leg update

Last week, NJ REALTORS® CEO Jarrod Grasso and Vice President of Government Affairs Douglas Tomson testified in support of S1047 which amends the law that exempts certain real estate licensees from certain damages under the consumer fraud law. Specifically, this bill broadens the current exemption for real estate brokers, broker-salespersons, or salespersons from a right of recovery by persons who suffer any ascertainable loss of money or property, real or personal, by eliminating the current limitation with respect to the right of recovery to punitive damages and attorney’s fees. This bill will protect buyers agents who are acting in the best interest of their clients. Click here to read the bill.

Joe McDonnell

Chances are you'll see a POD parked somewhere almost every day. But, PODS can offer you and your clients a lot more that you'd expect.

  pdf Read his full profile to find out more (90 KB) .

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As we plan for 2021 Affiliate and YPN hosted webinars, we want to know what real-estate related topics are important to you and what you want to learn more about. You’ll have a front row seat at the table learning from and conversing with, experts in mortgage, finance, title, environmental, moving & storage and more! Send us your input This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A REALTOR® who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty years and served on a national committee for at least one year, may be eligible to receive REALTOR® Emeritus status and all the benefits that comes with the designation, including waived dues, for the remainder of their REALTOR® career.

Get all the information you need about applications and deadlines here, or watch a quick video here.

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NAR applauds HUD’s recent announcement that it will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and effectively expands civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans seeking housing and housing-related services.

You can read more about it here.

Flood webinar

In this webinar, you'll learn about Accurate Flood Zone Determinations and how they can help eliminate risk of liability, reduce flood insurance premiums, remove properties from High Risk Flood Zones, and increase interest for "low risk" properties in High Risk Flood Zones.

Choose from the below two dates:

Monday, March 1 at 10:30 am
Thursday, March 18 at 10:30 am

You can also get more information by downloading this pdf.

check CE credits

Just a reminder that the current CE cycle will be ending on April 30, 2021, and it is your responsibility to track and make sure your completed CE credits are properly recorded. Also, if an agent takes 

If an agent takes the REALTOR® Code of Ethics with another provider, Global Elite, The Real Estate School, Keep Me Certified, E-Z Real Estate School, The CE Shop, etc., the agent MUST submit their certificate of completion (Ethics only), so we can record it in NRDS.

The good news is that you can easily check your CE credits at the NJREC PSI tracking website.

You can also review all of the available Real Estate Success Institute CE courses here. Don't wait until last minute; check it (and register) today!

Note: All CE credits are required to be completed by April 30, 2021. If you complete the requirement after this date, a $200.00 late fee will be assessed by the NJREC to your license renewal.

leg update

$25 billion in federal assistance funds are expected to be disbursed to states and eligible renters as part of the new COVID-19 relief package, but who will qualify?

Renters could be eligible for up to a total of 12 months of back rent and utility bills. They may also be eligible to get payments to cover future rental payments.

Get more info about the package and who might be eligible here.

RPR changes

RPR® (Realtors Property Resource®) will soon launch a new version of its platform. A total transformation! Simplified and reorganized with a razor-like focus on new and productive ways to use the platform.

Changes include a cleaner interface, improved search results, new shortcuts and a customizable home page.

You can watch a quick video about the changes here.

This year, more than 650 agents and brokers were award winners! You can review the requirements and all the recipients HERE.