NEWS
January 10, 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Happy New Year!

It is an incredible honor to serve as your 2023 President. I am fortunate to lead our association with a dedicated group of directors, volunteer members and staff, who are the backbone of NABOR®. I believe that leadership is about doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons. And teamwork, collaboration and inclusion are the keys to success.

As 2023 unfolds, I am looking forward to accomplishing the following goals with the 2023 Board of Directors:
1.      Foster individual resources in order to achieve greatness.
2.      Continue the spirit of cooperation with Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) to strengthen our associations.
3.      Provide cutting edge technology, tools and services to give members a competitive edge.
4.      Expand educational opportunities to provide multiple pathways to members’ success.
5.      Advocate the ideals of private property rights and the integrity of the real estate industry.
6.      Strictly adhere to the association’s fiduciary responsibilities with the best interests of members in mind.

Together, in cooperation and consensus, we will meet the opportunities and challenges ahead. Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Sincerely,
Nick Bobzien, President
MLS MATTERS
Call 239-597-1666 with your MLS questions and concerns or email mls@nabor.com.
MARKET REPORT
Naples Housing Inventory on the Rise

According to the November 2022 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), there were 552 overall closed sales in November, which is a 41.4 percent decrease from 942 closed sales recorded in November 2021. The post-pandemic home buying surge that took place when mortgage rates were historically low has ended. Housing inventory in Naples is on the rise but remains low at just 2.8 months of inventory reported in November (a balanced market has a six-month supply of inventory). As expected, the limited inventory environment in Naples is restricting sales and increasing prices. 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
UPCOMING EVENTS
GOVERNMENTAL ISSUES
COLLIER COUNTY 60-DAY NOTICE TO TENANT ORDINANCE
The Collier County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, October 25, to adopt an ordinance requiring landlords to give their long-term tenants, those who have residential rentals of a year or more in unincorporated Collier County, 60 days’ written notice prior to increasing their yearly rental rates by more than 5%.
 
The ordinance will be known as the “Collier County Fair Notice to Tenant Ordinance”. The 60-day notice period begins when the landlord provides notice either through mail, posting or email. The notice requirement does not apply to automatic rate increases provided in written leases.
 
A violation of the ordinance is punishably by a fine not exceeding $500.00. A separate penalty may be imposed for each violation of the ordinance
LEGAL RESOURCES
MILESTONE INSPECTIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY
The State of Florida and Collier County are now requiring mandatory structural inspections for condominium and cooperative association buildings three (3) stories or taller. These “Milestone Inspections” must be performed by a licensed architect or engineer who is authorized to practice in Florida. Applicable buildings must have a Milestone Inspection once the building reaches a certain age, then every 10 years thereafter.
  • Within three (3) miles of the coastline: 25 years of age or older
  • More than three (3) miles of the coastline: 30 years of age or older 
Read more in the full article.
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANT REVISIONS TO NABOR®'S CONTRACT FORMS
Approximately every two years, the REALTOR® and attorney members of NABOR®’s Legal Resources Committee review, revise and update NABOR®’s sales, listing and related contract forms to address important changes in the law and the real estate marketplace. The revised NABOR® forms are the product of nearly one year’s worth of study, input, evaluation and deliberation by the members of NABOR®’s Legal Resources Committee. The updated forms have been approved by NABOR®’s Board of Directors, the Marco Island Association of REALTORS® and the Collier County Bar Association and are now available for use. Read more in the full article.
WHAT REALTORS® NEED TO KNOW POST HURRICANE IAN
Jeff Jones, Chair of the 2022 Legal Resources Committee, and Sam Saad III, local attorney, discuss issues REALTORS® should be aware of post-Hurricane Ian in this video. They cover contracts and the dos and don'ts of conducting business in such unprecedented times. View the video to gain this valuable information.
GLOBAL BUSINESS
PLATINUM AWARD WINNER!
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® has been awarded the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of REALTORS®! NABOR® has shown the highest level of service to its members by consistently providing them with the tools they need to excel in international real estate, as well as connecting their members to the global opportunities in the local market. The services and resources they have worked hard to provide their members are the benchmarks upon which the standards have been set. Congratulations to the Global Committee for their efforts that contributed to the winning of this award! 
YPN
WHY YPN?
The National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a valuable resource for those who want to build relationships with peers, advance their careers, and make a difference in their industry, community, and local association. There are nearly 30,000 participants and 275 YPN networks across the country. View the video to find out from NABOR®'s YPN members why you should get involved in YPN!
MEMBERSHIP
ALLIED AND AFFILIATE MEMBER DIRECTORY
NABOR®'s Allied and Affiliate members are trusted professionals who can provide the services, products and assistance you and your customers need. Find their contact information in our Allied and Affiliate directory.
Call 239-597-1666 to reach Membership support staff or email membership@nabor.com.
NABOR® VIDEOS
You can view NABOR® videos on our Facebook Group page, YouTube Channel and on NABOR.com. Share the videos with your associates and customers!
REALTOR® STORE
EXTRA LARGE OPEN HOUSE SIGNS

Visit NABOR's® REALTOR® Store to purchase these new, extra large open house signs that are sure to grab everyone's attention! They're double-sided, measure 22" x 31" and cost $9.95+ tax each. Pick up several!
SUPRA
If you'd like Supra® e-KEY® activation services, please contact Ann at 239-597-1666 or ann@nabor.com to schedule a phone appointment.

For Supra® questions and troubleshooting services, please contact supra@nabor.com, call 239-597-1666 or contact the Supra® support line at 877-699-6787.
NABOR EDUCATION CENTER
A full range of classes are available for your professional development. Many are free or at a very low cost. View the class schedule using the button on the right.
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Happy New Year to you all! 

The staff and I are looking forward to a great 2023. We’re geared up with classes, events and services that will help your business thrive. All tying back to our mission statement, "NABOR® is in the business of growing your real estate business."
 
We have many things happening in January such as the RPAC Kickoff event, the 2022 Year-End Real Estate Market Conference, Wake up YPN, a Lunch and Learn about insurance in Florida and several MLS and contract training opportunities. I invite you to take advantage of all that NABOR® has to offer. We are here to help!
 
Sincerely,
MARTY MANION, CAE, RCE, CIPS
Chief Executive Officer