Group seeks to set higher standards for professional vacation rental managers and owners
Nevada Vacation Rental Professionals (NVRP) forms to Address Advocacy and Neighborhood Protection
Local vacation rental advocates and licensed Realtors®have joined together to form a new state-wide vacation rental advocacy group, under the umbrella of the national Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), established in 1985 to educate and empower rental industry professionals.
The new group, Nevada Vacation Rental Professionals (NVRP), aims to raise the level of professionalism in the industry, as well as work to develop a “Good Neighbor Program,” to help ensure neighbors and neighborhoods are protected, which has been successful in other municipalities.
“We are excited to see that owners and property managers in Nevada are taking steps to continue to professionalize the vacation rental industry.” said Gregory Holcomb, VRMA Government Relations Director. “Professional property managers are the first line of defense for communities in protecting neighborhoods and consumers through good neighbor policies, strict rules on number of guests and use of the home, and stringent maintenance of the property.”
All members of the NVRP will be required to agree to abide by best-practice standards which align with the mission of the local and national organizations. The program will provide a set of standard rules for guests as well.
“As a licensed Nevada Realtor and permitted property manager, I want to join with others who want to professionalize this industry locally and state-wide,” said Paula Caballero, organizing president of the NVRP. “As managers and owners, we must be held to a higher standard in order to maintain and develop positive relationships with our neighbors and communities.”
The group also hopes to target specific areas of interest to its members, including education, networking, policy review and development, lobbying efforts, and partnership with real estate industry professionals.
The NVRP was formed at the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) International Conference, held in Las Vegas last month. Approximately 20 people attended, including real estate professionals, VRMA members, and Vegas Vacation Rental Association members.
An organizing board of four members was elected: Paula Caballero, President; Julie Davies, Vice-President; Carla Ratliff, Secretary; Mike Jensen, Treasurer. The group had their first organizing meeting on Nov. 5.
The NVRP is in the final stages of setting up a non-profit organization structure and bylaws, under the advisement of the VRMA. Membership dues are anticipated to be $100 per year, and membership will be open to all. Members will be encouraged to join the VRMA national organization, if eligible, but not required to do so. Contact the NVRP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nevada Vacation Rental Professionals (NVRP) is non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), established in 1985 to educate and empower rental industry professionals. Email NVRP at email@example.com
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