News & Events
The effect of your Realtor® voice and that of a unified of 45,000 on local, state and national issues has real power. One of the best ways for Realtors® to impact the political landscape is to vote. As Realtor®, it is your role to help protect the interests of the real estate industry.
Currently, more than 1600 NCJAR Members are NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE!
Industry units (IU) are extra units earned for non-sales related REALTOR® association activities. Industry units can be earned in three different categories: RPAC Investment $100+, NAR Designation, Committee Service, for a maximum of three units. One unit earned per designation. Please Note: Certifications are not included and may not be claimed.
ONLINE NAR DESIGNATIONS
NCJAR CLASSROOM NAR DESIGNATION COURSES
October 16 & 17, 2019 – Morristown, NJ - SRS: Seller Representative Specialist (6 Core & 6 Elective)**
October 28 & 29, 2019 – Morristown, NJ - SRES® Two Day Designation Course (6 Core) (ABR ELECTIVE)
October 30 & 31 – Wayne, NJ - ABR Two Day Core Course (12 Ethics)**
November 12 & 13, 2019 – Wayne, NJ - SRS: Seller Representative Specialist (6 Core & 6 Elective)**
November 19 & 20 – Westfield, NJ - ABR Two Day Core Course (12 Ethics)**
As the summer drew to a close, multiple opposing factors and trends were competing to define the direction of the real estate market. After the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate on July 31, 30-year mortgage rates continued to decline, approaching all-time lows last seen in 2016. Yet most experts agree these reductions are unlikely to bring sufficient relief, at least in the short term, for first-time home buyers. The lack of affordable inventory and the persistence of historically high housing prices continue to affect the housing market, leading to lower-than-expected existing home sales at the national level.
On Wednesday, September 18th over 120 NCJAR Members celebrated the success of NCJAR's recent mergers at the YPN Merger Mixer! Members from Morris, Essex, Union, and Passaic counties attended and enjoyed an evening of appetizers, drinks, and networking! Thank you to our sponsors and the YPN Committee for working hard to make this event a success! To learn more about NCJAR's YPN visit us online at www.ncjar.com.
The North Central Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NCJAR) will take part in the Nutley Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House in honor of National Fire Prevention Week on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Nutley Fire House, 228 Chestnut St, Nutley, NJ 07110.
NCJAR Members volunteer by taking photos of local children with a live Dalmatian dog!
National Fire Prevention Week takes place this year from October 7th to October 12th. The purpose of this event is to provide fire prevention information to township residents. The Nutley Fire House provides live demonstrations, displays of equipment, literature and more.
For over 30 years, local children have lined up by the hundreds to visit with the Dalmatians and have their picture taken by the REALTORS®. NCJAR is honored to participate in such a great cause!
Congratulations to Meaghan Forte, Vice President of National Sales and Director of Client Relations of Atlantic Title & Settlement Service, LLC in Fairfield, for being selected to receive NCJAR’s “Affiliate of the Year” award for 2020.
The Affiliate of the Year Award is bestowed on an Affiliate member who has been actively involved in the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors® contributing their time and energy in supporting the Association’s community service initiatives.
Congratulations to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® Passaic County (NAHREP Passaic County) on their recent Chapter Formation! Join us on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge (1 Route 46 W, Totowa, NJ 07512) from 6:00pm-9:00pm for the Official NAHREP Passaic County Kick-off Event!
Congratulations to Luisa Martin-Pulido of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesNew Jersey Properties in Morristown for being selected to receive NCJAR’s “Rookie of the Year” award for 2020.
The Rookie of the Year Award is bestowed on a member who has been a Realtor® for three years or less and displays exemplary work in the business and humanitarian sectors.
Congratulations to Melissa Florence-Lynch of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® in Pompton Plains for being selected to receive the prestigious North Central Jersey Association of Realtors® (NCJAR) “REALTOR® of the Year” Award for 2020.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and earned her NJ Brokers license in 1998. She is currently serving as the Broker Manager of Business Development for Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors® Pompton Plains office. Melissa is a past Trustee of the Passaic County Board of Realtors®, and has contributed her time to participating on local board committees such as Grievance, Legislative, MLS, Professional Standards and RPAC to name a few. On the National level, she has attended the Legislative Conference Committee meetings in Washington D.C. where she met with Congressmen and Senators to advocate for policies related to homeownership and Realtors®.