NJ Highlands Council Business SurveyYour insight is needed to plan for a prosperous economic future.

This is a critical time for businesses in our region. As the economic condition changes daily, we know you face many challenges and want to learn more. As partners across the region seek funding from federal and state resources, it is essential to define and understand the current obstacles to identify and pursue resources to address them. We're transmitting this survey on behalf of the New Jersey Highlands Council, a regional planning organization developing an Economic Sustainability Plan with input from this survey. The survey is 13 questions and should take no more than 15 minutes. You can take it anonymously, and it covers topics like current operations and factors that contribute to your business's success.

Link to survey here>> https://forms.gle/tUTWJFXL1HuU4Dqe6

2020 NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® RecipientsNCJAR would like to congratulate all 2020 NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® recipients. A list of NCJAR recipients will be available at www.NCJAR.com on January 26, 2021.

The verification of all applications is complete. Any applicant who did not achieve the award or the award level they applied for was notified by phone and email.

No Advertising Until February 1, 2021.
No Exceptions.

Advertising Rule #1: Neither you, the agency with which you are associated, nor anyone on your behalf or with your authorization shall in any manner advertise, publish or distribute prior to February 1, 2021 that you are a recipient, qualified or eligible to receive the NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for the year 2020.

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2021 Committee Sign UpDeadline to join a NCJAR Committee is January 31, 2021. Contribute your talents and ideas and assist in enhancing NCJAR’s member services and community projects through the use of specific task forces. All members are invited to submit an online committee selection form. If you are interested in serving on a NCJAR Committee, submit your online form before January 31, 2021. Appointments will be made by February 15th!

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Committee Administrator: Michelle Perrone-Epstein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 973-305-1100

Please Note: 2020 Committee assignments are closed.

Educational Foundation Accepting DonationsDid you know New Jersey Realtors® Educational Foundation scholarships are financed through donations made by local boards/associations, foundations, and individuals? Many choose to make donations in memory/honor of an individual or create their own scholarship.

Help a student afford the cost of higher education and donate today and contact the Educational Foundation if you are interested in setting up a scholarship of your own.

Learn More: https://www.njrealtorsef.com/

Financial Wellness Live at NARCenter for REALTOR® Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness LIVE is all about investing in yourself, your business, and your future. These events highlight the importance of being financially prepared in every area of your life, especially during these unprecedented times.

NAR’s Center for Financial Wellness LIVE: Tax Summit four-part series event:

Real Estate Agents Tax Guide 101
Wednesday, February 3 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

What to Do If You’ve Got IRS Trouble
Wednesday, February 10 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

Improve Personal Wealth by Spotting Opportunities in Your Tax Return
Wednesday, February 17 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

A Deeper Dive into Several Real Estate Tax Topics
Wednesday, February 24 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CT

Jairo.2021.MessageAs we get the ball rolling in 2021, consider this quote from Oprah: “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” Wow, powerful stuff, right?

My personal note to you this year is to acknowledge that everything is different. We all need to pull together and recognize that our world does not and will not look as it was. We must embrace the challenge of change by welcoming new ideas and gravitating towards those that are helping to shape our industry for the better.

NCJAR provides the tools and resources necessary for you to continue to be successful in our industry and your communities. Now more than ever, you can take advantage of our virtual CE courses while still being able to network, not only with other agents but with trusted affiliates and partners at NCJAR.

On December 14, 2020 NCJAR's Global Council hosted a Global Business Chat with our partner NAR Global Ambassador Association, the Dominican Republic (DR). Dominican Americans are the fifth largest Hispanic group in the United States, and according to the US Census estimated data, 3.4% of the New Jersey population are Dominican. Inbound and outbound business referral opportunities are widely available. Expand your network & knowledge by watching this recorded informational session hosted by NCJAR.

NCJAR's YPN invited International Speaker and Coach, Jared James to help Realtors® plan for a successful 2021. There are tremendous opportunities in the real estate industry right now, but they aren't for everyone. It's best to be prepared and intentional about your business strategy.

What you will learn from watching this video recap...

Jeff Jones, NJ Realtors® 2021 PresidentNew Jersey Realtors® named NCJAR Member Jeff Jones, Amerisource Realty Network, LLC , 2021 New Jersey Realtors® President during the New Jersey Realtors® Virtual Conference President’s Installation.

Jones has been an NCJAR Board of Trustees for several years, serving as Secretary and Treasurer twice. On the national level, Jones served on the Commercial Committee, Legislative Committee, Regulatory Committee, and a special Presidential PAG on commercial real estate in 2018. He has also been a Realtors® Political Action Committee Major Donor since 2013.

Angela Sicoli, NJ Realtors® Immediate Past PresidentNew Jersey Realtors® installed NCJAR Member Angela Sicoli, 2021 New Jersey Realtors® Immediate Past President during the New Jersey Realtors® Virtual Conference President’s Installation.

Sicoli, ABR, AHWD, became a Realtor® in 1983 and the Broker/Owner of Century 21 Award Agency in Nutley in 1986. She served as New Jersey Realtors® President in 2020, President-Elect 2019, First Vice President 2018, Treasurer in 2014 and 2015, and is a former Divisional Officer of Association Operations, Professional Conduct, Industry Advocacy, Communications, and Public Relations and Professional Development. She is currently serving as New Jersey Realtors® Political Action Committee Trustee.