their annual “Top 40 under 40” awards this week.

The awards program was created to acknowledge the top 40 local REALTORS® under the age of 40 who demonstrate excellence in their careers and service to their community and to the real estate industry. They will be recognized at an invitation-only event March 13 at the Commonwealth tavern in downtown Las Vegas. They will also be recognized in various ways by GLVAR, including being featured in GLVAR’s monthly Southern Nevada REALTOR® publication.

About the GLVAR

GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 11,000 local members with education, training and political representation. GLVAR, the local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, is a professional trade organization for REALTORS® in Southern Nevada. Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information about GLVAR, visit its website at

 About YPN of Las Vegas

YPN of Las Vegas is an organization of young, career-minded, real estate professionals who focus on the importance of education, technology, community service and building relationships through networking. Central to the mission of YPN Las Vegas is the goal of creating programs to encourage, foster and promote young GLVAR members to excel in their careers and encourage the pursuit of leadership roles at the local, state and national levels. For more information, visit

Thank you GLVAR and Las Vegas agents for your votes!!

To see the full list of winners and post Click Here:

Recipes and Safety Tips for the 4th of July

Celebrate every chance you have!

Celebrate every chance you have!

Safety Tips for the 4th of July!

Hello! The IRES team wish you and yours the most fun-filled, memorable and a safe 4th of July!!  There are so many reasons why this holiday isn’t just about grilling, fireworks, and beverages.  This holiday is about our country’s birthday. 1776!!  In addition, celebrating this holiday it is a way to show our appreciation and to celebrate our veterans, fire-fighters, police officers, active duty men and women.  These brave men and women should be celebrated, thanked, and of course, respected for defending our freedom, and our country.


Now…  Moving on to fireworks safety tips….

Fireworks Safety Tips

  • 1st and most important; use common sense when using fireworks.
  • Never throw or point a firework toward people, animals, vehicles, structures or flammable materials.
  • Always have a hose or bucket of water available.
  • Use fireworks as intended. Do not alter or combine them.
  • Never relight dud fireworks. Wait 20 minutes then soak them.
  • Your guest should keep a safe distance.
  • Have a designated shooter… No Alcohol, and the shooter(s) should wear safety glasses.
Celebrate our heros

Celebrate our heros

Moving on to the grilling safety tips….

Grilling Safety Tips

  • Be sure to supervise the grill while in use.  Make sure that children and pets are not near the grill.
  • Use long-handled tools. Assuming you’re grilling veggies along with different meat, please keep your grilling tools separated to avoid cross contamination.
  • Don’t add fuel to the fire.  Meaning, if the coals are hot, do not add starter fluid to the BBQ pit!!
  • Also make sure that your grill isn’t near or under a tree.
  • Make sure the chef du jour has a sous chef to provide him or her with plenty of water.  It’s going to be hot one this year.  Be safe, and stay hydrated.  And don’t forget the sunscreen!!

And please remember, we are never too busy for your referrals.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me or my team regarding any questions.  We are here to help!

Las Vegas 4th of July Events 2014

Happy 4th of July from the IRES Team!!  Make some memories!

Happy 4th of July from the IRES Team!! Let’s make some memories!

IRES team and I want to wish you a very happy and safe 4th of July and also take this time to share something with you…. As all of my team members have a soft spot in their hearts when it comes to 4th of July, I have one team member in particular would like me to share her fond memories of  4th of July.

 4th of July is her grandfather’s birthday, an amazing, kind man as she describes him. She LIGHTS up, and tears up, just talking about when her family would celebrate these two remarkable events, all in ONE day.  To her, it is fitting that his birthday fell on this noble and prideful day.  Long story short…  Her grandparent’s estate was on 800 acres in rural Southern Illinois, just out-side of St Louis.  I mention their estate because it had a very large lake where she, her little brother and grandfather would take a boat to what they thought was the center of the lake, and shoot off the fireworks for their family members who were perched lake side, birthday cake in hand.  She LIGHTS up when she describes the fireworks.  But not the ones in the air, but those reflected on the lake.  With that said, I want us all to make memoriesMemories that will make YOU light up and are so remarkable that you may one day tear up while reflecting.

From the IRES team, thank you, HAPPY 4th of JULY, enjoy and be safe!!

Here are a few links of what’s happening in the Greater Las Vegas area on this upcoming, remarkable holiday!!


toysfortotsflyerThank you to everyone who attended the 2nd annual IRES Client Appreciation Holiday Bash and toy drive which benefited Toys For Tots!! The IRES team is incredibly thankful for our amazing group of clients and vendors who participated and donated!!


With your support we raised over 400 new and unwrapped presents!!! The difference we will make for the lives of many children this Christmas is why we do what we do!!!  Click here to sign up to receive updates from Toys For Tots, they need our help not just during the holidays.   Did you know that Toys For Tots has a Native American Program, and that you can donate via eBay and mail?  You can even donate a car!!!

In addition,Toys For Tots is a Top-Rated Charity!!!

Over 97% of their donations goes to their mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children. (Sourced from their website.)

If you would like to learn more about how YOU can host your own Toys For Tots Drive, please click here for the information.

Thank you again to all who participated!

Great a job IRES team and the families we serve!!!

2nd Annual IRES Client Appreciation Day To Benefit Three Square

picnicthumbnailPicnic in the park and Food Drive!!!

The IRES family would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all our clients,  friends and family who joined for fun in the park!!!  Best of all we raised over 2100 pounds of food for Three Square Food Bank!!!

“Imagine your child’s classroom: thirty children, and fifteen of them are hungry.”  © Copyright 2014 Three Square™

Our 2nd Annual Client Appreciation Picnic was located at the family friendly Paseos Park in Summerlin.  We are so grateful for the great number of clients, friends and family who attended. We enjoyed eating barbeque, burgers and hot dogs, along with plenty of fruit and veggies.  We had tons of water play, crafts, snow cones, balloons and tons of laughs!!!  Click the picture to watch all the fun!!   We gave away 38 raffle prizes which included restaurant gift cards, spa packages and 3 cruises!!!

Congrats to all the winners!!!  And again, we are so grateful for the out-pouring of support for this food drive.

Thanks again to all who helped make it another special day of fun, sun and helping a great cause!!

See you next year for another great day, and for those who could not attend our 2nd annual IRES client appreciation picnic, please do join us at our next event.  We would love to see you there, so check your email because we’ve got another one right around the corner.

For more information regarding Three Square, please click here to be directed to their website.

Innovative Real Estate Strategies – Your Perfect Las Vegas Choice

Rlatino-familyeal estate is an exciting industry, and there is no place more so than right here in Las Vegas! That is why we are enthusiastic to introduce ourselves to you, while offering you fresh, insightful news about the area and our local real estate market via this new blog.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced real estate professionals is led by Brandy White Elk, a pioneer in short sale training and procedures here in Las Vegas. To date, the team has negotiated over 300 short sales in Nevada with over $62,000,000 in mortgage debt forgiveness. Brandy has also trained more than 8,000 agents, loss mitigation negotiators, and business affiliates on short sale procedures, REO  best practices, and BPOs. While short sales are one focus of our work, we also offer a full range of traditional real estate services for buyers and sellers, and property management, commercial, and relocation services.

As a client of Innovative Real Estate Strategies, you are qualified to take advantage of our client perks free of charge. One of the driving forces behind the creation of IRES was Brandy’s vision to create a company that would truly be helpful to people in need. Client perks that IRES offers include:

  • Real Estate and Distressed Property complimentary analysis
  • Client Appreciation events
  • Charity events
  • Notary public services
  • Preferred vendors list
  • Conference room use
  • Fax services

The real estate industry has seen a good deal of changes in the recent past, and Las Vegas has faced some particularly difficult challenges during its current recovery phase. Overcoming these challenges and providing you the best service possible is our primary goal. Whether you are in need of advice about your mortgage and potential distressed property options, or you are ready to take advantage of the changing real estate market, Innovative Real Estate Strategies is your best choice. Stop by the office today at 2595 S. Cimarron Rd., Suite 204, or give us a call at 702.478.2248. You can also email Brandy directly at Remember, we are here to help you with all of your real estate needs on a professional level.

Nevada Legislation Updates with Black & Lobello Law Firm

2013-07-31_10-25-02_417 (2)Thank you Kristy Black for educating us on recent updates on current NV legislation. Thank you for all who attended for the great turnout. Kristy covered the different requirements, specific amendments, timeline changes and remedies for the following legislation bills:

  • SB 321 – Homeowners Bill of Rights
  • SB 278 – Abandoned Properties
  • SB 273  – Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program
  • SB 389 – NV Qualified Written Request

For more information on any of these topics please contact Kristy Black at Black & Lobello Law Firm

IRES and AFAN Aids Walk 2013

AFAN videopicThank you to all our family, clients and friends who came out to support us during Team IRES participation in the AFAN Aids Walk 2013. As a team we raised $5,800 and AFAN as a whole raised over $471.000. It was big fun and we had a blast.

Please click the thumbnail to view our video.

For more information on the event go to www.afan/


Bankruptcy In Short Sales With Attorney Tara Newberry

tara bk piccompressedHuge turnout for the FATCO sponsored sidebar with Tara Newberry. Always a big shout out to Tara and the great information she shares and the ongoing support she provides. Thank you to all who attended and provided great questions and thereby furthering the understanding for the class as a whole.


Topics Included:

  • Short Sale inside a Chapter 13
  • Short Sale during a Chapter 7
  • What is a Trustee? What is a Bankruptcy Estate?
  • Understanding the effect of Bankruptcy on your real estate transaction will increase your successful closings
  • Learn how & why listings, with or without ratified contracts and/or approved short sales, are at risk of becoming the property of the Trustee

Contact our office if you would like more information on what was covered or contact Tara’s office at

Thanks and appreciation to all who attended!!!

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