The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® and the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association are partnering to present a real estate expo geared for local industry professionals and potential home buyers.

The Real Estate Expo Las Vegas is scheduled for April 8-9 at the Cashman Center. The estimated 80 exhibitors on 50,000 square feet of floor space will include REALTORS® , brokerages, home builders, master-planned communities, financial institutions, government agencies, chambers of commerce, utilities and others. An estimated 15,000 attendees are expected over the two-day period. Admission is free.

Nearly 30 educational and information sessions will cover topics such as the home buying process, mortgage financing, financial planning, home technology and programs to assist home buyers. There will be sessions with continuing education credits for industry professionals.

The expo will feature the popular “Las Vegas Housing Outlook” presentation by Home Builders Research the morning of April 8. HBR President Dennis Smith and special guests will offer statistical and demographic information about the current housing market and projections for 2016.

“Real estate professionals from every segment of the industry will be in attendance to promote, engage, get information, network and explore all the Las Vegas real estate market has to offer,” said Michele Caprio, chief executive officer of the GLVAR.

“This isn’t a ‘home show,’” said Nat Hodgson, executive director of the home builders association. “This will be a major forum to bring together top real estate and home building industry professionals with local home buyers to educate them about what’s available and how to purchase a home in our community. This will be the place to get their real estate questions answered.”

Caprio and Hodgson said the exhibits and informational sessions are geared for first-time home buyers, move-up and downsizing home buyers, “boomerang buyers” who are recovering from the recession or bankruptcy following the economic downturn of the late 2000s, and members of the “millennial” generation (born between 1982-2002) who are investigating housing market options.

In addition to the GLVAR and SNHBA, expo partners include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Running Bull Productions and TrainNTour Real Estate Education.

The expo will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 8, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 9. Expo admission is free. There is a $5 charge to park at Cashman Center. Free shuttle service will be offered from the Cashman Center parking lots to the expo site. Also, there will be an Industry Mixer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 8. For more information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, visit the website, www.realestateexpolv.com or send an email to info@realestateexpolv.com.

About the GLVAR
GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its nearly 12,000 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS® , GLVAR is the largest professional organization 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, visit www.HomeLasVegas.com or www.LasVegasRealtor.com

About SNHBA
The Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by meeting the housing and community development needs of Southern Nevada. Founded in 1953 by 12 local home builders, the association ranks as the oldest and largest local trade organization representing the residential construction industry. It has more than 360 members, working in all facets of the home building industry. For more information, visit www.snhba.com.