NOMAR Weekly Update
January 26, 2007
NOMAR 2006 Sales Recognition Luncheon “REALTORS® and All That Jazz”
When: Friday, February 9
Where: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Time: 11:00 Networking, 12:00 Lunch & Awards Program
Ticket sales are going fast. Get yours now. Tickets are available until sold out or until
Tuesday, February 6th at noon, whichever comes first. You may use your VISA or MasterCard.
No tickets will be sold at the door. OPEN SEATING
For information and registration form, click here
Tickets are $30.00. Please make checks payable to NOMAR and mail with your completed form
to: 2800 Hessmer Ave, Metairie, LA 70002, or FAX credit card orders to 504-888-1812. You can
also purchase them online under “Member Accounts” at www.nomar.org Click on step 3:
“NOMAR” then enter your login and your password. Scroll down until you see “Event
Registration” and follow the prompts.
Also MARPAC will be conducting an Auction Fundraiser during the luncheon. You will have
the opportunity to bid on numerous beautiful prizes. Future newsletters will list some of the
wonderful things for auction. Come prepared to bid.
“Thank You” To Our Sales Recognition Luncheon Sponsors:
Diamond Super Star ($2,000 or more)
Stewart Title of Louisiana
LATTER & BLUM Inc. REALTORS®
Prudential Gardner, REALTORS®
GE Security - SUPRA
Platinum Super Star ($1000 or more)
Winters Title Agency, Inc.
Coldwell Banker TEC, REALTORS®
RE/MAX Real Estate Partners
Axion Mortgage Group
Eustis Mortgage Corporation
Homes & Land Magazine
Keller Williams Realty4550100
Bank of New Orleans
True Title Westbank, Metairie, and Uptown
Countrywide Home Loans
Gold Super Star ($500 or more)
First American MLS Solutions
American Home Mortgage
Silver Super Star ($250 or more)
Philippi P. St. Pe’, Board Counsel
Miller Home Mortgage, LLC
A-Pro Home Inspection Services
Delta Title Corporation
U.A. Durr Home Warranty
New York Life Insurance Company
Chase Manhattan Mortgage
The 2007 Calendar of Events
is now available online at www.nomar.org . Click on “Calendar” on the left side menu.
Jefferson Parish Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement will have the additional
services of two building inspectors, two mechanical inspectors, two plumbing inspectors, two
electrical inspectors and two to four plan reviewers. These professional inspectors are in the
parish for at least six months to a year to lend a hand with the workload caused by Katrina.
Louis Savoye said,” that one of the most important benefits of the inspectors-on-loan is that it
will free up his Department’s staff to attend training required to learn the new, more stringent
building codes recently adopted by the parish.” Under a new state law, all code inspectors
must pass examinations and be certified in the International Building Codes.
“Commercial Kick Off 2007”- Networking at Ultra & LACDB Demonstration,
Thursday, Feb. 1st 3:30 to 5:30 Ross Thibodeaux presents a quick and insightful class that
includes the basics on how to use the “LA Commercial Data Base” (the commercial mls) to its
full potential. Harrah’s Hotel downtown. FREE to CID and CCIM members!
5:30-7:30 Networking, Music, Hors d’Oeuvre and Cocktails at Ultra Lounge in Harrah’s Casino.
$25 for CID and CCIM members, $35 guests. Registration online at www.nomar.org or
download and fax form. Click here for flyer
NOMAR’s Lawrence DeMarcay UNO Scholarship
Each year NOMAR offers a UNO scholarship in the name of Lawrence DeMarcay. This year’s
scholarship will be in the amount of $750.00. You or your family could be eligible!
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007. The winner will be
selected prior to April 13th and announced at NOMAR's “REALTOR® of the Year” Luncheon
scheduled for May 11th.
1. Applicant must be a UNO student, either graduate or undergraduate, with at least one
semester left before graduation.
2. Must be enrolled in or have previously taken a real estate principles or
finance or investment course at UNO or another university.
You will be required to submit these materials to NOMAR by 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2007:
1.) resume 2.) at least two letters of reference 3.) letter explaining your career interest in real
estate and any financial need 4.) transcript which does not have to be a certified copy.
If you have questions, please contact us at 885-3200. Mail materials to NOMAR, Suite C, 2800
Hessmer Ave., Metairie, LA 70002.
Professional Standards Administrative Processing Fee Increases to $500.00
The administrative processing fee for Ethics Complaints has been increased from $350.00 to
$500.00. This fee is levied against a Respondent in an Ethics Complaint who has been found in
violation of one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of
REALTORS®. The fee is used to cover some of the costs of holding the Hearing, i.e. attorney
fees, mailing, copies, staff time, etc.
Your Board leadership, the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees take these
Complaints very seriously and want you to remember that fines of up to $5,000.00 may also be
levied as part of the discipline imposed.
IMPORTANT EVENT DATES
February 9, 2007 NOMAR Sales Recognition Luncheon Hilton Riverside, N.O.
March 14 LR Education Day
March 22 CID Awards Banquet
May 2-4 LR Spring Conference, Baton Rouge
May 11 “REALTOR® of the Year” Luncheon
May 14-19 NAR Mid Year Meetings & Expo
June 8 NOMAR 20th Annual Bowling Tournament
August 16-17 NAR Leadership Summit, Chicago
September 14 Service to the Industry Luncheon
September 20-21 LR Fall Conference, Baton Rouge
October 19 NOMAR & GSREIN Election Event
November 11-16 NAR Annual Conference & Expo, Las Vegas
November 15 CID Election & Holiday Social
December 7 NOMAR/GSREIN/CID Installation
Spanish Homebuyer Seminar
12-hour course held on Saturday, Jan. 27th and Saturday, Feb. 3rd from 10am to 4pm at the
Hispanic Resource Center located at 4312 Florida Ave. in Kenner.
The course is required for Jefferson Parish funds and grants and meets the financial fitness
course requirements. It opens the door to Home funds, Bond money and mayor soft second
programs. Taught only in Spanish and pre-registration is required. For info call 504-464-6224.
2007 NOMAR Membership Status
If you chose to place your license in inactive status with the LREC for 2007, please advise us in
writing. We cannot terminate membership, nor refund NOMAR or GSREIN dues without written
notification from the broker and/or the agent. This notification must be received by
NOMAR/GSREIN no later than January 14, 2007 by mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
in order to receive a refund of 2007 dues paid. No refunds will be issued after January 14, 2007.
Because You Asked For It…
NOMAR will introduce a quarterly “newsletter” to report the decisions of Professional Standards
Hearing Panels involving ethics complaints. No individual or company names will be used. We
encourage office managers and brokers to use this information to educate their agents and we
encourage agents to read the newsletter to improve their understanding of the Code of Ethics.
And we need a name for the publication, so we’re having a contest! Send your suggestions to
email@example.com by 5:00 on Wednesday, Feb. 7th. The REALTOR® who submits the winning
name will win $50.00 cash!
Lakeview Open House
Lakeview brokers and agents will be doing a large, co-operative Open House on Sunday,
January 28. The houses will be open from 2-5. Ads will appear in the Inside Out section of the
Times-Picayune on Saturday, January 27th. Questions? Contact Kimberly Share Vazquez,
Lockboxes are in and are available to purchase at a cost of $100.00 plus tax.
St. Tammany Parish Map Books have arrived and are available at the GSREIN Offices in
Metairie and Lacombe at a cost of $38.01 (inclusive of tax).
Resolve To Include Education To Advance Your Real Estate Career!
Louisiana REALTORS has worked to line up great education opportunities for its members.
A new agent? Or a veteran needing a boost? Register for "Lead Generation & Prospecting
Strategies" on February 2nd in Baton Rouge. This program will help agents generate more
leads than they can handle!
Seize the opportunity to make this year better than the last! For more information on courses or
for the full 2007 Professional Development calendar visit:
NOMAR Affiliate’s CE Classes
Stewart Title of Louisiana returns to Beau Rivage Thursday, March 1-2, to present the LREC’s
mandatory course “Commission Rules and Regulations-2007 Mandatory”. For more information
or to sign up for classes, call John Costello at (504)884-8286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crescent Title also returns to the Beau Rivage March 22-23rd for 2007 LREC approved CE.
Biloxi, Mississippi details to follow soon. Call or email – Jo Ann or Kathy at 866-5151.
NOMAR Sends Condolences
Please keep the following person(s) and their family in your prayers:
Mr. Harold Joseph Bosworth, a Retired Broker and former director of the Jefferson Board of
REALTORS® died on Friday January 19, 2007. Age 79 years.
Ms. Carolyn Crist of Prudential Gardner REALTORS® whose mother, Agnes Mrs. Nell Ross
Ponder, passed away on Jan. 17th.