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Bret Runion

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  • 89005
  • Boulder City

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Real Estate Agent (27 years experience)

115 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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                                 BRET W. RUNION
                                Real Estate Broker
            #1 Selling Agent for Henderson - Boulder City
Real Estate Broker / Owner 27 Years with Desert Sun Realty, Inc.
  • Broker / Owner of one of the area's most established real estate firms.
  • Bret has experience in successfully completing some of the most complex and challenging transactions through his extensive experience and creativity.
  • One of Bret's strengths is his financial background, which shows in most every transaction.  Bret specializes in extraordinary financing situations and options. 
  • With a Team of full-time, professional Realtors and support staff, Bret successfully closes 150+ transactions per year.
  • Over 90% of Bret's business is either repeat clients or referred by others.
  • Consistently, Bret is one of Southern Nevada's Top Producing Real Estate Brokers.
  • A unique combination of experience and education has proven to be invaluable in Bret's real estate career.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas - 1991 (With Honors)
  • Hilton Distinguished Research Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship   
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas - 1989 (With Distinction & Honor Society)
  • Academic Scholarship Recipient
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Less than 5% of all Realtors have earned this prestigious designation which is based on experience, rigorous training and continuing education.
Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI)
  • Nationally recognized, education-oriented designation for the real estate industry.
Boulder City High School (NV) - Class of 1985
  • Graduated with Honors  -  Varsity Soccer and Football

Bret is an active investor in Southern Nevada real estate.  He is married and has 2 children, ages 19 and 17. 

Bret and his family have lived in Southern Nevada for over 35 years.

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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

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Past Sales

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Recent reviews


06/19/2014 - dstewart818
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Green Valley North, Henderson, NV.

3 years ago I did not know who Bret Runion was, but today I have purchased 16 investment properties through him and would not think of using anyone else as my real estate broker. My brother-in-law lived in Boulder City in the early 2000's and had purchased 3 properties from Bret over a period of time during which he developed a great deal of trust and respect for Bret. When my brother-in-law and I decided to invest in the Las Vegas real estate market due to the downturn in the housing market, Bret was our obvious choice to call on. My respect for Bret was greatly enhanced when he talked us through the pros and cons of the location/resale outlook on one of the first properties we looked at. He actually talked us out of making an offer, but he was more interested in us feeling comfortable with the deal than he was with making the sale. I have now actually purchased 3 properties sight unseen simply based on Bret's telephone recommendation. Every single one of the 16 properties we have purchased have turned out to be as good or better investments than Bret said we could expect for them to be. All of Bret's staff are extremely professional and and efficient and they know how to make things happen without any hitches or delays. Cherry, Nate, Anna, John, Sanya, Maryanne, Jo and all of the rest are all a pleasure to work with. After you sign the offer, just leave the rest to them.  More Less 

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06/09/2014 - zuser20140609221956193
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Boulder City, NV.

I have worked with Bret on six separate, successful transactions. They have all been pleasures. Bret is a superb broker. He is bright, personable, informed, and has a wonderful support staff. I would recommend him without any reservations whatsoever. He's the best!

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06/02/2014 - zuser20140602191106914
Sold a Condo home in 1996 for approximately $150K in Boulder City, NV.

Bret has a great sense for the community and is always able to find what you are looking for. I have worked with him for over 20 years and have recommended him to numerous friends and associates. I don't know another agent in the Southern Nevada area who has a better knowledge of the available real estate .

If you want to find a house or property that will meet your needs Bret is your man! His team is amazing and they get things done. I would recommend Bret to anyone who wants to purchase any type of property.
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