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NOMAR REALNews: Nov. 6

Vote Desiree Charbonnet for Mayor!

NOMAR is proud to endorse Desiree Charbonnet for Mayor of New Orleans! Desiree is the best candidate for all of New Orleans, and especially for REALTORS® and their current and future clients. If you live in New Orleans, make sure you remember to vote in the November run-off for all of our REALTOR® Party Champions! Election Day is November 18 and early voting is November 3 - 11.

Click here to get a voter guide!

Visit www.nomar.org/elections for more information on endorsements, and to view sample ballots and election information for New Orleans and all other Parishes.

 

Take the Call for Action NOW

As a REALTOR® you have no doubt heard about tax reform plans from Washington, DC. Now Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Do not let tax reform become a tax increase for middle class homeowners.
Click here to protect homeowners!

 

Chili Dog 2017

On Friday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., NOMAR's Affiliates Committee will be hosting a chili cook-off and fundraiser for Zeus' Rescues

Do you think YOUR chili is the best? Get the competitor form here!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Crescent Title

Johnny's PoBoys

The Lake Insurance & Financial, Inc.

Power Mortgage

Interested in a sponsorship? Click here for the form!

 

Northshore Bowling Party

Put on your fuzziest slippers and join us for our second annual Northshore Bowling Tournament! This year is a pajama party theme, so put on your most stylish onesie and get ready to strut your stuff on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Tiffany Lanes in Mandeville. Team registrations are $125, and individuals are $20. 

Mark your calendars and register now!

 

More Instanet Training Classes Available NOW!

Join us for FREE hands-on Instanet training classes through the end of 2017 at both our Metairie and Mandeville offices. 
Click here to register for these trainings on our calendar.

Please contact NOMAR's MLS Department at 504-885-3200 with questions

 

2018 REALTOR® Dues

The 2018 REALTOR® dues invoices have been sent out. Invoices were sent directly to the broker as the broker is responsible for dues for all licenses they hold. Dues are payable now and due by November 30.   

Click here for more information.

Click here to pay online.

 

Historic House Specialist Seminar

The Historic House Specialist Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 9, offers REALTORS® opportunities to earn CE credits while learning about the city of New Orleans and the historic neighborhoods and homes that make it unique. After completing all requirements, certified Historic House Specialists assist potential homeowners in purchasing and renovating homes. 

This seminar will be held at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to learn valuable information from local experts in real estate and historic homes. $75 PRC members/$85 non-members. Visit www.prcno.org to register.

Please contact Mary Kelly-Swafford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

 

Did You Know?

TECHTip from the Louisiana Real Estate Commission: 

LREC Sponsored E-mail Auto Forwarding Reminder: As many of you know, LREC issues e-mail addresses to all licensees. This e-mail account is used to communicate important topics and dates to licensees on a reoccurring basis. If you need a refresher on how to look up your password and/or auto-forward the LREC e-mail to your personal or work e-mail, please follow the link below: http://www.lrec.state.la.us/files/elearningemail/new/index.html 

Be sure to autoforward these important messages to your e-mail to stay informed about mandatory topics, requirements, updates, and deadlines.

 

Code of Ethics Cycle V Training - Due December 31, 2018

All NAR members must complete Code of Ethics training between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018, regardless of when it was last completed.  Please note that NAR has shortened cycle times; the training must be completed during this time frame. 

How to Complete Code of Ethics Training

  1. Free online (no CE): https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/governing-documents/code-of-ethics/code-of-ethics-training. Choose the FREE COURSE FOR EXISTING MEMBERS.
  2. Online for CE: Find an LREC-approved distance learning provider who offers a REALTOR® Code of Ethics course. Send the certificate of completion to NOMAR as soon as possible so that we can report your training compliance to NAR.
  3. Classroom for CE with NOMAR: Find an offering on our monthly calendar and register.
  4. Classroom for CE with another provider: Send the certificate of completion to NOMAR as soon as possible so that we can report your training compliance to NAR.
  5. If you are an appraiser only: If you complete your USPAP during Cycle V, send the certificate of completion to NOMAR as soon as possible so that we can report your training compliance to NAR.

Please  click here for details from NAR or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

Commercial Alternative to the Mandatory - Friday, November 10 in Metairie

Louisiana REALTORS® will host another offering of their commercial alternative to the mandatory topic for commercial agents called 1031 Exchanges and ADA. The course will be offered on Friday, November 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Metairie. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 7. Click here to register.

 

CID Election & Holiday Social

Join CID for their annual Election & Holiday Social on Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.at Loft 18 (3128 Metairie Road).

CID Governing Board Election results will be announced at 6:30 p.m., and the three $1,500 Scholarship winners will also be announced.
Cost: $25 for Members 
$35 for Non-Members
Price includes open bar and an assortment of hors d'oeuvres. 
Purchase tickets here.

 

Jefferson Parish Flood Map Workshops
New FEMA Flood Maps could affect your clients. These new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Jefferson Parish will be effective February 2, 2018. Jefferson Parish has partnered with FEMA to hold two Flood Insurance Workshops, which will help you and your clients better understand the new maps, rating options, and more! 

Click here to register for the Nov. 29 workshop at the Mel Ott Recreation Center in Gretna.

Click here to register for the Nov. 30 workshop at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.

 

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

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