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Describe the Property, Not the People

The Fair Housing Act prohibits certain categories of discrimination in housing. This federal law prohibits publishing advertisements indicating “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on” the protected categories “with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling.”

The categories are: 1. race; 2. color; 3. religion; 4. sex; 5. handicap; 6. familial status, or 7. national origin.

Note: This list is NOT all-inclusive. Each word must be considered in context.




REALTOR® Safety Workshops and Self-Defense Seminar

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As you may know, 2016 NOMAR President Lesha Freeland has chosen REALTOR® Safety as her initiative. In an effort to raise awareness about the unique dangers that REALTORS® face at work, NOMAR is sponsoring two safety workshops on September 8 and 9. These workshops will be taught by NOMAR President Lesha Freeland and NOMAR Secretary-Treasurer Cindy Callais at both our Metairie and our Mandeville offices.

Additionally, we are excited to announce our partnership with Mushin Training Center in Harahan! Mushin is a mixed-martial arts and self-defense gym that has created a specialized self-defense seminar specifically for REALTORS®. This seminar will be on Thursday, September 15 and will be limited to 100 people. At just $25 per person (paid at the door), this seminar is sure to fill up, so make sure you register today!

For more information on how to stay safe while working, please click here.



Orleans Parish Insurance Workshop

Orleans Parish has partnered with FEMA to hold an insurance workshop in your area. Flood insurance agents, real estate professionals, lenders, builders, and surveyors are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of:

  • Where the changes are occurring on the new flood maps;
  • The Newly Mapped Procedure and Grandfather rating options;
  • Policy Conversion and retaining customers whose risk is reduced;
  • Impacts of reform legislation and upcoming changes to the NFIP; and
  • Using new tools and resources to assist you.

There is no charge for this workshop and we encourage you to share information about this event with other flood insurance agents, lenders, surveyors, builders and real estate professionals.  Space is limited, so mark your calendar and click the registration link to attend.

Friday, August 26 from 1-3 p.m.

City Council Chamber

City Hall

1300 Perdido Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

Register to attend this Workshop at:



Louisiana REALTORS® Annual Fall Conference


Planning on attending Louisiana REALTORS®’ Annual Fall Conference this September 19 – 22? Register now to receive Early Bird pricing of just $49 before the price increases next week!

Click here for more information about the Conference.



Orleans Parish Tax Rolls Now Open!

Orleans Parish tax rolls are open now through August 15th. Property owners who wish to appeal can visit City Hall, the Algiers Courthouse, Lakeview Christian Center, or Uptown River Garden to speak with staff from the Assessor's office.

More information can be found here.



Xpress Key Alert Feature

Did you know you can send a Distress Alert with your Xpress Key with the Alert Feature?

These alerts are designed to be sent out in real-time, as quickly as you can receive a text message, is how long that alert takes to reach their designated contacts.

To set up the alert feature, you must you go into your SupraWeb account and set up who you want the predetermined message to be delivered to. Then, when the alert button is pushed and held for about three seconds, the email is sent to the recipient’s email address immediately, as long as the agent is within cellular coverage.

Click on the link below for instructions:



MLS Matrix and Instanet Support

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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. or their toll-free phone number, 800-668-8768. Their support pone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.



Code of Ethics Cycle is Due

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All REALTORS® must take NAR’s Code of Ethics - Cycle 4 training sometime between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2016. To ensure that you do not get suspended with no services, complete your Code of Ethics - Cycle 4 now – before time runs out.

Don’t forget – Code of Ethics classes at NOMAR are FREE until Oct. 1st when they will cost members $5 an hour!  If you do not know if you have completed your Code of Ethics training, click here to download the list.




Condolences for…

Randolph Ward, husband of Sandy Ward of RE/MAX Real Estate Partners, who passed away on July 28. Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 3. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Yenni Cancer Center at East Jefferson General Hospital.



2016 Annual Economic & Real Estate Forecast – “Engines for Growth”

This year’s Economic & Real Estate Forecast will be held on Tuesday, October 11 from 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans. Stay tuned for more details!



Featured CE

For the convenience of our Westbank REALTORS®, we are hosting a Code of Ethics - Cycle 4 course at Bayou Square on the Westbank on Friday, August 19! The course is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register here.

We are holding an LREC Mandatory class, “CFPB and YOU,” on Friday, August 26 at our Mandeville location for the convenience of our Northshore neighbors. The class begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 1:30 p.m. Register here for the Mandatory class.



Monthly CE Schedule

View the printable registration form for all CE Courses in August. 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.