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History of
Heritage Realty Company 
"Your Home is your Heritage."

Family owned and operated, Heritage Realty Company was founded in 1970 by long time Nevadan, Olivia Silvagni with the encouragement of her father-in-law, the well-known Las Vegas entrepreneur and visionary, P.O. Silvagni. 


Olivia Silvagni, Heritage Realty, Las Vegas, NevadaOlivia was a natural in understanding the need for positive customer relations in  property management and development projects. And, as an astute businesswoman in her own right, she was one of the first female realtors in Nevada to be appointed to the Real Estate Advisory Commission by State Governor Mike O'Callahan.  The Real Estate Advisory Commission is the entity that promulgates the rules and regulations of the real estate industry, and presides over, and hears cases of violations of NRS645.  Olivia served the commission for two full terms, from 1977 to 1983.

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The Silvagni family came to Las Vegas in 1929 when P.O. Silvagni was contracted to fulfill a cement contract during the construction of Boulder Dam. Boulder Dam was built during the administration of President Herbert Hoover, and therefore was also known for a time as "Hoover Dam".

Las Vegas Street Scene circa 1955 - The Golden NuggetP.O. Silvagni saw a need in the community for a place for the construction crews to get away from the work - and the heat of the desert project, so he had an idea - obviously a very good idea... He purchased a small plot of land on the corner of 2nd and Fremont Street and went to work. This lot was an ideal location to build the first fully air-conditioned hotel in Las Vegas. He built it, turned on the air conditioning, and the customers came-a-running. There was no cooler place to be for hundreds of miles around...

Hotel Apache, Las Vegas Strip, 1955It was named the Apache Hotel and Casino and has a long an illustrious history.
The building is also renowned as the first building in Las Vegas history to provide an electrically powered elevator. And, even today - over seventy years later, that original first elevator is still on that property and is still in operation!

The Apache Bar, with its massive painted mirror depicting an Apache Indian Chief, was a favorite watering hole for movie stars like Clark Gable, W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart and Lucille Ball.  In those early days, many Hollywood celebrities would also come to Las Vegas seekingFrontier Souvenir Photo card, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa 1950 a "quick divorce" and would stay at the Apache because, having air-conditioned rooms, it was the coolest place in town. They building is now known as Binion's Horseshoe Hotel and Casino.  The Silvagni family remains the landlord of that famous corner to this day.

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Heritage Realty Company began by specializing in residential "executive homes" in 1970. At that time, an executive home represented a price range from $25,000 to $175,000 with $175,000 being the most expensive home in town.

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Heritage Realty Company still deals in the executive homes, but we also specialize in helping first time home buyers as well.  We give the same white glove service to all clients in all price ranges.  The company logo was and still is, "Your home is your Heritage".  Heritage Realty also specializes in mid-sized commercial properties and in taverns with gaming.

Gina Silvagni Perry, Heritage Realty, Las VegasOlivia's daughter, Gina Silvagni Perry, licensed now for the past 27 years, is the  broker/manager of Heritage Realty Company.  Gina carries on the family tradition of real estate integrity and the hands-on personal service that her mother was so well known for.  In 2006, Heritage Realty Company takes pride in celebrating their 36th year serving the real estate needs of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, Henderson, Mesquite, Primm, and Pahrump, Nevada.

1970-2006
Heritage Realty Company
8871 W Flamingo Rd, #202
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 870-9081 office
(702) 870-1155 fax
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