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Election for the 2015 NOMAR and GSREIN Boards of Directors
The leadership of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and the Gulf South Real Estate Information Network, Inc. encourage you, as a REALTOR® member, to submit your name as a candidate for the Board of Directors of either entity.
To submit your name as a candidate click Call for Candidates.

Completed forms must be returned to the Board office by 5:00pm on Monday, August 4th.
If you have any questions, please contact the office, (504) 885-3200



Donate Blood for David daCunha - Extended
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 at home and has not worked for over three months.

You can make your donation at:

  • To make this as easy as possible you can make your donation at any Blood Center (click here for a list of the 14 locations).
  • Or donate at the Bloodmobile stationed at the Rite Aid on Canal at Broad on Thursday, July 10th and 17th from 1:00 until 6:00.
  • Remember to tell the attendant that this is "a replacement donation for David daCunha" when you sign in.

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

Westbank REALTOR® Appreciation Party - July 17th
HOUSE CALL invites you to relax Thursday, July 17th at GATTUSSO's on 435 Huey P. Long Ave in Gretna, 5:00-7:00pm.  Wonderful door prizes, delicious hot & cold buffet and complimentary drinks.  To RSVP call Lisette Alvarez Federico/Marketing Representative House Call/Pipes "R" Us (504) 606-1068 Cell or (504) 888-7378 Office.

Homebuying Course - English July 19th and 20th
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, July 19th, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, July 20th 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 guideline.

Classes will be held at the Hispanic Resource Center located at 4312 Florida Ave, Kenner, LA  70065.  Call (504) 464-6224 for pre-registration.  Seating is limited.  Please visit for required documents.

CORE USA is Offering "Introductions to Sustainable Building, Energy Efficiency & Solar for Real Estate Agents" - July 24th & 31st
at NOMAR.  It is approved for 8 CE credits and is an 8 hour course.  Click on link below for registration form.

CCIM & LR are Hosting the Commercial Alternative to "LREC 2014 Mandatory Topic" and Election Luncheon
July 31st at the Pan Am Center.  For more information contact Nicole Davis Young at (225) 341-4545 or click on link below to register.

Please join us for a Bowling Fundraiser for David daCunha - Wednesday, August 13th
from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Rock 'n' Bowl!  Come and bowl (team of six $210) or come and party (individual tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door) ... but come!

Click Tickets to purchase individual tickets.  Click Team for registration form.  Draft beer, wine, fountain drinks, and assorted finger foods are included.

Sponsorships are available for $500 and $800.  All donations are welcome.  Also, we need items for the Silent Auction.  If you can donate something please contact us.

And we thank our current Sponsors ...

The LATTER & BLUM Family of Companies

Beau Box Commercial Real Estate
Corporate Realty

Coldwell Banker Commercial TEC REALTORS®
Lakeside Kiwanis Club
RE/MAX Commercial Brokers, Inc.
Retail Specialists
SRSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
The ALCOR Group

And donations by:  Hayden W. Wren Co., Real Estate Consortium, Real Property Associates, Inc.



Capital One Bank Presents "Investment Real Estate Financing" Free Seminar and Lunch
Wednesday, August 13th, 12:00pm at NOMAR Metairie office.  Join real estate experts to discuss market conditions.  Please RSVP to Bobbi Shaw at (985) 624-4203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Click on link below for more information.

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!

CE Credits:  3
Cost:  $50 for CID members and $100 for non-members

Click here to register online and click here for more information.

Bayou Title 2014 CE Getaway
Mark your calendar, Thursday, October 9th thru Monday, October 13th.  All-Inclusive Resort with airfare-New Orleans & all transfers.  Ocean-view $1,320.50, Garden-view $1,270.50.  Receive up to 12 hours of CE.  Registration forms will be released shortly.  Questions?  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2015 Mandatory CE Topic Suggestions Due Prior to July 17th
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..  Or you can take the LREC survey online at  The Commissioners will be discussing the 2015 course at their July 17th meeting.

Donate until 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!

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 ...
... James Gerace of Coldwell Banker TEC Slidell, whose father Jacob J. Gerace passed away Sunday, July 6th.  Please keep James and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

... Lana Konrad, broker for W-K Realty Group, whose father, Alvin Benjamin Werner passed away on Monday, July 7th at age 92.  Please keep Lana and her father in your prayers.

... to the family and friends of Toni Tanner Smegal formally of RE/MAX N.O. Properties, died on July 9th after a lengthy illness.  Please keep Toni's family and friends in your prayers.