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Congratulations!

Cindee LeBouef, NOMAR’s Chief Financial Officer and Erin Grunberg, NOMAR’s Director of Member Solutions, IT Systems & Accounts Receivables are celebrating their 10th Anniversary of employment with NOMAR. Cindee and Erin joined our team right after Hurricane Katrina. They have seen our membership grow by over 1,000 members since that time. Our accounting department is run like a very well-oiled machine. They operate with the utmost of fiscal responsibility and their knowledge and expertise are much appreciated and revered. Thank you Cindee and Erin for your dedication, loyalty and the contributions that you have made to NOMAR over the last 10 years. We look forward to the next 10!

 

REALTOR® Mixer This Thursday!

yacht club mixer

Join us for a night of networking and fun at the Mid-City Yacht Club on Thursday, June 8 from 4 - 6 p.m.!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Authentic Title

Caliber Home Loans

Choice Title

Delta Title

Homestead Title

Power Mortgage

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.

 

Annual Bowling Party - June 16!

Bowling Party Promo - Hero

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

 

 

 

Legislative Session Updates

Update on SB 162: SB 162, the Louisiana Incentives and Workforce Housing Act, failed to make it out of House Commerce Committee last Tuesday, May 31. After much intense debate, we fell short by one vote. This means the bill will not advance any further during this legislative session. A call for action went out before the Memorial Day weekend to all REALTORS® across the state, and only 3% of members took action. NOMAR urges all members to take action quickly when a Call for Action is put out by NOMAR, LR, or NAR. Please make sure you are signed up to receive calls for action by texting REALTORS to 30644 or by signing up online here . 

Special Session Begins This Week: The 2017 regular legislative session will adjourn this Thursday, June 8. Immediately following adjournment the legislature will reconvene for its second special session this year. The focus of this session will be on the state budget and avoiding the fiscal cliff. NOMAR will continue to post relevant information throughout the special session here and on our website.

If you have any questions about the regular or special session, please contact NOMAR Governmental Affairs.

 

Millennial Awards 2017 Nominations Open!

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.

 

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

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.

 

Condolences for...
Carlos "Cappy" Pumilia, of K2 Realty LLC, who passed away on January 7. Condolences may be expressed here.

 

Professionalism at all times

By following unspoken rules of real estate, you can help your deals move along with much more grace. If you would like to submit an unspoken rule that you feel would be helpful to share, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..';document.getElementById('cloakb2e267f62f1b981c6c12ae2ba3284781').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb2e267f62f1b981c6c12ae2ba3284781+'<\/a>';

Leave it the way you found it. "After showings turn off the lights, shut and lock the doors and return the key to the lockbox. Sounds so simple but many times I have to read my lockbox to see who was last agent in the house who did not leave it the way that they found it.

If an agent tries to deny it was them, the proof is in your lockbox! -Trinity Keller, NOLA Living Realty

Keep your MLS status up to date. "Don't have your MLS listing show as 'active' when you have an accepted offer on a property. Not only is it against the MLS Rules, it is time-consuming to talk to the buyer about the property, handle their excitement, and finally track down the listing agent only to hear, 'It is under contract". This is very inconsiderate of a listing agent and diminishes our credibility with our buyers." - Josie DeGrusha, RE/MAX Affiliates

 

GBRAR is hosting CRS 123: Mastering Relevant, Consumer-Focused Marketing!

This class follows the home buyer and seller through their journey and analyzes what they deem as particularly relevant information at critical points in the home buying or selling process. Through activities, workshops, and instruction, participants learn strategies for strengthening their brand and content to position themselves as the top provider of information and expert guidance for their market segment.

August 10, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
No CE
GBRAR Office
14101 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

Register here.

Contact GBRAR at 225-761-2000 with questions

 

Featured CE
Join CID and NOMAR for Cheryl Bella's Commercial Property Pricing course on Monday, June 12 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at the Metairie office.  The cost is $35 for CID members and $50 for non CID members. To register, please click here .

Crescent Title Presents the Broker Mandatory!

Crescent Title will be offering 2017 Broker Mandatory - Broker Responsibility at Rock n Bowl on Monday, June 12 from 9 am - 1:30 pm. You may register at www.crescenttitle.com or by clicking here. Seating is limited!

 

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