May 6, 2021
Member News


Recording: "The ABC’s to Fast Track Your Success" If you missed last week's CORE YPN Committee event, “The ABC’s to Fast Track Your Success,” you can view the recording here. The event includes three top-producing agents who share stories and tips, leading them to have successful real estate careers. 

Save the Date: CORE Circle of Excellence Awards Parking Lot Pick Up & Virtual Event Awards will be available for pick up at the CORE Branchburg office on Tuesday, May 25 and at the CORE Trenton office on Thursday, May 27. A virtual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 3. Watch for an email from CORE next week with additional details!

New Jersey Realtors' "President's Challenge" The Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) is holding a new online auction, the "President's Challenge," in which each of NJ's local associations has been asked to put together a gift basket that contains activities and items that are known in their respective territories. The auction will run until mid-May. If you're interested in bidding on CORE's gift basket, "A Day at the Ballpark" or to view other auction items, click here. Good luck! Items in this gift basket include: 
  • $200 gift card for the Somerset Patriots at Patriots Stadium - can be used for tickets, refreshments, and in team store (Somerset County)
  • Chocolates from the Fudge Shoppe (Hunterdon County)
  • Melick's Hard Cider (Hunterdon County)
  • River Horse Summer Ale (Mercer County)

Continuing Education (CE)

License Renewal Deadline is Approaching The NJ Real Estate Commission has waived the $200 processing fee (late fee) until May 31 and has extended the current CE cycle to complete all NJ CE requirements until July 19. All real estate licensees are required to renew their license for the new term beginning July 1. Agents are urged to talk to their brokers regarding to submitting the renewal fee to the NJ Real Estate Commission. Licensees are also required to complete the Qualifying Questionnaire prior to renewing their license.

Check Your PSI Account to Ensure Your CE Requirements are Met Be sure to log into your PSI CE Tracking System account to verify that you have met all of the requirements to renew your license.

New Fair Housing CE Requirement On April 6, the NJ Real Estate Commission declared that all licensees are required to complete the Fair Housing continuing education (CE) requirement to renew their license. Make sure you complete ALL of your NJ CE requirements before May 31 to avoid a late fee of $200.

“Complying with the Fair Housing Act" New Jersey Realtors offers a one-hour, at-your-own-pace, no-cost CE class which qualifies for the NJ Fair Housing CE requirement. Register here for the class: you will need to log into ACE to find the class.


Mercer County SUPRA eKeyholders: Try Pro at a Basic Price CORE and SUPRA have partnered together to bring Mercer County eKEY holders a Professional promotional offer. From May 4 until October 12, current Mercer County eKeyholders can use the SUPRA eKEY Pro features at the eKEY Basic price. eKEY Pro includes new icons and features that are designed to streamline your business and enhance the showing experience. 
  • This offer is available for a limited time to current Mercer County CORE eKEY basic subscribers. Click on the eKEY Pro promotion icon in the eKEY app for pricing information and promotion dates.
  • Not sure where you got your SUPRA eKey? Keys issued by CORE will say “CORE Association of REALTORS" across the top of the eKey app.
  • If you wish to downgrade to eKEY Basic after the promotional period ends October 12, please email CORE at For more information, click here.

Activation Fee WAIVED Until August 3 Need a SUPRA eKEY? Now’s the time to schedule an appointment. The $50 activation fee on new CORE eKEYS is waived until August 3. Find out more information about CORE’s SUPRA eKEY and how to schedule your appointment here.

Bright MLS

Bright MLS Revealed: Clear Cooperation Policy This new video series showcases diverse perspectives from thought leaders on a wide range of topics central to innovation, technology, and the real estate industry. Watch the latest episode as Bright MLS CEO Brian Donnellan talks with Denee Evans from the Council of Multiple Listing Services CMLS and Bright Directors Cindy Ariosa and Mark Lowham, about the importance and impact of the Clear Cooperation policy. Watch the video above.
Accuracy Matters: List Price Changes and Appraisals Reminder Changes to List Price are meant to assist the sale of a property and not to influence appraisals. Before making an update to your List Price, consider the needed documentation and potential implications. Read more.  
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New Jersey COVID Restrictions Left After NJ Takes Major Reopening Steps Later This Month Read more. "Your Voice, Your Shot" Video Contest This week Governor Murphy announced the “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. After the submission window closes on May 11, a select number of finalists will be chosen. The public will then be invited to vote on their favorites. The winning video will be used in the State of New Jersey's COVID-19 public health campaign. Learn more about the contest guidelines.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Funeral Assistance for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19 As part of the American Rescue Plan, FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for New Jerseyans who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. New Jerseyans who paid for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020, for an individual whose death may have been caused by or was likely the result of COVID-19 can apply for up to $9,000 of assistance per funeral through FEMA’s dedicated call center at (844) 684-6333. No online applications will be accepted. For more info, click here.

Wall Street Journal: Fed Holds Steady on Interest Rates, Bond Purchases Central bank maintains easy-money policies while noting recent economic gains. Read more.   

NAR: ADA Demand Letters: A Vexing Reality for Real Estate Pros A federal appeals court recently declared that websites are not public accommodations, but these best practices will help you avoid becoming the target of a shakedown. Read more. 
NAR: Why Do Square Footage Disputes Arise? Be ready to explain to home buyers and sellers why there may be conflicting reports on a home’s livable space. Read more.

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