NJRE SPExciting News for Aspiring Real Estate Professionals in New Jersey. We're thrilled to announce that the NJ Real Estate Commission has given the green light for self-paced NJ Real Estate Pre-Licensing courses, and we're leading the way with our innovative online program! Are you thriving in your real estate career? Share the opportunity with those you care about!

  • Self-paced learning is now available in New Jersey, giving learners the flexibility to study at their own pace, anytime, anywhere.
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  • Help them kickstart their journey to success.

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Join us as we pave the way for a new era in real estate education in New Jersey. 

On Tuesday, September 19th, NCJAR hosted a Comedy Night to remember, with the support of our generous sponsors: Pat Mangam, Vincent Connelly, Larry McEntee, Michael Puorro, Jason Washburn, Scott Leifer, Sonia Garcia, Megan McDermott, and Jenifer DiVirgilio.
The event was a roaring success, filled with laughter and community spirit. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended, making it a memorable evening.
A special shoutout goes to our dedicated NCJAR staff for their hard work behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more exciting community-building events!

realtorpalooza23Join us for the most exciting event of the year - REALTOR®-Palooza 2023! 

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023 🕣 Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Location: New Jersey REALTORS® Headquarters 10 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611

Get ready for a day filled with fun, learning, and networking as we celebrate our incredible members.

Here's what you can look forward to:

July 2023 market statsAffordability constraints have continued to limit homebuying activity this summer, with existing-home sales falling 3.3% month-over-month nationwide as of last measure, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Mortgage rates have approached 7% in recent months, leading many prospective buyers to put their home purchase plans temporarily on hold. But higher rates have also kept many existing homeowners from listing their homes for fear of giving up the low-rate mortgages they locked in a few years ago, when rates were significantly lower. 

  • Single Family Closed Sales were down 29.3 percent to 1,754.
  • Townhouse-Condo Closed Sales were down 23.3 percent to 417.
  • Adult Communities Closed Sales were down 15.0 percent to 51. 

Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th to October 15th each year, is a time to honor the rich cultural heritage, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States. While this celebration encompasses various aspects of life, including art, music, and cuisine, it is essential to recognize the significant impact Hispanic Americans have made in various professional fields, including real estate. In North Central Jersey, the Hispanic community has played a pivotal role in shaping the real estate landscape. This article explores the connection between Hispanic Heritage Month and the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors, shedding light on the invaluable contributions of Hispanic real estate professionals to the region.

North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR)

Before delving into the Hispanic influence on North Central Jersey's real estate market, it is crucial to introduce the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR). NCJAR is a professional organization representing real estate professionals throughout the North Central Jersey region. This association serves as a vital resource for real estate practitioners, providing educational opportunities, advocacy, and support for its members. NCJAR's commitment to diversity and inclusion makes it a relevant player in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Hispanic Presence in North Central Jersey Real Estate

RCCD2023On September 8th NCJAR held its annual Realtor Community care day in West Orange. It was a heartwarming event that exemplified the spirit of community and philanthropy. This special day brought together a dedicated team of volunteers who generously donated their time and energy to make a positive impact on the local community.

The focus of the event was on providing much-needed exterior maintenance work to homes in the West Orange area. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and engaged in various tasks, including deck painting, grass cutting, and gardening. These efforts not only improved the aesthetic appeal of the homes but also enhanced the overall quality of life for the residents.

HalBLet’s give a warm welcome to NJCAR’s Newest Affiliate Member, Hal Benz, Founder/Business Coach, of Transformative Action Coaching and Consulting, LLC. 

“Like most entrepreneurs, my career has evolved through numerous phases. Originally trained as a medical family therapist, I moved into the world of health care administration. While the business aspect of this role was exciting, I missed the interpersonal connection of clinical work. Real estate sales became the forum where I was able to build a career that was both business oriented and people intensive. Over the following decades, I learned first-hand just what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur!"

Today, I bring over two decades of field-tested experience and high-level coaching skills to help real estate agents & small business owners create the business that they want and the lives they deserve. My coaching places a special emphasis on improving business performance and outcomes, while finding satisfaction in the entrepreneurial journey. Creating work-life integration that enhances family & interpersonal relationships is a common theme in my coaching.” - Hal Benz

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comedy night 3Get Ready to Laugh the Night Away! 

Join us for a side-splitting Comedy Night that promises endless laughter and a fantastic time. Hosted by the NCJAR RPAC Committee & YPN, this event is all about enjoying great comedy while supporting a fantastic cause.

Date: September 19th

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue: Hanover Manor

Here's what's in store:

  • Complimentary Beer and Wine: Sip on free drinks while you enjoy the show!

suicide prevention monthSeptember is a month of transition, as the warm embrace of summer gives way to the crisp air of autumn. But beyond the changing seasons, September holds a deeper significance. It is Suicide Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that affects countless lives, including those within the NCJAR community. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention and how realtors can play a vital role in building resilient communities

Understanding the Scope of the Issue: Before diving into the role realtors can play, it's essential to understand the magnitude of the mental health crisis in our society. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with rates rising in recent years. This alarming trend underscores the pressing need for increased awareness and support for those struggling with mental health issues.

Realtors and Mental Health: As professionals who are deeply ingrained in their communities, realtors are uniquely positioned to make a difference when it comes to suicide awareness and prevention. Here's how real estate professionals can contribute:

We'd like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for each of you who attended the NCJAR Membership Appreciation Day & Food Truck Festival. Your presence and support truly made a difference. We would also like to extend our thanks to the community that surrounded us on this special day. Without you, none of this would have been possible. 

We are looking forward to more exciting events in the coming year and promise to bring you an even more engaging and enriching experience. Remember, every event we host is an opportunity to connect, learn, and grow both professionally and personally. We encourage you to take full advantage of these opportunities.