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Urgent Need for Available Rental Units

Many flood victims are in urgent need of temporary housing or rental property. Please post any rentals through the Lease section of the Matrix MLS or submit rental units that you know are available in any of the surrounding areas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We will make this list available in a link through our MLS . 

Click here to view a current list of available rental units.

 

Volunteer Efforts

 

If you are interested in volunteering to help bring aid to Louisiana residents affected by last weekend’s historic flooding, please visit the following websites:

Volunteer Louisiana

Keller-Williams Realty Cares

Additionally, Jessica Carroll is collecting old towels, blankets, pillows, mattress covers and sheets for the LA SPCA - they will be used for bedding for the dogs that are at the shelters - some dogs are waiting for their owners to come find them, and some dogs are permanently homeless and will be filtered in to the SPCA's adoption program.  Regardless of their circumstance, the dogs are in chain link pens with tarp roofs right now, and anything soft for them to sleep on is appreciated. She works out of the Latter and Blum Lakefront office, and her managing broker, Bill Bliss, is allowing donations to come to her office, which is located at 7039 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124.

If you are a member organizing volunteer efforts, please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

REALTOR® Safety Workshops and Self-Defense Seminar

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In an effort to raise awareness about the unique dangers that REALTORS® face at work, NOMAR is hosting two safety workshops. These workshops will be held in Metairie on September 8 and in Mandeville on September 9. These workshops will be taught by NOMAR 2016 President Lesha Freeland and NOMAR 2016 Secretary-Treasurer Cindy Callais. To register for the Metairie workshop, click here. To register for the Mandeville workshop, click here.

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 have created a specialized self-defense seminar specifically for REALTORS®. This seminar will be on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at their location in Harahan. The self-defense class will be limited to 100 participants. 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.

 

REALTOR® Mixer September 8!

REALTOR Mixer

We are holding a REALTOR® Mixer on September 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Reginelli’s Pizzeria on the Westbank! There will be FREE pizza and appetizers, as well as $10 BOTTLES of wine and $2 pints of beer! We hope to see you all there!

 

YPN Kickoff Party!

YPN kickoff party

Are you a member of our Young Professionals Network? Are you curious about what our Young Professionals Network is? Come to our “kick-off” party on Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m. at Bayou Beer Garden!

 

Louisiana REALTORS® Flood & Disaster Relief Information Session

LR Info Session

 

Stay tuned for more information about a New Orleans-area viewing session coming via email this week.

 

Dillard University Housing Health & Home Improvement Fair 2016

Dillard University Housing Fair

The housing health & home improvement fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Dillard University’s Professional Schools building.

 

 

Louisiana REALTORS® Annual Fall Conference

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Planning on attending Louisiana REALTORS
®’ Annual Fall Conference this September 19 – 22? Register now!

Click here for more information about the Conference.

 

 

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:

http://www.supraekey.com/Documents/XK_SetUpAlerts.pdf

 

 

Code of Ethics Cycle 4 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.

**Please note: this list is strictly people who have NOT taken Code of Ethics.

 

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

Registration is Now Open for the Economic & Real Estate Forecast on Oct. 11th

 

Individual Ticket Prices:         

By:                  Sept. 13       Oct. 9         Oct. 11

REALTORS:     $35              $45              $60

Public:               $40              $50              $60

 

Click here to register online.  Click here for the Program and here for a look at the speakers.

The Forecast has been approved for 4 hours of CE credit.

 

 

Acknowledgments to…

Thank you to Move, Inc. for their generous donation to the Louisiana REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund!

 

Condolences for…

Carol Ann “Nana” Bourgeois Hoffmann, mother of NOMAR CEO Missy Whittington, who passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, surrounded by her family. Services were held on Aug. 26 at St. Mary Magdalen Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lakeside Hospice.

BJ Chauvin, Jr., husband of Mary Sirgo Chauvin of GARDNER, REALTORS®, who passed away late last week. Services will be held on Sept. 2 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. and a funeral mass following at 12 noon.

 

 

Featured CE

In September we are offering “Housing Choice Voucher Program – Landlord Training” on Friday, Sept. 9th at our Metairie location. This course is taught by Arthur Waller from HANO from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Don’t miss out and click here to register!

And as always … please check your records and make sure you have completed Code of Ethics Cycle IV! This cycle will end December 31, 2016. You may check our calendar to see when this course is offered next. Don’t hesitate to get this requirement completed before the end of this year!

 

 

Monthly CE Schedule

All CE Courses for August are now complete. View the printable registration form for all CE Courses in September.

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.

 

 

MLS Matrix and Instanet Support

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. 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.