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Member News - May 5, 2020

CORE is conducting a brief survey . Your responses will help us understand the challenges you are currently facing and how we might help all CORE members moving forward. If you participate in the survey, you will be entered to win one of three $100 prizes. Take the survey.

Supra is excited to share a video this month to feature the Call-Before-Showing (CBS) Codes . See video here.


Realtors Property Resource - Use RPR to Create CMAs That Amaze  U se powerful analysis tools to educate and impress clients. We’ll show you how to use RPR’s Refine Value   t ool as well as both of RPR’s CMA tools: the Comparative Analysis and the Sales Comparison Analysis. 
Free. Tuesday, May 19 @ 2 pm ET Register here.

Realtors Property Resource - Likes to Leads, How to Leverage Facebook Ads for Lead Capture  D uring this COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis, potential clients may be on Facebook more than ever. Register here for this webinar and learn how Facebook Lead Forms differ from traditional lead capture systems.  Free.  Thursday, May 7 @4 pm ET 
Bright MLS

Register today! Spots available for the May Bright Steps Webinars
Thanks to so many of you who have joined us during the Bright Steps Webinar Series. Register today and, while you’re there, watch the recordings of any webinars you might have missed.
  • Tuesday, May 12: Bright Steps: Best Practices for Working From Home
New virtual showing solutions, confirm key fields prior to publishing a listing  This week, Bright and our partners released the following updates: 
  • Designate Virtual Showings on a listing in ShowingTime 
  • Confirm key fields prior to publishing a listing in Listing Management 
  • Give your seller the ability to host a Live Open House in Remine Pro 
  • More easily select the time for an Open House with new default start and end times  
  • Access Virtual Open House info in the Client Portal and most-used reports 
  • Promote listings in the Coming Soon status with Homesnap Pro Ads on Facebook, Instagram, Waze and other sites 
Read more here.

Virtual Open House and Virtual Tour: Understanding the difference
In recent weeks we’ve noticed some subscribers are entering Virtual Tour links into the new Virtual Open House URL field. Click here to see a chart explaining the difference between virtual tours, virtual open houses and virtual showings.


NJ Realtors - Join Congressman Donald Norcross or their staff for a virtual meeting in place of the usual Hill Visits at the Realtors ®  Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. The virtual meeting will be held on Monday, May 11 @ 1 pm. RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.  
  • If you live in Congressman Malinowski's or another district, watch out for another email invitation. NJ Realtors will also be emailing invitations to virtual meetings with U.S. Senators Menedez and Booker.

NJ Realtors -   New Form Now Available A new release form is now available for use when a buyer/tenant purchases or rents a property without physically visiting and relies only on a virtual showing and materials. Read more here.

NJ BIZ - U.S. Dep artment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disperses Wave Two of Relief Funds: $23M to Low-Income New Jerseyans. Read more here.  

NAR - Participate in the First-Ever Virtual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
We are a collective force of 1.4 million REALTORS® who know that the buying and selling process is much more than a transaction. At local, state, and national levels, the Realtor organization advances issues important to the property ownership and the livelihood of REALTORS®. Register here.

Virtual Committee Meetings: April 27-May 15
Virtual Conference Sessions: May 12-14

NAR - A Sign Buyer Confidence Is Shifting: Mortgage Applications Rise  
R eports indicate that home buyers are gradually returning to the market.   Read more.

NAR - Confidence Runs Higher on Unemployment Funding  Legal experts urge patience and offer reassurance about the availability of the federal benefit for the self-employed. Read more here.  

NAR - What Homeowners Like and Dislike about Their Homes When Sheltering  Homeowners’ perception of “home” is changing. Find out what features are now ranking highest on their wis h lists. Read more here.

RIS Media - 3 Strategies to Improve Your Social Media Presence   Social media is a significant lead generator for real estate brands, y et many real estate professionals fail to maximize their efficiency in this space. Click here for strategies that will help you step up your social media marketing this year.
NAR - Warns Unsolicited Calls May Be Fraudulent A robocall purporting to be from NAR asks for payment and personal information. Read more here.

NAR - Extended TeleHealth Deadline to Enroll to May 31 Due to the tremendous response to the special offer of 2 funded months for members who are in need, the deadline has been extended. If you don't have Telemedicine offered through your current plan or Medicare, consider taking advantage of this offer today. Click here to get started, or call us at (833) 223-3892

  • If you lack basic Major Medical coverage, Flexible Term Health plans (also known as short term) are designed to be affordable medical policies which can last 30 days to 364 days. Qualification for coverage consists of only a few questions, and next day coverage is available if approved. More info here.

NAR Calls Sales Slowdown Temporary   Given record low mortgage rates, listings and buying activity will likely resume once the economy slowly and safely reopens. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report here.

NAR - Fed Waves Limits on Savings Accounts “ACH” Withdrawals, Transfers  The usual limit of six transaction per month has been expanded for account holders. Read more here.

NAR - Most REALTORS® Confident That Home Prices Will Stand Firm   Median list prices in several markets are up compared to a year ago. Read more here.

NAR - Customizable Resource for At-Risk Homeowners  Help homeowners who are struggling to meet their loan obligations by sh aring the Protect Your Investment booklet . The guide encourages homeowners to work with REALTORS® and housing counselors and offers guidance on options provided by lenders. See how to c ustomize brochure by adding your logo.

RIS Media - COVID-19: A Looming Eviction Bubble for Rentals? Flexibility Is Key in Prevention  With the outbreak of the coronavirus wreaking havoc across the nation and the globe, the real estate industry is scrambling to balance safety with business. Read more.

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