There's still time to submit a nomination for REALTOR® of the Year. You can download the nomination form here. Nominations are due Friday, July 30.
Keep in mind that NAR's Code of Ethics credits are different than the New Jersey Real Estate Commission's Code of Ethics credits.
If you completed your REALTOR® Code of Ethics with NEXUS Association, you have satisfied your NAR Cycle 6 requirements.
You can review the entire Real Estate Success Institute catalog here.
New Jersey REALTORS® Quarter Century Club honors NJ REALTOR® members who have served as REALTOR® or REALTOR-Associates® faithfully in New Jersey for 25 years or more. Applications are due by September 10. You can get more information and apply here.
Please note that there are upcoming deadlines for REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) contributions:
You can get more info here.
RPAC is the nonpartisan organization that assists in the election of candidates who support private property rights and other issues that have a direct impact on the real estate industry on a local, state and national level.
It's funded through voluntary contributions from members of the REALTOR® association. 100% of RPAC contributions are used to support REALTOR®-friendly candidates, 70% of which goes towards state and local race and 30% toward federal candidates.
Don't forget that completing all of the learning objects and real-world tasks earns your C2EX endorsement and elevates your industry reputation and knowledge. Get more info here.
Put RPR's data, tools and reports to good use and close more deals. They've put together a quick video highlighting 7 tips to help you impress current and future clients. You can watch the video here.
Last month, Governor Murphy signed the Fair Chance in Housing Act into law. Under this law, with certain exceptions, a landlord and its agent in New Jersey are prohibited from requiring a potential tenant to complete any housing application that includes any inquiries regarding the tenant’s criminal record prior to there being a “conditional offer”.
A conditional offer is defined as “an offer to rent or lease a rental dwelling unit to an applicant that is contingent on a subsequent inquiry into the applicant’s criminal record, or any other eligibility criteria that the housing provider may lawfully utilize.”
Read the full announcement here.
Next month, Homes & Land of Atlantic & Cape May Counties will merge with Homes & Land of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties to form a new magazine called Homes & Land of Southern New Jersey which will be distributed in all five counties. Read more.
NJR Represents Our IndustryNJR is currently watching a number of issues in the legislature that have impact on our industry including the Realty Transfer Fee, Seasonal Rental Tax, and the Real Estate Commission Operating Funds. Read more.
In a 5-4 ruling earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that the eviction moratorium put in place in response to COVID-19 can expire at the end of the month. You can read the full announcement here.
Governor Murphy has taken action on NJ S3584, which establishes immunity relating to COVID-19 spread in planned real estate developments. Please read the full update here.
Please welcome Linda Kiss, who has joined NEXUS as Member Services Specialist at the Toms River Service Center. She brings a great deal of customer service experience and is excited to assist members with their association needs.
We'd also like to thank Jennifer Hoffman, who recently left her position as Member Services Specialist, for her dedicated service. We wish her well as she pursues new life adventures.
NJR has partnered with Freddie Mac to support equal access to home purchasing with two free seminars. The first is tomorrow from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., and the second is July 20 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Get all the info learn how to register here.
You can review the full list of winners here.
Q2 applications are now available here.
NJR is now accepting nominations for their 2021 Good Neighbor Award. Awards will be presented to three REALTORS® or REALTOR-Associates® who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer service.
Don't forget that as a New Jersey REALTORS® member, you have access to their Legal Resource Library and the ability to not only search the library, you can email a question and have it reviewed and answered by NJR Legal Counsel.
First, browse the library to see if your question has been answered. If it hasn't, you can then post it to the forum and it will be reviewed by the NJR Legal Counsel. Your answer will then be sent to you and posted (minus any personal information) for the rest of the membership to see. You can access the library here.
In late June, New Jersey REALTORS® Immediate Past President Angela Sicoli spoke on behalf of 60,000 plus REALTORS® at Rep. Mikie Sherrill's kickoff of her "Summer of SALT" initiative.
NJ REALTORS® supports her in the effort to remove the SALT deduction cap and eliminate the marriage penalty.
To keep you on top of news happening in your neighborhoods and local communities, we've summarized important information coming out of municipal meetings in Camden, Burlington and Ocean Counties. Read it here.