NEWS

JANUARY 8, 2024

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

"Embracing Change in 2024: Celebrating NABOR® 's 75th Anniversary!"


Dear NABOR® Members,


As we step into 2024, I am humbled to assume the role of President, a pivotal moment in NABOR® 's 75-year journey. Change isn't a mere challenge; it's an opportunity for introspection. It allows us to assess the effectiveness of our mission, goals, values, and purpose. NABOR®'s mission, "we are in the business of growing your real estate business," resonates deeply with us all. Our dedicated team, comprising directors, committee leaders, volunteers, and staff, remains unwavering in its commitment to serve this mission.


On a personal note, my driving force is 'making a difference.' I am a proactive leader dedicated to driving necessary changes while upholding NABOR®'s esteemed image. Our ambitious agenda includes modernizing governance through proposed bylaw modifications, establishing a charitable foundation with the Collier Community Foundation, hosting broker summits, consumer education initiatives, a homebuying symposium, and a regional water quality summit. We're thrilled to introduce the NABOR® Talks Podcast, revamp our Leadership Academy, and identify REALTOR® Champions for 2024 elections.


We ask for your active involvement:

1.   Join one of our 20+ committees to shape our future.

2.   Share innovative ideas via email at pjsmithnaples@gmail.com.

3.   Participate in member surveys to provide invaluable feedback.

4.   Respond when we rally for homeownership, property rights, or pro-REALTOR® advocacy.

5.   Exercise your right to VOTE; our public policy team will provide candidate information for selecting the best REALTOR® Champion.


Let's unite to embrace change, elevate our association, and make 2024 a year of growth, innovation, and success.


Sincerely,

PJ Smith, President

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS
MARKET REPORT

HOME PRICES COOL AS INVENTORY CLIMBS IN NOVEMBER


Overall inventory of homes in Naples for November increased 38.8 percent to 3,795 properties from 2,734 properties in November 2022. Buyers have not enjoyed a level of choice since September 2020. The month also included 1,080 price decreases resulting in a 3.3 percent decrease in overall median closed price. According to the November 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), data showed the housing market is poised to enjoy healthy winter sales, but it will depend on whether sellers continue to price their homes to sell and whether buyers feel the investment is right.

VIEW MARKET REPORT HERE
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE
VIEW VIDEO HERE
IN PERSON REGISTRATION HERE
ZOOM REGISTRATION HERE

FOREWARN: FREE APP OFFERS INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECKS

READ MORE HERE

REALTOR® SAFETY ALERT

Being a REALTOR® is highly rewarding, but like an occupation, it comes with its own risks and hazards. As a REALTOR®, it’s important you have a personal safety protocol in place that you use every day with every client, like when meeting new clients, showing properties or sharing information online. Be careful as you conduct business in the season ahead, as there have been some recent reports of open house issues with suspicious people in the Naples area. Please view the video below to learn how to identify predatory behavior. 

VIEW REALTOR SAFETY VIDEO HERE
CHECK YOUR COE STATUS HERE
VIEW THE NABOR ADVANTAGE VIDEO HERE

MEMBERSHIP

VIEW THE BUSINESS PARTNER DIRECTORY HERE

Reach the Membership support staff by calling

239-597-1666

or by emailing membership@nabor.com.

LEGAL RESOURCES

FINC EN GTO REPORTING COMES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA


By: Sam Saad, Esq. and Charles Whittington, Esq.


In advance of the 2024 changes to your NABOR® contracts, the Legal Resources Committee has issued a 2023x version of the NABOR® contracts to comply with a federal law designed to combat money laundering that has recently become applicable to Southwest Florida. As such, the NABOR® Sales Contracts (Residential Improved, Vacant Land & As-Is) have been updated due to a federal law that went into effect for Southwest Florida on November 21, 2023. Below is the new language for Standard S found in all three types of NABOR® Sales Contracts.

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UNDERSTANDING FLORIDA REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE RELATIONSHIPS



By: Matthew Goodwin, Esq. and Amy S. Reinholdt, REALTOR®


Brokerage Relationships are one of the most misunderstood areas for Florida real estate agents and brokers resulting in more calls to the Florida Realtor®’s legal hotline than most other topics. This article will identify and discuss the three relationship types, the nuanced differences between each one and offer some best practices to avoid crossing the liability lines.

READ MORE HERE

FAQ ON THREE-WAY AGREEMENT, DUES POLICIES,

RECENT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST NAR AND MORE

This FAQ document was prepared by NAR in response to member inquiries. It answers questions that have arisen regarding the value of membership, provision of MLS services and recent allegations against NAR.

READ MORE HERE

MLS

NAR fosters consumer-friendly real estate marketplaces. Find information that promotes the MLS as vital to consumer’s choices when purchasing a home on the NAR website with testimonials of consumers touting how the MLS and the current commission model benefits them. View content that features how REALTORS® champion home building through homeownership and property rights while advocating for their communities. Also receive the Burnett Trial Updates.

VEW WEBSITE HERE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NABOR® VIDEOS
VIEW "ALL ABOUT NAPLES" VIDEOS HERE
VIEW "REAL TALK" VIDEOS HERE
View NABOR® videos on our Facebook Group page, YouTube Channel and on NABOR.com. Share the videos with your associates and customers!

REALTOR® STORE

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SUPRA®

If you'd like Supra® e-KEY® activation services, please contact Kathleen at 239-597-1666 or kathleen@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.
VIEW THE NEC CLASS SCHEDULE HERE
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Hello all,


Happy New Year to all NABOR® members! After an amazing 2023, we are geared up for an even better 2024. We will celebrate 75 years of NABOR® service to members with an exciting event in January. I wanted to highlight some upcoming classes and events, each of them a great value for members. More information is posted on nabor.com.

 

January 9 – So You Think You Want to be a Commercial Real Estate Professional?

January 18 – Core Law – Minimize Risk

January 25 – NABOR® 75th Anniversary Celebration

January 26 – FIRPTA class

January 31 – NABOR® Sales Contract Class

 

As always, the NABOR® staff thanks you for your membership.


DECEMBER BOD MOTIONS


CEO PROPOSED MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®) waive membership application fees (application fee and reinstatement fee, if applicable) beginning January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024 for those members and non-members of any Florida Board of REALTORS® who at the time of applying for membership in NABOR are affiliated with a broker who is a member of NABOR® or any Florida Board of REALTORS® . This motion will be published to NABOR® ’s Designated REALTORS® .

 

REFERENCE 02/12/2015 MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®) waive membership application fees (application fee and reinstatement fee, if applicable) beginning February 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 for those members and non-members of another District 5 Board of REALTORS® who at the time of applying for membership in NABOR® are affiliated with a broker who is a member of NABOR® or another District 5 Board of REALTORS®. This motion will be published to NABOR®’s Designated REALTORS®.

 

CEO PROPOSED MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®)and M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. approve the twenty-fifth Agreement for work that legal counsel Robert D. Butters of the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr LLP will undertake on our behalf.

 

MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc.(NABOR®) and M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. approve renewal with Corelogic, to have all products terminate in August 2028 with the proposed added new products, One Home, MLS Touch and Restb.ai. These new products have already been added to the approved 2024 budget.

 

MOTION: Made, seconded, and carried that the RPAC Committee recommends to the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®) approve local RPAC funds not to exceed $2,500 for the RPAC Kick-off to be held during the January 23, 2024 New Member Orientation lunch hour. Also to be invited will be the 2023 Major Investors and a special invite for those attending the Code of Ethics in the afternoon.

 

MOTION: Made, seconded, and carried that the RPAC Committee recommends to the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®) to approve local RPAC funds not to exceed $500 to purchase RPAC paraphernal to be used throughout 2024.

 

MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®)and M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. approve adding an additional 2 people to the tech team. Jeff Zeiler and Shaun Garry will be the voting members and demo members. Darlene Casey and Izabela Wright will be beta testers. 

 

MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®) and M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. approve working with Engage Collier to give them free use of the NABOR® conference room for a member only program and provide a lunch/reception for all NABOR® member attendees, not to exceed $5,000. In return they will provide this program, for free, to approx. 150 or more NABOR® members. However, many fill our conference room seating space.


Sincerely,


MARTY MANION, CAE, RCE, CIPS

Chief Executive Officer

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