NABORNews January 5, 2021
President's Message

As we enter this new year, I want take a moment to wish each of you a fantastic year ahead and to express how much I appreciate your membership. Let’s all take a collective deep breath and give thanks for the lessons that 2020 has taught us while looking ahead for the blessings of this new year, with grace and kindness. I assure you that NABOR® is ready, willing and able to be there for you no matter what is in store for us in 2021. 

NABOR® will continue to offer online classes and committee meetings to accommodate your busy schedules. We will be adding videos to the nabor.com video gallery page continually so you can access valuable information when you need it! We are updating some of the building's furnishings and audio visual equipment to provide you with a better member experience. Plus, we will keep you updated with the progress every step of the way.
Local and national economists are predicting that 2021 will be similar to 2020 in terms of the real estate buying frenzy, so I hope you keep your running shoes on to get ready for all the home buyers flocking to SWFL! Be sure to visit our NABOR® REALTOR® store to purchase your community maps and a variety wonderful closing gifts for your customers too..

I have a favor to ask of you. Please let me know what you think of NABOR®'s services and what we can do as an association to assist you. We want your feedback. We sincerely want to know how we can make your job easier listing and selling real estate, related services and products. Please call me at 239-597-1666 or email me at corey@nabor.com anytime as we move forward into the future together.

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

With Gratitude, 
Corey R. McCloskey 
TOP STORIES
Upward Trend in Naples Real Estate Market Continues
The Naples real estate market continues to see an upward trend in both showings and closed sales. In November 2020, there were 36,508 showings, which represents a 43 percent increase over the same period in 2019. Closed sales for the overall market increased 58.8 percent to 1,126 closed sales in November 2020, up from 709 closed sales in November 2019.
2020 Award Applications and Nominations
NABOR® Annual Night of Honors Awards
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® will recognize the accomplishments of many outstanding members who have volunteered their time and talents to better the organization, industry and community in 2020 at the Annual Night of Honors. Please nominate anyone whom you believe truly deserves one or more of NABOR®’s ten+ prestigious awards by FEB 1, 2021. 
NABOR® Honor Society
NABOR® established an Honor Society to recognize and salute members who have met the criteria to qualify for this distinguished award. Please take this opportunity to be honored for your volunteer contributions and participation in 2020 at the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® by submitting your application online by FEB 1, 2021.   
Florida Realtors® Honor Society
Florida Realtors® established an Honor Society to recognize active members for activity in their local, state and National Association of REALTORS®. Points are earned during 2020 for involvement in Institutes including Societies and Councils, designations earned, educational activities, and political involvement. A minimum of 100 points total must be met. Email your application form to melissa@nabor.com by FEB 4, 2021 and it will be submitted to Florida Realtors® on your behalf.
NAR Code of Ethics Training Deadline COE Training Deadline
NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021. Please note that REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®.
MLS UPDATES
MLS Tech Week
You will discover the latest MLS technology during a power-packed week from March 1-5 during NABOR®’s MLS Tech Week. Attend daily webinars and classes presented by top speakers and key tech providers who will keep you informed of innovative MLS tools and services. The critical knowledge you will gain from the MLS Tech Conference during MLS Tech Week will help keep you relevant in today’s ever changing digital landscape. Registration and more information to come.
LEGAL RESOURCES
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Cyber Attacks, Phishing Scams, Wire Fraud: How can REALTORS® protect themselves?
Read this important article about out how to stop this multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise through VIGILANCE, written by Jeff Jones and Sam Saad III.
Business Email Compromise Scheme
Find out from the FBI what you need to do if you are a victim of a Business Email Compromise Scheme and need to take action.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
NABOR® EDUCATION CENTER
Find a selection of online classes offered for your professional development. Register for CE classes and others, many are free or offered at a reduced rate. Register for classes in your member portal.
NABOR® SUPPORT
Basecamp
Basecamp is a wonderful online collaboration app that lets people manage their work together and communicate with one another. You use it to keep track of all the tasks, deadlines, files, discussions, and announcements that happen around work. NABOR® committees are using it for all of their communications and you might like it for your business too.
NABOR® is Here to Serve You!
NABOR® is open with a full staff to help you Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm. Classes and meetings are being offered via Zoom for those who wish to participate virtually. We are following CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy.
NABOR® REALTOR® Store
Shop online for top-selling, business-boosting products - brochure boxes, flyer stands, books, open house signs, door signs, arrow signs, St. Joseph home sale kits, surveillance warning signs and more. Go to your member portal on NABOR.com to place your order. It will be ready for pickup within one business day at the NABOR® REALTOR® store.
Membership Support
Call 239-597-1666 to reach Membership support staff. You can also email membership@nabor.com with your questions and comments.
MLS Support
Call 239-597-1666 with your MLS questions and concerns or email mls@nabor.com.
Supra eKEY
If you have questions or want to request e-KEY activation services, email supra@nabor.com. The Supra support line is 877-699-6787.
COVID-19 RESOURCES
Message from the CEO

NABOR® stands ready to serve members, providing the best service possible. Take advantage of the valuable tools and services that NABOR® offers to help your business succeed.

MARTY MANION, CEO