Social media post encourages Californians to move to Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A real estate group is encouraging people to move to Las Vegas. Westland Real Estate Group, which has offices in Las Vegas and California as well as apartment buildings in both places, posted a flyer on social media over the weekend with the wording “Move to Las Vegas.”

“It’s one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.,” Dena Lerner, Westland Real Estate Marketing Director.

With corporate offices in Long Beach, California and many properties in southern California, Lerner, wants people to know they also have properties in southern Nevada. The group has around 35 properties in the Las Vegas area.

“Westland owns and operates over 10,000 units in Las Vegas,” according to Lerner.

The post got a lot of comments from Las Vegas residents who didn’t care for the idea.

“We are not telling people to move to las vegas we are giving them information about our Westland policy, but I’ll be honest, Las Vegas is a great place to live. We love Las Vegas,” Lerner reiterated.
According to the real estate agent, a big advantage of staying with their company is a transfer, as well as bigger apartments and more amenities.
Veronica Balugay moved from Hawaii 19 years ago. She now lives in the Sontera Apartments, which is owned by the Westland Group.
8 News NOW Reporter Sally Jaramillo: “What do you like the most about Las Vegas?”
Balugay: “Ahh, it’s cheaper (laughter).

Balugay lives in a 680-square-feet, 1 bedroom apartment, and she pays $766.

“I [have] been looking at the other apartment; the cheaper is $800,” Balugay said.

Veronica has family in California and knows how expensive rent can be, so she’s on board with Westland’s approach to encourage people to move to Las Vegas.

“Theres a lot of jobs; good for the economy,” she said.
“I’m sorry that you live in such a desirable location that people want to live there,” Lerner said.

For a look at the Westland Group’s properties in Las Vegas and California, go here.

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