Serving Veterans

With this growth, it’s more important than ever to have a clear understanding of military and veteran homebuyers, the VA loan and its unique requirements. The “Did You Serve?” agent certification provides you with the knowledge you need to help more veterans, service members and their families achieve the dream of homeownership — all the while growing your business.

Did you serve in the Armed Forces, if so your have available to you many benefits on of which is a guaranteed VA loan. VA loans close at a much higher rate than conventional and FHA loans and with often better terms.


Becoming A Great Realtor by Karen Conrad

Becoming a great realtor takes hard work, dedication, and a commitment to ongoing education and professional development. Here are a few steps that can help:

  1. Get licensed: In order to practice as a realtor, you will need to obtain a real estate license from your state. This typically requires passing a licensing exam and meeting other educational and experience requirements.

  2. Develop your skills: As a realtor, you will need to be knowledgeable about local real estate markets, property values, and the buying and selling process. Additionally, you will need to be skilled at marketing, negotiation, and communication.

  3. Build a network: As a realtor, your success will depend on your ability to connect with potential buyers and sellers. Building a network of contacts, including other realtors, mortgage brokers, and home inspectors, can be an important step in growing your business.

  4. Be responsive and accessible: Many clients expect realtors to be available and responsive to their needs and questions, so you should be able to answer queries as soon as possible.

  5. Stay updated: Real estate is a dynamic field, and laws, regulations, and market conditions can change frequently. Stay informed about the latest trends and developments in the industry through continuing education and professional development opportunities.

  6. Be honest and trustworthy: The best realtors are honest, trustworthy, and reliable. Your clients will rely on you to provide them with accurate information and to act in their best interests.

  7. Maintain a positive attitude: In the real estate industry, you will encounter many different types of people with different needs, wants and personalities. A positive attitude can help you to build trust, rapport and overcome difficulties with clients.

  8. Learn from your mistakes: No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Learn from them and use them as a learning opportunity, they will make you a better realtor.

Reno Ranks #2 in US for Best Places to Buy A Home

Reno as the second best city in the US to purchase a family home for investors and homeowners due to long term growth potential and stability caused by our tremendous job creation. We simply can’t build enough single-family homes.


  1. Effective property tax rate.
  2. Median home values.
  3. Increase in median rent costs.
  4. Median housing cost as a percent of median income.

From the rest of the story see RGJ, Reno Gazette Journal

Request Your Military Service Records – VA Loans Nevada

If you ever need your military medical or personnel records, you can go to this link:

VA Loans

This is a valuable link, especially if you need your DD-214 for a VA Loan. If you are considering buying a home, make sure you start early gathering your paperwork. If you need to order records, it can take up to 90 days. If you have question call Karen’s cell 775-527-7021

DMV Nevada Online Registration

We just recently renewed our vehicles online and our DVM Account would not let us log in (we have LastPass) and this has happened two years in a row.

The easiest way to renew your vehicles is to go to this link: One-Time Renewal

For all your real estate needs in the Reno-Sparks are call Karen Conrad at Cell 775-527-4276 or visit her dashboard at KarenConrad.Com


2018 Caughlin Ranch Community Yard Sale

2018 Caughlin Ranch Community Yard Sale, Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2nd

For more information about the Caughlin Ranch Community Yard Sale call 775-746-1499, Caughlin Ranch Home Owners Association, CRHOA,  and give them your address to register for the for the annual community yard and garaged sale.CRHOA publishes a  flier for the Garage Sale that can be picked up at the CRHOA office, 1070 Caughlin Crossing, the Friday before the Community Yard and Garage Sale. If you are having a yard sale, this is a great time to donate what does not sell to Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada: The St.Vincent Programs.  Just call 775-746-1499 to setup pickup on Saturday or Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7th 2018

Karen Conrad Realtor - Caughlin Ranch Community Yard Sale
Conrad’s Home Caughlin Ranch

On Saturday, stop by our garage sale at 3108 Sweet Clover St., Reno, NV 89509 and meet Bill and me. We will be finishing up on our fall cleaning, and opening up an additional parking space for a 3rd car.

Also for Your Information

When you call CHRHO office, you can register for the donation pickup.

Considering buying or sell your home in Caughlin Ranch?

It is Spring in Reno and our real estate sales season will be in full swing. June is a great time to get your home on the market. For a quick online market evaluation of your home go to or call Karen Conrad’s Cell 775-527-7021

The Biggest Little City’s Bounce Back

MSNBC reporter Jacob Rascone was in Reno this past summer and met with Congressman Amodei and Mayor Hillary Shchieve to talk about our great bounce back.

The conversation with Mayor Hillary Schieve about how our economy has diversified brings to light how it has changed to help the city rebound from a deep recession.

The quality of life in Reno is wonderful. Our taxes are some of the lowest in the United States and recreation is in our backyard (Truckee is 30 miles away).

Washoe County Sheriff’s Debate of 2018

The Conrad Team (Karen and Bill Conrad) are proud to be sponsors of this year’s 2018 RMC Washoe County Sheriff’s Debate. We are committed to providing information to help inform the voters of Washoe County and we will provide transcripts of all interviews from Meet the Voter.

In order to be safe in our community, public safety must be the first responsibility of local government. Please study the candidates and vote for the person who you believe will best serve and protect the citizens of Washoe County.

Meet The Voter Interviews with Bill Conrad

Sherman Adam Hopkins The Voter Interview with Bill Conrad

Sherman Boxx Meet The Voter Interview with Bill Conrad

Kim Meyer Meet the Voter Interview with Bill Conrad

Heidi Howe Meet the Voter Interview with Bill Conrad

Darin Balaam Meet The Voter Interview with Bill Conrad

Why George Loves Reno

Open House Sunday
971 Westcliff Ln, Reno, NV

“Why George Loves Reno”

This immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home with approximately 1845 square feet of living space is located across from Summit Ridge Park. With magnificent mountain and city views of Reno, this home brings out the best in residential living in our community. This great location is close to shopping, the University of Reno Nevada (UNR), downtown, I-80 and it’s just a short drive to the Tahoe Reno International  Airport, the Truckee River, and the Sierra Mountains. 

UNR HOUSING Karen Conrad

Karen Conrad Clake Chase International Pinehaven

This Beautiful home has a light and bright floor plan with large floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, separate living and family room. It is in move in condition. Easy to see, just call Karen at 775-527-7021 or visit her website at

For more details  on the open house at 971 Westcliff Lane  in the  Biggest Little City, Reno, Nevada

call me or text me at 775-527-7021 or visit my website


4460 Pinehaven Road, Reno, NV (OPEN HOUSE)

Open House

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of July

from 12 to 3

This distinguished home designed by Gail Richie and built by Homecrafters is located in Caughlin Ranch Estates. It is close to shopping, schools, and mountain walking trails. With over 4100 square feet of living area, this home has four bedrooms, plus an office, 4 1/2 bath,  a formal living, and dining area.

Karen Conrad Reno Homes For Sale Karen Conrad Clake Chase International Pinehaven

The daylight basement has a built in bar, bedrooms, and a bonus room which opens to the yard. Enjoy cooking in this gourmet kitchen with a gas range, double oven, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, a large island with sink and a walk-in pantry. The kitchen overlooks the spacious family room which has wood floors, built in cabinets and a cozy fireplace.  Relax in the master suite with a see through fireplace which opens to a deep soaking jetted tub. The master bathroom has a separate shower, double sinks,  and his and her walk-in closets. Entertain your family and friends out on the deck which has a view of the city.  Come out and see this beautiful home.

For more details  on the open house at 4460 Pinehaven Road  in the  Biggest Little City, Reno, Nevada

call me or text me at 775-527-7021 or visit my website

1440 Plainview Ct, Reno, NV (OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 11 AM to 1 PM)

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Large Backyard


Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac this spacious 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home has approximately 2260 square feet and is centrally located in North West Reno.  This affordable home has hardwood and slate floors throughout the house!

Homes for Sale In Reno Karen Conrad Realtor

Reno Homes For Sale By Karen Conrad

The oversized family room has plenty of natural light with a fireplace and direct access to the backyard. Enjoy entertaining family and friends in the large private backyard. This home is minutes away from University of Reno, shopping, downtown, and Highway 80.

For more details and time on the open house at 1440 Plainview Ct., in the Biggest Little City, Reno, Nevada.

Easy to see call Karen call or text 775-527-7021 or email me at 

11117 Messina Way, Reno, NV (Sold)

5 Bedrooms, Plus Office Area, 2 1/2 Baths with over 2800 sqft

This beautiful home is located in South Reno and is conveniently close to shopping, schools, walking trails, and has easy access to HWY 395.  For the ones who love to ski and snowboard, Mt Rose Ski Resort is just a short drive away.

Karen Conrad Real Estate Reno Home For Sale

11117 Messina Way, Reno, NV For Sale Karen Conrad

Are you looking for more space? well this home will work for you, it includes, 5 Bedrooms, plus Den or Office area, 2 1/2 Baths with over 2800 sqft.

The kitchen is equipped with 5 burner gas range, double oven, refrigerator, island, and walk-in pantry. This spacious kitchen overlooks family room with direct access to the backyard. Enjoy Entertaining with family and friends in this large backyard with paver patio, gazebo, water fountain and great mountains views. Enter through the double doors and relax in the Master Bedroom and Private bath that offers a deep soaking tub, separate shower, double sinks, tile counters and a walk-in closet designed by California Closet wth space saving features.

For more details and time on the open house at 11 11 7 Messina Way in the Biggest Little City, RenoNevada

Easy to see call Karen at 775-527-7021 or