April 14, 2021
Member News

Correction: CORE member John Lamb, a broker with Stockton Real Estate in Princeton since 1990, passed away Wednesday, March 31. His family held a private gathering. We offer our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. The previous announcement included cause of death with some erroneous information which CORE provided.

Continuing Education (CE)
NJ Realtors: New Fair Housing CE Requirement On April 6, the NJ Real Estate Commission (NJREC) declared that all licensees are required to complete the Fair Housing continuing education (CE) requirement to renew their license. The NJREC 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. Make sure you complete ALL of your NJ CE requirements before May 31 to avoid a late fee of $200.

  • Live, No-Cost Fair Housing Class This one-hour class will review both the Federal and State Fair Housing guidelines in celebration of 50+ years of Fair Housing to ensure equal housing opportunity for all. This class will satisfy the one required Fair Housing credit to renew your New Jersey real estate license. Thursday, April 29 at 5 pm. Register here.

  • “Complying with the Fair Housing Act" Please be advised that New Jersey Realtors offers this one-hour, no-cost CE class which qualifies for the NJ Fair Housing CE requirement. To register here for the class, you will need to log into ACE to find the class. 

  • To track your CE credits or check that you have met all your CE requirements, go to PSI CE Tracking. If you have any concerns or questions about your CE credits, email ce@psionline.com. For CORE's CE FAQ, click here.


Mercer County: It's Electrifying! Installation of Electric Car Chargers Coming Soon
Ownership of electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles is growing by the year, and with an eye toward that trend... Read more.
Mercer County: African American Chamber of Commerce NJ Horizon Community Connection Event Join this webinar, "COVID19 Update - The Vaccines" to hear about the latest developments regarding the pandemic. Speakers include: Dr. Don Liss, Vice President of Healthcare Management and Chief Medical Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ and John E. Harmon IOM Founder and CEO of African American Chamber of Commerce NJ. Monday, April 19, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Register here.
Somerset County Suspends J&J Vaccinations Following the recommendation of the CDC and FDA to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, the Somerset County Department of Health (SCDoH) is suspending its use. In addition, the SCDoH will shift Moderna allocations to senior clinics and pause current homebound efforts until guidance changes.

Bright MLS

Weekly Report As we enter the spring market, more sellers are bringing their properties to the market, helping to strengthen the marketplace. The increase in showings also points to accelerating buyer demand. Get more stats in Bright MLS's Weekly Reports here. The Weekly Market Report for the week ending April 11 is available now here.

Commercial Real Estate

Somerset County: Commercial Real Estate Update If there is any industry that will have long lasting impacts of COVID-19, it is our commercial real estate industry. Listen to regional experts discuss what the future holds. Thursday, April 29, from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Register now.

BIZNOW: Real Estate Facing 'Mayhem' In The Courts As Legal Backlog Balloons Read more.


"The Past, Present, and Future of Fair Housing" Join the National Association of REALTORS and The Memorial Foundation Thursday, April 15 at 2 pm for this special Facebook Live event commemorating Fair Housing Month. The event is hosted by Soledad O'Brien and featuring U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. The event will broadcast here on NAR's Facebook.

Digital Marketing Series Part 4 - Harness Video Story Are you using video to tell more stories to gain the attention of potential customers? Attend this webinar to learn simple techniques to use video in a meaningful way. This webinar is facilitated by NJ Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College on Monday, April 19, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Note: Your webinar access information will be provided in your registration confirmation from another system. To avoid the chance of that email ending up in your Junk folder, add this address to your safe list - centeric@clients.njsbdc.com.

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New Jersey

NJ Realtors: You've Got Mail Check your Inbox for an email that was sent out by NJ Realtors on April 12. The email includes a link to a survey about your local housing market. Five members who complete the survey will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift card as a thank you. If you have any questions about the survey, contact Colleen King Oliver, NJ Realtors Director of Public Relations and Marketing.

NJ Pausing J&J Vaccine Use Following Federal Advisories (Updated) Read more.


NAR: How to Create a DEI Policy Implementing a diversity, equity, and inclusion policy can help your brokerage stay compliant with fair housing law and present you as a community leader. Read more.

NAR: 4 Emerging Real Estate Trends A new Urban Land Institute report states industry leaders are hoping for a “consumer-spending-led economic recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

NAR: Welcome Clarity on RESPA Tips for complying with rules on marketing service agreements. Read more.

NAR: Rents Rising for the First Time in Eight Months Rents are on the rise once again. After eight months of slowdowns, rent growth in the largest metros saw an increase in March, rising 1.1% year over year, according to realtor.com’s Monthly Rental report released this week. Read more.

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