June 2, 2021
Member News




CORE
Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s 2020 Circle of Excellence Virtual Awards Ceremony CORE will close early tomorrow, Thursday, June 2 at 3:15 pm so our staff can attend the 2020 Circle of Excellence Virtual Awards Ceremony. Please join us as we recognize and celebrate more than 500 CORE members who earned a prestigious Circle of Excellence Award. Each attendee will have the opportunity to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards. No cost to attend! Thursday, June 3 at 3:30 pmRegister now. 

Seeking Mentees from Trenton for NAR’s SPIRE Mentorship Program! CORE is seeking individuals from Trenton or the surrounding area who are interested in learning about the many possible career paths in real estate – brokerage, marketing, appraisal, property management, and more. We are working closely with New Jersey Realtors on this pilot, mentorship program from the National Association of Realtors in eight major U.S. cities, including Trenton. The program will pair a veteran Realtor volunteer, who will serve as a mentor, with a mentee who is interested in a possible career in real estate.


Continuing Education (CE)

Avoid the $200 Late Fee for Licensing Renewal 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 with 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 CE Credits Log into your PSI CE Tracking System account to verify that you have met all of the requirements to renew your license.

CORE CE FAQ Access the FAQ here.

SUPRA


VIDEO - SUPRA is Here for You Learn how Supra is committed to partnering with us to provide great service and support in the real estate industry!  View video to the right.
CORE's Mercer SUPRA Key Activation Fee Waived 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 about CORE’s SUPRA eKEY covering Mercer County with many no-cost reciprocals with other SUPRA systems in NJ and how to schedule your appointment here. 


Business Tips

NAR: 7 Ways Small Business Owners Can Lower Anxiety and Stress Running a business can be stressful. Here are some great wellness tips just for you. Read more. 
 
NAR: Top 7 Tips From Super Successful Business Owners Want to be more successful? Here are Seven business tips from entrepreneurs you need to read. Hear their advice here. 
 
Realtor Property Resource (RPR): Find Your Next Listing with Data & Tools Now is an excellent time to be proactive about prospecting for listings. RPR, your member benefit, can help. The data platform has a step-by-step wizard to help you research and identify potential sellers in a geography, and then filter by public records, time owned, and more. Finally, you’ll wrap up your analysis by creating free mailing labels from RPR. You get up to 2,000 each month! Learn more. 

New Jersey

NJBIZ: After 2 Years Offline, NJ Reopens Applications for Real Estate Incentives The New Jersey Economic Development Authority greenlit a state incentive for residential developers, under one of a dozen programs meant to lift the state COVID-19 recession. Read more. 
 
NJBIZ: NJ Transit Brings Back Dozens of Trains as State Reopens The service restorations include fares that will shuttle… Read more. 

NJ Realtors: Triple Play Convention Scheduled for December 6 – 9 at Atlantic City Convention Center While a date has been scheduled for the annual event, current government mandates could change. This could result in a cancellation of the Triple Play Convention. Stay tuned for more details to come in the following weeks.

National


NAR: Some Lenders Set to Resume Foreclosures in July Many banks say mortgage delinquencies are dropping as pandemic-era foreclosure and eviction moratoriums near an end. Read more. 
 NAR: Agents, Buyers Target Unlisted Homes for More Inventory They’re blanketing neighborhoods with inquiry letters, hoping to find someone willing to sell, and researching death records for upcoming estate sales. Read more. 
 
NAR: Lead-Based Paint Violations Surge in Remodeling Boom As home remodeling increases, the Environmental Protection Agency warns renovators to safely remediate lead paint exposure in older homes—or face a fine. Read more.
 
NAR: Future of Remote Online Notarization (RON) Hinges on State Laws RON has helped sustain the real estate industry throughout the pandemic, but more work is needed to ensure the whole country has access. Read more.