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Property Tax Tools That Can Be Useful to REALTORS®
A local publication, The Lens, has created two calculators.  The first calculator shows how much more property taxes owners would pay if Mayor Landrieu's proposed tax increases to pay for the Police Department and Orleans Parish Prison are approved by voters ...

The second calculator allows owners to calculate current property taxes in New Orleans, then shows where the taxes go ...

Constant Contact Presents "Email & Social Media Marketing Seminar"
At New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®
3645 North I-10 Service Road, Metairie, LA  70002
June 17, 2014, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
NOMAR Members free, use PROMO Code - NOMAR, (includes lunch).
Click on the following link Limited Seating - Register Today!, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.



June 30th - Deadline to Donate Blood for David daCunha
CID is having a blood drive for David daCunha, former President of CID.  To make this as easy as possible there are several options of where and when to donate.

You can make your donation at:

  • the Bloodmobile, parked at the Rite Aid on Canal and Broad, on Thursdays in June from 1:00pm until 6:00pm.
  • any Blood Center (click here for a list of the 14 locations)

There are two things to remember:

  • You must tell the attendant that this is "a replacement donation for David daCunha" when you sign in
  • You must make your donation by June 30th

David was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on March 19th, breaking both of his legs and sustaining multiple serious injuries.  He has had five surgeries, was at University Hospital for 3 weeks and in rehab for almost a month.  David is now home and has not worked for almost three months.

If you are unsure if you are eligible to donate blood, click here for the criteria.  Your donation will be greatly appreciated!

September 18th - Learn How to be a Commercial Tenant Rep
Save the date ... Thursday, September 18th is "Rookie School".  CID is bringing in Gregory Schenk to teach his Relationship Approach to Business:  Tenant Representation A to Z.  Course is geared towards agents in the business two years or less.

Agents will learn the difference between a transaction approach to business and a relationship approach to business; how to develop those relationships; and the history of tenant representation - why it started, whether they should be in this niche or not, by itself or with the listing side of the business.  The agent will learn about lease clauses and why "mastering the market and process" is so important.

Agents learning this technique will be able to help their clients through the process of a lease renewal or relocation to lease, purchase or invest and will be better prepared to save the clients time and money!

Click here for more information and save the date!  (Registration will open in July.) 


Donate from June 9th to August 15th - School Needs Children's Books!
Six years ago, KIPP Central City Primary opened with their first class - 96 kindergarteners.  They have since grown to 525 students in grades K-4 and are now concentrating on raising expectations for the students by improving the learning environment.

Literacy has become their most important focus.  Research shows that the more exposure children have to books, the grater their love of reading.  To that end KIPP CCP is in the process of creating their very first school library.  And they need help to make this dream a reality.

KIPP CCP needs donations of hardback children's books.

As most REALTORS® know, de-cluttering and donating items are part of the steps most people take when selling or buying and moving to a new home.  So, please forward this email to your clients and ask for the hardback children's books that they no longer want.  It might also be a good time for a little "spring cleaning" at your house, as well!

A collection box will be at both NOMAR's Metairie and Mandeville offices from June 9th until August 15th.  Please donate!

2015 Mandatory CE Topic Suggestions
Our three LREC Commissioners attended the February Education Committee meeting and the annual mandatory course was discussed. The Commissioners want to know what you think the 2015 Mandatory Course should be.  Please send your suggestions to Lynda Nugent Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 ...
... to Rosa Davis of GARDNER, REALTORS® Laplace Office, on the passing of her daughter, Regina Dupard, on Wednedsday, June 4th.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosa and her family during this difficult time.

... Bobby LeDuff of Coast to Coast Realty LLC, whose mother-in-law, Gladys T. Sullivan, recently passed on.  Please keep Bobby and his family in your prayers.

... Carol Leggio of Keller Williams Realty 455-0100, whose mother, Gloria B. Sellars, passed away Tuesday, June 10th.  Please keep Carol and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

... to Diana Parson, GARDNER, REALTORS® Garden District office, whose mother, Lucille Fontana Caminta, died Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital were requested.  Please keep Diana and her family in your prayers.