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Annual Agent MLS Dues – Only FOUR Days Left to Pay

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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 30 and are considered delinquent on July 1.  After June 30 there is a $75 late fee that must be sent in with payment.  On July 1, the user's MLS services will be suspended for nonpayment.  Click here to pay your dues online with a check or credit card. 

If a check is post marked on June 30, there will be no repercussions. However, at midnight on July 1, there will be an immediate $75 late fee and ALL MLS access will be suspended.

Click here for more information.

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

 

Only FOUR DAYS LEFT to Exchange Your Keys and Lockboxes!

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

Please realize that there are only two staff members 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 rescheduling 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.

 

Attention REALTORS® with listings in Mandeville:

NOMAR received a letter from the City regarding violations of the sign ordinance, specifically regarding ‘for lease’ signs in non-residential and combined-use zoning districts. Please review this letter for specific guidelines on allowed use of signage. If you have any questions, contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs or City of Mandeville Department of Development/Planning at (985) 898-2700.

 

Sixth Annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast is Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016!

Six different sponsorship opportunities are available to market your company or product to over 400 real estate agents, investors, suppliers, and members of the general public. Sponsors will appear in a two-page advertisement for Biz New Orleans Magazine, among other exciting marketing opportunities. Descriptions of the marketing opportunities are provided here.

All sponsor logos are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, July 22.

 

IDX/RETS/VOW Renewal Billed on 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.

 

Apply to serve on the YPN Leadership Board Today!

YPN Leadership Board

We are looking to create a team of dedicated, motivated individuals to take our current Young Professionals Network to the next level! NOMAR's Young Professionals Network (YPN) aims to help the younger generation of REALTORS® build a stronger link with the real estate industry. If you are interested in serving on YPN's Advisory Board and leading your peers by planning and hosting events, giving back to your community, and building a stronger REALTOR® family, apply today!

Applications are due to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, July 7. 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions


MLS Matrix and Instanet Support

While our MLS staff is working on the ongoing key and lockbox exchange, this is who you should contact for the time being if you need help:

MLS Matrix Support

For all Matrix support questions contact Matrix Support Reps:

James, Cheryl or Carli at 504-456-9903 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need help with Instanet please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are a broker who wants to upload your company forms to Instanet; you have until July 31st to do so at no charge by emailing them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

REALTOR® Call For Action

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We need your help to tell the United States Senate to get to work and make homeownership a priority!  

Urge your Senators to pass H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016," a bill that makes needed reforms to the Federal Housing Administration condominium loan program, federal-assisted housing programs and Rural Housing Service loan programs.

This bill makes buying a condo A LOT easier by expanding opportunities for first-time homebuyers and streamlining rural housing programs for low-income rental residents. Condominiums are among the most affordable homeownership options for first-time homebuyers, as well as lower income borrowers.

The House of Representatives passed this bill unanimously with a bipartisan vote of 427-0 and now we need the Senate to act!

 

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!

 

CCIM's "Foundations for Success" Course - July 14 & 15

 
This is a great course for new commercial agents, residential agents that do a little bit of commercial, or agents that are curious about doing commercial work.
 
Register here.

 

 

 

Featured CE: Code of Ethics – Cycle 4 on Friday, Aug. 19 - Westbank

Do you live on the Westbank and find it difficult to make it to a Code of Ethics Training? Good news – we’re bringing the course to you! Join us in Gretna on Friday, Aug. 19, at Bayou Square on 1700 Belle Chasse Hwy, Suite A200. The class will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Register for the class here.

 

July Continuing Education Courses

CE for the month of June is complete. View the printable registration form for all CE Courses in July. This form lists all potential CE courses for next month. See the online calendar for all upcoming CE courses.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any education questions.