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Congratulations!

Cindee LeBouef, NOMAR’s Chief Financial Officer and Erin Grunberg, NOMAR’s Director of Member Solutions, IT Systems & Accounts Receivables are celebrating their 10th Anniversary of employment with NOMAR. Cindee and Erin joined our team right after Hurricane Katrina. They have seen our membership grow by over 1,000 members since that time. Our accounting department is run like a very well-oiled machine. They operate with the utmost of fiscal responsibility and their knowledge and expertise are much appreciated and revered. Thank you Cindee and Erin for your dedication, loyalty and the contributions that you have made to NOMAR over the last 10 years. We look forward to the next 10!

 

REALTOR® Mixer This Thursday!

yacht club mixer

Join us for a night of networking and fun at the Mid-City Yacht Club on Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 6 p.m.!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Authentic Title

Caliber Home Loans

Choice Title

Delta Title

Homestead Title

Power Mortgage

The Mid-City Yacht Club is located at 440 St. Patrick Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Hero

Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Mid City Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress! 

This year's prize categories are:

"Most Heroic Group" - Best Group Costume (Heroes)

"Most Villainous Group" - Best Group Costume (Villains)

"Most Likely to Destroy the World" - Best Individual Villain

"Most Likely to Save the World" - Best Individual Hero

Cost per team (6 bowlers) - $200

Individual Registration (no bowling) - $35 NOMAR Members / $40 Non-Members 

Click here for the registration form.

Please return your completed registration form with payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event is sure to sell out, so register now

 

 

 

Legislative Session Updates

Update on SB 162: SB 162, the Louisiana Incentives and Workforce Housing Act, failed to make it out of House Commerce Committee last Tuesday, May 31. After much intense debate, we fell short by one vote. This means the bill will not advance any further during this legislative session. A call for action went out before the Memorial Day weekend to all REALTORS® across the state, and only 3% of members took action. NOMAR urges all members to take action quickly when a Call for Action is put out by NOMAR, LR, or NAR. Please make sure you are signed up to receive calls for action by texting REALTORS to 30644 or by signing up online here . 

Special Session Begins This Week: The 2017 regular legislative session will adjourn this Thursday, June 8. Immediately following adjournment the legislature will reconvene for its second special session this year. The focus of this session will be on the state budget and avoiding the fiscal cliff. NOMAR will continue to post relevant information throughout the special session here and on our website.

If you have any questions about the regular or special session, please contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs.

 

Millennial Awards 2017 Nominations Open!

Nominations are now open for this year's Millennial Awards! If you think you or someone you know deserves to win this award in the "Real Estate" category, nominate them today! Nominations are open through June 15.

This year's Millennial Awards will be held alongside Emerge Summit, a new annual emerging leadership conference, on July 13 - 14, 2017. Learn more here.

 

UNO's Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast for the Northshore Region

The focus of the northshore UNO Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar will be on the 2016 floods that affected the northshore. The commercial and residential panels will include members of the insurance industry to address issues related to each of these real estate sectors. 

The event will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, Covington, LA.

Click here to register.

 

Condolences for...
Carlos "Cappy" Pumilia, of K2 Realty LLC, who passed away on January 7. Condolences may be expressed here.

 

Professionalism at all times

By following unspoken rules of real estate, you can help your deals move along with much more grace. If you would like to submit an unspoken rule that you feel would be helpful to share, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..';document.getElementById('cloake6ef4688d4291cd037619f64e937514c').innerHTML += ''+addy_texte6ef4688d4291cd037619f64e937514c+'<\/a>';

Leave it the way you found it. "After showings turn off the lights, shut and lock the doors and return the key to the lockbox. Sounds so simple but many times I have to read my lockbox to see who was last agent in the house who did not leave it the way that they found it.

If an agent tries to deny it was them, the proof is in your lockbox! -Trinity Keller, NOLA Living Realty

Keep your MLS status up to date. "Don't have your MLS listing show as 'active' when you have an accepted offer on a property. Not only is it against the MLS Rules, it is time-consuming to talk to the buyer about the property, handle their excitement, and finally track down the listing agent only to hear, 'It is under contract". This is very inconsiderate of a listing agent and diminishes our credibility with our buyers." - Josie DeGrusha, RE/MAX Affiliates

 

GBRAR is hosting CRS 123: Mastering Relevant, Consumer-Focused Marketing!

This class follows the home buyer and seller through their journey and analyzes what they deem as particularly relevant information at critical points in the home buying or selling process. Through activities, workshops, and instruction, participants learn strategies for strengthening their brand and content to position themselves as the top provider of information and expert guidance for their market segment.

August 10, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No CE
GBRAR Office
14101 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

Register here.

Contact GBRAR at 225-761-2000 with questions

 

Featured CE
Join CID and NOMAR for Cheryl Bella's Commercial Property Pricing course on Monday, June 12 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at the Metairie office.  The cost is $35 for CID members and $50 for non CID members. To register, please click here .

Crescent Title Presents the Broker Mandatory!

Crescent Title will be offering 2017 Broker Mandatory - Broker Responsibility at Rock n Bowl on Monday, June 12 from 9 am - 1:30 pm. You may register at www.crescenttitle.com or by clicking here. Seating is limited!

 

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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Call for Action Alert - TAKE ACTION NOW!
Tell the members of the House Commerce Committee to SUPPORT legislation to encourage local governments to foster the development of affordable and workforce housing units through incentives instead of the detrimental practice of inclusionary zoning. With your help we can continue to promote affordable housing opportunities!
Take the Call for Action NOW, the day to vote is TODAY!

 

DeMarcay Scholarship Applications due THIS THURSDAY - June 1!

NOMAR is seeking applications from UNO students who are pursuing a career in real estate and need financial assistance. Applications are due by June 1, 2017. The winners will be selected by the NOMAR Board during the week of June 5. 

Click here for more information and detailed requirements.

 

Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Villain

Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Mid City Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress! 

This year's prize categories are:

"Most Heroic Group" - Best Group Costume (Heroes)

"Most Villainous Group" - Best Group Costume (Villains)

"Most Likely to Destroy the World" - Best Individual Villain

"Most Likely to Save the World" - Best Individual Hero

Cost per team (6 bowlers) - $200

Individual Registration (no bowling) - $35 NOMAR Members / $40 Non-Members 

Click here for the registration form.

Please return your completed registration form with payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event is sure to sell out, so register now

 

Congratulations to our Award Winners!

Affiliate of the Year

Ed Oneto

CE Real Estate School

Manager of the Year

Dee Halphen

RE/MAX Elite

REALTOR® of the Year

Lesha Freeland

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY 4550100

Philippi St. Pe' Lifetime Achievement Award

Sylvia Roy

GARDNER, REALTORS

Conchita Sulli

Conchita L. Sulli & Assoc., Inc.

Young Professionals Network Rising Star

Liz Tardo

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - NEW ORLEANS

Click here to see pictures from the event!

 

REALTOR® Mixer June 8!

yacht club mixer

Join us for a night of networking and fun at the Mid-City Yacht Club on Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 6 p.m.! This event is sponsored by the NOMAR Affiliates Committee.

The Mid-City Yacht Club is located at 440 St. Patrick Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Legislative Session Updates

 

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NOMAR members recently went to Washington, DC, to attend the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. At these meetings, REALTORS(R) attended special forums, committee meetings, and the Board of Directors meeting, while also taking an active role in advancing the real estate industry and our public policy initiatives. 

Above, NOMAR CEO Missy Whittington and NOMAR 2017 President Josie DeGrusha meet with Congressman Scalise. Below, NOMAR Members meet with Congressman Richmond to discuss affordable flood insurance and sustainable homeownership.

NOMAR Members meeting with Congressman Richmond

Click here to see more pictures from our trip to the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

 

2017 NAR RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to NOMAR three newest RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees! The Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated members who have made a significant commitment to RPAC over the years of $25,000 or more.

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Josie DeGrusha,

RE/MAX Affiliates

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Nina Loup,

GARDNER, REALTORS

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Evelyn Wolford,

LATTER & BLUM, INC/REALTORS

Click here to see the entire list of 2016 RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees.

 

Millennial Awards 2017 Nominations Open!

Millennial awards 2017

Nominations are now open for this year's Millennial Awards! If you think you or someone you know deserves to win this award in the "Real Estate" category, nominate them today! Nominations are open through June 15.

This year's Millennial Awards will be held alongside Emerge Summit, a new annual emerging leadership conference, on July 13 - 14, 2017. Learn more here.

 

New LREC Rule Chapter
Effective May 19, 2017, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC) has updated its Rules and Regulations to include Chapter 18: Broker Responsibilities.

 

UNO's Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast for the Northshore Region

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The focus of the northshore UNO Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar will be on the 2016 floods that affected the northshore. The commercial and residential panels will include members of the insurance industry to address issues related to each of these real estate sectors. 

The event will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, Covington, LA.

Click here to register.

 

Congratulations New Designee!
Congratulations to LaTanya LaBranch, of LaBranch & Associates Realty and Design, who recently received her GRI Designation. 

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. Click here to learn more about GRI Designations.

 

Condolences for...
Dr. Robert Hildebrandt, of GARDNER, REALTORS, passed away on Monday, May 22. Services were held on Saturday, May 27. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. 

 

Featured CE

5 Mandeville Classes in June!

Northshore members asked, NOMAR responded! More Mandeville office classes are on the way.  Here's what's available in June:

Thursday, June 8 - 9:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.: Mandatory - Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines 

Tuesday, June 13 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Succession Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions 

Thursday, June 15 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: REO Sales 

Tuesday, June 20 - 1 - 3 p.m: From Contract to Closing 

Tuesday, June 27 - 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Code of Ethics Training 

Appraiser CE Opportunity (Agents Too!)

Come see what the buzz is about! Rosalyn Bryant's How to Measure a Home course will be offered at the NOMAR Metairie office on Thursday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. It has been approved for 4 hours of CE credit for both agents and appraisers. 

CID Offers a Commercial Class

We welcome Cheryl Bella on Monday, June 12 for Commercial Property Pricing. Class is at the Metairie office from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for CID members and $50 for CID non-members.

 

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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Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Hero

Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Mid City Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress! 

This year's prize categories are:

"Most Heroic Group" - Best Group Costume (Heroes)

"Most Villainous Group" - Best Group Costume (Villains)

"Most Likely to Destroy the World" - Best Individual Villain

"Most Likely to Save the World" - Best Individual Hero

Cost per team (6 bowlers) - $200

Individual Registration (no bowling) - $35 NOMAR Members / $40 Non-Members 

Click here for the registration form.

Please return your completed registration form with payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event is sure to sell out, so register now

 

Ticket Deadline is TODAY at Noon!

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Tickets for our annual awards luncheon are on sale now! The luncheon is THIS THURSDAY, May 25, at the Metairie Country Club. 

Click here to register.

Please call Nell Carmichael with questions at (504) 885 - 3200.

 

Legislative Session Updates

Thank you for supporting the recent Calls for Action issued by NOMAR and LR! Thanks to your response, SB 162 passed the Senate and is on its way to the House for consideration. While the two tax issues mentioned in LR's alert aren't quite gone, the opposition to them is quickly growing. Please be on the lookout for additional Calls for Action as session continues and be sure you're signed up to receive CFA text alerts by texting REALTORS to 30644.

NOMAR Members meeting with Congressman Richmond

Above, NOMAR Members meet with Congressman Richmond to discuss affordable flood insurance and sustainable homeownership.

Check our Legislative Issues page for updates on bills of interest to REALTORS® at the current legislative session. 

For information or clarification on any issues during the legislative session please contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs or Louisiana REALTORS®.

 

NOMAR and UNO Request Applications for the 2017 "Larry DeMarcay Scholarship"

NOMAR is seeking applications from UNO students who are pursuing a career in real estate and need financial assistance. Applications are due by June 1, 2017. The winners will be selected by the NOMAR Board during the week of June 5. 

Click here for more information and detailed requirements.

 

LR Designation & Certification Summer Camp

The Designation & Certification Summer Camp is an educational event designed to elevate the knowledge of real estate professionals looking to invest in themselves and better serve their clients. This weeklong program is designed to offer a variety of topics from the industry's leading instructors and will provide many opportunities to network with attendees from all over the state. 

The event will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA on June 12-16.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Louisiana REALTORS® with questions.

Click here for more information.

 

UNO's Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast for the Northshore Region

The focus of the northshore UNO Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar will be on the 2016 floods that affected the northshore. The commercial and residential panels will include members of the insurance industry to address issues related to each of these real estate sectors. 

The event will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, Covington, LA.

Click here to register.

 

Condolences for…
June Leblanc Murray, mother of Paul Murray and grandmother of Blake and Andre Murray, all of Baron Real Estate, passed away on May 5. June was a founding member of the Saints Board of REALTORS® and president in 1975 and 1976. The Saints Board of REALTORS® merged with NOMAR in 2014. Services were held on May 11.

William C. Kirkland, brother of Joyce Kirkland of Watermark Realty, LLC, passed away on May 9. Services were held on May 13.

Barbara Duhe Edler Champagne, mother of Ched Edler, Sr., mother-in-law of Tina Edler, and grandmother of Ched Edler, Jr., all of LATTER & BLUM INC/REALTORS, passed away on May 13. Services were held on May 17.

 

Featured CE

The NOMAR Education Department values the input received from class evaluations. Because you make your voice heard about classes you'd like to take, June is going to be a happening month! Here are some of the classes you've asked for:

Metairie

Marriage in Louisiana as it Pertains to Real Estate Wednesday, June 7 1-3 p.m.

Commercial Property Pricing (CID Class) Monday, June 12 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Short Sales and Foreclosures Friday, June 23 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Reverse Mortgage for Purchase Monday, June 26 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mandeville

Succession Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions Tuesday, June 13 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

REO Sales Thursday, June 15 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

From Contract to Closing Tuesday, June 20 1 - 3 p.m.

To view our full June schedule, click here. Registrations for classes through July are currently open. We hope to see you soon! 

 

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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Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Villain

Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Mid City Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress! 

This year's prize categories are:

"Most Heroic Group" - Best Group Costume (Heroes)

"Most Villainous Group" - Best Group Costume (Villains)

"Most Likely to Destroy the World" - Best Individual Villain

"Most Likely to Save the World" - Best Individual Hero

Cost per team (6 bowlers) - $200

Individual Registration (no bowling) - $35 NOMAR Members / $40 Non-Members 

Click here for the registration form.

Please return your completed registration form with payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event is sure to sell out, so register now

 

The Deadline to Purchase Tickets to the Awards Luncheon is Monday, May 22 at NOON!

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Tickets for the REALTOR®, Manager and Affiliate of the Year Luncheon are on sale now! The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 25 at the Metairie Country Club. 

Click here to register.

 

Legislative Session Updates

Thank you for supporting the recent Calls for Action issued by NOMAR and LR! Thanks to your response, SB 162 passed the Senate and is on its way to the House for consideration. While the two tax issues mentioned in LR's alert aren't quite gone, the opposition to them is quickly growing. Please be on the lookout for additional Calls for Action as session continues and be sure you're signed up to receive CFA text alerts by texting REALTORS to 30644.

Check our Legislative Issues page for updates on bills of interest to REALTORS® at the current legislative session. 

For information or clarification on any issues during the legislative session please contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs or Louisiana REALTORS®.

 

NOMAR and UNO Request Applications for the 2017 "Larry DeMarcay Scholarship"

NOMAR is seeking applications from UNO students who are pursuing a career in real estate and need financial assistance. Applications are due by June 1, 2017. The winners will be selected by the NOMAR Board during the week of June 5. 

Click here for more information and detailed requirements.

 

LR Designation & Certification Summer Camp

The Designation & Certification Summer Camp is an educational event designed to elevate the knowledge of real estate professionals looking to invest in themselves and better serve their clients. This weeklong program is designed to offer a variety of topics from the industry's leading instructors and will provide many opportunities to network with attendees from all over the state. 

The event will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA on June 12-16.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Louisiana REALTORS® with questions.

Click here for more information.

 

UNO's Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast for the Northshore Region

The focus of the northshore UNO Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar will be on the 2016 floods that affected the northshore. The commercial and residential panels will include members of the insurance industry to address issues related to each of these real estate sectors. 

The event will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, Covington, LA.

Click here to register.

 

Condolences for…
Madelene Melancon, wife of Jeff Melancon and mother of Jason Melancon of RE/MAX Synergy, passed away on May 10. Services will be held on May 16 at St. Charles Borromeo church in Destrehan. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m., with mass following at noon.

John Michael McGinnis, father of Kelly Dreher of GARDNER, REALTORS®, passed away after a long illness. Services will be private. 

 

Featured CE

2017 Broker Mandatory - Broker Responsibility

NOMAR will host Burk Baker for the 2017 broker mandatory topic in the Metairie office on Thursday, June 22 from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. The course is free for NOMAR members, but act fast! The class is filling up quickly! Click here to register.

PLEASE NOTE - this class is for broker licensees only, as it is a course required for their licensure with very limited availability.

NOMAR has several other 4-hour CE opportunities on the May and June calendars to suit your needs! Check out How to Measure a Home (Metairie), How to Measure a Home (Mandeville), Commercial Property Pricing, Code of Ethics (Metairie), Code of Ethics (Mandeville), and more

Did You Know?

The National Association of REALTORS® requires that each of its members completes Code of Ethics training once per cycle.  The current cycle (Cycle V) as established by NAR is January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018.  You must complete Code of Ethics training within this cycle - whether you've taken it in the past couple of years or not - to remain a member in good standing.

NOMAR has a Code of Ethics class in Mandeville and in Metairie each month. Check out the monthly calendar on our website for the schedule.  Classes are free through September. Don't forget - if you take your Code of Ethics training with a provider other than NOMAR, send us your certificate!

Please contact Jena Giardina with questions.

 

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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SCAM ALERT

There have been several instances of buyers receiving emails from what they believe to be their real estate agent's email address containing wiring instructions for the transaction. The emails are from a "spoofed" account and are fraudulent. The bank account information may have the title company's name on the account but it's for a bank out of town. Once the funds are wired there, they're transferred out of that bank to one overseas and then the money is gone. It has been reported that one buyer was able to stop the receiving bank from releasing the funds, in another the buyer's bank did not send the wire out yet, but a third resulted in the buyer losing about $21,000.

Please take every precaution and alert your buyers.

 

We Need Your Help - Take the Call for Action on Important Legislation!

Please take action to urge your Senators to VOTE YES on SB 162 - the Louisiana Incentives and Workforce Affordable Housing Act. This legislation makes an important change to state law to help with the creation of affordable housing. 

Click here for more information and to take the call.

 

Did You Attend REALTOR® Appreciation Day?

We'd love to get your feedback on what worked, what didn't, and how we can improve REALTOR® Appreciation Day for next year! Please fill out this very brief survey to let us know what you think! 

Take the survey here.

Annual Awards Luncheon May 25!

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Tickets for the REALTOR®, Manager and Affiliate of the Year Luncheon are on sale now! The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 25 at the Metairie Country Club. 

Click here to register.

 

Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Hero

Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress! 

Click here for the registration form. 

 

Legislative Session Updates

Over 50 NOMAR members attended REALTOR® Day at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 2 to voice opposition to the proposed sales tax on services.

Check our Legislative Issues page for updates on bills of interest to REALTORS® at the current legislative session.

For information or clarification on any issues during the legislative session, please contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs or Louisiana REALTORS®.

 

LR Designation & Certification Summer Camp

The Designation & Certification Summer Camp is an educational event designed to elevate the knowledge of real estate professionals looking to invest in themselves and better serve their clients. This weeklong program is designed to offer a variety of topics from the industry's leading instructors and will provide many opportunities to network with attendees from all over the state. 

The event will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA on June 12-16.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Louisiana REALTORS® with questions.

Click here for more information.

 

Condolences for…

Connie Walker, of Walker Realty, who passed away on April 29. A celebration of life will be held later this summer. In lieu of flower, please send donations in Connie's memory to the Louisiana SPCA.

 

Featured CE

Brand New Class - You Asked for It, You Got It (Appraisers Too!)

It's here! Your requests have been heard: NOMAR is proud to offer How to Measure a Home with Rosalyn Bryant. The course is approved for 4 CE for agents and appraisers! Join us in Metairie or in Mandeville to learn and practice with an expert how to do it the right way! Click here to register for the Metairie class May 19 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to register for the Mandeville class May 23 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