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NOMAR-CID-GSREN REALTORS® Holiday Celebration & Installation - Friday, Dec. 6th
You are cordially invited to join members and guest, incoming directors and officers for a holiday party at The Southern Yacht Club, but space is limited.  Deadline to register is noon on Monday, December 2nd.  Click on link below for registration form or register online.

REALTORS® Day with Tulane Greenwave
Tulane Athletics would like to offer local REALTORS® a chance to come out to cheer on Tulane Football in their last home game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Take advantage of this offer NOW!
Tulane vs. UTEP, Saturday, November 23, Kick-Off @ 2:30pm
Sideline:  $20/seat     End Zone:  $12/seat

Make Your Voice Heard in 2014
As a member of Louisiana REALTORS®, your input is vital to the services and resources we provide each year.  2014 President Matt Ritchie wants you to help his leadership team maximize member value and enhance Louisiana REALTORS® impact on the real estate industry's success by joining state volunteer teams.

Click here to view full team descriptions

State teams are setup to help you share your knowledge and expertise with minimal time away from your daily business.  Teams meet on an as-needed basis, and most meetings utilize our virtual meeting system or our conference call system which avoid travel expenses.  If you are ready to join a team, please complete and submit the 2013 Volunteer Teams Form.  You can choose to submit either the digital or printable form.

The PRC is Asking for Volunteers
New Orleans Real Estate & Records Division has asked the PRC to help staff a few properties that will be for sale through the City's Surplus Property Auction.  The PRC has had a few agents' staff open houses for surplus properties in the past, which has worked well.  The open house dates are Friday, Nov 22 & Friday, Dec 6, both 12:00-2:00pm.  The properties going to auction are:

  • 801 Rosedale Drive
  • 2552 St. Philip Street
  • 6038 St. Claude Avenue
  • 4131 Elysian Fields Avenue

Please contact Michelle Kimbell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at the PRC if you want to volunteer.

NOMAR REALTORS® Move for Hunger - Extended!
The NOMAR food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank has been extended!!  We are going to continue to collect food items through December as we work to collect over A TON of food for area families.  With your help, we have already dropped off over 1500 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank.  Let's keep the donations rolling in through the holidays!  If you have already donated, we thank you and we ask you to continue your efforts.  Remember, you can drop off food items at NOMAR anytime you attend a meeting, class, or are in the area, or you can arrange to have donations picked up from your office.  If you would prefer to make a financial contribution, a $10 donation equals 35 pounds of food and provides 28 meals to families in the metro area.  Checks can be made payable to Second Harvest and can be mailed to or dropped off at the NOMAR (Metairie) office.

*For Pick-Up or more Boxes, please call or email:
Josie Occhipinti   (504) 729-8292
Tano Compagno (504) 616-6209
Kelli Walker          (504) 885-3200
Tranell Barton       (504) 885-3200

2nd Annual REALTOR® Covington Food Drive
As many of you know, the Covington Food Bank has been experiencing a severe shortage lately.  As we did last year, the Northshore Real Estate Community is coming together to help this organization that does so much to help our community.  If you would like to donate, please the drop-off locations below or call Melissa O'Donnell (985) 882-8521 to become a drop off location!  We also have drop off location signs available if you would like one at your office.  For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you!

Drop Off Locations/Partners
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (Mandeville Location)
Arbor Lending Group
Coldwell Banker TEC REALTORS® (Covington, LA)
110 Title LLC
Real Estate Resource Group LLC
RE/MAX Elite

Social Media & Email Marketing for REALTORS®
Host:  Constant Contact
Date:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Times:  3 Options/Same Presentation

MORNING Session 9:00am - 10:30am
Registration Link - 9:00am - 10:30am
Early Lunch Session 11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration Link - 11:00am - 12:30pm
LATE Lunch Session 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration Link - 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
Location:  University of Phoenix
1 Galleria Blvd, Ste 825
Metairie, LA  70001

Seating:  Limited to 50 per session

Cost:  FREE - Breakfast and Lunch included

Contact:  Marvin O. Smith  Constant Contact - Authorized Local Expert
(318) 235-1682  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (NO CE CREDIT)




"Real Estate Photography 101" - November 20th
$89 course value discounted for REALTORS® to $49.00 (first 30 registrants).

Learn to take listing photos and videos like a pro in 3 hours!

Learn the secrets of professional real estate photography and video with this dynamic three hour class and turn your average listing photos into images that will drive buyers to your seller's door.  For a list of photography and video topics, photo editing, and social media topics click here RE Photography 101.

Also, visit or call (828) 215-4986.  Cost is $49 for the first 30 registrants.  1:00-4:00pm at NOMAR (Metairie). NO CE credit.

America's Mortgage Resource is hosting Their Annual Turkey Drive
AMR will be collecting turkeys (frozen only) for needy families that would otherwise not have a Thanksgiving Meal on Nov 25, 2013 from 11:00 to 1:00 at 3317 N. I-10 Service Rd in Metairie.  AMR will make a donation for each Turkey you donate to provide the rest of the meal.  For more information call Drew Remson at (504) 833-2111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Southern Title, Inc. is Hosting Their Annual "Basket Brigade"!
We are inviting YOU to join us this year!  For just $40 you can ensure a needy family has a full Thanksgiving Meal!  Share the joy of giving with Southern Title this Thanksgiving Season and help give a Happy Holiday to a family in need!  To make a donation please mail or drop off a check or money order payable to Southern Title for the amount of baskets you would like to sponsor to one of the locations listed below.

Main Office:  2325 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, LA  70058
New Orleans East:  10555 Lake Forest Blvd, Suite 5E, New Orleans, LA  70127

Donation Deadline:  November 20, 2013
Distribution Date:  November 21, 2013

Last Homebuying Course Of The Year
Realizing the need to simplify the path for citizens to achieve, "the Dream of Homeownership", Sulli Educational Services, Inc. is sponsoring a 12-hour certified homebuyer program.  The English course is Saturday, December 14th, 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, December 15th, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  You must attend both days of the course.  All 12-hours are necessary to receive a certificate.  The program is $80.

At the end of the course students will receive verification of training that within income limitation opens the door to the various programs in assistance if eligible, Home Funds, Bond Money, various grants in each parish, soft second funds and other grants that help them with their down payment or closing cost.  Assitance is subject to credit and income guidelines.  Classes will be held at the Hispanic Resource Center located at 4312 Florida Ave., Kenner, Louisiana  70065.

Call (504) 464-6224 for information and pre-registration.  Seating is limited.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for required documents.



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Condolences to
... Gloria Bell, of Bell Realty, whose son James Edward Ott, passed away November 6, 2013 after a long battle with leukemia and complications from viral encephalitis.  Memorials may be made to the JL Foundation, whose mission is to assist leukemia and lymphoma patients and their families, 21223 Waterfront East Drive, Maureapas, LA  70449.