Vandana Chima Bhalla, Corporate Broker of Signature Real Estate Group and Permitted Property Manager, has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years. Vandana specializes in all aspects of real estate including luxury properties, high-rise properties, HUD Homes, short sales, REOs, commercial real estate, property management, and multi-family properties. Her multi-faceted expertise is of great benefit to her clients and her agents. She is passionate about helping her agents develop their skills and master every aspect of the real estate business ensuring all of her firm's clients receive the level of service she provides herself.
Vandana is certified as a Minority Woman Owned Business through the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business (NAWRB). She is committed to providing her agents with efficient systems, leadership, training, and fostering a high-energy motivational atmosphere. The success of her agents is her success, and nothing makes her happier than to see her team succeed. She takes her responsibility as a Broker seriously and has become one of the best trained in the business. She not only graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Masters in Education but has also earned many certifications and designations including REALTOR® Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS), Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Risk Reduction Graduate (RRG), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), NAR's GREEN Certification, Commercial Real Estate Certificate (CREC), Five Star’s REO Certification and she is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Candidate. Vandana is equipped with the expert knowledge to guide and coach her agents in any specialty they wish to develop.
Vandana has earned the Ambassador Award in 2010 and 2011 from Exit Realty Nevada and was recognized as one of the Top 25 Asian Practitioners Award by Asian Real Estate Association of America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Vandana was named in AREAA's "A" List consisting of Top Producers in the Nation at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 AREAA National Convention. Additionally, Vandana earned 2007 and 2008 FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction Award by Las Vegas Life Magazine. Furthermore, Vandana was named one of the "Women Who Mean Business" 2011 by Las Vegas Business Press Magazine and more recently “40 Under 40” in 2014 by Vegas Inc. Magazine. Vandana was also awarded "Top 40 Under 40" by Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and is now among their first group of Hall of Famers.
Vandana is a member of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR), the Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Vandana sat on the GLVAR Charity Committee and was voted in as the 2012-2013 GLVAR Director and again for 2014-2015 as well as the 2012-2013 NVAR Director and again for 2014-2015 by her peers. Additionally, Vandana was the 2014 President for the Las Vegas Chapter of The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and was the 2012 Secretary for the Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR). She is also a member of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business (NAWRB), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), Las Vegas Chapter National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), Five Star FORCE and GLVAR's Commercial Alliance.
Vandana believes that being a REALTOR® is about more than professional associations, she believes that Realtors should be involved in the communities in which they work. Vandana improves our community by educating homeowners, homebuyers as well as donating her time and money to Habitat for Humanity. To date, Vandana and her company have donated over two million dollars and built more than ten Habitat Homes.
Vandana's passion to help and contribute to Southern Nevada is apparent through the community work she does. To really kick off the beginning of her philanthropic work, in 2007, Vandana began collecting eyewear on Halloween for Sight Night. Sight Night is a part of a family of vision care programs called Give the Gift of Sight sponsored by LensCrafters Foundation in partnership with Lions Clubs International. Youngsters collect used eyeglasses along with their candy every year on Halloween. The eyeglasses are then recycled and hand delivered to people in developing countries who cannot afford vision care. These are people who might never have any other chance to see an eye doctor. Additionally, Vandana has sponsored and hosted many blood drives for the United Blood Services as well as hosted and personally cooked meals for organizations like Family Promise of Las Vegas. Family Promise is a community response to homelessness, made up of the giving hearts of community members, houses of faith, and local service agencies. Vandana believes that no child should sleep in a car or under a bridge. Every family deserves a chance to be whole and have a roof over their head again.
Vandana volunteers in her children’s school once a week as a phonics tutor after the teachers discovered that she not only has a Masters degree in Education but that she also successfully helped to write a grant package for the Reach Up! Phonics program for the Long Beach Unified School District over 10 years ago. Vandana is also a mentor for CSSD Community Partnership Program and has been for over five years where she has been helping and motivating high school seniors who are struggling to graduate. Vandana’s mentees not only graduated from high school but were accepted for admission into both the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For the past ten years, Vandana sponsored, raised money and collected toys for their Annual Christmas en el Barrio toy drive which is a nationwide program started in 2007 by the National Latino Peace Officers Association to provide toys at Christmas for children who otherwise might not receive any. In 2016, Vandana joined forces with community leaders to provide over 1000 toys to the children of Tom Williams Elementary School.
Five years ago, Vandana was approached by an agent in her office who suffered from leukemia regarding the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The agent wanted Vandana to donate money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk which is an annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Vandana orchestrated a regional event for all the Exit Realty franchisees within Southern Nevada and raised thousands of dollars.
In 2013, Vandana was nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year which is a fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. Participants raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors-the Boy & Girl of the Year-because everyone wins when cancer loses. In 2013, Vandana far surpassed her fundraising efforts. In 2014, Vandana was nominated again and surpassed her previous year’s fundraising efforts. To date, Vandana has raised nearly $50,000 for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Vandana is a Leadership Las Vegas Alumni, Class of 2017. Leadership Las Vegas is the premier community leadership building program in Southern Nevada, designed for executives and accomplished professionals from a wide range of industries who want to make a positive impact on the community. Through the 10-month program, class members develop a deeper understanding of the region, its challenges and opportunities, in order to become more effective leaders and change agents.
Through her participation in Leadership Las Vegas, Vandana spearheaded several fundraising initiatives. One of those initiatives was to purchase and donate a 15 passenger van for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada filled with backpacks and school supplies, through her company. Vandana successfully did that for the 2017-2018 school year and intends to continue to do the same year after year. Another initiative which came about through Leadership Las Vegas was to raise $50,000 to donate a multipurpose room and programming costs to the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.
Vandana also co-hosted a radio show called Real Estate EXposed, every Thursday which streamed live. In it, Vandana and her co-host EXposed EVERYTHING Real Estate Related. Vandana is also very involved with legislation and makes it her goal to sit on the Nevada Association of REALTORS Legislative Management Team (LMT). Every two years, Vandana spends about 6 months reading bills that affect the real estate industry and offers guidance and suggestions to the team’s lobbyists. This last legislative session was a successful one for the REALTOR community in Nevada and Vandana is proud to be a part of that.
Born in New Delhi, India, Vandana moved to the Pacific Palisades when she was eight. She moved to Santa Monica next then from California to Las Vegas in 2003. She enjoys dancing, watching movies, traveling, networking, spending time with her family and living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, Vandana took her passion for CrossFit to the next level (in true Vandana form) and is currently a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer. Vandana’s children share her passion for CrossFit so in order to safely train them on rope climbs, sit-ups, push-ups, pulls-ups and weightlifting, she is also now a CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer.