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Take the Call for Action NOW

As a REALTOR® you have no doubt heard about tax reform plans from Washington, DC. Now Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Do not let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners.
Click here to make your voice heard!

 

Vote Desiree Charbonnet for Mayor!

NOMAR is proud to endorse Desiree Charbonnet for Mayor of New Orleans! Desiree is the best candidate for all of New Orleans, and especially for REALTORS® and their current and future clients. If you live in New Orleans, make sure you remember to vote in the November run-off for all of our REALTOR® Party Champions! Election Day is November 18th and early voting is November 3 - 11.

Click here to get a voter guide!

Visit www.nomar.org/elections for more information on endorsements, and to view sample ballots and election information for New Orleans and all other Parishes.

 

2018 REALTOR® Dues

The 2018 REALTOR® dues invoices have been sent out. Invoices were sent directly to the broker as the broker is responsible for dues for all licenses they hold. Dues are payable now and due by November 30.   

Click here for more information.

Click here to pay online.

 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our newly-elected NOMAR Directors:
Cecelia Buras, ABR, GRI, SRS, SRES, GARDNER, REALTORS®
Craig Mirambell, Mirambell Realty
Ashley Nguyen, GARDNER, REALTORS®

Congratulations to our newly-elected GSREIN Director:
Donna Chandler, RE/MAX Affiliates
Click here to see pictures from the event.

 

Chili Dog 2017

On Nov. 17, NOMAR's Affiliates Committee will be hosting a chili cook-off and fundraiser for Zeus' Rescues! 

Sponsorships are available for $100, which includes entrance for you + 4 guests and recognition on all advertising and at the event! Click here for the form.

Do you think YOUR chili is the best? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to compete!

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Lake Insurance & Financial, Inc.

 

First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Signs 

Did you miss our lunch & learn with the Finance Authority of New Orleans last week? Read about their first-time homebuyer assistance program.

If you have a listing that qualifies for assistance, pick up a FREE sign & stand from FANO at our Metairie Office.

 

Northshore Bowling Party

Put on your fuzziest slippers and join us for our second annual Northshore Bowling Tournament! This year is a pajama party theme, so put on your most stylish onesie and get ready to strut your stuff on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Tiffany Lanes in Mandeville. Team registrations are $125, and individuals are $20. 

Mark your calendars and register now!

 

First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Signs 

Did you miss our lunch & learn with the Finance Authority of New Orleans last week? Read about their first-time homebuyer assistance program.

If you have a listing that qualifies for assistance, pick up a FREE sign & stand from FANO at our Metairie Office.

 

Seventh Annual Forecast Recap
Thank you to all our members who attended this year's Economic & Real Estate Forecast, making it the best one yet! With record attendance, exceptional speakers, and informative sponsors, this was our biggest Forecast on record. 

Click here to see the speakers' PowerPoint presentations.

 

LREC Broker Mandatory Update 

Please note this update from the LREC regarding broker licensee mandatory CE:

  • For those broker licensees who do not complete "2017 Broker Mandatory - Broker Responsibility," the LREC will impose a fine of $325 in addition to requiring 30 hours of broker prelicensing training. This will not stop license renewal.
  • LREC has posted available broker mandatory offerings on their website by month for the remainder of 2017. Click here to see October offerings around the state.

Please contact the LREC at 225-925-1923 with questions.

The following broker mandatory course offerings are available at NOMAR:

Wednesday, November 1          Metairie           12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 10                 Mandeville         9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, December 11              Metairie              9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, December 18              Mandeville         9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Featured CE

Financing Methods to Provide Better and Clearer Service to Consumers - 4h CE Metairie

Join NOMAR and Jeff Elias on Wednesday, October 25 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for this 4-hour CE opportunity. Click here to register.

Contract Writing - 4 CE Metairie

Bob Bergeron and Danny Douglass of Crescent Title deliver this revamped, info-packed class on Thursday, November 2 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Come learn about all things disclosure, purchase agreement, and listing agreement!

Click here to register.

 

Monthly CE Schedule

Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs. 

As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any education questions.

 

MLS Matrix, Supra and Instanet Support
MLS Matrix Support

For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:

James, Cheryl or Carli at 504-456-9903 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help with Instanet please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or their toll-free phone number, 800-668-8768. Their support phone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.
Support for your Xpress keys, eKeys and BTLE Lockboxes
 can be found two ways: Monday - Friday call the Metairie Office 504-885-3200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR Mandeville Office 985-882-8521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787

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Make Your Voice Heard!

NOMAR invites you to participate in the voting for your 2018 Election of Directors.  You should have received an email with online voting info. If you did not receive the email or would like assistance casting your ballot, please contact Erin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 504-274-0783. Online voting ends on Oct 19 at 5:30 p.m.

 

2018 REALTOR® Dues

The 2018 REALTOR® dues invoices have been sent out. Invoices were sent directly to the broker as the broker is responsible for dues for all licenses they hold. Dues are payable now and due by November 30.   

Click here for more information.

Click here to pay online.

 

NOMAR & GSREIN Board of Directors Election Social
Join us on Thursday, October 19 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. for our annual Board of Directors Election Social at Ye Olde College Inn's Ye Olde Grande Hall (3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118). 

Voting will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the social will immediately follow from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

RSVP Here!

 

Chili Dog 2017

On Nov. 17, NOMAR's Affiliates Committee will be hosting a chili cook-off and fundraiser for Zeus' Rescues! 

Sponsorships are available for $100, which includes entrance for you + 4 guests and recognition on all advertising and at the event! Click here for the form.

Do you think YOUR chili is the best? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to compete!

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Lake Insurance & Financial, Inc.

 

First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Signs 

Did you miss our lunch & learn with the Finance Authority of New Orleans last week? Read about their first-time homebuyer assistance program.

If you have a listing that qualifies for assistance, pick up a FREE sign & stand from FANO at our Metairie Office.

 

Condolences

Gary Gonzales, of Gary Gonzales Appraisal Services, passed away on Monday, Oct. 9. 

It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of Marlene King on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Marlene was the first Association Executive of the Jefferson Board of REALTORS® where she started her career in real estate in 1974. She played a major role in the growth and success of the Jefferson Board of REALTORS®. Marlene worked in the real estate industry for 43 years and went on serve as the CEO  for the Beverly Hills Association of REALTORS® in CA, The Prince William County Association of REALTORS®, in West Virginia and was currently the Executive Vice President of the Mercer County Association of REALTORS® in Trenton, New Jersey where she lived. One of Marlene's greatest passions in life, besides her family, friends, work and her beautifully stylish clothes, was her love of animals. To honor her memory, please consider a donation to her favorite "No Kill" animal shelter, EASEL Animal Rescue League www.easelnj.org. Donate at the top left and under "Is this for a special campaign" Enter: "In memory of Marlene King" Please keep Marlene, her family, friends and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Did You Know?

NOMAR does not accept verbal cancellations for CE classes. The most efficient way to cancel a class and receive a refund is through our website. To cancel instantly, please do the following: 

  1. Go to our website www.nomar.org.
  2. Log in.
  3. Click on Member Center.
  4. Click on My Membership. (You do not need to select from My Membership's drop-down menu.)
  5. On the left side of the page, find and click on My NOMAR Classes. (A new page will open.)
  6. Click on Classes You Are Registered For.
  7. Cancel your registration.
  8. You can print the confirmation page if you wish.  A cancellation confirmation is sent to your email address on file from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to check your spam or junk folder. If you paid with a credit card, your card will be refunded the amount you paid at registration.

 

Featured CE

How to Measure a Home - 4 hours CE - Afternoon Class!

Join us in Metairie on Wednesday, October 18 for How to Measure a Home with Rosalyn Bryant 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Food will be provided by Caliber Home Loans. To register, click here.

e-Pro Certification Course - Day 1 - October 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at NOMAR Metairie Office

The e-PRO® certification program teaches members how to effectively use real estate technology to grow their business and make it more efficient. Applying advanced technologies and social media strategies to your business plan expands your capabilities, increases your reach, and builds trust with your customers.

For more information, visit http://epronar.com/.

Registration is through Louisiana REALTORS® by clicking here.

Login: Your NRDS ID

Password: Your last name

Please call LR at (225) 923-2210 if you need assistance.

The course will count for 4 CE as well as partial completion of the education requirements for e-Pro certification.

 

Monthly CE Schedule

Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs. 

As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any education questions.

 

MLS Matrix, Supra and Instanet Support
MLS Matrix Support

For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:

James, Cheryl or Carli at 504-456-9903 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help with Instanet please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or their toll-free phone number, 800-668-8768. Their support phone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.
Support for your Xpress keys, eKeys and BTLE Lockboxes
 can be found two ways: Monday - Friday call the Metairie Office 504-885-3200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR Mandeville Office 985-882-8521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787

 

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Early Voting Ends Saturday

NOMAR has endorsed select candidates and issues in the upcoming elections in every parish, as well as provided guidance on measures that will have a direct impact on housing and private property rights. We encourage everyone to participate in early voting this year, which ends on Oct. 7. Election day is Saturday, Oct. 14.

To download a printable sample ballot for YOUR parish, click here.

To see a voter guide, click here.

Visit www.nomar.org/elections for more information on endorsements, amendments, and renewals.

 

Just EIGHT DAYS Left Until Forecast!

Have you bought your tickets yet? Hurry, the ticket deadline is THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 8!

Forecast is on Tuesday, October 10 from 12:30 - 5 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans, and will be immediately followed by a social in the courtyard.

This event is approved for 4 hours of agent & appraiser CE!

Click here to view the program

 

Second Annual Northshore Bowling Tournament

Put on your fuzziest slippers and join us for our second annual Northshore Bowling Tournament! This year is a pajama party theme, so put on your most stylish onesie and get ready to strut your stuff on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Tiffany Lanes in Mandeville. Team registrations are $125, and individuals are $20. Mark your calendars and register now! 

 

Stump the Underwriter Seminar

On Friday, Oct. 13, things will be getting a little scary for underwriters. Join us for a “stump the underwriter” seminar and quiz them with your most difficult questions! Get an inside look at an underwriter’s perspective from the title, mortgage, and insurance industries. 

This seminar is from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at our Mandeville office! 

RSVP Here!

 

Reminder!
NOMAR charges for CE courses in the last quarter of the year (October - December).  CE courses are $5 per credit hour for members and $15 per credit hour for non-members.

 

It’s Back - Come Earn 4 Hours of CE!

How to Measure a Home returns to Metairie on Wednesday, October 18 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Come see what all the fuss is about and participate in this engaging learning opportunity!

Click here to register.

 

Code of Ethics Cycle V - What You Need to Know

All members of NAR must complete ethics training during Cycle V between January 1 2017 and December 31, 2018, regardless of when you last completed it.

To take it for free online, no CE credit: Complete the training offered by NAR here . Click the non-CE option, as Louisiana does not allow CE credit for this course

To take it for CE credit at NOMAR: Visit our website’s monthly calendar to find an offering and register.

To take it for CE credit with another provider: Choose an LREC-approved online course provider  who offers REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Send NOMAR a copy of your completion certificate - other providers are under no obligation to notify us when you take Code of Ethics!

Remember, you do not have to complete Code of Ethics for CE! CE hours are a matter of licensure and therefore under the purview of LREC. Code of Ethics training is a matter of membership in the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

Monthly CE Schedule

Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs. 

As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any education questions.

 

MLS Matrix, Supra and Instanet Support
MLS Matrix Support

For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:

James, Cheryl or Carli at 504-456-9903 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help with Instanet please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or their toll-free phone number, 800-668-8768. Their support phone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.
Support for your Xpress keys, eKeys and BTLE Lockboxes
 can be found two ways: Monday - Friday call the Metairie Office 504-885-3200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR Mandeville Office 985-882-8521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787

 

 

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Early Voting Starts Saturday

NOMAR has endorsed select candidates and issues in the upcoming elections in every parish, as well as provided guidance on measures that will have a direct impact on housing and private property rights. We encourage everyone to get out and vote early this year - Sept. 30 - Oct. 7. Election day is Saturday, Oct. 14.

To download a printable sample ballot for YOUR parish, click here.

To see a voter guide, click here.

Visit www.nomar.org/elections for more information on endorsements, amendments, and renewals.

 

Affordable Housing Lunch & Learn

NOMAR's Affordable Housing Committee presents a FREE lunch & learn with a presentation from the Finance Authority of New Orleans. Please join us from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, as we welcome Damon Burns, FANO Executive Director, as he presents their newly launched program for first-time homebuyers in New Orleans.

Register now, spots will fill up fast!

 

Northshore REALTOR® Mixer

Join us for a REALTOR® Mixer at La Carreta in Mandeville on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 - 6 p.m.! Featuring $4 Margaritas, $2.95 16oz draft beers, and appetizers, this mixer is sure to be a fiesta! 

 

Just Two Weeks Left Until Forecast!

Have you bought your tickets yet? Hurry, the deadline is Oct. 8!

Forecast is on Tuesday, October 10 from 12:30 - 5 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans, and will be immediately followed by a social in the courtyard.

This event is approved for 4 hours of agent & appraiser CE!

 Click here to view the program

 

Second Annual Northshore Bowling Tournament

Put on your fuzziest slippers and join us for our second annual Northshore Bowling Tournament! This year is a pajama party theme, so put on your most stylish onesie and get ready to strut your stuff on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Tiffany Lanes in Mandeville. Team registrations are $125, and individuals are $20. Mark your calendars and register now! 

 

Reminder!
NOMAR charges for CE courses in the last quarter of the year (October - December).  CE courses are $5 per credit hour for members and $15 per credit hour for non-members.

 

Attention Broker Licensees:

Please note this update from the LREC regarding broker licensee mandatory CE:

  • For those broker licensees who do not complete "2017 Broker Mandatory - Broker Responsibility," the LREC will impose a fine of $325 in addition to requiring 30 hours of broker prelicensing training. This will not stop license renewal.
  • LREC is working on posting available broker mandatory offerings on their website for the remainder of 2017.

Please contact the LREC at 225-925-1923 with questions. 

The following broker mandatory course offerings are available at NOMAR:

Thursday, September 28

Mandeville

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, December 11

Metairie

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, December 18

Mandeville

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Monthly CE Schedule

Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs. 

As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any education questions.

 

MLS Matrix, Supra and Instanet Support
MLS Matrix Support

For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:

James, Cheryl or Carli at 504-456-9903 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help with Instanet please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or their toll-free phone number, 800-668-8768. Their support phone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.
Support for your Xpress keys, eKeys and BTLE Lockboxes
 can be found two ways: Monday - Friday call the Metairie Office 504-885-3200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR Mandeville Office 985-882-8521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787

 

 

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Flood Insurance Extended Three Months
President Donald Trump signed a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, ensuring insurance won't lapse on Sept. 30. The program's next expiration date is Dec. 8. NAR will continue legislative advocacy efforts for a long-term reauthorization and NOMAR will provide updates as more information becomes available on NFIP legislation. 

 

NOMAR Makes Endorsements in Fall Elections

NOMAR has endorsed select candidates and issues in the upcoming elections in every parish. Stay tuned for the launch of a dedicated election website and the release of sample ballots and voter guides on Wednesday, Sept. 20. 

 

REALTOR® Mixer On The Westbank

Join us for a REALTOR® Mixer at Rivershack Tavern's Westbank location, 714 First Street in Gretna! The mixer will be on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 4 - 6 p.m.! 

RSVP here.

 

Northshore REALTOR® Mixer

Join us for a REALTOR® Mixer at La Carreta in Mandeville on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 - 6 p.m.! Featuring $4 Margaritas, $2.95 16oz draft beers, and appetizers, this mixer is sure to be a fiesta! 

 

Discounted Forecast Ticket Prices End Tomorrow!

Buy your Forecast tickets for a special rate of only $35! Hurry, this deal ends tomorrow! Click here to get your tickets now! 

Attending with a group? Bulk ticket discounts end tomorrow - 10 for $300 or 20 for $500. Click here to fill out the form!

After tomorrow, tickets will be $45 and $60 at the door.

The Forecast will be on Tuesday, October 10 from 12:30 - 5 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans, and will be immediately followed by a social in the courtyard.

This event is approved for 4 hours of agent & appraiser CE! 

Click here to view the program

 

One Day, Six Hours of CE - Save the Date!

Kevin Hussey returns to Metairie on Thursday, October 5 for Water Damage #101 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Mold Remediation 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. These are separate classes and require separate registration, sign-in, and sign-out.

 

Monthly CE Schedule

Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs. 

As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any education questions.

 

MLS Matrix, Supra and Instanet Support
MLS Matrix Support

For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:

James, Cheryl or Carli at 504-456-9903 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help with Instanet please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or their toll-free phone number, 800-668-8768. Their support phone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.
Support for your Xpress keys, eKeys and BTLE Lockboxes
 can be found two ways: Monday - Friday call the Metairie Office 504-885-3200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR Mandeville Office 985-882-8521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787