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REALNews from NOMAR - February 20, 2017

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Metairie Office Hours

NOMAR's Metairie Office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17 due to Family Gras taking place that day and through the weekend near the office.

 

Mardi Gras Office Hours

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Happy Mardi Gras everyone! We will be closed on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 to celebrate. We will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.

 

Do Your Research - Don't Get Scammed!

If you receive an email referral from an out of state agent that you don't know, you should always verify their identity. Go to realtor.com and click "Find REALTORS®" at the top of the page. Pull up the agent by name, then click "email" to verify that they sent you the referral email, ensuring you will not fall victim to a scam.

 

Housing Needed for Tornado Victims

In order to assist tornado victims who are displaced due to damages to their homes, we are asking that you send us available units for lease. Please send along with the address and location of the property, rental price, your contact info and the shortest term that you will accept on a lease. Some are in need to rent short term as they are working on home repairs and may be able to get back in their homes more quickly. Others may need to lease a unit for a longer term. Please submit any units or complexes that are available for rent immediately. We will provide this list to Ellen Lee, Director of Housing Policy and Community Development, City of New Orleans. Thank you for your assistance.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tornado Relief

We are dedicated to helping our REALTOR® Family after last week's tornadoes across New Orleans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted, and we ask that if you were affected by the tornadoes to please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, contact information, and a brief description of the damage sustained. We will use this information to assess how to best help our REALTOR® Family.

 

REALTORâ Appreciation Day Registration Now Open!

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We are excited to announce the fifth annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 30 at the Hilton Riverside from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.! This event has been approved for 6 hours of CE and 1 GRI credit!

Register here!

 

Thank You to Our 2017 REALTOR® Appreciation Day Sponsors!

 

Diamond Sponsor ($2000 or More)
GARDNER, REALTORS®

Zillow Group

Platinum Sponsor ($1000 or More)

CoreLogic

Crescent Title

Homestead Title

LATTER & BLUM INC/REALTORS®

RE/MAX Real Estate Partners, Inc.

Supra

Title Stream, LLC

Gold Sponsor ($500)

ALPHA Insurance Agency

Bayou Title, Inc.

Coldwell Banker TEC, REALTORS®

Delta Title Corp.

First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana

House Call

Home Bank

La Capitol Federal Credit Union

New Orleans Metropolitan Women's Council of REALTORS®

Silver Sponsor ($250)

Bailey D. Morse – General Counsel

Four Points Title, LLC.

Frazier Insurance, LLC

Philippi St. Pe' - General Counsel

The Lake Insurance and Financial, Inc.

The Real Estate Book


Sponsors will be listed on ALL advertising for the event, as well as at the event itself.

If you would like to sponsor this year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day, please fill out our sponsorship form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NOMAR & NABOR Legislative Outreach

Northshore Legislative Outreach

Please join us for a lunch with your Northshore legislators at Beau Chene Country Club on Thursday, March 9. Legislators will give an update of the upcoming legislative session.

Click here to register.

 

 

NAR Changes Ethics Requirements - New 2 Year Cycle (2017-2018)

NAR mandates that Code of Ethics training be completed once per cycle by all its members.  In previous years, those cycles have been 4 years long. The new cycle began January 1, 2017, and is two years long. Therefore, all NAR members must complete Code of Ethics training between January 2017 and December 2018.

NOMAR already has several Code of Ethics classes scheduled throughout 2017, with more to come. You can find classes on NOMAR's online calendar.

Remember - if you take your Code of Ethics training with a provider other than NOMAR, NOMAR does not receive notification of your completion, so please submit your Code of Ethics training certificate from the provider to us as soon as possible. You can fax it to (504) 888-1812 or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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, registration is NEVER taken over the phone, but you may use the printable registration forms found on our website to email or fax in your request. 

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in March.

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.

REALNews from NOMAR - Feb. 13, 2017

 

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Metairie Office Hours

NOMAR's Metairie Office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17 due to Family Gras taking place that day and through the weekend near the office.

 

Housing Needed for Tornado Victims

In order to assist tornado victims who are displaced due to damages to their homes, we are asking that you send us available units for lease. Please send along with the address and location of the property, rental price, your contact info and the shortest term that you will accept on a lease. Some are in need to rent short term as they are working on home repairs and may be able to get back in their homes more quickly. Others may need to lease a unit for a longer term. Please submit any units or complexes that are available for rent immediately. We will provide this list to Ellen Lee, Director of Housing Policy and Community Development, City of New Orleans. Thank you for your assistance.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tornado Relief

We are dedicated to helping our REALTOR® Family after last week's tornadoes across New Orleans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted, and we ask that if you were affected by the tornadoes to please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, contact information, and a brief description of the damage sustained. We will use this information to assess how to best help our REALTOR® Family.

 

Donation Information

If you are interested in donating to those impacted by the tornadoes, please consider these options:

Bayou Title is currently accepting donations of plastic storage bins and containers, garbage bags, Ziploc bags, cleaning supplies, flashlights or lanterns, batteries, blankets, pillows, bed sheets, towels, baby items, personal care items and kids' toys. They are not currently accepting any clothing or food items. For more information, please click here.

The Louisiana SPCA has set up a temporary pet shelter at Joe Brown Park, and is handing out dog and cat supplies. They are currently accepting unopened dry cat and dog food, as well as large air crates. Donations can be dropped off at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.), Canine Connection (4920 Tchoupitoulas, Camp Bow Wow - Mid-City (3301 Conti Street), NO Fleas Market (4228 Magazine Street), Demo Diva Demolition (6246 Memphis Street). Items can also be ordered off of the Louisiana SPCA's Amazon wish list. Lastly, monetary donations can be made here.

For more information on how and where to donate, please click here.

 

REALTORâ Appreciation Day Registration Now Open!

RAD Promo 2

We are excited to announce the fifth annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 30 at the Hilton Riverside from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.! This event has been approved for 6 hours of CE and 1 GRI credit!

Register here!

 

Thank You to Our 2017 REALTOR® Appreciation Day Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor ($2000 or More)
GARDNER, REALTORS®

Zillow

Platinum Sponsor ($1000 or More)

CoreLogic

Crescent Title

Homestead Title

Latter & Blum REALTORS®

RE/MAX Real Estate Partners

Supra

Title Stream, LLC

Gold Sponsor ($500)

ALPHA Insurance Agency

Bayou Title, Inc.

Coldwell Banker TEC, REALTORS®

Delta Title Corp.

First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana

House Call

Home Bank

La Capitol Federal Credit Union

New Orleans Metropolitan Women's Council of REALTORS®

Silver Sponsor ($250)
Frazier Insurance, LLC

Philippi St. Pe' - General Counsel

The Lake Insurance and Financial, Inc.

The Real Estate Book

Take this opportunity to become a sponsor and market your company to our REALTOR® members. Last year's attendance was close to 600! 


Sponsors will be listed on ALL advertising for the event, as well as at the event itself.

If you would like to sponsor this year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day, please fill out our sponsorship form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NAR Changes Ethics Requirements - New 2 Year Cycle (2017-2018)

NAR mandates that Code of Ethics training be completed once per cycle by all its members.  In previous years, those cycles have been 4 years long. The new cycle began January 1, 2017, and is two years long. Therefore, all NAR members must complete Code of Ethics training between January 2017 and December 2018.

NOMAR already has several Code of Ethics classes scheduled throughout 2017, with more to come. You can find classes on NOMAR's online calendar

Remember - if you take your Code of Ethics training with a provider other than NOMAR, NOMAR does not receive notification of your completion, so please submit your Code of Ethics training certificate from the provider to us as soon as possible. You can fax it to (504) 888-1812 or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

St. Bernard Parish Special Needs Residents Eligible for Evacuation Assistance


St. Bernard Parish residents with Special Needs are eligible for assistance in evacuating should a mandatory evacuation be called, either due to a hurricane or another type of emergency which might arise in the parish. Parish President Guy McInnis urges those who need help evacuating to register with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by calling 278-4268. For more information, please click here.

 

A REALTOR® In Need - UPDATE!

Peter had a successful liver transplant on February 2, and his recovery is going well. He was discharged on Friday, February 10, but the family still needs our help.

Bob Stevens, past President of CID, former Director of both NOMAR and LR and broker of the Stevens Realty Group Inc., needs your help. Peter Ganucheau, Bob's youngest grandson, was born with a life-threatening defect. Bob is heading a campaign through the Children's Organ Transplant Association raising contributions to help offset Peter's medical and related costs. The campaign goal is $75,000. Please read Peter's story here.

Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers during this difficult time. If you are able to contribute to Peter's fund, we ask that you consider doing so. 

 

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, registration is NEVER taken over the phone, but you may use the printable registration forms found on our website to email or fax in your request. 

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in February.

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in March.

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.

 

REALNews from NOMAR - February 6, 2017

 

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REALTORâ Appreciation Day Registration Now Open!

RAD Promo 2

We are excited to announce the fifth annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 30 at the Hilton Riverside from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.! This event has been approved for 6 hours of CE and 1 GRI credit!

Register here!

 

Thank You to Our 2017 REALTOR® Appreciation Day Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor ($2000 or More)

GARDNER, REALTORSâ

Platinum Sponsor ($1000 or More)
CoreLogic

Homestead Title

Title Stream, LLC

Gold Sponsor ($500)

ALPHA Insurance Agency

Coldwell Banker, TEC, REALTORSâ

Home Bank

La Capitol Federal Credit Union

Silver Sponsor ($250)

The Real Estate Book

 

Take this opportunity to become a sponsor and market your company to our REALTOR® members. Last year’s attendance was close to 600! 

Sponsors will be listed on ALL advertising for the event, as well as at the event itself.

If you would like to sponsor this year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day, please fill out our sponsorship form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NAR Changes Ethics Requirements - New 2 Year Cycle (2017-2018)

NAR mandates that Code of Ethics training be completed once per cycle by all its members.  In previous years, those cycles have been 4 years long. The new cycle began January 1, 2017, and is two years long. Therefore, all NAR members must complete Code of Ethics training between January 2017 and December 2018.

NOMAR already has several Code of Ethics classes scheduled throughout 2017, with more to come. You can find classes on NOMAR's online calendar. The first one offered will be at the Metairie office on Friday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can register for the class here.

Remember - if you take your Code of Ethics training with a provider other than NOMAR, NOMAR does not receive notification of your completion, so please submit your Code of Ethics training certificate from the provider to us as soon as possible. You can fax it to (504) 888-1812 or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

St. Bernard Parish Special Needs Residents Eligible for Evacuation Assistance

St. Bernard Parish residents with Special Needs are eligible for assistance in evacuating should a mandatory evacuation be called, either due to a hurricane or another type of emergency which might arise in the parish. Parish President Guy McInnis urges those who need help evacuating to register with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by calling 278-4268. For more information, please click here.

 

A REALTOR® In Need

Bob Stevens, past President of CID, former Director of both NOMAR and LR and Broker of the Stevens Realty Group Inc., needs your help. Peter Ganucheau, Bob's youngest grandson, was born with a life-threatening defect. Peter is currently in Atlanta waiting on a liver transplant. Bob is heading a campaign through the Children's Organ Transplant Association raising contributions to help offset medical and related costs of Peter. The campaign goal is $75,000. Please look at Peter's story, a Patient Flyer is attached.

Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers during this difficult time. If you are able to contribute to Peter's fund, we ask that you consider doing so. 

 

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, registration is NEVER taken over the phone, but you may use the printable registration forms found on our website to email or fax in your request. 

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in January.

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in February.

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.

 

REALNews from NOMAR - January 30, 2017

 

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REALTORâ Appreciation Day March 30!

RAD Promo 1

We are excited to announce the fifth annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 30 at the Hilton Riverside from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.!

 

 

St. Bernard Parish Special Needs Residents Eligible for Evacuation Assistance

St. Bernard Parish residents with Special Needs are eligible for assistance in evacuating should a mandatory evacuation be called, either due to a hurricane or another type of emergency which might arise in the parish. Parish President Guy McInnis urges those who need help evacuating to register with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness by calling 278-4268. For more information, please click here.

 

Thank You to Our 2017 REALTOR® Appreciation Day Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor ($2000 or More)

Platinum Sponsor ($1000 or More)
Title Stream, LLC

CoreLogic

Homestead Title

Gold Sponsor ($500)

Home Bank

ALPHA Insurance Agency

Silver Sponsor ($250)

Take this opportunity to become a sponsor and market your company to our REALTOR® members. Last year’s attendance was close to 600! 


Sponsors will be listed on ALL advertising for the event, as well as at the event itself.

If you would like to sponsor this year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day, please fill out our sponsorship form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2017 LREC Mandatory Topics

For 2017, the LREC has approved a mandatory topic for salespersons and a mandatory topic for brokers. Agents are required to complete the mandatory topic "Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines."  Brokers are required to complete BOTH "Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines" AND "Broker Responsibility."

NOMAR has several sales agent mandatory topic classes scheduled throughout the year in both the Metairie and the Mandeville office with more to come. NOMAR is working with approved instructors to schedule broker mandatory topic classes as soon and as often as possible.

 

A REALTOR® In Need

Bob Stevens, past President of CID, former Director of both NOMAR and LR and Broker of tahe Stevens Realty Group Inc., needs your help. Peter Ganucheau, Bob's youngest grandson, was born with a life-threatening defect. Peter is currently in Atlanta waiting on a liver transplant. Bob is heading a campaign through the Children's Organ Transplant Association raising contributions to help offset medical and related costs of Peter. The campaign goal is $75,000. Please look at Peter's story, a Patient Flyer is attached.

Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers during this difficult time. If you are able to contribute to Peter's fund, we ask that you consider doing so. 

 

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, registration is NEVER taken over the phone, but you may use the printable registration forms found on our website to email or fax in your request. 

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in January.

View the printable registration form for all CE courses in February.

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.

 

REALNews from NOMAR - Jan. 23, 2017

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REALTOR® Appreciation Day March 30!

RAD Promo 1

We are excited to announce the fifth annual REALTOR® Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 30 at the Hilton Riverside from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.! 

Feel free to call NOMAR at 504-885-3200 for additional information.

 

Thank You to Our 2017 REALTOR® Appreciation Day Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor ($2000 or More)

Platinum Sponsor ($1000 or More)
Title Stream, LLC

Gold Sponsor ($500)

Silver Sponsor ($250)

Take this opportunity to become a sponsor and market your company to our REALTOR® members. Last year’s attendance was close to 600! 


Sponsors will be listed on ALL advertising for the event, as well as at the event itself.

If you would like to sponsor this year's REALTOR® Appreciation Day, please fill out our sponsorship form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

LREC Mandatory Form Changes 2017

The LREC has made changes to the Mandatory Agreement to Buy or Sell and the Residential Property Disclosure Form, effective Jan. 1, 2017. To see the changes made to the forms, please click here.

 

Condolences for...

Carol Gemelli, of Dorian Bennett Sotheby's International Realty, who passed away on January 14. Per Carol's request, there was no official service.

Migdalia "Maggie" Romaguera, mother of Margaret Hughes, manager of the Boutte, Destrehan and LaPlace offices of GARDNER, REALTORS®, who passed away on January 14, 2017 after fighting pneumonia at the age of 62. Services will be private.

 

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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