NJREC Learning Plan NJ Real Estate Continuing Education ProgramOn April 6, 2021, the NJ Real Estate Commission declared that the current CE Requirement (12 CE Credits) must include at least 1 (One) Unit of NJ Fair Housing. Please be sure to check your PSI Transcript to make sure you have completed ALL of your NJ CE Requirements. 

A transcript where all requirements are met will have four Green Lines. A sample of a completed transcript is attached.

If the fourth line (Fair Housing) is NOT Green, then you HAVE NOT met the additional requirement.

NCJAR 2021 President Jairo Rodriguez shares a short video message for NCJAR members about what’s happening at the NCJAR and in the industry. Please take a moment to watch this informative video.

giftcardcampaignNCJAR’s Community Outreach Committee is collecting gift cards to support the JBWS (formerly known as the Jersey Battered Women’s Services) Annual Fundraiser! Each year JBWS collects gift cards for food, clothing, and other essential items to support families in need.  

JBWS is a private, confidential service welcoming ALL survivors of dating, domestic, or partner abuse (and their family members) regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity.

Needed Gift Card examples: Visa or like, Grocery Stores, Amazon, Target, Walmart
P
lease USPS mail or drop off your gift cards to any NCJAR location by April 30th

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Military Assistance PantryThe Military Assistance Pantry (MAP) exists to serve Passaic County Military Families who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The Passaic County MAP is supported by local Realtors®, businesses, and organizations who understand the importance and impact of supporting our local military families.

You can make a difference by donating non perishable food items, gently-worn clothing, and your time to the Military Pantry. There are hopes to increase the services offered by the pantry to include housing information as well as employment and educational opportunities for veterans. 

NEW JERSEY REALTORS® EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONTime is running out—encourage the student in your life to apply for a scholarship from New Jersey Realtors® Educational Foundation. New Jersey REALTORS® Educational Foundation offers annual scholarships to help students meet the costs of higher education. Criteria for selection include academic achievements, financial need, interest in real estate endeavors, and contributions to family, school and communities.
NCJAR is proud to sponsor 4 scholarships of $2500 each year for this program!

MLS or EXCLUSIVE When you prepare to meet with your seller to present your market analysis, do you discuss the benefits of marketing the home through the multiple listing service, or do you suggest that the best way to market the home is by doing an exclusive listing?

NJREC  11:5-6.4 ((f), 2, 4 specifically addresses the procedure every licensee should be practicing before contracting with a Seller to represent him/her in the sale of his/her home.  Let’s break it down by the sections stated above:

(f)  Unless directed not to do so in writing by an owner, every licensee shall fully cooperate with all other NJ licensees utilizing cooperation arrangements which shall protect and promote the interests of the licensee’s client or principal.   This means the listing goes into the MLS unless otherwise directed by the owner in writing.  This does NOT mean an exclusive listing.

2.  All requirements imposed by the obligation to fully cooperate shall be complied with on all listings unless the client or principal, with full knowledge of all relevant facts, expressly relieves the listing broker from one or more of those requirements in writing.  If the Seller does not want their home listed in the MLS, but will allow cooperation these instructions should be put in writing signed by the owner and made as an addendum to the listing agreement.  Such a writing shall be made available for inspection by other brokers upon request.

CEDeadline.FairHousing2021On April 6, 2021 the NJ Real Estate Commission declared that 1 (One) Unit of NJ Fair Housing IS REQUIRED, and the NJ CE Deadline is extended to May 31, 2021. 

Make sure you complete ALL of your NJ CE Requirements before May 31, 2021! You may check your CE credits by going to NJ Real Estate CE Tracking System.

The NJ REC requires that every individual licensed as a broker of record, broker-salesperson or salesperson must satisfy 12 CE Credits prior to 5/31/2021. At least 6 of the 12 credits must be obtained in "core topics". The 6 core credits must include at least 2 credits in ethics and one credit in fair housing. The remaining 6 credits can be "electives" or "core"

If you have not fulfilled your NJ Continuing Education Requirements, get started today by registering online with NCJAR! 

NCJAR partnered with local housing experts to give you an in-depth presentation on Section 8, its benefits to landlords, upcoming policy changes, NJ Law Against Discrimination, and your role as the Realtor®.

Please take a few moments to review the video and download the handouts! 

Section 8 Webinar Handout  

NJ Executive Order No. 106On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 106, which states that any lessee, tenant, homeowner or any other person shall not be removed from a residential property as the result of an eviction or foreclosure proceeding.

The eviction moratorium will last until two months after Governor Murphy declares an end to the COVID-19 health crisis, unless the Governor issues another Executive Order to end it sooner.

If anyone is at risk of eviction or are concerned about paying rent, they can use this online eviction moratorium information and question tool to see their rights and what assistance programs are available.

CELEBRATE FAIR HOUSING MONTH WITH NCJARREALTORS® are community leaders – That’s Who We Are®. You shape and help build neighborhoods that thrive. By promoting diversity and inclusion you unlock access to opportunities that transform lives and boost business.

Rise up and Celebrate Fair Housing Month with NCJAR. Register and attend NCJAR’s Three FREE Fair Housing Sessions hosted by NCJAR's Diversity Committee!  

April 5 (9:30am-12:30pm) Fairness It’s the Law (3 Core NJ CE Credits)

April 15 (10:00am-11:00am) Bridge the Gap NOW with Intentional Inclusion

As we stay home, REALTORS® can and must rise to the challenge. Fair Housing Month emphasizes education, reflection, and discussion—meaningful efforts we can still undertake while practicing social distancing. This year, NAR is presenting Fair Housing Month @ Home – curated lists of booksvideospodcasts and other resources for you to educate yourself throughout the month. Read, watch, listen, think, discuss – and strengthen your fair housing knowledge and leadership.