Key & Lockbox Exchange Appointments

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All Active Key & Lockbox exchanges will now be by appointment only.

Please realize that there are only 2 staff in each office to assist you, so it may take days for you to get an appointment.

To book your appointment now: please call either the Metairie office at 504-885-3200 or the Mandeville office at 985-882-8521

Due to the large number of people making appointments, if you have to re-schedule an existing appointment there will be a $25 re-scheduling fee. This has become necessary to ensure everyone who needs an appointment gets in as quickly as possible.

Our goal is to make this transition as easy as possible for our members so please make your appointment.


NOMAR’s Annual Bowling Tournament

NOMAR Bowling Tournament

All lanes are filled, but if you would like to register to attend the tournament as an individual (non-bowler), please fill out the registration form. All individual tickets are $35 and gives you access to all food and drink, as well as entrance to the costume contest.

This year's theme is "Rocking Through the Years" so be sure to dress up in your most rockin' attire! In addition to door prizes, there will also be awards given out for:

  •  Best Group Costume (bowling teams only)
  • Best Solo Act
  •  Best Hair



Annual Agent MLS Dues

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Current dues billed are for the period July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017; 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 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 payment.  On July 1st, the user's MLS services will be suspended for nonpayment.  Click here to pay your dues online with a check or credit card. 

Click here for more information.

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



IDX/RETS/VOW Renewal July 1

What is the difference between IDX, RETS & VOW access?

An Internet Data Exchange (IDX, also known as Information Data Exchange) is a real estate property search site which allows the public to conduct searches of approved Multiple Listing Service properties in a certain area.  (Uses company websites)

Real Estate Transaction Standards (RETS) is used to give brokers, agents and third parties access to listing and transaction data.  (For office management and syndication)

Virtual Office Website (VOW) is a website that is used to conduct business activities.  One example is a VOW used as a real estate property search site allowing the public to conduct searches of approved Multiple Listing Service properties in a given area under certain conditions.

For more information, click here.


Code of Ethics Cycle Due

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NAR’s Quadrennial Code of Ethics Cycle is ending THIS YEAR. To ensure that you do not get suspended with no services, complete your Code of Ethics cycle now – before classes (and time) runs out.

If you do not know if you have completed your Code of Ethics training, click here to download the list.


NOMAR Partnership with NOPD for a Safer New Orleans

NMAR NOPD Partnership

NOMAR is challenging all REALTORS® to join us in our efforts to install 100 cameras for a safer New Orleans! NOMAR's $15,000 grant (in conjunction with NAR) to the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation purchased the first 34 cameras. Thanks to a $10,000 contribution from Latter & Blum and the donations of many other REALTOR® members, NOPJF was able to purchase 26 more cameras. We are now only 40 cameras away from reaching our 100 camera goal!

Don't forget, Latter & Blum is offering a dollar-for-dollar match to the United Way for each dollar donated by REALTORS® to the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation. Donations will be matched up to $15,000 in a donation to United Way to support their social service efforts to stop crime before it starts.

Click here for more information and to make a donation!


Millennial Awards for Real Estate

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Do you know an up and coming REALTOR® who would qualify for a 2016 Millennial Award? Follow this link and nominate your favorite Millennial REALTOR®! Hurry, nominations close June 17!

See the Millennial Awards' Facebook page.



We’re on Twitter!

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Have you followed our Twitter page yet? Don’t miss out on the latest updates – follow us today!


REALTOR® Call For Action

A Call for Action will be going out later today. Be sure you’re signed up to receive it by texting REALTOR to 30644.


Condolences and Prayers are offered for…

Roy Hoffman, father of NOMAR CEO Missy Whittington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, June 5. A Memorial Mass was held Thursday, June 9, at St. Philip Neri Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the American Lung Association.

Ricardo de Zayas, father of Terri Nielson of Gardner REALTORS®,  who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 8. Services will be held at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family ask for donations to the American Parkinson Disease Association.


Featured CE: Building Blocks for Success – FHA 203 (K) & Energy Efficient Mortgages

Renovation mortgages can help you to sell more houses and resolve home inspection and appraisal issues. “Building Blocks for Success” with Walter “Bo” Smith can teach you to successfully navigate renovation mortgages and grow your business.

This class will cover the basics of FHA203k Renovation Mortgage and Energy Efficient Mortgages.  Learn from the expert on how to farm new business but also manage obstacles in a market that is plagued with aging homes.


Monthly CE Schedule

Attached is the CE Schedule and important information for the month of June. Please refer to our online calendar for a more details and future CE classes. Click here to download this month’s CE Schedule.