NEWS
March 1, 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Greetings!

The opportunity to network with real estate professionals is a valuable service that NABOR® provides. It’s a vital part of your professional career. Be sure to take advantage of the networking opportunities coming up in March – the Global Committee’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration and the MLS Tech Conference to name a few. Networking can be a short-cut to building long-term relationships that are key to the growth of your business and the development of your career. 
 
I am often surprised at the amount of valuable information that can be shared through a single conversation in a business networking setting. You can learn from the experience of others, perhaps meet a potential customer, discover a new business tool or you might find out about a service that could benefit one of your customers. 
 
Leverage the opportunity at NABOR® to build connections that could not have been cultivated any other way. And, you can use your connections to help someone else! 

Sincerely,
Nick Bobzien, President
MARKET REPORT
Seller Confidence Returns to Greet Seasonal Demand
Naples, Fla.(February 24, 2023) - Evidence of growing confidence in the Naples real estate market revealed itself in January as a wave of new sellers entered the market during the month. New listings in January rose 74.5 percent compared to December 2022, and 3.2 percent to 1,338 new listings from 1,297 new listings a year ago according to the January 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). But the rise in home options during January did not stymy home values as median closed prices rose 11.1 percent to $600,000 from $540,000 in January 2022.
2022 Year-End Market Conference Video
If you were unable to attend the 2022 Year-End Real Estate Market Conference, you can view a video of the event to gain valuable information about the Naples area real estate market in 2022. Three experts presented a view of the 2022 activity regarding pending sales, closed sales, inventory, days on market and trends based on Southwest Florida MLS data.
UPCOMING EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LEGAL RESOURCES
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FLORIDA REALTORS® 2023 MID-WINTER MEETINGS
The Mid-Winter meetings at the Renaissance SeaWorld-Orlando included informative presentations and fostered discussions about important legal issues that can impact your business. Below are issues to watch this year:
Legal and Professional Standards Update 
· Issue: Copyright and Generative AI. The owner of a copyrighted work has the right to reproduce, publicly display/perform, distribute, or prepare derivative works. Websites such as DALL E2, NightCafe , DeepAI , StarryAI , and Fotor can be used to create or generate art or photos for marketing purposes. Real Estate Agents should take care to ensure that they have a license to use photographs for their listings. If using generative AI tools, Real Estate Agents should make sure they have a license to use the photos and disclose any time the listing photos are altered or include generated art.
Read more in the full article.
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.
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
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
March is shaping up to be a great month here at NABOR®!

> Our very popular MLS Tech Conference is Thursday, March 9. Meet the vendors who provide our MLS service products and attend seminars on how to be more productive using those tools.

> On Saturday, March 11, NABOR® members will join the Community Involvement Committee members to walk in the Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

> On Wednesday, March 15, the St. Patrick’s Day theme continues as the NABOR® Global Network holds a fun event at Boston Beer Gardens. Register on NABOR.com.

A wide variety of educational offerings will be held that include: Market Like a Rock Star, Core Law, The NABOR® Sales Contract and the Success Series, to name a few.

The NABOR® Board of Directors passed the following motions at their February meeting:

MOTION: Made, seconded, and carried that the Governmental Issues Committee recommends to, and the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Real Estate Professionals, Inc. approves to hold a Round Table Discussion with the Board of Directors, Governmental Issues, Commercial Committee, REALTOR® members in the City of Naples, CBIA and Naples Private Property Coalition to discuss the City of Naples Land Use items that will be coming up for code review during the next several months. The tentative date, February 27, 2023, to be held at Naples Conference Center.

MOTION: Made, seconded and carried that the Board of Directors of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® approves funding, at a first class mail rate, for addresses with postal delivery restrictions resulting from Hurricane Ian, for the balance of 2023 at a cost not to exceed $1,000 for each quarterly issue Q-II - Q-III and Q-IV (Q-I was previously funded).

Thank you for your membership!

Sincerely,
MARTY MANION, CAE, RCE, CIPS
Chief Executive Officer