November 10, 2020
Member News


CORE

CORE will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
2021 Realtor Dues are now available online through CORE Association of Realtors dues billing system. Instructions on how to pay your dues online can be found here. All dues payments are due by December 31st. To pay your dues now, click here. If you have any problems or concerns, please email info@core-realtors.com. To view an important message from CORE President Gloria Monks, click here.


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.
Local

Somerset County: On November 13, Somerset County will be conducting drive-thru testing for COVID-19. Testing is by appointment only and free to all Somerset County residents. To schedule an appointment, click here.
Webinars

Realtors Property Resource (RPR): Help Your Buyers Find the Perfect Home In Their Market Every market is different; however many are reporting low inventory and some instances of multiple offers on properties. Having this type of market data can go a long way in helping your role as a trusted advisor when it comes to your buyer clients. Wednesday, November 11 at 2:00 pm. Register now. 
 
RISMedia: Agent Webinar Series - Double Down: How to Double Your Business, Profit, and Free Time Learn how you can close out the year strong to set yourself up for a profit increase in the new year. You'll hear from industry leaders such as Nelson Goulart, broker of record, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service; Jay Quigley, broker associate, Florida Executive Realty; and Shannon McGee, sales director, IXACT Contact Solutions. Thursday, November 12 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Register now
Bright MLS

Weekly “New Purchase Contracts” This last week new contracts fell to their lowest levels since March but remained higher than last year. Click here to get this and more insight into the BrightMLS market.

Six Methods You Can Use to List and Find Multi-Generational Homes in Bright Is a seller downsizing their family home? Have a buyer looking for space for parents? Click here to watch video.
Commercial Real Estate

The Key to a Commercial Comeback in 2021 NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says increased consumer savings over the course of the pandemic could be unleashed and lead to higher commercial sales. Read more. 
New Jersey

Insider NJ: Murphy Imposes New Restrictions to Bars, Restaurants, Indoor Sports Governor Murphy ordered restaurants to stop serving indoors at 10 pm daily and banned seating at bars. Read more. 

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Launches Phase 2 of PPE Access Program Beginning November 10, New Jersey-based small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 or fewer employees may apply to receive 25 percent discounts on purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) from vendors approved by the NJEDA. Small businesses and organizations interested in receiving 25 percent discount must apply here.
 
NJ Realtors®: New Guidance on Executive Order 192 Click here for updated FAQs.
 
NJ Realtors: Meet Your Newest Member Perk - SafeShowings! SafeShowings enables Realtors to use a technology solution that identifies where they are and who they are with at any given time. The SafeShowings dashboard allows brokers to have access to Realtor showings, providing another layer of safety. To learn more and see a list of other NJ Realtors' partners, click here.

National

NAR Board to Vote on Hate Speech Proposal On November 13, NAR’s Board of Directors will vote on a proposal to apply the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct. Read more. 

NAR: Confront Discrimination with a New Simulation Training A new online platform uses realistic scenarios to show agents how to overcome biases to further fair housing. Read more. 

NAR: Home Sellers Stand to Gain More Equity This Winter With low inventory and high buyer demand, sellers are expected to command higher home prices. Read more. 

NAR: Opportunity Zones Could Propel More Affordable Housing Real estate pros can help work toward housing equity in their communities by facilitating transactions in areas targeted for economic revitalization. Read more.