News & Events
Gov. Murphy signed a revised New Jersey Law on Notarial Acts which now authorizes electronic signatures.
Last year, e-notary services were authorized in response to COVID-19. New Jersey Realtors® supported allowing e-notary services on a more permanent basis and not just during a public health emergency.
The revised law permits notary publics to perform notarial acts using communications technology with evidence of a person's identity. The law went into effect on July 22.
At NCJAR, each of our members is a valued friend. We work together, share our ups and downs, and create friendships. When we are notified of a member who has passed, we feel it is important that all of our members be made aware. Therefore, we have created a special page on our website to share news of members passing and information about services. You can find our special Member Memorial Page at https://ncjar.com/membership/obituaries.
Renters and landlords who don’t know where to turn can use a new website from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This website makes it easy to find rental assistance provider in your area. Spread the word that people can go to consumerfinance.gov/renthelp to find help paying rent.
CFPB has developed a new look up tool that allows renters to find information on rental assistance in their area. The Rental Assistance Finderwas designed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help renters and landlords find their local program and apply for assistance.
NCJAR proudly awarded five recipients for our 2021 NCJAR® Scholarship. Our 2021 Scholarship committee conducted a blind review of all the applications. The committee had a very difficult job of selecting among the candidates, as they were all a very impressive group!
NCJAR® Scholarship fund is available to our Member’s children, grandchildren or relatives who are either currently enrolled in or will be enrolling in an undergraduate two or four year institution. Realtors® must be a Member of NCJAR for at least three years to qualify. Our committee criteria for selection include academic achievements, financial need, sincerity of purpose, contribution to family, school and community.
We are very proud to announce this year’s winners: Robert Christopher Abate, Ari Burdulis, Adriana Kolic, Abigail Pachon and Anthony L. Todisco, Jr. Each have received a $1,000.00 scholarship award. Congratulations to all our winners and we encourage all candidates to please apply again next Spring.
Join NAHREP Union Essex for their first LIVE event of 2021! NAHREP Union Essex is the Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community in and around Union Essex, New Jersey.
Register and Attend to Learn More About:
- NAHREP 10
- Legislation being passed by Sen. Troy Singleton
- Mastermind of the Brokers Weichert, Remax and CB Realty
- Being Better Real Estate Professionals
- Power of Networking
REGISTRATION Now Open!
Non Members: $99
School’s out, and as vaccination rates rise and America enters a new normal, the U.S. housing market continues along at a frenzied pace, with low interest rates and limited inventory fueling record high sales prices. May saw the median existing-home sales price exceed $350,000, a 24% increase and the largest year over-year increase since 1999, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Eager buyers are making multiple offers, some for well over asking price, while others are making offers on homes sight unseen.
- Single Family Closed Sales were up 50.9 percent to 3,141.
- Townhouse-Condo Closed Sales were up 83.8 percent to 715.
- Adult Communities Closed Sales were up 214.3 percent to 88.
- Single Family Median Sales Price increased 27.0 percent to $527,000.
- Townhouse-Condo Median Sales Price increased 8.6 percent to $315,000.
- Adult Communities Median Sales Price increased 8.6 percent to $378,250.
A recording of the event will be made available to REALTORS® as a value-added resource to be used in discussing and strategizing about the market with clients. Registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the recording as soon as it is available. The recording will also be posted on nar.realtor and on NAR's Research social media account pages.
DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TODAY! (Deadline August 13, 2021)
Thank you on behalf of NCJAR Community Outreach committee and leadership.
Donating goods is easy! Choose the location you would like to support and click on SHOP to purchase the school supplies you would like to donate. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase. All goods ordered online will be shipped directly to our charity partner after the drive ends.
Items can be purchased and brought to Wayne or Morristown board offices:
- Composition notebooks
- Glue sticks
- Pencil case
- Colored pencils
- 2 pocket folders
Thank you! Your contributions will strengthen our community by helping others in need.
NCJAR Members are invited to Register & Attend NAHREP Morris-Passaic Live Educational Event on August 4th (6pm-9pm) at 46 Lounge in Totowa to discuss the Housing Market & Immigration Reform.
NAHREP Morris-Passaic is the Voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community in and around the Morris & Passaic Counties of New Jersey. The NAHREP® Morris-Passaic Chapter provides community outreach, industry educational and business networking events thanks to the gracious contributions of our Morris-Passaic Chapter Board of Directors, members and NAHREP® Morris-Passaic sponsors.
NCJAR proudly supports NAHREP Morris-Passaic and believes that supporting Strategic Partners, like NAHREP, diversifies your network and strengthens EVERY aspect of your business.
Here Are Two Listing appointment scenarios:
Listing presentation #1:
I’ve done the market analysis on your home and recommend that we list it at $$$. Let’s thoroughly discuss this CMA, and how we will market your home for sale. I will do an exclusive listing for a period of 2 weeks. The exclusive listing will generate a real frenzy of buyers who want to see your home as there is extremely low inventory right now. Another benefit to an exclusive is that you don’t need a lockbox and a lot of people going in and out of your home all times of the day as it would be if we put it in the MLS. I will handle all appointments and showings. My company will be the one to write up all offers therefore you are only working with me. With this market there is an excellent chance we will sell your home within the 2 weeks. Of course, we can always put it in the MLS if it’s not sold by then.
Listing presentation #2:
I’ve completed the market analysis on your home and recommend that we list it at $$$. Let’s discuss the market analysis in detail, and then I can explain what marketing steps our company plans if we list your home. (At this point the agent would explain company marketing policies, benefits of putting the listing in the MLS, and showing procedures which can be set up with a lockbox or by appointment only).
Which scenario do you think is the right one? If you can’t decide, or think both are correct, keep reading….