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An Open Letter to the Real Estate Industry About Move's Distributed Denial of Service Attack
Below is a link on a special update regarding from Steve Berkowitz, CEO of and Move.

Annual MLS Dues Billing
Curent dues billed are for the period July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015; dues are $340.  NOMAR members receive a $20 discount due to services extended to GSREIN members that are funded from NOMAR dues, such as Professional Standards, forms development, maintenance relative to Formulator and support staff.

Please note:  Dues are due by June 30th and are considered delinquent on July 1st.  After June 30th there is a $75 delinquent fee that must be sent in with your payment.  On July 1st, the user's MLS services will be discontinued for nonpayment.  You can pay your dues on-line by check or credit card.  Go to our website at for more information and/or to pay on-line.

Note:  Agents pay Annual MLS Dues and Brokers pay Quarterly MLS Dues.

NOMAR & MARPAC Bowling Party & Costume Contest A Huge Success!
NOMAR Congratulates ...

Costume Contest Winners
Best Team Costume "Red Riding Hood", Glenn Gardner - GARDNER, REALTORS® $200
Best Original Costumes "Some Scary Sh##!", Evelyn Wolford - LATTER&BLUM INC/REALTORS® $75
Best Individual Costume Frank Trapani - LATTER&BLUM INC/REALTORS® $50

MARPAC Chair Josie DeGrusha Congratulates Winners of the MARPAC Raffle
Stephanie Breaux of Bayou Title - $500 Amazon Gift Card
Carolyn Rossie of Pezant Real Estate - Free GSREIN Dues valued at $320
Ginger Wiggins of Coldwell Banker TEC - Free Full Registration for NAR Conference in New Orleans valued at $400

Thank You to Our Bowling Sponsors




Homebuying Course - English June 28th and 29th
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, June 28th, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 29th, 1pm to 5pm.  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.  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 pre-registration.  Seating is limited.  Please visit At New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®for required documents.


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 ...
... family and friends of Paula McElroy of Monarch Realty Group, L.L.C. who passed away June 18th.  There will be a memorial service for Paul on Saturday, June 28th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kenner at 12:00 noon.  Please keep her family in your prayers.