The Coffee is Ready

Come on in today for a cup of coffee or a cold drink. We would love to talk to you about real estate, community growth or just to say hello. The coffee is always on and there is always something cold in our fridge. John and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Time to Move

The spring weather is upon us and it’s time to get moving. Many people will be moving this summer and it’s time to get ready. Sellers will be looking for a listing agent and buyers will be looking for a good bargain. You can find both here at Realty World – Ballard Company.

We are the ONLY full time real estate office in Silver Springs and all of our agents belong to the National Association of Realtors. For you that means that you will be doing business with people that are committed to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in the business. Not all real estate agents are Realtors. The difference matters.

When looking for a Realtor it is important to find someone that has the local expertise to help you maximize your potential. Here at Realty World in Silver Springs our primary focus is right here. We have been in business here for almost 20 years and we know our market. Everyone who works here is also a Silver Springs resident. We aren’t going anywhere and are committed to providing the best customer service that we possibly can.

Come and see us today and give us the opportunity to be YOUR Realtor for life.

StoneGate project get’s the OK

Wow,  If you thought there was any question as to if Northern NV is growing, here is more proof.  It is a well known fact that rent prices are going up along with house prices.  In many cases people cannot find a house to rent.  Not to mention the short supply of houses for sale and the bidding wars over this small supply.  So it only makes sense that everywhere you turn there is construction.  We are growing like it or not.  Here is the latest approved addition to our community.  If you would like to know more about the StoneGate project and how it may affect you, click on the links below.


‘Tis the Season to CRAWL

This weekend is starting off Reno’s hot crawl season. The 10th Annual Reno Zombie Crawl will be held on Saturday October 21st. For those who don’t know, the Zombie Crawl has become a Reno tradition in which every year around Halloween, people from all over Nevada flock to Reno to indulge in a night of deadly fun.

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The Zombie Crawl is the ultimate Halloween party navigating through +40 bars and restaurants, gifting food and drink specials, hotel discounts, costume prizes, and more! The Walking Dead brought to life for one whole night; for people from out of town, this is an experience unlike anything else. All ages are invited to dress up and come be apart of Thriller Under the Arch which is exactly what it sounds like! Michael Jackson’s thriller blasts in the streets and flash-mobsters quickly gather to show off their music video moves.

Truly one of a kind, The Reno Zombie Crawl is something everyone needs to see at least once.


If you just couldn’t get enough of the CRAWL, we also have a Onsie Crawl coming up on November 18th, The Famous Santa Crawl on December 9th, and The Santa Dash on December 16th. Be apart of our tradition and come see how the Reno community comes together!

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Reno Air Races and Air Show

Reno Air Races and Air Show

Reno Air Races and Air Show is held annually at Stead Airport at 14501 Mt. Anderson St., Reno, NV 89506. The Reno Air Racing Association is the organization that is responsible for putting this event together and for bringing it to Northern Nevada for folks here to enjoy. It is one of the biggest events of the year that brings in a tremendous economic impact in our region.

If June is a month of celebration for all types of life events, September month in Northern Nevada is a month for big outdoor and major entertainment events. It starts off with the Burning Man Festival during Labor Day weekend, followed by The Great Balloon Race. Then, on the 3rd weekend is the Reno Air Races and Air Show. Finally, on the last weekend, it ends with Street Vibrations. With these back to back major events, it’s always good to plan ahead, make reservations and have a place to stay before Hotels and Casinos are sold out. There are also Inns & Other lodging places in and around town, but there’s nothing better than staying with friends and relatives or better yet, having a second home to come home to and enjoy a month of outdoor festivities!

Reno Air Races 2017
Stealth Bomber fly-by
National Championship Air Races 2017
National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, NV
Reno Air Race 2017
Reno Air Races and Air Show 



For more information on NCAR, please go to






If you need help on acquiring a vacation or second home, a rental and/or investment property in and around the greater part of Northern Nevada, don’t hesitate to call or text message me anytime at (775) 453-0082. You may also email me through my contact page.


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Have YOU Recently Gone to The Great Reno Balloon Race?

Have YOU Recently Gone to The Great Reno Balloon Race?

Have YOU recently gone to The Great Reno Balloon Race? Although this year’s Balloon Race was held between September 8th – 10th, the Preview Day was on Thursday, September 7th for Sponsors and invited Media only.

Did you know that The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest FREE hot air ballooning event in the country, and is held annually the following weekend after Labor Day in September at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, Nevada!?

Kissing Fishes during Super Glow Show
Kissing Fishes at The Great Reno Balloon Super Glow Show
Reno Air Balloon Mass Ascension
The Great Reno Balloon Mass Ascension

When you’re a local, you probably had gone to more than a few times since this event started in 1982. As a visitor and someone who’s new in the area, this is probably an event you would want to attend during your visit and while here in Reno, NV. The Super Glow Show which happens around 5:00 a.m., is a warm reception to experience! The Mass Ascension at 7:00 a.m. is a wonderful thing to see!

For more information about the GRBR on how you can be involve in the race as either one of the Sponsors, Aeronauts, Volunteers and/or simply as a Spectator, head to




Geanelli enjoying The Great Reno Balloon Races in Reno

For information on how to become a homeowner and/or investor in Northern Nevada, YOU may call and/or text me anytime at (775) 453-0082. You may also email me through my contact page.

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Have YOU Ever Been to the Burning Man Festival?

Have YOU Ever Been to the Burning Man Festival?

Have YOU ever been to the Burning Man Festival? I heard that 2017 was the wildest year, so far!

Burning Man Festival 2017 took place on August 27th through September 4th in the Black Rock City (a temporary city erected for a week of celebration) at Black Rock Desert in Pershing County, Nevada.

Did you know that there is a tradition called, “Tutu Tuesday” at the Burning Man Festival? Yes, No matter what your gender is, and if you are at this festival you wear a tutu for fun! 🙂
This year, a wedding was also held during a dust storm!..and of course, what is Burning Man Festival without the highlight of the Burning Man Effigy? See the gallery of photos link at

Do you want to awaken the artistic and/or spiritual side of your inner-self? Click on this inspirational link at

How do you join the community of Burners? For more information on how you can join next year’s festival, please see the following link at

Curious as to how things are set-up before you get there? Check this link

These are some of the special features that majorly attracts burners.

Here is an interesting link to explore

Wherever there is beauty, there will also be the ugly side of things but the one ugly thing that was turned into a beauty, are the thousands of bicycles left behind… LOVE the idea that these bicycles can be put to good use for those who have lost from this hurricane season. For more info and see how you can help, please view the following link at

This is what you would see on most roads in Northern Nevada after the Burning Man Festival is over…

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Playa dust on motor home and its cargo

For more information about Burning Man’s History visit:

Need guidance and assistance with today’s real estate market? Call and/or text message me at (775) 453-0082 or send me an email through my contact page. I look forward to helping YOU with your real estate needs.

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Labor Day Weekend Is Here!

Labor Day Weekend is here!

Labor Day Weekend is here, and it is being celebrated with REALTY WORLD – Ballard Company’s 50th Year Anniversary in real estate business and industry! A solid company that has survived the ups and downs of real estate market in decades. Celebrating a long holiday weekend outdoors at a Picnic in the Park together with our families, friends and relatives as well as clients, is such a wonderful feeling and a great sight to see. 🙂

Sometimes, it only takes one good look at our surroundings and see why life can be interesting and colorful… Watching the people around mingling and making new friends with good food & drinks to share. Having great conversations with one another, seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter with fun & games provided. These scenes are sometimes enough to observe and make someone smile, feeling happy and warm inside. A gathering such as this, is what makes us all human… After all, what are failures/successes & sadness/happiness if we have no one to share it with?

Ballard's Co. 50TH Anniversary Picnic Photo
Founder Virgil & wife Ruth with Broker JJ & wife Valerie before the party started.

How about YOU? Would you like to achieve your success in real estate investment somewhere in Northern Nevada? Perhaps a success in owning a second home here in Reno/Sparks area? If this is a goal you had been thinking lately, and had been trying to achieve for quite sometime now, let me share with you my knowledge in acquiring a piece(s) of real estate property(ies). Give me a call or text at (775) 453-0082. You may also email me through my contact page. Looking forward to sharing goals and ideas…

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Reno Real Estate

Whether you’re looking to expand, invest, or expose yourself to something new, Reno is the perfect place to start your journey! With the economy looking the best it has in the last decade, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our hot market.

According to statistics form 2016, Fortune Builders says “Homes purchased in the Reno, NV housing market one year ago have appreciated, on average, by $29,375. The national average was $14,963 over the same period.” Below I have attached a link to the article regarding the Reno Real Estate market.

If you are interested in looking into the property opportunity of Northern Nevada, feel free to contact me at (775) 690-7143 or

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