Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Execs Honored

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties sales executives Leslie Carver, Delinda Crampton, Ellen Fahr and Melissa Machat have been named among the 2016 “Top 25 Women In Real Estate” by the Women’s Council of Realtors-Las Vegas.

Women’s Council of Realtors-Las Vegas will recognize Southern Nevada’s ‘Top 25 Women In Real Estate’ at its annual awards program on April 22 at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. Tickets can be purchased online at

The program honors Southern Nevada’s top women in residential real estate based on their business success, community service, contribution to the real estate industry and professional association involvement.

“Women’s Council of Realtors started the ‘Top 25 Women in Real Estate’ program in 2014 in a response to a vacancy in the market place for the recognition of the industry’s top women and their dedication and hard work to our real estate field,” said Jillian Batchelor, immediate past president of Women’s Council of Realtors-Las Vegas. “Our mission is to advance women as professionals and leaders in business, the real estate industry and the communities in which they serve. The women honored mirror that mission and are the real leaders in real estate in the Las Vegas valley.”

“Leslie Carver, Delinda Crampton, Ellen Fahr and Melissa Machat are among the most successful real estate sales executives in our company, and we are thrilled that they are being recognized for their business and community efforts,” said Gordon Miles, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties. “The ‘Top 25 Women In Real Estate’ program is a great opportunity to recognize these talented women and their success.”

The company recently recognized its individual sales executives and teams for their 2015 success. Melissa Machat was the #2 individual sales executive in the company and the Carver Team was the #9 team. Combined the four executives from Berkshire Hathway HomeServices Nevada Properties sold nearly $100 million in Southern Nevada real estate last year.

The entire list of the 2016 ‘Top 25 Women In Real Estate’ recipients are:


Nora Aguirre

Mary Baca

Dani Bald

Jillian Batchelor

Michelle Bush

Leslie Carver

Delinda Crampton

Ellen Fahr

Laura Harbison

Tamara Heidel

Valentina Herzog

Genesis Jameson

Trish Nash

Melissa Machat

Michelle Manley

Joanna Piette

Mary Preheim

Joyce Reed

Kristen Routh-Silberman

Shari Sanderson

Robin Smith

Iryna Sysenko

Cheryl Van Elsis

Diane Varney

Brandy White Elk














Started in 1938 nationally and 1968 locally, Women’s Council of Realtors has progressively moved women entrepreneurs forward in business. “When it comes to Realtors, our local members out-perform their counterparts both locally and nationally by an average of 500 percent,” said Batchelor.



Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties is a part of Americana Holdings, which also includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The firms are leaders in their respective markets with 25 offices and 2,000 agents, comprising the largest independently owned Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise in the world. Combined, the companies sold $3.1 billion in real estate in 2015.

In 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” by consumers in the 26th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study of the largest real estate networks. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has 54,000 agents in 1,600 offices around the world. For more information, visit or call 702-796-7777.



IABC-Colorado Call for Nominations

As the chapter president of IABC-Colorado, it is with great pleasure that we announce our Call for Nominations for the 2016-2017 board of directors.

Are you or someone you know a good candidate for a chapter
Board of Directors position?

IABC Colorado is seeking nominees for the chapter’s Board of Directors. Service on the board provides members with an avenue to demonstrate leadership, meet other business communicators throughout the association, gain professional experience in new areas and uncover new career opportunities.

2016/2017 nominations are being accepted now through Thursday, April 21

Nominees must meet the following criteria:
  • Passionate about business communications
  • A member in good standing of IABC and IABC Colorado
  • Have prior volunteer leadership experience in IABC or another organization
  • Willing and able to commit to the roles and responsibilities of the role
  • Available for monthly one-hour meetings as well as two half-day strategic planning sessions during the term that runs from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017

Members may self-nominate or be nominated by another member of IABC Colorado. The IABC Colorado Nominating Committee will review all nominations and provide the current Board of Directors with a proposed slate. The current Board will vote on the slate that will, in turn, be provided to the entire membership for a vote no later than May 27.

Nominees will be informed of their status throughout the process. To review the board position descriptions, visit board member job descriptions.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. MDT Thursday, April 21.
Email nominations for the IABC Colorado’s Nominating Committee to:  If you have questions reach out to our Past-President Sherry Boyd – 303-476-1336.


Thank you to all of our current board members for their hard work and dedication this year. We are excited to see what the next board of directors will accomplish for this great IABC chapter.  Please feel free to contact  Sarah Thornton if you have any questions about the nomination process or IABC-Colorado in general.  

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Posted: March 26, 2016 – 5:00am

This holiday weekend, Century Communities is opening its newest Southern Nevada neighborhood — Parkview in southwest Las Vegas, which offers nine floor plans in an independent community.

“If you’ve always wanted one of our popular floor plans in the Rhodes Ranch master plan, but prefer living in an independent community, Parkview is the place for you,” said Hadley Goddard, sales manager for Century Communities. “And this gated neighborhood includes its own private amenities while being ideally situated directly across from Red Ridge Park.”

Residents of Parkview will enjoy their own community pool, park, playground and outdoor basketball court. Directly across the street, the 26-acre Red Ridge Park includes two Little League baseball fields, picnic pavilions, a splash pad, two separate enclosed playgrounds, two swing sets and a disc golf course. The park also includes a lighted basketball court and is surrounded by a mile of walking trails.

“Parkview is an ideal neighborhood for fitness and outdoor enthusiasts,” Goddard said. “There are lots of options both inside and outside the community, and the neighborhood is within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment options.”

One single-story and eight unique two-story plans are being offered at Parkview. Home sizes range from 1,603 to 2,643 square feet and prices start in the $200,000s.

Three series of floor plans are offered at Parkview: Zion, Yosemite and Acadia. Six model homes are now open.

“Stop by today and check out these beautiful new model homes,” Goddard said. “Our models are known as great sources of design inspiration for our homeowners, and always have fresh design ideas on display.”

Among the models open at Parkview is the 1,742-square-foot, single-story home, which is also offered at Century Communities’ Rhodes Ranch, Tuscany Village and Sage Canyon developments.

“This is one of our all-time most requested single-story homes,” Goddard said.

The home includes as many as five bedrooms, up to 3½ baths and a two-car garage.

Another of Century’s top-requested floor plans is the Acadia 2643. This flexible two-story home includes three bedrooms and 2½ baths with a signature valet, den or additional bedroom, gourmet kitchen and large nook that opens to the great room.

A two-car garage can be expanded. Two covered patios are included with the home. A rear patio is outside the kitchen for easy indoor-outdoor dining and an interior courtyard is outside the great room and kitchen nook.

Century Communities’ standard features at Parkview include maple kitchen cabinetry, granite kitchen countertops, gourmet cooking islands and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen.

The homes also include tile flooring in the kitchen, entry and wet areas, skip trowel walls with round or square corner finishes and paver driveways and walkways.

Parkview’s sales office and model homes are at 6861 Black Ash St. in Las Vegas. To visit, take the South 215 Beltway to Sunset Road and head west on Sunset Road. Turn left on Quarterhorse Lane and left on West Maule Avenue to the community. For more information, call Parkview’s sales office at 702-795-0045.

With the exception of Cambria, all Century Communities sales offices and model homes are open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday noon to 6 p.m. Cambria is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, visit

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