Steven J. Kitnick, CNE, CFAC, CSP, GRI, RRG

Edutainment for the Real Estate Industry

Steven Kitnick brings a bountiful supply of talent and skills to the table. He’s clever, witty, and smart with the penchant for the devils and details. He conducts his classes with pride and passion. His entertainment background provides the platform for his pizzazz and panache. Steve’s trademarked slogan “Results with Integrity”™ captures the essence of his business philosophy.

With over 36 years of real estate experience, Steve has represented clients and customers in the marketing and sales of residential properties. He’s developed and implemented individualized marketing strategies, negotiated contracts, and coordinated the successful closing of innumerable escrows. Steve was the recipient of several top producer awards.

Since 2003, Steve has been managing director of Steven Kitnick Seminars, LLC – a continuing education provider primarily for Nevada real estate licensees.  He has personally presented over 3,000 live CE classes and events.  Thousands of Nevada real estate licensees have attended his classes and events.  

His passion for helping licensees better serve consumers is evident in their success and their feedback.

“Steve is the George Carlin of Real Estate.”

“I would go out of my way to take all my CE classes with Steve.”

“Steve’s a gifted instructor. His knowledge of his subject matter is exceptional.”

“Steve’s truly vested in bettering the real estate industry.”

“Steve’s a great instructor! I love his style & delivery of material.”

“Steve’s a great instructor with an upbeat tempo.”

“Steve’s avoids lecturing and is very good at engaging the class in active participation.”

“Steve’s amazing. I love his classes.”

“Steve’s always on target. He’s informative with humor – the perfect combination.”

Steven Kitnick’s Resume

Paralegal Experience
Provided paralegal services for Nevada real estate licensees in defense of Nevada Real Estate Division complaints. Assessed, analyzed, and reviewed complaints alleging violations of NRS 645 & NAC 645; NRS 113 & NAC 113; and NRS 116 & NAC 116. Created timelines, compiled and organized documents and other evidence; assisted in preparing responses to complaints and; helped to prepare respondents for contested hearings and non-contested negotiated settlement hearings.

REALTOR® acting as Counsel
Provided consulting services for REALTORS® facing Code of Ethics complaints filed at the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®. Assessed, analyzed, and reviewed complaints. Created timelines, compiled and organized documents and other evidence; assisted in preparing responses to complaints; helped to prepare respondents for Ethics Panel Hearings and; acted as REALTOR® Counsel at the hearing.

Broker Consultant
Provided consulting services to Nevada real estate brokers in matters relating to company policies and procedures manuals, independent contractor agreements, errors and omission insurance, transaction management systems, real estate transaction problem-solving strategies, broker responsibilities, and regulatory compliance.

Attorney Consultant
Provided consulting services to Nevada attorneys at law in matters relating to real estate transactions including but not limited to, standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, fiduciary duty issues, broker responsibilities, regulatory compliance, Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code Chapters 645, 113, & 116. Nevada, Real Estate Commission hearings, cases, & decisions, Nevada real estate licensing laws, and real estate transaction problem-solving strategies.

Steven Kitnick Seminars, LLC
Provider, author, and instructor of Nevada Real Estate Division approved live classroom continuing education courses.

Professional Experience – Nevada
New Home Resource ~ 2018 to Present
Realty ONE Group ~ 2013-2018
Realty Executives of Nevada ~ 2003-2013
Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS® ~ 1999-2003

Professional Licenses
Nevada Real Estate Broker/Salesman – 1999 to Present ~ License # BS.45424
California Real Estate Broker – 1987 to Present ~ License # 00921974
California Real Estate Salesman – 1986-87
Nevada Mortgage Loan Originator 2017 to Present – NMLS #1622604

California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Cum Laude Honors – 1979 Dean’s List 1976-1979
Most Outstanding Male Graduate Award – 1979
President’s Club Outstanding Student Award – Honorable Mention 1979 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 1980

Real Estate Education
Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant – Career Realty – 2010
Certified Negotiation Expert – Real Estate Negotiation Institute – 2009
Certified Short-Sale Professional – RealtyU® Group, Inc. – 2009
Risk Reduction Graduate, GLVAR – 2006
Graduate REALTORS® Institute of California – 1990

Additional Education
National Mortgage Licensing System Pre-Licensing ~ NV, CA, AZ ~ 2017
The People’s Law School – Certificate of Completion, Sponsored by Nevada
Foundation for Consumer Education & Nevada Justice Association – 2012
Nevada Mortgage Lending Division/ Covered Service Provider Pre-Licensing – 2010

Memberships & Associations
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Real Estate Educator’s Association (REEA)

Continuing Education Instructor
Steven Kitnick Seminars, LLC – 2003 to Present
Realty ONE Group – 2015-2018
Realty Executives of Nevada – 2003-2014
Americana’s Advantage Training Series – 2000-2002

Post-Licensing Instructor
Steven Kitnick Seminars, LLC – 2006 to Present
Realty ONE Group – 2015-2018

Pre-Licensing Live Classroom Instructor
Real Estate School of Nevada – 2002

Pre-Licensing for Nevada Real Estate License -Internet Instructor
OnlineEd, Inc. – 2016 to Present

Hobbies & Interests
Travel, Film, Music, Theatre, Sports, Genealogy

Continuing Education Courses Authored

Advance Fees, Retainer Fees, & Compensation for Services Rendered Avoiding Earnest Money Deposit Disputes

Avoiding Fixtures & Personal Property Disputes Buyer Agency in New Home Sales

The Bewildering World of Preliminary Title Reports

Certified Foreclosure Alternatives Consultant (CFAC Designation) (co-authored) Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP Designation) (co-authored)

Closing Costs in 10 Minutes or Less!

Commission Hearings: Case Studies I,II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, & X The Comparative Market Analysis

Contract Clauses

Contract Clauses for Short Sales Contracts for the Real Estate Professional CYA 101: Covering Your Assets

CYA 102: Covering Your Assets Deficiency Judgments Disclosure

Ethics for the Nevada Real Estate Licensee

Ethics of the Profession (Approved for NAR Ethics Training Requirement) Fiduciary Duties

Fiduciary Duties in Nevada

FIRPTA: Foreign Sellers & Uncle Sam The HUD Sales Contract

The Listing Agreement NAC 645 Update

Nevada Agency Relationships Nevada Law & Legislation 2015-2016 Nevada Law & Legislation 2017-2018 Nevada Real Estate Brokerage

NRS 645 Update

NRS Legislative Update 2013

Procuring Cause (Approved for NAR Ethics Training Requirement) Real Estate Ethics is not an Oxymoron

Red Flags & The Duty to Investigate The Residential Purchase Agreement

The Short Sale Process

Trust Fund Accounting & Record Keeping for Nevada Brokers

What Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know About Mortgage Financing (co-authored)

Who Can Legally Negotiate Short Sales in Nevada?

Post-Licensing Modules

Modules E & F: Professional Conduct / Advertising Module H: Agency

Module J:   Disclosures! Disclosures! Module M: Financing the Transaction