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Friday, August 22nd - Applications for NOMAR-UNO 2014 Larry DeMarcay Scholarship
NOMAR is seeking scholarship applicants in need of financial assistance to complete their real estate studies at UNO.
- An applicant must be a UNO student, either graduate or undergraduate, with at least one semester left before graduation.
- The applicant must be enrolled in or have previously taken a real estate principles, finance or investment course at UNO or at another university.
- The applicant must be pursuing a career in Real Estate.
Click here for additional information and application documents. Submissions are due at NOMAR prior to Friday, August 22nd at 5:00pm.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau & Federal Reserve hosts webinar on changes
Due to the recent changes in the closing process under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Reserve are hosting a webinar, Tuesday, August 26th from 1-2pm CST.
This webinar will further explain changes to the process under these two Acts, such as changes to the HUD-1 and Good Faith Estimate (GFE) forms. Not only will the names of these important forms change, but the settlement statement must now be clompleted three days prior to closing.
To further understand these new changes and ensure you are ahead of the curve when it comes to your business we highly suggest you register for this free webinar. You can register here
August 18th & 19th Telephone System Upgrade:
NOMAR will be doing an upgrade to its phone system. Our Mandeville office will be upgraded on Monday, August 18th at 10:00am and the Metairie office will be upgraded on Tuesday, August 19th at 3:00pm. During this upgrade which should take less than an hour at each location there could be brief interruptions to our phone service.
"Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate" - September 24th
This course is intended for residential real estate practitioners and others who know little or nothing about commercial real estate, but who want to learn more. This course will not equip an agent with the needed tools to practice commercial real estate. It will however, explain the business and introduce many of the resources needed to pursue a commercial transaction or a career in commercial real estate.
- List the key players in commercial real estate and their roles.
- Identify the main differences between a commercial and residential transaction. Illustrate the different types of commercial real estate.
- Describe the different commercial transactions.
- Discuss key terms in commercial contracts.
- Identify the components of a commercial real estate marketing plan.
- Discuss skills needed to succeed.
- List other resources for information and education.
- Offer tips on how to begin a commercial real estate career.
Who Can Benefit from the Course?
- Newly licensed agents in small markets who intend to be involved in both residential and commercial transactions.
- Residential brokers-in-charge who supervise commercial agents.
- Residential agents who wish to learn more about commercial real estate.
- Commercial agents just entering this field.
- Real estate investors seeking information about commercial real estate.
- Office assistants of commercial agents.
4 hours of CE credit. Class is FREE to CID members and $20 for NOMAR members, and $40 non-members. Members click here to register.
Ticket Sponsorships for the "Economic & RE Forecast" & "Anatomy of a Public-Private RE Development" now Available
The morning Forecast will cover the state and local economy with speakers on the Port of NO, Expansion fo the Medical Industry, Airport Expansion, Outlook for the NO Region, State Economy, and more.
The afternoon "Anatomy of a Public-Private RE Development: A Case Study" will address Tax Incentive Financing, Tax Credits, Financing, Zoning, EPA issues, Permitting, etc.
Classes will be submitted for 8 hours of LREC CE credit. Ticket Sponsorships are now available - 10 tickets for either morning or afternoon session for $300, or 10 tickets for both for $500. They make great gifts for clients! Click here for the form. Tuesday, October 14th at Loyola.
UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES
August 18th - Greening the MLS Lunch & Learn (also on September 12th)
Noon to 1:00. Join the NOMAR Green Committee and USGBC Louisiana Advocacy Committee for two Lunch & Learns regarding the green features fields and green building attachment that were recently added to the MLS. FREE. For details and registration information, CLICK HERE.
For more information, call Kelli Walker or Tranell Barton at (504) 885-3200.
August 20th - NAPMW Presents "Rural Development Program" Seminar
at Gulf Coast Bank training room, 848 Harrison Avenue, 2nd floor. Speaker is Mack McCraney, area director, USDA Rural Development. Free for NAPMW members and $20 for non-members.
August 26th - Free Social Media Lunch & Learn with Summit Funding in Covington
August 27th - Military Relocation Professional Designation Course in Shreveport
LR is bringing the Military Relocation Professional course to Shreveport on Wednesday, August 27th. MRP Maura Neill will speak about the tools needed to work with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs. This one-day course is being offered at the Northwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS® office in Shreveport. This class offers you the chance to earn 8 hours of CE, 1 GRI credit, 1 ABR elective credit, and it will count toward the MRP certification
August 28th - NOMAR REALTOR® Mixer in Slidell
September 3rd - NOMAR REALTOR® Mixer in Laplace
September 6th & 7th - Homebuying Course, English
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, Sept. 6th, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, Sept. 7th, 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 costs. Assistance is subject to credit and income guidelines.
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 www.sulli-educational-services.com for required documents.
September 9th - LR's Commerical REALTORS® Day at Houmas House
The market never rests! Don't miss this day of education and networking designed for commercial real estate brokers, agents, and others with an interest in the commercial real estate market.
8:30am "From Shanghai to Your Shelf: Logistics and Supply Chain Industrial Real Estate Decisions of the 21st Century: Connecting the Dots Back to the Consumer"
Robert J. Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR
12:30pm Lunch & Economic Update
Senior Executive, LED
Earn 4 CE credits and explore the current supply chain from Asia to the U.S. Learn about the new game changers for 2015-2020 that may disrupt global supply chain routes and impact real estate decisions. This program focuses on industrial and retail brokerage strategies for site selection and rental rate negotiations. We will evaluate advantages and disadvantages of the basic intermodal services (rail, air, trucking and shipping) that play a role on acceptable building occupancy costs.
Reigster by clicking here or printing out the form. Here's the event link at LR http://www.larealtors.org/education/education-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/09/391/-/commercial-realtor-day
September 11th - Learn How to be a Commercial Tenant Rep (NOTE: DATE CHANGE)
Save the date ... Thursday, September 11th. CID is bringing in Gregory Schenk to teach his Relationship Approach to Business: Tenant Representation A to Z. Course is geared towards new agents or practicing agents who want a "refresher" course. "Resi-mercial" agents are encouraged to attend.
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.
September 11th - NOMAR REALTOR®Mixer in Mandeville
September 11th - NOMAR REALTOR® Mixer in Metairie
September 13th - PRC's Great Neighborhood SELLebration
Each year, more than 200 prospective homebuyers and renovators converge to make connections with neighborhood associations, lenders, REALTORS®, contractors, title agents, insurance agents, and other professionals who will help them succeed in their journey towards homeownership in New Orleans' historic neighborhoods.
You are invited to participate to market your business and to provide attendees with access to the resources they need to purchase and renovate a home of their own.
For more information click here.
September 19th - CORE USA Presents "Introduction to Sustainable Building Energy Efficiency & Solar for RE Agents"
This live continuing education course is a perfect introduction to building science principles for REALTORS® and other real estate-related professionals. 8 hours CE, course cost $199, additional information can be received by calling (505) 298-9556 or go to www.coreusa.com.
September 22nd & 23rd - LR's ABR Designation Course at NOMAR
Earn 2 GRI credits and 8 CE credits. Early Bird registration ends August 1st.
October 9th - 13th - Bayou Title 2014 CE Getaway to Jamaica
October 18th - 23rd - House Call's REALTOR® Cruise
November 7th - 10th - NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans
All Louisiana members can register for a FREE four-day pass to the expo to browse hundreds of exhibitors and network at special events right on the show floor. To take advantage of this pass, members should register at REALTOR.or/Conference, choose the "Trade Show Only" registration option and enter promo code NOLA14 to waive the $25 member fee.
If you wish to attend the conference and take advantage of the many Education Events, Meetins, Keynote Speakers Capt. Mark Kelly with special appearance Gabrielle Giffords, and Jennifer Hudson in Concert, check out the Full Registration Pass for $400 which allows you entry to everything.
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 ...
... Kenneth Hopkins of GARNDER REALTORS® on the loss of his mother, Mary Louise Smith, who passed away on August 7th.
... family and friends of Samuel Jay McGrew formally of Larry Trunk Inc. who recently passed away. Please keep Samuel's family and friends in your prayers.