NABORNews November 3, 2020
President's Message

November marks the beginning of the last month of my unforgettable year as President of NABOR®. It has been a great honor to lead this outstanding association. I can definitely say that my time serving as your president, while full of challenges as a result of the pandemic, has been very fulfilling thanks to the amazing support I have received from members and the community. I want to thank the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, volunteers and staff in their diligence and commitment to serving NABOR®. I am so thankful to be surrounded by such great people.

This has been a pivotal year that we all have had a hand in shaping. Change is constant as we evolve, join forces and share resources through this pandemic. With our collective efforts, we will continue to advance the goals of NABOR® and remain on the forefront of the real estate industry.

One of the things I love about NABOR® is that we challenge each other to go beyond what we think we are capable of so that being said, I encourage you to serve on a NABOR® Committee to help shape NABOR®'s future. Or, consider applying to the 2021 Leadership Academy where you will learn to lead and have the opportunity to forge long-lasting relationships with a group of exceptional people. I am so happy I did!

Thank you for being such an integral part of the real estate community in Naples and for making my year as president memorable. Let us now move forward together with determination and turn our dreams and the dreams of homeowners into reality.

Lauren Melo, President
Remine Pro is Coming!
Remine Pro is expected to launch on November 12 so register for free classes to learn how to use its map-based, public records-enhanced property searches, unlimited contact information for prospecting, a fully integrated comparative market analysis (CMA) tool that incorporates both MLS & off-market properties, a customer relationship management (CRM) system, chat and collaboration client portal tools, a scoring system that predicts the likelihood that someone will sell, integrated tracking and marketing for up to 10,000 properties and a mobile app. Register in your Member Portal for classes.
2021 Officers and Directors
Please congratulate the following members who will be installed to lead NABOR® in 2021: Corey McCloskey, President; Ryan Bleggi, President Elect; Adam Vellano, Vice President/Secretary; Nick Bobzien, Treasurer and PJ Smith, Terrilyn VanGorder, Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati, Christine Citrano, Stuart Tackett, David Puskaric and Lauren Melo, Directors. Congratulations to the incoming officers and directors. Thank you for your service.
Corey McCloskey, President Elect
Commercial Services Accreditation
The Commercial Committee is proud to have achieved the Commercial Services Accreditation from NAR Commercial. This accreditation demonstrates the Commercial Committee's commitment to Naples area commercial real estate and to offering commercial services, programs and benefits to all members. Congratulations!
2021 Committee Signup
You will be able to apply for a NABOR® Committee during the month of November. Serving on a committee will not only be helping NABOR®, but you will be making valuable connections that can enhance your career and your business.
Best September on Record for Naples Housing Market
Performance in several key areas was at a 20-year high compared to activity reported during any other September on record. Closed sales increased 52.9 percent to 1,096 closed sales in September 2020 from 717 closed sales in September 2019. Pending sales activity also increased a whopping 83.4 percent to 1,509 pending sales in September 2020 from 823 in September 2019. 
YPN/RPAC Auction
Please do your part and invest in RPAC at the ONLINE AUCTION that runs until NOV 5. One hundred percent of your winning bid will go towards your RPAC investment for the year. If you have an investment goal, the auction is a great way to achieve it. 
America's Backyard Bash
Shed those stuffy suits, put on your jeans and head on over to America’s Backyard Bash at NABOR® on Thursday, November 5 at 5:30 pm for some backyard fun: axe throwing, bocce ball, giant jenga, connect four and corn hole. $20 buys you a dinner from the Black-Eyed Pig, dessert and two drink tickets, plus the full admission cost is applied to your RPAC investment. Come celebrate the last night of the YPN/RPAC Auction. Winning bids will be finalized. Social distancing and safety guidelines will be practiced. You can expect a mix of good friends and a whole lot of fun!
NABOR® Helps
NABOR® has always been committed to making our community a better place to live through volunteering, charitable efforts and giving generously to those who need a helping hand. This tradition of giving back exemplifies REALTOR® ethics and values. Read more about the charitable efforts on
Update Your NAR Profile
Do you know that as a member you can access your NRDS record on to update your personal information such as your home address, phone numbers, e-mail address, website URL, etc.? Please log in and update your record so that we have the most current information.
MLS Tip of the Week
Driving directions are for directions only. No other information is allowed. No names, websites, URLs, telephone numbers, access codes or phrases such as “google it” are allowed. 
A Powerful Tool in the Buyer’s Agent’s Toolbox – The Addendum to Sales Contract Insurance Unavailability Due to Extreme Weather Conditions 
Charles C. Whittington, Attorney, explains how the use of the new addendum could expand the Buyer’s options and protections in the event that Southwest Florida faces a hurricane in the remaining hurricane season or other extreme weather events. Be sure to review this article!
Florida Realtors® Legal Hotline
Attorneys will answer your questions about filing for unemployment. Call 407-438-1409 between 9:00 am and 4:45 pm, MON - FRI (FREE).
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.
Reminder - NABOR® is Open!
NABOR® is open with a full staff to help you from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday. We are limited to 50 people in the building at one time. Classes are being offered online to reduce the number of people in the building. We are following CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy.
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 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 with your questions and comments.
MLS Support
Call 239-597-1666 with your MLS questions and concerns or email
Supra eKEY
If you have questions or want to request e-KEY activation services, email The Supra support line is 877-699-6787.
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.