Labor Day closureIn observance of Labor Day, the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR) will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, September 1st, 2023, at 12:00 pm (Noon): CLOSING EARLY

Monday, September 4th, 2023: OFFICES CLOSED

Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.

navigatinglocalchangesAs a dedicated Realtor, your role extends beyond transactions. Staying informed about local changes is your edge for providing exceptional service. Let's explore why these matters and how sharing insights can elevate your client relationships. 

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Why Stay Informed:

RealtorRookieAffiliate2023 2Congratulations to George A. Castro IV for being selected to receive the NCJAR Rookie of the Year Award for 2023.

George A. Castro IV was born in Livingston, New Jersey on March 13, 2002. Castro began his education at the Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey, and currently attends the Stillman School of Business and Economics at Seton Hall University.

George A. Castro IV is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and licensed Real Estate professional with Premier Homes, in both NJ & NY.  Often hailed as “The Future of Real Estate”, Castro embodies the essence of triumph and accomplishment, adorned with a plethora of awards and honors, achieved at a remarkably young age. Notably, he was recently awarded with the 2023 Gold National Association of Realtors – Circle of Excellence Award, alongside earning the title of 2023 NCJAR “Rookie of the Year”, in the state of New Jersey, acknowledgements attributed to his productivity and performance.

scam alertAs a Realtor®, your top priority is to provide exceptional service to your clients and facilitate successful real estate transactions. However, in the digital age, scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to defraud unsuspecting professionals like you. Recently, two North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR) brokers were targeted by a scammer who sought to take advantage of their expertise. It is crucial for all real estate agents, especially those operating in Morris County, NJ, to be vigilant and informed about such fraudulent activities.

The Scam

The scammer in this case reached out to NCJAR brokers, claiming to have vacant land available for sale in Morris County, NJ. The scammer insisted on selling the property quickly and at a surprisingly low price. To add an air of legitimacy, they provided the broker with the owner's identification information, which they might have obtained through various illicit means.

Red Flags to Look Out For

1Congratulations to William “Bill” Flagg of ERA Queen City Realty, Scotch Plains, for being selected to receive the prestigious NCJAR REALTOR® of the Year Award for 2023.

A well-respected REALTOR®, Broker and mentor within the community, Bill has been licensed since 1982. He is a longtime recipient of the New Jersey REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award and is also a NCJAR CE instructor. Bill has been a Trustee since 2006 of the former Greater Union County Association of REALTORS® then, post-merger with the North Central Jersey Association of REALTORS® to the present day. Bill held the positions of both Treasurer and President

Elect in both associations. Bill served as NCJAR’s 2022 President. (Additionally, President of the former Greater Union County Association of REALTORS® 2009 and 2010).

RealtorRookieAffiliate2023Congratulations to Alishia Taiping of Guaranteed Rate Affinity for being selected to receive the NCJAR Affiliate of the Year Award for 2023. The Affiliate of the Year award is bestowed on an Affiliate Member who has been actively involved with the North Central Jersey Association of REALTORS® contributing time and energy in supporting the Association’s initiatives.

Meet Alishia Taiping, your friendly neighborhood Mortgage Guru with Guaranteed Rate Affinity. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, she’s a seasoned pro with a splash of sunshine and smiles.

When she’s not crunching numbers and helping people secure their dream homes, Alishia wears a few other hats – she’s also a devoted mother to Wenona and Gavin, frontwoman of indie pop/rock band “Forget the Whale”, and Treasurer of the South Orange Elks Lodge #1154.

We Are Closed Please note that the NCJAR Board Offices will be closed on Monday, August 28th in observance of the NCJAR Membership Appreciation Day & Food Truck Festival. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. 

If you have any queries, feel free to reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you when we resume operations.

NCJAR Membership Appreciation Day Food Truck Festival 1NCJAR Membership Appreciation Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything that makes being an NCJAR member worthwhile. On Monday, August 28th, join us at the Hilton Parsippany and be a part of this exclusive event!

You'll receive breakfast and enjoy five amazing food trucks for lunch. Plus listen to a live market update by Lawrence Yun, and a national keynote speaker and AI expert, Marki Lemons Ryhal.

quartercentury2023The Quarter Century Club honors NJ Realtor® members who have served as Realtors® or Realtor-Associates® faithfully in New Jersey for 25 years or more. The 2023 application is now available and must be submitted to your local/board association no later than Friday, September 22, 2023. No exceptions!


  • Quarter Century Club membership is open to all members of New Jersey Realtors® who have held an active, Realtor® or Realtor-Associate® membership with NJ Realtors® for 25 years or more.
  • Proof of 25 years of membership must be submitted with your application. Obtaining proof is the responsibility of the applicant. You may utilize your local board(s)/association(s) to acquire the necessary paperwork. Note: active license with the New Jersey Real Estate Commission does not constitute active membership status.
  • $10 application fee to be submitted with your application.

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