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Member News - April 28, 2020

CORE will be sending a survey to all members later in the week, so be on the lookout for the email. Your responses will help us understand the challenges you are currently facing and how we might help all CORE members moving forward. The survey should take about 5 minutes. If you participate in the survey, you will be entered to win one of three $100 prizes.


ShowingTime MarketStats  The latest market stats report is available here.

We are saddened to report that  Theodore Nelson Mellin of the Weichert Branchburg office passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Theodore was a long-time CORE member. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and colleagues. 


NAR - CyberPolicy: Keep Your Business Cyber Secure
Hackers are using this global catastrophe as an opportunity to exploit agents, brokers, and clients who are not prepared. Join the experts for guidance on what to be on the lookout for, as well as pro-tips your brokerage can adopt to ensure complete cyber protection Wednesday, April 29 @ 2 pm.

NJ Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Tenants to Use Security Deposit to Pay Rent
The new order established new measures aimed at assisting tenants with paying their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more . 

NJ Realtors - Free Telemedicine Counseling Services Available Members can receive three free hours of behavioral health services, counseling, or talk therapy. After the free sessions are used, sessions are discounted to $95 per hour. Learn more here. (See NAR's TeleHealth offer here )
N J Realtors - Unemployment Webinar for Realtors  Last week, NJ Realtors held a webinar with the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. Watch the webinar  here .

NJ BIZ - 6 Things Need to Happen Before NJ Can Lift COVID-19 Restrictions, Governor Murphy Says  Read more here.

NJ BIZ - Poll: NJ Residents Feeling Slammed by COVID-19; Summer Plans Up in the Air 
Read more here.

NAR - Realtor Resiliency Report.  Check out t his week's report that describes the many ways NAR is working to guide and support Realtors and the real estate industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week, you'll find up-to-date, relevant information on how to ensure your health and safety, the virus' impact on the economy and your business, its impact on NAR activities, and what NAR is doing to help. View report.

Fortune - What to know if your small business is applying for Round 2 PPP loans from the SBA Small businesses are getting a second shot at receiving Paycheck Protection Program loans. Read more here.

NAR - Funded TeleHealth Enrollment Extended   Stay home and stay safe with virtual access to a doctor for non-emergency medical issues. NAR extended its telemedicine enrollment period to May 31, so more members can benefit. Enroll today and receive two months of telemedicine funded from NAR, and a reduced rate after that. Learn more here. (See NJ Realtors' Telemedicine offer here )

NAR - Video: Secure Your Business Through the CARES Act The video features REALTORS®, with different business structures and sizes, sharing how they successfully obtained Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans; tips on navigating the SBA website, what forms to have on-hand when applying, and how to find a lender. Funding is limited. View video.
NAR - Agents to Sellers: Don’t Take Your House Off the Market Visitor traffic to listings online is increasing, and housing inventories are lean. Read more.
NAR - Could 2.9% Mortgage Rates Be Coming ? Fannie Mae makes a bold prediction for borrowing costs in its latest housing forecast. Read more.
RIS Media - How Real Estate Agents Can Continue to Serve During COVID-19  There are steps you can take and measures you can implement now to prepare for, and navigate through, this difficult time in our country, our world and our marketplace. Read more.

NAR - Fair Housing Month Each April, REALTORS® observe the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events designed to educate about housing discrimination and segregation, and to recommit to expanding equal access to housing. Click here for information and tools to observe  Fair Housing Month at home .  

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