November 17, 2020
Member News


CORE

Welcome CORE’s Newest Affiliate Members! You can learn more about their businesses by visiting the Affiliates page on the CORE website or you can click the links below.
We encourage CORE members to consider using affiliate member services. To view a list of the affiliate directory and services offered, click here. For questions, please email us at info@core-realtors.com.

Online Continuing Education (CE) Shop - Good for NJ, PA and More The CE Shop, a nationwide real estate continuing education provider with which CORE has a partnership, offers a range of online classes for completing your CE credits. Now is the perfect time to complete your required CE credits. Currently, CORE is offering online webinars with live instructors. For more info, click here.

Virtual Installation - Register ASAP to Get a Favors Box! No cost to attend. Register here.
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Local

Donations Sought for "Adopt a Family" Help families in need enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. Many local options available. For more information, click here.
Webinars

NJ REALTORS®: Virtual Candidate Training This webinar gives Realtors an introduction to and the expectations of running for public office. It is a valuable head start in their political journey and provides information on running successful campaigns. Each training is 1.5 hours from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27. Register now.

Small Business Development Center - Rutgers: Email Marketing Workshop Gain insight on how to create unique and effective promotional messages and newsletters. During the workshop, the demonstration of the email marketing tips will be done in Constant Contact. The list of other popular email marketing platforms will be provided as well. Friday, November 20. Presentation and Demo: 10:00 -11:30 am. Followed by a Q&A at 11:30 am. No cost. Register here.

Small Business Development Center - William Patterson University: Social Media Marketing for Beginners You know you should be on social media for your business. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Where do you start? How do you engage? This session will answer all those questions and more! Tuesday, December 1, 10:00-11:00 am. Fee: $10. Register now.  
Bright MLS

New Search and Report Options Added for Appraisals
To help you more easily identify market trends or conditions in a subject neighborhood and more accurately report appraisal information, a new 1004MC (Appraisal) Search form is now available in Bright. To learn more, watch this video ---->
Taking the home off the market before the holidays? Here are your status options in Bright
New Jersey

NJ.gov: State Lowers Gathering Limits As COVID-19 Cases Surge Governor Murphy announced that he would sign an executive order retightening restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Read more. 
  • Effective November 17: General indoor gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 10 people
  • Effective November 23: General outdoor gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 150 people. 
 
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA): Sustain and Serve NJ Program The NJEDA Board of Directors approved the creation of the Sustain and Serve NJ, a grant program that will provide funding to organizations to purchase meals from restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and distribute the meals at no cost to New Jersey residents. Read more. 

NJ.Com: Amazon Planning to Open a Grocery Store in NJ Online retail giant Amazon plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in New Jersey. The Amazon Fresh grocery store will be the first in NJ. Read more. 
National

NAR: Realtor Code of Ethics Extended Beyond Real Estate Activities to Address Hate Speech/Harassing Speech – Effective Immediately Read the press release here.

Inman: New NAR Policy Requires MLSs to Process Complaints Anonymously Upon Request NAR passes new standards for MLSs and local Realtor associations. Future NAR leaders will also have to pass a social media background check. Read more. 

NAR 5 Business Policy Issues to Watch For in 2021 These federal, legislative and regulatory priorities have significant implications for how your business moves forward next year. Read more.

NAR Survey Reveals 14 Home Buying, Selling Trends Since the Pandemic Greater interest in multigenerational homes, the desire to upsize, and buying a home with the plan to stay fewer years are among the trends driving real estate purchases since the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.

HousingWire: NAR Economist Says Median Home Price Rising “Much Too Fast” In the US, the median existing single-family home price rose 12 percent year over year to $313,500, according to the National Association of Realtors. Read more.