NABOR News & Updates
February 2021 | Issue 02-21

The launch Greater Southern MLS is right around the corner. This is a great opportunity for brokers and agents to belong to a Broker Owned MLS serving the needs of the consumers and agents. GET THE FACTS HERE about what really is happening with the exciting opportunity we have taken advantage of at NABOR to provide a statewide MLS option for REALTORS® in Louisiana.

Because launch is coming very soon we are now starting to process Pre-Registrations! No money collected now but make sure you are first in line to have access to this amazing STATEWIDE MLS. NABOR members can access this outstanding modernization for Louisiana real estate for $30/month with NO APPLICATION FEES. Non-member access is $30/month, application fees apply. You don't want to miss out on the launch so register early!
Your NABOR YPN group is "zooming" into Happy Hour on
February 23rd!

Please register using the link below and join the fun!

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
2021 NABOR President-Elect, Joe Mier
Hello, my fellow real estate professionals! My name is Joe Mier, and I am the current President-Elect of the Northshore Area Board of Realtors and have enjoyed being your director for the last three years. I join a lot of associations as I wear multiple hats for different professions. However, I have held a REALTOR® membership for over 20 years, but I am also a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, and that is my primary profession. I joined the Northshore Area Board of Realtors® many years ago as I am a true believer in supporting our local community. I consider the entire Northshore my Community. Our Family lived in St. Tammany Parish for over 20 years and now reside in Hammond, LA.

One of my goals as your President-Elect is to focus on member services that help our members maximize their success at serving their clients. I would like to share five things that are benefits of being a member of NABOR.

  1. Access to an extensive network of real estate professionals is one of the many perks members can take advantage of as a member. You will be able to connect with hundreds of well-respected REALTORS® across the region. It allows you to grow your professional network and learn more about areas you may not be as familiar with currently.
  2. Being a member of NABOR also gives you access to the National Association of Realtors resources. Joining your local Association of REALTORS® provides you with access to the national network of REALTORS®. More importantly, it connects you with the network of real estate industry professionals in your area. This means you will be able to connect with REALTORS® and affiliated businesses and professionals working in the same metro area, city, or parish as you. 
  3. Education and Training Resources- NABOR provides access to multiple educational, training, and certification resources. 
  4. Connections and Networking - Developing relationships within the industry and creating a strong local network is essential for your local board to succeed. A strong network can help you gain new skills and learn about leadership opportunities and positions. It also allows you to build up your referral base, connect with other local real estate professionals, and maybe even find partners to go into business with in the future.  
  5. Community Advocacy and Support- One last but equally important benefit your local REALTORS® organization provides community support, philanthropy, and political advocacy. Many local Associations act as a resource for the entire local community. This gives real estate industry professionals a way to get involved and give back to their community. NABOR is focused on the local Northshore Community and will be supporting our local area needs where we can make a true impact.

Whether you are a new or veteran real estate agent, joining the Northshore Area Board of REALTORS® can be a catalyst for your career. You will get connected with fellow real estate industry professions both locally and nationally. Most importantly, it will start a positive cycle of reputation improvement that can help generate new business and improve your relationship with your existing customers and show your potential new customers that you are engaged in the community.

Wondering where to sign up, you can go to, or you may call 985-674-4233 or email the office at

I look forward to 2021 as we lead the local economy as the housing professionals providing the dream of

Joseph A. Mier, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA
Louisiana State Certified Real Estate Appraiser
Licensed Realtor of the National Association of Realtors®
President-Elect of the Northshore Area Board of Realtors®
Comment on the Residential Agreement to Buy or Sell & Residential Property Disclosure
Louisiana REALTORS® and the Louisiana Real Estate Commission (LREC) will once again convene a joint workgroup to review the Residential Agreement to Buy or Sell and the Residential Property Disclosure documents. Consisting of REALTORS® who are active in the industry, title attorneys, and educators, this group meets every other year to discuss these forms. The comment and feedback period is now open for brokers and agents to submit any revisions and updates they would like to see discussed. The deadline to submit comments is May 1, 2021. CLICK HERE TO OFFER FEEDBACK!
Common Pitfalls in Negotiating Multiple Offers!

Be on your A-game when working with Buyers and Sellers in today's competitive market!
Promote fairness, equal opportunity, and integrity in real estate when you utilize Fairhaven, NAR’s
new anti-discrimination
training simulation
IMPORTANT: NAR Requests Email Address Verification

The National Association of REALTORS® is asking that REALTOR® members around the country read and respond to an email requesting verification of their email addresses. This is to ensure that contact information is up-to-date before an update occurs at the end of this month to the National REALTOR® Database System (NRDS) platform. Beginning January 22, REALTORS® will receive the message directly from NAR with the information and steps to take. 

The record system commonly referred to as NRDS is used by your local, state and national associations to notify you of important updates, changes and issues. This update allows for enhanced features and accuracy. Failure to complete this verification could result in REALTORS® missing important communications.
We ask that REALTORS® take a minute of their time to assist in this process. Below is information regarding the sender

The Sender will be: National Association of REALTORS® (
The Subject of the Email will be: Please confirm your email address for the National Association of REALTORS®
February 24, 2021

The CE Shop's February Flash Sale is happening on February 24th! Save 40% on all Exam Prep, Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education by visiting and use the promo code DREAM to save 40% and fulfill your real estate education requirements.

In an effort to best serve our NABOR members, now and in the future, we have partnered with The CEShop to offer you online education. If you have anyone looking to obtain their license you may share our link with them so they too can enjoy the future benefits of NABOR. You also have up to 12 months to complete any courses you purchase.

When we are able to have group meetings, NABOR will continue offering FREE live CE courses as always. The online offerings expand our abilities to offer a wider range of topics and meet the different learning styles of our members. This addition is meant to augment our already great services.
PLEASE remember to support LARPAC (Louisiana REALTORS® Political Action Committee)! To learn more about how important it is to support LARPAC, please see link above!
2021 NABOR Board of Directors & Staff
Members from left to right:
Cillen Edmonds Meisler - Director, Candy M Modeen- Secretary, Kayla Tolar - Director
Wayne Setliff - President 2021, Cynthia Tarver - Association Executive, Steve Hayes - Ex Officio, Felicity Kahn - Director, Karen Guerra - Director, Terry Hughes - Director, Sue Dericks - Treasurer, Joe Mier - President Elect 2022
Missing: Herbert Dubuisson - Director, Leslie Ortego - Director, and Michelle Webb - Administrative Assistant
We can't think of a better time to support those who support us!
For a list of our FABULOUS AFFILIATE MEMBERS, click here!