NABORNews May 3, 2022
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Hi and welcome to May! A strong and dynamic group of NABOR® members will be attending the NAR Legislative Meetings in Washington DC this week to take an active role in showing our support for protecting your business and promoting private property rights by meeting with our legislators and looking for solutions to the many industry challenges we're facing today. Our group will be engaging in discussions regarding increased insurance underwriting guidelines, the FEMA 2.0 flood insurance rating system and ongoing litigation between NAR and the Department of Justice related to MLS issues.

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that your investment in RPAC is key to retaining important policies and protecting our industry and livelihood against external threats.
 
Please go to NABOR.com to register for upcoming classes like RPR, Advanced Matrix, Remine and GRI that will help you reach your career goals. And be sure to participate in three great events this month - Hollywood Night at Silverspot Cinema on May 12 which is going to be a fun-filled member appreciation night, the RPAC online auction May 16-20 that culminates with the live auction & BBQ on May 20 and the REALTOR® Expo at the Ritz-Carlton on May 31.  
 
I wish you a prosperous May with many new listings and pending sales!

All the best,

Ryan Bleggi, President
UPCOMING EVENTS, NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS and MORE!
2022 ANNUAL NIGHT OF HONORS
Congratulations to the outstanding members and citizens who were recognized for their contributions to NABOR® in 2021 at the Annual Night of Honors on April 9 at the Hilton Naples. The top-three awards were presented to the following members and citizens of distinction:
  • REALTOR® of the Year: Rick Baranski, President 2018
  • Ad Miller Award: U.S. Congressman Byron Donalds
  • Hall of Fame: Brenda Fioretti, President 2009-2010
  • Hall of Fame: Spencer Haynes, President 2008
Thank you to the generous support of the ANOH sponsors: Lake Michigan Credit Union (Gold Sponsor), First Horizon (Silver Sponsor) and the Law Office of Sam J. Saad III (Silver Sponsor). Read about all the ANOH award recipients HERE.
Rick Baranski, 2021 REALTOR® of the Year  with Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati, 2020 REALTOR® of the Year
NABOR®'S 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® and Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. (NABOR®) seeks leaders for the 2023 Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to shape our Board and the business support it provides to you and our industry. Elected Officers and Directors will fill those positions for both NABOR® and M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. (M.L.S.). If you are interested in being a candidate for a 2023 Officer or Director, please complete the application form and email it to marty@nabor.com by June 3, 2022. Thank you.
MARCH 2022 MARKET REPORT
Rising Inventory Encouraging
Demand for the Naples lifestyle remains strong as closed sales in March increased 49.9 percent compared to closed sales reported in February. Although closed sales decreased 36.5 percent to 1,205 in March 2022 from 1,899 in March 2021, the increase from February to March was a welcome result of a steady wave of new listings. New listings decreased only 4.3 percent to 1,637 new listings from 1,711 new listings in March 2021. If this wave of new listings remains steady during the coming months, it could mean more options for buyers navigating the area’s limited inventory.
MEMBER APPRECIATION NIGHT - MAY 12
You'll feel like a star as you dodge the paparazzi while you walk the red carpet. Join us in Theatre 12, exclusive for NABOR® members, at Silverspot on May 12. You'll be entertained with award-worthy videos, celebrity guests, games, prizes, surprises and refreshments. Dress as a Hollywood star and you might win the "Best Dressed" prize. It'll be a night to remember!
RPAC AUCTION - MAY 20
REALTOR EXPO - MAY 31
Discover the latest products and services from over 100 businesses that support REALTOR® success. Networking opportunities, exhibitor product presentations and themed booths!
POLITICS IN THE PARK - JUNE 9
MEMBER'S APRIL BUSINESS MEETING VIDEO
View this video to learn how Florida's Paradise Coast fared following the single largest disruption in history upon the travel and tourism industry (COVID) and the outlook for the future.
MLS TECH CONFERENCE VIDEOS
If you missed the MLS Tech Conference, here is your chance to watch the presentations of keynote speaker, Antoine Dupont, a recognized expert and strategist in digital marketing.
 
View his three presentations below and you'll discover the technology you need to power-up your business!
LEGAL RESOURCES
TALES FROM THE CRYPT - AGENT BEWARE!
By: Charles C. Whittington, Esq. and Amy S. Reinholdt, Realtor®, Broker Associate, ABR®, CIPS®, SRES®

If there is one thing everyone can agree upon, it is we are in the middle of an unprecedented market with record low inventory and a record number of buyers looking to purchase. The criminals know this and are seeking to take advantage of the situation at your expense and the expense of your customers. Many of you may have been the victim of cyber fraud or cybercrime, and others of you may be thinking it is only a matter of time. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, vigilance, education and precautions are vital to protecting you and your customers.   Read more.
GAIN VALUABLE INFORMATION BY VIEWING THE LEGAL Q&A VIDEOS BELOW
The videos can also be found on NABOR.com/REALTOR Tools/Videos.
MLS MATTERS
Coming Soon!
Offer Manager is a tool that will help you better serve your clients, save you time and increase your professionalism. By automatically organizing offers by listing and keeping the buyer’s agent contact information with each offer, you can efficiently manage all offers and communicate with buyer’s agents and your sellers right from your phone. 
New Home Source Pro
NABOR® has partnered with New Home Source Professional in an effort to help you sell new construction homes. The customized site will offer many new resources to make your search for new and under construction homes much easier. The best part is this will be available at no cost to you. You'll be able to gain access to exclusive details you need.
ALLIED AND AFFILIATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Use the "Allied and Affiliate Member Directory" as your best resource for the professional services and products you need. Visit the Allied and Affiliate members' websites that are spotlighted this month.
ALL ABOUT NAPLES

Share the "All About Naples" videos with your customers so they can discover Naples' award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping, landmarks, special events and activities.
NABOR tv
View NABOR® classes and videos about professionalism, leadership, commercial and global business, real estate products and services offered by our Allied and Affiliate members, market reports, networking events and much more for free on NABOR® tv HERE.

Scan the QR codes to link to NABOR®'s Facebook Group or our YouTube Channel and you'll receive the latest NABOR® tv shows and notifications of all the new videos as soon as they are released.
HOMEOWNER'S PORTFOLIO

The NABOR® REALTOR® Store is offering the Homeowner’s Portfolio, a homeowner’s records organizer used to store home records, tax receipts and other vital information for $23.95 + tax. Each Homeowner’s Portfolio includes record-keeping envelopes, business card holders, pocket for household documents, thank you letter, CD/DVD holders, community telephone list, referral appreciated postcards and an emergency magnet. Visit the store to make your purchase or order it online.
Supra® eKEY® SUPPORT
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.
MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT
Call 239-597-1666 to reach Membership support staff or email membership@nabor.com.
MLS SUPPORT
Call 239-597-1666 with your MLS questions and concerns or email mls@nabor.com.
Find a range of online classes offered for your professional development. Many classes offered by NABOR® are being held via Zoom webinars, many of which are free or at a very low cost. Register for classes in your member portal.
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

We are in the second quarter in beautiful Naples and I am finding that this year is going so quickly, yet so much is happening. May is full of great events including the NABOR® Member Appreciation event, "Hollywood Night", which is being held at Silverspot. A special screening of "spoof" videos of NABOR® members will be shown and a screening of the "All About Naples" videos. You won't want to miss the celebrity guests, good food and entertainment! And, RPAC's "Hometown Heroes" auction is Friday, May 20 at NABOR®.
 
I also wanted to let you know of a great video resource from NABOR®. We’ve branded it NABOR® TV. To access the members only content, simply log into your Facebook account and join the group, Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Members. Once you’re approved, you can watch videos that are live-steamed and access videos that are archived on the group page for later viewing.

Thank you for your membership!

Sincerely,
Marty Manion, CEO
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