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Call for Action Alert - TAKE ACTION NOW!
Tell the members of the House Commerce Committee to SUPPORT legislation to encourage local governments to foster the development of affordable and workforce housing units through incentives instead of the detrimental practice of inclusionary zoning. With your help we can continue to promote affordable housing opportunities!
Take the Call for Action NOW, the day to vote is TODAY!


DeMarcay Scholarship Applications due THIS THURSDAY - June 1!

NOMAR is seeking applications from UNO students who are pursuing a career in real estate and need financial assistance. Applications are due by June 1, 2017. The winners will be selected by the NOMAR Board during the week of June 5. 

Click here for more information and detailed requirements.


Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Villain

Get ready for a bowling party that's out of this world! Our 2017 Bowling Party at Rock'n'Bowl Mid City Lanes is on Friday, June 16 from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

This year's theme is Superheroes and Supervillians, so be sure to gather a team of your most menacing villains or bravest heroes and dress to impress! 

This year's prize categories are:

"Most Heroic Group" - Best Group Costume (Heroes)

"Most Villainous Group" - Best Group Costume (Villains)

"Most Likely to Destroy the World" - Best Individual Villain

"Most Likely to Save the World" - Best Individual Hero

Cost per team (6 bowlers) - $200

Individual Registration (no bowling) - $35 NOMAR Members / $40 Non-Members 

Click here for the registration form.

Please return your completed registration form with payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This event is sure to sell out, so register now


Congratulations to our Award Winners!

Affiliate of the Year

Ed Oneto

CE Real Estate School

Manager of the Year

Dee Halphen

RE/MAX Elite

REALTOR® of the Year

Lesha Freeland


Philippi St. Pe' Lifetime Achievement Award

Sylvia Roy


Conchita Sulli

Conchita L. Sulli & Assoc., Inc.

Young Professionals Network Rising Star

Liz Tardo


Click here to see pictures from the event!


REALTOR® Mixer June 8!

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Join us for a night of networking and fun at the Mid-City Yacht Club on Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 6 p.m.! This event is sponsored by the NOMAR Affiliates Committee.

The Mid-City Yacht Club is located at 440 St. Patrick Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Legislative Session Updates


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NOMAR members recently went to Washington, DC, to attend the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. At these meetings, REALTORS(R) attended special forums, committee meetings, and the Board of Directors meeting, while also taking an active role in advancing the real estate industry and our public policy initiatives. 

Above, NOMAR CEO Missy Whittington and NOMAR 2017 President Josie DeGrusha meet with Congressman Scalise. Below, NOMAR Members meet with Congressman Richmond to discuss affordable flood insurance and sustainable homeownership.

NOMAR Members meeting with Congressman Richmond

Click here to see more pictures from our trip to the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.


2017 NAR RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to NOMAR three newest RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees! The Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated members who have made a significant commitment to RPAC over the years of $25,000 or more.

Josie DeGrusha Headshot

Josie DeGrusha,

RE/MAX Affiliates

Nina Loup Headshot

Nina Loup,


Evelyn Wolford headshot

Evelyn Wolford,


Click here to see the entire list of 2016 RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees.


Millennial Awards 2017 Nominations Open!

Millennial awards 2017

Nominations are now open for this year's Millennial Awards! If you think you or someone you know deserves to win this award in the "Real Estate" category, nominate them today! Nominations are open through June 15.

This year's Millennial Awards will be held alongside Emerge Summit, a new annual emerging leadership conference, on July 13 - 14, 2017. Learn more here.


New LREC Rule Chapter
Effective May 19, 2017, the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC) has updated its Rules and Regulations to include Chapter 18: Broker Responsibilities.


UNO's Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast for the Northshore Region

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The focus of the northshore UNO Economic Outlook & Real Estate Forecast Seminar will be on the 2016 floods that affected the northshore. The commercial and residential panels will include members of the insurance industry to address issues related to each of these real estate sectors. 

The event will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190, Covington, LA.

Click here to register.


Congratulations New Designee!
Congratulations to LaTanya LaBranch, of LaBranch & Associates Realty and Design, who recently received her GRI Designation. 

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. Click here to learn more about GRI Designations.


Condolences for...
Dr. Robert Hildebrandt, of GARDNER, REALTORS, passed away on Monday, May 22. Services were held on Saturday, May 27. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. 


Featured CE

5 Mandeville Classes in June!

Northshore members asked, NOMAR responded! More Mandeville office classes are on the way.  Here's what's available in June:

Thursday, June 8 - 9:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.: Mandatory - Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines 

Tuesday, June 13 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Succession Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions 

Thursday, June 15 - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: REO Sales 

Tuesday, June 20 - 1 - 3 p.m: From Contract to Closing 

Tuesday, June 27 - 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Code of Ethics Training 

Appraiser CE Opportunity (Agents Too!)

Come see what the buzz is about! Rosalyn Bryant's How to Measure a Home course will be offered at the NOMAR Metairie office on Thursday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. It has been approved for 4 hours of CE credit for both agents and appraisers. 

CID Offers a Commercial Class

We welcome Cheryl Bella on Monday, June 12 for Commercial Property Pricing. Class is at the Metairie office from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35 for CID members and $50 for CID non-members.


Monthly CE Schedule

Please view our online calendar to see all upcoming CE courses. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to ensure you are enrolled in the course that fits your needs. 

As a reminder, registrations and cancellations are NEVER taken over the phone. Additionally, we ask that all CE courses be scheduled online.

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


MLS Matrix, Supra 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 phone line is always open and staffed 24/7/365 in North America, with an average hold time of about one minute.
Support for your Xpress keys, eKeys and BTLE Lockboxes
 can be found two ways: Monday - Friday call the Metairie Office 504-885-3200 or email 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. OR Mandeville Office 985-882-8521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Weekends & Holidays call Supra 877-699-6787