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Congratulations to Our Newly-Elected NOMPAT Team Members!

Congratulations to our newly-elected 2017 NOMPAT team members, Lesha Freeland, Lynda Nugent-Smith and Bob Stevens!

Please click here to see all 2017 NOMPAT Team Members.

 

Save the Date!

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Our Annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Hilton Riverside!

Next year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day will feature two dynamic speakers and much more! The theme is "Sell it like a rockstar!" so get ready to rock out with your fellow REALTORS® as you learn from the best!

Stay tuned for more information about the event.

 

 

"The Business of Your Business" Course

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Join Louisiana REALTORS® and the Women’s Council of REALTORS®New Orleans Metropolitan Network at NOMAR’s Metairie Office on Friday, Jan. 20 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. for “The Business of Your Business.” Sign in begins at 8 a.m., with class beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This will be a full day of learning proven strategies to help you become more successful in your career as a REALTOR®. Taught by national instructor Candy Cooke, “The Business of Your Business” is a perfect way to begin the new year with an investment in yourself to improve your bottom line.  While this course does not have any CE credit, it will count toward your Performance Management Network (PMN) Designation as well as one credit toward your Graduate, REALTOR®Institute (GRI) Designation.

Please click here to register for this class.

Please contact Louisiana REALTORS®at 1-800-266-8538 with questions.

 

LREC Mandatory Form Changes 2017

The LREC has made changes to the Mandatory Agreement to Buy or Sell and the Residential Property Disclosure Form, effective Jan. 1, 2017. To see the changes made to the forms, please click here.

 

 

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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January 2017 New Member Orientation Date Moved

The New Member Orientation date for January 2017 has been moved to Tuesday, January 10, 2016 for both the Metairie and Mandeville offices due to the holidays. Orientation will begin at 9 a.m., as usual. View the January 2017 online calendar for details.

 

LREC Mandatory Form Changes 2017

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The LREC has made changes to the Mandatory Agreement to Buy or Sell and the Residential Property Disclosure Form, effective Jan. 1, 2017. To see the changes made to the forms, please click here. 

 

LREC Advertising Guidelines Checklist

The LREC has adopted an "Advertising Guidelines Checklist" for all REALTORS® and brokers. This checklist is meant to prohibit false or misleading advertising that would lead the public to believe that a team or salesperson is the responsible broker. Beginning June 1, 2017, penalties will be assessed on both the agent who placed the ad and their responsible broker for violations of the Advertising Guidelines. 

To view the checklist and ensure you are in compliance with the LREC's rules and recommendations, please click here. Please contact the LREC at (225) 925-1923 with questions.

 

Save the Date!

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Our Annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Hilton Riverside!

Next year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day will feature two dynamic speakers and much more! The theme is "Sell it like a rockstar!" so get ready to rock out with your fellow REALTORS® as you learn from the best!

Stay tuned for more information about the event.

 

"The Business of Your Business" Course

WCR - The Business of Your Business small

Join Louisiana REALTORS® and the Women’s Council of REALTORS® New Orleans Metropolitan Network at NOMAR’s Metairie Office on Friday, Jan. 20 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. for “The Business of Your Business.” Sign in begins at 8 a.m., with class beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This will be a full day of learning proven strategies to help you become more successful in your career as a REALTOR®. Taught by national instructor Candy Cooke, “the Business of Your Business” is a perfect way to begin the new year with an investment in yourself to improve your bottom line.  While this course does not have any CE credit, it will count toward your Performance Management Network (PMN) Designation as well as one credit toward your Graduate, REALTOR®Institute (GRI) Designation.

Please click here to register for this class.

Please contact Louisiana REALTORS® at 1-800-266-8538 with 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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January 2017 New Member Orientation Date Moved

The New Member Orientation date for January 2017 has been moved to Tuesday, January 10, 2016 for both the Metairie and Mandeville offices due to the holidays. Orientation will begin at 9 a.m., as usual. View the January 2017 online calendar for details.

 

MLS Access Suspended for 462 REALTORS® as of January 3

Because their NOMAR member record does not reflect compliance with NAR's requirement for "Code of Ethics Training - Cycle 4"(also known as "Quadrennial Ethics Training"). If these members do not provide NOMAR with proof of compliance by February 27, 2017, they will be terminated.

REALTORS® have been notified via email and mail numerous times.  These members* are still non-compliant.

List of Members that NEED QET-Cycle 4 

Read more.

*If you took Code of Ethics and your name is on the non-compliant list, send your certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please note that if you submitted your certificate after December 21, your name may still appear on the list. If you have received a reply email from NOMAR stating that we have received your certificate, be assured that you have been recorded as compliant. Your name will not appear on future lists.

           

 

Save the Date!

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Our Annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Hilton Riverside!

Next year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day will feature two dynamic speakers and much more! The theme is "Sell it like a rockstar!" so get ready to rock out with your fellow REALTORS® as you learn from the best!

Stay tuned for more information about the event.

 

Set of Keys Found

A set of keys was found at an Open House on Wilson Drive.  The set includes a vehicle key & remote along with five other keys.  If these keys belong to you or someone you know, please contact Erin at (504) 274-0783.

Updated 2017 East Jefferson Broker Tour

A newly-updated version of the 2017 East Jefferson Broker Tour Schedule is now available on Matrix and nomar.org.

 

Condolences for...

Conrad Payne Garner, of Donald Julien & Associates, passed away Monday, December 19. Services were held on December 24 at the Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey.

Charles J. Alfortish, father of Charlie Alfortish, of Alfortish Realty, passed away on Saturday, December 24. Services were held on December 29 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home in Metairie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Magnolia Community Services.

 

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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NOMAR Closed Dec. 30 - Jan. 2

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Both our Mandeville and Metairie offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30; and Monday, Jan. 2 to ring in the New Year. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 a.m. 

 

January 2017 New Member Orientation Date Moved

The New Member Orientation date for January 2017 has been moved to Tuesday, January 10, 2016 for both the Metairie and Mandeville offices due to the holidays. Orientation will begin at 9 a.m., as usual. View the January 2017 online calendar for details.

 

526 REALTORS® are currently in jeopardy of losing REALTOR® status and MLS Access at end of December 2016 for not taking their Quadrennial Code of Ethics. NAR Requires “Code of Ethics Training” – Cycle IV

These members were mailed a notice, sent numerous emails, and your brokers have been notified. We are making every last effort to assist you in fulfilling your NAR requirement for membership prior to the end of the year to avoid a lapse in your membership and MLS Service. Check to see if your name is on the list. If you took Code of Ethics and your name is on the non-compliant list, send your certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that if you submitted your certificate on November 17th or later, your name may still appear on the list.  If you have received a reply email from Jena stating that she has received your certificate, be assured that you have been recorded as compliant.  You name will not appear on future lists.

List of Members that NEED QET-Cycle 4

Read more.

 

NOMAR Donation to Metropolitan Center for Women and Children

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On Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, NOMAR presented a donation to the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children. This donation was organized by our 2017 NOMAR President, Josie DeGrusha.

 

All REALTORS® Must Renew Licenses With LREC by December 31

The Louisiana Real Estate Commission and Appraisal Board has posted 2017 License Renewal packets to your LREC email address. If you have not received it in your email you need to go the the LREC website, login, and review your status.

All licenses, both real estate and appraisal, must be renewed by December 31 in order to remain active and have MLS services in January 2017. Please note December 31 falls on a weekend and the LREC may be closed part of the week prior to that weekend. We strongly encourage members to take care of license renewal well in advance of December 31. 

LREC cannot process 14,000 applications overnight.  Until a license is properly processed, you may find yourself without services. This is because E&O insurance compliance is part of the process, and no one can practice real estate or appraisal without an active license.

To check your status go to the LREC website.  If you need help call LREC at (225) 925-1923.  

Please remember NOMAR is not LREC.  We cannot process anything for you related to your license or E&O. 

 

Save the Date!

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Our Annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Hilton Riverside!

Next year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day will feature two dynamic speakers and much more! The theme is "Sell it like a rockstar!" so get ready to rock out with your fellow REALTORS® as you learn from the best!

Stay tuned for more information about the event.

 

Set of Keys Found

A set of keys was found at an Open House on Wilson Drive.  The set includes a vehicle key & remote along with five other keys.  If these keys belong to you or someone you know, please contact Erin at (504) 274-0783.

 

Updated 2017 East Jefferson Broker Tour

A newly-updated version of the 2017 East Jefferson Broker Tour Schedule is now available on Matrix and nomar.org.

 

Condolences for...

Norma Behan Heurtin, mother of Charles Bilbe, of GARDNER, REALTORS®, who passed away on Friday, Dec. 16. Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Greenwood Funeral Home.

 

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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Happy Holidays from NOMAR

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From our REALTORâ Family to yours, we hope your holidays are merry and bright!

 

NOMAR Closed Dec. 23 & 26.

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Both our Mandeville and Metairie offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23; and Monday, Dec. 26 to spend time with our families. We will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 8:30 a.m. 

 

 

588 REALTORS® are currently in jeopardy of losing REALTOR® status and MLS Access at end of December 2016 for not taking their Quadrennial Code of Ethics. NAR Requires “Code of Ethics Training” – Cycle IV

These members were mailed a notice, sent numerous emails, and your brokers have been notified. We are making every last effort to assist you in fulfilling your NAR requirement for membership prior to the end of the year to avoid a lapse in your membership and MLS Service. Check to see if your name is on the list. If you took Code of Ethics and your name is on the non-compliant list, send your certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that if you submitted your certificate on November 17th or later, your name may still appear on the list.  If you have received a reply email from Jena stating that she has received your certificate, be assured that you have been recorded as compliant.  You name will not appear on future lists.

List of Members that NEED QET-Cycle 4

Read more.

 

NOMAR Gives Back

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This month, our Affiliates Committee and Young Professionals Network have worked hard to give back to worthy organizations throughout the metropolitan area. YPN donated two large boxes of toys, along with a monetary donation from the YPN Kick-Off fundraiser, to the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. This donation would not be possible without the help of our generous members! 

Additionally, YPN presented a check to the New Orleans Chapter of the VFW, made possible through the generosity of our members during a fundraising raffle and through our state association, Louisiana REALTORS®. 

Lastly, our Affiliates Committee made a donation to Zeus' Rescues, a no-kill shelter in New Orleans. This donation was made possible by the generous attendees of our Second Annual Doggie Adoption Day!

We'd like to thank all of our members for their generosity not just this month, but throughout all of 2016!

 

January 2017 New Member Orientation Date Moved

The New Member Orientation date for January 2017 has been moved to Tuesday, January 10, 2016 for both the Metairie and Mandeville offices due to the holidays. Orientation will begin at 9 a.m., as usual. View the January 2017 online calendar for details.

 

All REALTORS® Must Renew Licenses With LREC by December 31

  

The Louisiana Real Estate Commission and Appraisal Board has posted 2017 License Renewal packets to your LREC email address. If you have not received it in your email you need to go the the LREC website, login, and review your status.

All licenses, both real estate and appraisal, must be renewed by December 31 in order to remain active and have MLS services in January 2017. Please note December 31 falls on a weekend and the LREC may be closed part of the week prior to that weekend. We strongly encourage members to take care of license renewal well in advance of December 31. 

LREC cannot process 14,000 applications overnight.  Until a license is properly processed, you may find yourself without services. This is because E&O insurance compliance is part of the process, and no one can practice real estate or appraisal without an active license.

To check your status go to the LREC website.  If you need help call LREC at (225) 925-1923.  

Please remember NOMAR is not LREC.  We cannot process anything for you related to your license or E&O. 

 

Save the Date!

RAD save the date version 2

Our Annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day is Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Hilton Riverside!

Next year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day will feature two dynamic speakers and much more! The theme is "Sell it like a rockstar!" so get ready to rock out with your fellow REALTORS® as you learn from the best!

Stay tuned for more information about the event.

 

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.