News & Events
NJR partners with LifeGuides, a community focused on supporting others to improve and enhance their lives. Stephan Vincent, Sr. Director of Community & Client Experience, will moderate this event along with two specialized Guides, Birdie Gray and Lori Hough.
Join us to hear some new perspectives and explore how you can implement helpful strategies into your hectic schedules.
Celebrate Black History with the Women's Council of Realtors® North Central as we pay homage to the riches of African-American Culture by learning different dance forms and a few West African dance moves. This event will include a short presentation followed by a performance by our Guest, Concepts in Choreography.
FREE ADMISSION - REGISTER ONLINE
Zoom Meeting ID: 810 3630 3674
Zoom Password: dance
NCJAR 2021 President Jairo Rodriguez shares a short video message for NCJAR members about what’s happening in the industry. Please take a moment to watch this informative video.
- Reach out to NCJAR at any time… NCJAR Staff is Here to Help.
- Get your CE Done at NCJAR
- CE Deadline April 30, 2021 – Avoid the $200 penalty!
- Visit Fairhaven Simulation
- Learn More About NAR’s 2022 Committees
There are two requirement deadlines at this time that involve Ethics.
- National Association of Realtors® Ethics Requirement – 12/31/21
- 2.5 Hours Every Three Years
- Current Cycle: January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021
- Future Cycle: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024
- NJ Real Estate Commission CE Requirement – 4/30/2021
- 2 Ethics CE Credits - Every Two Years
- Current Cycle: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021
- Future Cycle: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023
If you take the Code of Ethics with NCJAR, we will apply your completion of the ethics course to both your NAR profile and to PSI for the NJCE requirement.
In November 2020, NAR launched Fairhaven, a new fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process. Learners will also walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions.
This innovative training platform is available to all 1.4 million NAR members at no additional cost. Be an advocate for fair housing and the future of our industry. Commit to combating discrimination in real estate.
Get started by visiting https://fairhaven.realtor/ to explore the fictional town of Fairhaven and assess how well you are adhering to fair housing principles.
Hoping this newsletter finds you all well. Here are some MLS items that have come up lately…
Keep your listing information up-to-date. Make sure that all information is accurate. If there is a Seller’s Disclosure form, make sure buyer agents know there is one by inclusion with the listing or telling them about it. If there is a variable commission arrangement, then check off the “variable” box in the MLS. If there is a price change or other changes, update the listing as soon as you have the seller’s authorization.
Showing instructions of listed properties in the MLS should be clearly defined, i.e.: lockbox, 24-hour notice, all appointments through LB, Showing Time. In addition, if you use “coming soon” no office can show the property including the listing office for the period designated.
Advertising Statistics. If you say you are the number one company or the number one agent in a particular town/county, you need to make sure you can prove it. You need to “quantify” your statistics (day, week, month, year) at the very least. Know that you can be challenged with an ethics complaint to prove that your statistics are correct. There is no guarantee that you are protected simply by using a disclaimer that says “as per the MLS”. Also, think about advertising your accomplishments… top producer with 25 listings in (town, county) instead of number one.
Continuing Education at NCJAR is Easy, Affordable & NJREC Approved! The NJ REC requires that every individual licensed as a broker of record, broker-salesperson or salesperson must satisfy 12 CE Credits prior to 4/30/2021. At least 6 of the 12 credits must be obtained "core topics". The 6 core credits must include at least 2 credits in ethics. The remaining 6 credits can be "electives" or "core". *The NJ Real Estate Commission charges a $200.00 processing fee for licensees who do not complete their requirement prior to April 30, 2021.
Anyone licensed on or after 7/1/20 is exempt from completing CE for this term (7/1/2019-6/30/2021).
The NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship. The NJAR® Distinguished Sales Club recognizes those members who achieved the NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for ten or more years.
When creating an advertisement that includes NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® recognition, please keep in mind the award’s advertising rules. Please remember you may not advertise your achievement of the award prior to Feb. 1, 2021.
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
NCJAR 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.
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.