NABORNews May 7, 2020
President's Message
I hope that you and your families, including your business families, are all healthy and well as we continue to live in these unprecedented times. As spring comes to an end and summer begins, we continue to face unfamiliar challenges. I feel it is important that we focus on the positives. Florida is starting to reopen, with phase one in full effect now. This is the first step to finding some sense of normalcy; a positive sign we should focus on. 

Staff is back in the building to assist you with your real estate needs. I ask that you continue to be responsible and treat the staff and your fellow REALTORS® professionally as we familiarize ourselves with the new normal.

We will continue to keep you informed of the latest industry news and information as it develops. We will also continue to offer many online learning opportunities at no charge. These opportunities range from CE credit, contract classes, core law, and a variety of designation classes. This is a great opportunity to discover new designations and complete your CE hours. Additionally, NABOR® is supporting Collier County citizens in need through the NABOR® Helps program. This program has done such wonderful things to support those who care for us on the frontline and those who need care in our community.

Please know that each and every one of you are important to NABOR®. We are here for you and are committed to delivering the highest level of service to you and our community. Despite social distancing challenges, we will continue to work together to successfully help Naples area families with home ownership. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I wish you continued good health and safety, and much success too. Together, we will get through this to enjoy brighter days ahead.

LAUREN MELO, President
Top Stories
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS®Offices and Store have Reopened with Restrictions
For members who wish to conduct business in person at the Board, certain members services will be available by appointment only: Membership, Supra/eKey and the NABOR® REALTOR® Store. Call (239) 597-1666 for an appointment.
REALTOR® License Renewal Deadline Extended to June 1, 2020
Anyone who still needs CE classes or credits for their license renewal has time to complete them online. NABOR®offers online CE classes, as do our education partners, for you to obtain the credits you need via online learning. View the class schedule on the NABOR®calendar HERE. Once you have completed your class requirements, you can go to DBPR's website and check your status HERE.
Florida Realtors® COVID 19-Office Reopening Guide
Florida Realtors® has prepared this guide so real estate brokers ready to open their offices to employees and customers can do so safely.
Unemployment Update
If you submitted an unemployment application on or before April 4, YOU NEED TO APPLY AGAIN. If you submitted an application on or after April 5, you DO NOT need to reapply. In both cases, independent contractors will be denied state benefits; once denied, the Fla. Dept. of Economic Opportunity will contact you with instructions on applying for federal benefits. Confused? A DEO flowchart helps explain the process.
Coronavirus: SBA CARES Act FAQs
Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan updates are provided by Florida Realtors®.
COVID-19 Changed a Lot – Here’s a Recap of Legal Resources
Read about new disclosures, explanations and educational videos from Florida Realtors®.
Practical Guide to Association Special Assessments under the NABOR® Contract
Learn about special assessments by associations and not special assessments by governmental bodies, by Shaun M. Garry, Esq., Legal Resources and MLS Committee member.
A Summary of the NABOR® Forms: Amendment to Sales Contract COVID-19 and Addendum to Sales Contract COVID-19
A presentation by Kevin Lottes, Esq.
FR/BAR Contracts and Corona: How to Survive your COVID-Closing
Understand how the coronavirus can impact a real estate transaction to adequately protect yourself and your clients, by Jared Gaylord, Esq.
Forms Update: 5 Listing Agreements Have Changed
All four versions of the Exclusive Right of Sale Listing Agreement (ERS) and the Exclusive Brokerage Listing Agreement (EBLA) have now been updated to reflect NAR’s Clear Cooperation Policy, by Meredith Caruso.
What’s NAR doing for me? Interview with NAR Chief Advocate Bill Malkasian, NAR Chief Advocacy Officer.
NAR's Mortgage and Personal Finance FAQs
NAR Survey Finds Many Realtors® Hopeful for Post-Pandemic Market Rebound
NAR's Complete Federal & Economic Resources
NAR Online Learning
NAR's Advocacy Work in Washington Towards COVID-19 Relief
COVID-19 Mortgage Forbearance: What To Know Before You Delay Payment
CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act)
A Summary of the CARES Act and FFCRA Benefits presented by Amy Garrard, Attorney at Law.
REALTOR® Resources
Florida Realtors® Legal Hotline
Attorneys will answer your questions about filing for unemployment. Call 407-438-1409 between 9:00AM and 4:45PM, MON - FRI (FREE).
Virtual Showings
Mabél Guzmán, NAR's 2020 VP of Association Affairs, provides a strategy for virtual showings and tours during COVID-19.
FREC Approves Live Streaming of CE Courses for REALTORS® so members may fulfill their biennial license requirements. View the May 8 issue of the NABOR® Education Newsletter that lists all the CE classes available.
COVID-19 Resources
MLS Support
MLS Support: Call 239-597-1666 with your questions and concerns MON-FRI (8:00am-4:30pm) or email
MLS Billing: The fees and billing period have been reduced from $120 for 6 months (April–September) to $60 for 3 months (April–June). The timeline to pay your E-Bill has been extended from 30 to 45 days. The revised deadline is May 15, 2020.
Supra Lockbox: To purchase a lockbox, make an appointment by emailing Your lockbox will be placed outside NABOR's main entrance upon your arrival to pick-up at the agreed upon time.
Supra eKEY: If you have questions or want to request e-KEY activation services, email The Supra support line is 877-699-6787.
Membership Corner
Membership Support: Call 239-597-1666 to reach Membership support staff. If your call transfers to voicemail, staff will respond as soon as possible. You can also email with your questions and comments.

Membership Transfers: A membership transfer from one office to another will be completed as soon as the transfer appears on DBPR.

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Message from the CEO

The Leadership Team and staff continue to serve members through this challenging time, providing the best service possible. The issues surrounding this pandemic change rapidly and the Board is prepared to adapt. Rest assured that NABOR® is strong and here to help.