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Louisiana REALTORS® Spring Conference, April 8 - 10 in Baton Rouge
Louisiana REALTORS® 2014 Spring into Action Conference & Expo is being held April 8 -10 at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge.  The event includes national speakers, continuing education, governance meetings and legislative issues briefings.  With the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Conference being held in New Orleans this Fall, the Board of Directors of Louisiana REALTORS® made the decision to bring you a power-packed Spring event that includes the best features of our traditional Spring Conference as well as those of our Annual Fall Convention & Expo.

Click on the link for more information 2014 Spring into Action Conference & Expo

Time to Nominate the 2013 ... REALTOR® of the Year, Manager of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Max J. Derbes Meritorious Service Award, and the Residential and Commercial YPN Rising Stars
Please take a minute to fill out the appropriate form to honor a deserving REALTOR® and plan to attend the General Membership Luncheon on Friday, May 9th at the Southern Yacht Club where the awards will be presented.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 11th at 5:00pm.  Click Winners for a list of previous winners.

Click HERE for more information and the nomination forms.

North Shore REALTOR® Mixer - Tuesday, March 25th
at George's Mexican Restaurant, 5:30-7:30pm.  2 for 1 Margaritas and Draft Beer.  You are invited for a fun night while networking with your fellow REALTORS® and Affiliates.
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, March 21st.

Home Buying Course "Spanish" March 29th and 30th
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 Spanish course is Saturday, March 29th, 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, March 30th, 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 costs.  Assistance 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.

WCR Fashion Show "REALTORS® Edition VOGUE" April 24th
at Generations Hall 6:00pm-9:00pm.  New Venue * NewTime * Cocktail Event * Open Bar * Catered Food * Exclusive VIP Seating w/ Bar.  Please click on links below for more information.

WCR Fashion Show Flyer

WCR Fashion Show Package



NOREIA Meeting - March 20th
The New Orleans Real Estate Investors Association will be hosting Wade Ragas, former director of the Real Estate Market Data Center at UNO.  We invite all NOMAR members to join us at our next meeting for Mr. Ragas' presentation of up to date real estate information for the New Orleans metro area.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Sheration Galleria Hotel located at 4 Galleria Blvd in Metairie. Networking begins at 6:15pm.  The meeting convenes at 6:45pm.  Members of NOREIA and first time guests may attend at no charge.  There is a $20 charge for repeat guests.

If you have any questions, you can contact Kathleen Lunn by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click on the following link


2nd Annual NOMAR YPN Golf Tournament & Crawfish Boil - Friday, March 28th
Join us for the 2nd Annual NOMAR Young Professionals Network Golf Tournament on March 28, 2014 at Audubon Golf Course.  Check-in and lunch start at 12:15pm, shotgun start at 1:30pm, with a crawfish boil at the end of the day.  Deadline for sponsorships and team registrations extended to March 17th.  For more information, please click on the link below or contact NOMAR.  YPN Golf Flyer

Thank you to the following YPN Golf Tournament Sponsors:
ACE Sponsor

Birdie Sponsor

Ball Sponsor
RE/MAX Elite

Drink Cart Sponsor
Delta Title Corp

Putting Contest Sponsor
Eustis Mortgage & Title Corp of Louisiana

Hole Sponsor
Johnny's Po-Boys

Office Administrator MLS Training Class April 2nd and April 3rd
NOMAR will have an MLS class for office administrators.  The class in Metairie will be April 2nd from 1-2:30, and the class in Mandeville will be April 3rd from 1-2:30.  This class will cover everything an office administrator encounters every day including MLS rules, MLS listing maintenance tips, and procedures.  There is no limit on the number of attendees per officer or company.  All are welcome!  If you have any questions please contact Sharon Whitman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can register for both classes through this link

The Commercial Division (CID) Awards Luncheon is Friday, April 4th
and includes an open bar, entree choice of Petite Filet or Trout Almandine, and wine with lunch.  The cost for CID members is $40 and non-members $50.  Register online or print registration form.

NOMAR's Bowling Event is Friday, June 13th
Hold this date!!!  More information to come ...


NOMAR Board Store
We have many REALTOR® items that may help you in getting that listing sold.  Drop by our Metairie or Mandeville office to check out what is new!!!

Condolences to ...

... the family and friends of William "Bill" Edward Aicklen of Kostmayer Aicklen Realty who passed away on March 8th.  Bill was the beloved husband of 61 years of Doris Aicklen, Principal Broker of Kostmayer Aicklen Realty.  You can sign the guestbook at  Please keep Bill and Doris in your prayers.

... Lilly Dufrene of GARDNER, REALTORS® in Laplace and AE of the Saints Board of REALTORS® whose sister, Betty Jane Madere, passed away Sunday, March 9th.

... the family of Vickie Giroir, previous Broker of Century 21 Patio Realty and daughter of Melba Grapusa, past president of the Jefferson Board of REALTORS® passed away March 12, 2014.

... family and friends of Jeannie Brocato Pusateri, formally of Century 21 and RE/MAX, who passed away peacefully Saturday, March 1st at the age of 82 year.