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The National Association of REALTORS® represents more than 1.4 million REALTORS® in diverse communities across the country. NAR staff fosters a culture where diversity and inclusion are integrated into each of our five core values. Through inclusive collaboration and mutual respect for our colleagues, we focus on the principles that matter to the organization and drive how we engage each other to reach our common goals. We fully embrace perspectives from all walks of life—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, political affiliation or any other qualities by which we may define ourselves. We commit to bringing out the best in ourselves, uncovering our hidden talents, and celebrating differences in our day-to-day interactions. These beliefs are essential as we serve our members who help fulfill the dream of home and property ownership in America.
As a REALTOR® sworn to uphold a strict Code of Ethics, you must treat all clients equally, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Applications for New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® are now open. You can start your application today at coe.njrealtor.com. Completed applications and payments must be submitted, with verification material, to NCJAR by 5:00 pm on Jan. 8, 2021.
The NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.
The 2020 award levels are:
- Platinum: $20 million and 30 units minimum, or 125 units
- Gold: $12 million and 25 units minimum, or 90 units
- Silver: $6.5 million and 20 units minimum, or 70 units
- Bronze: $2.5 million and 15 units minimum, or 30 units
New Rule #3 – You DO NOT have to provide printed verification materials for the transactions that are imported electronically directly from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
ONLINE PROCESSING OF NEW AGENT APPLICATIONS
Brokers can now electronically submit and pay for “new hire” Salesperson, Broker-Salesperson, and Referral applications online. Once the online application is processed and approved, the NJREC will notify the Broker and Licensee by email. If there is a problem with the candidate’s application, or more information is needed, NJREC staff will inform the candidate and Broker via email. The paper application submission process is still an option, however the Broker of Record’s electronic submission is easily accessible and streamlines the application approval process and payment. For more information please use the links below.
Reference: Online Submission of Original Applications
NCJAR’s Real Estate Magnetic Calendars are a great way to reach your prospects Year-Round! Attach your business card to the top & make a year-round impression with your customers. NCJAR’s Real Estate Agent Magnetic Calendars are an important investment in your realty business!
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NJ Real Estate Licensing Candidates can now take their State Examination remotely! Suppose you were thinking about getting your NJ Real Estate Broker License, or someone you know is seeking a career in real estate. Students can now take the course and exam online in a safe, secure, and convenient way.
Visit us at ncjsb.net to learn more!
The North Central Jersey School of Business (NCJSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCJAR, provides flexible day and evening classes for pre-licensing and CE courses conducted by approved instructors. All NCJSB instructors are actively involved in the Real Estate industry and bring their real-world experience into the classroom. NCJSB’s tuition fees are competitive, and NCJAR members receive special rates for many of its courses.
The housing and stock markets continue to be the leaders in the economy. In August, showings and pending sales remained at strong levels while housing inventory remained limited, continuing the competitive bidding market we have seen in recent months. With the stock indexes at or near record highs as mortgage rates remain near record lows, signs point to a busy fall housing market.
- Single Family Closed Sales were up 13.7 percent to 3,242.
- Townhouse-Condo Closed Sales were up 6.7 percent to 617.
- Adult Communities Closed Sales were up 14.8 percent to 62.
- Single Family Median Sales Price increased 17.5 percent to $470,000.
- Townhouse-Condo Median Sales Price increased 5.1 percent to $290,000.
- Adult Communities Median Sales Price remained flat at $357,500.
The pandemic may not be going away anytime soon but knowing what you need to do to adapt will help your business prosper in these uncertain times. From the way we operate our business to our day-to-day tasks, COVID-19 has changed everything. This new world presents a growing challenge to real estate agents, and NCJAR is here to help.
Safely Complete your NJ CE Requirements Online with NCJAR
CE REQUIREMENT: 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 Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification course gives you the knowledge base and skills needed to successfully complete a comparative marketing analysis (CMA) and to clearly communicate it to your client(s). It is specifically designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers:
- employ best practices for pricing properties
- choose appropriate comparables
- prepare and present comparative marketing analyses (CMAs)
- work with appraisers and read an appraisal report
- guide clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values
>>Register Now for NCJAR’s PSA Course – Friday, Sept 18, 2020 9:00am – 4:30pm, presented by Gary Large, NCJSB School Director.
This course is the main requirement for the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification and is an approved elective for the Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR®) designation and the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation.
Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Learn how you can prepare yourself, your family and your community for emergencies with a lunch and learn series with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region II. Register for one or all of the sessions which are held every Tuesday in September from 12-12:30 p.m.
A unified voice of 41,000+ Realtors® has real power on a local state and national level. One of the best ways for Realtors® to impact the political landscape is to VOTE. Currently, there are still more than 1300 NCJAR Members that ARE NOT registered to VOTE. As Realtor®, it is your role to help protect the interests of the real estate industry.
More than 1300 NCJAR Realtor® Members are NOT Registered to Vote