October 28, 2020
Member News


CORE
CORE will be closed next Tuesday, November 3rd in observance of Election Day. 

Save-the-Date: The installation of CORE's 2021 Officers and Directors will be held virtually on
December 16 at 10 am. Watch the newsletter for details. This event will be held via Zoom, and all members are encouraged to save the date!


If you haven't seen the Government Affairs Committee's flyer and video about advocacy successes during COVID-19. Check it out today!
Local

Mercer County: Mercer Offering Free-At-Home Testing for COVID-19 County residents 14 years or older, and anyone employed as a first responder or health care worker in Mercer, now can sign up to receive a free COVID-19 saliva test to be administered at home through a partnership between the County and Vault Health Services of New Jersey. Individuals seeking a test should visit www.mercercares.org to register. You will be required to provide proof of residency or employment. Read more.
 
Branchburg Township: Click here to view a memo from the Branchburg Township Committee regarding proposed Ordinance 2020-1392. For more information about wakeupbranchburg, click here.
 
Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce: Your Input is Needed! Take a few minutes to complete this economic survey on Hunterdon County's state of the business community. Take the survey now.

Webinars

Somerset County Business Partnership: The Ins and Outs of Content Marketing - Step-by-Step Ways for Creating Website Content, Social Media Posts, Blogs, Videos, and Podcasts That Drive Business Marketing content has a fraction of a second to capture someone’s attention. Does your content currently pass the test? This webinar will show you how to create attention-getting content that drives new business. You will also learn about content best practices, creating messaging that works and proper ways to reach your audience. November 4 from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Free. For more information, click here. To register, click here. 
Garden State MLS

ShowingTime for the MLS for All GSMLS Members Starting November 4, ShowingTime for the MLS will be available 24/7 to all members. Discover how you can use this showing appointment tool to save time, generate more showings and help you sell your listings more efficiently. To get ready, join us for a brief, 30-minute online webinar.
  • We encourage all Garden State MLS members to register for one of our quick online training sessions so you can get started with ShowingTime for the MLS!
  • If you have any questions, please send an email to training@showingtime.com.
  • This webinar occurs several times. Please register here for the date and time that works best for you. Register your spohere. 
Commercial Real Estate

Society of Industrial & Office Realtors: Mastering Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide to Modern CRE Business Development Commercial real estate has historically suffered from having too much data and a shortage of technology. In a time where the key to prospecting often lies in how data is utilized, how are teams in CRE supposed to set themselves up for long-term success? Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00 pm. Free. Register here.
New Jersey

View the August 2020 NJ REALTORS® Skinny video, featuring the latest real estate market trends and stats!
InsiderNJ: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Governor signed Executive Order No. 192, providing mandatory health and safety standards to protect all New Jersey’s workers at work during the pandemic. Read more.

The Patch: Governor Murphy Extends NJ COVID Public Health Emergency, Cases Peak Read more.
National

RISMedia: Home Haunted? That’s No Reason to Move Say Most Americans Among the more than 2,000 U.S. homeowners surveyed by realtor.com, 13 percent said they believe they live in a haunted house currently and, among them, more than half (56 percent) say they have not considered moving. Read more. 

NAR: The Oddest Contingencies Sellers Are Requesting Some home sellers are requesting odd contingencies—from maintaining the wardrobe of a plastic skeleton at the front door to caring for their family pets—before they’ll accept an offerRead more. 

NAR: Dominate Your Domain by Claiming Your Free .Realtor™ Domain Click the act now button to claim your .realtor™ domain, boost your brand, and position yourself as a go-to expert in your market. *Free for the first year, and only $39.95/annually thereafter. For more information, click here. Offer expires Saturday, October 31. Act now. 
 
NAR: ‘Homework’: The Rise of the Home Office Families cramped together around a kitchen table, working, and learning online isn’t sustainable for productivity. Now, more home builders and interior designers are carving out workspaces. Read more. 
 
RISMedia: Increase Lead Gen with These Easy Social Media Marketing Tips So often, agents lack a social media strategy to generate new business opportunities. You have a Facebook Business page, but now what? What else do you do to market your services and yourself to the people you know and don’t know on social media? Read more.