August 12, 2021
Member News


2021 Realtor of the Year Congratulations to CORE President, Sue LaRue, Manager of BHHS NJ Properties in Hillsborough, for being named 2021 CORE Realtor of the Year! Read more about Sue here.
Early Bird Special Ends Saturday Join us at our Affiliate Appreciation Event, scheduled for Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 pm, which includes an evening of baseball, BBQ, and networking at the Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

Affiliate Registration - BBQ buffet, one drink ticket, and game included.
  • Early bird: $10 - by August 14
  • Regular: $15 - registration closes August 27
Realtor and Guest Registration - BBQ buffet, one drink ticket, and game included.
  • Early bird: $25 - by August 14
  • Regular: $30 - registration closes August 27
  • Sponsorship includes your logo on sponsor boards and the picnic table signs, as well as recognition in CORE member communications.
  • $500 per sponsorship. Four sponsorships are available. Email

Local Traffic Alerts

Hunterdon County: County Bridge G-63, located on School Street in the Borough of Glen Gardners is now open. The road repair work has been completed. For more information, click here.

Hunterdon County: County Bridge P-169 on County Route 610 in the Borough of Frenchtown is scheduled to be closed for a week for repairs starting on Monday, August 23, weather permitting. It is the intention to keep at least one of the sidewalks open at all times during the construction. A detour will be posted utilizing County Route 519. Read more.

Mercer County: Milling and resurfacing of Jacobs Creek Road in Ewing between NJ Route 29 and Bear Tavern Road is scheduled to begin Monday, August 23.

Bright MLS

Coming Soon - Updates to Listing Entry Based on subscribers feedback, Bright is making several changes that involve new and required fields in Bright. The new listing entries will go live August 17. To learn more, click here.

Webinars Get a 'Paw' Up On the Differences: What You Need to Know About Service and Emotional Support Animals in Real Estate Service animals have a long history of assisting in the disability community. Still, the introduction of emotional support animals to benefit those with mental health needs is a much newer concept. While the animals themselves share many similarities, there are differences in the federal laws and the requirements that landlords, homeowners, condominium associations, and buildings open to the public (such as real estate offices and MLS/Association offices) have to follow. This webinar will cover some of these differences and what those in the real estate industry need to know. Thursday, August 19, at 1 pm EST. Register here.

Housing Wire: Lunch & Learn about Low Housing Supply, Lumber and Homebuilding This webinar will examine the nation’s lack of housing inventory and the factors that have contributed to a decline in homebuilding. The discussion, which will feature speakers from the National Association of Home Builders, will also focus on how a lack of supply is impacting housing affordability. Friday, August 20, 3 pm EST. If you can’t make this time, register and we’ll provide on-demand. Register here.

Business Tips

New Buyers' Form Jersey Realtors has developed a new form, Buyers' Waiver of Inspection and/or Appraisal, to protect members against claims resulting from a buyer's decision to waive an inspection. These include but are not limited to any claim that reveals the property's condition from an inspection and the property's value an appraisal may have provided. Visit the forms library.

NJBIZ: Crisis Management Update Newsletter - The Art of Networking in a Post-Pandemic Environment As we transition back into the workplace, it’s essential to consider new ways to build a network in this post-pandemic world. Sign up for the free weekly crisis management e-newsletter here.  

New Jersey
NJ101.5: The Top Five Reasons People Are Leaving New Jersey This year, New Jersey topped the list of states where people were fleeing the most. We came in number one again last year for the state with the most outward-bound moves. Read more. 
Associated Press: New Jersey Gets Federal Grants to Make Urban Areas Greener Trenton will receive $1 million to develop a soccer and fitness complex at a former industrial site along the Assunpink Creek. Read more. Masks Now Recommended In All 21 NJ Counties, CDC Says All of NJ has 'high' or 'substantial' levels of coronavirus transmission, triggering a recommendation to mask up in indoor, public spaces. Read more. 

NAR: Recalled Dehumidifiers Blamed for $17M in Property Damage More than 2 million have been recalled over fears that they could overheat and catch fire. Read more. 

Wall Street Journal: Sending Smiley Emojis? They Now Mean Different Things to Different People Gen Z has adopted new meanings, while older people stick with tradition. The result is a lot of confusing interactions. Read more. 
NAR Announces Partnership with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? The National Association of Realtors announced a new partnership within the Realtor Benefits Program. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will be providing discounted services to all NAR members for themselves or on behalf of clients. Learn more.  
NAR Wants Your Feedback NAR is conducting a survey in a particular area to gather information that helps guide the Association’s planning and member services. At the end of the survey, you will have the chance to enter to win a $50 VISA gift card. Take the survey.

Last Day To Sign Up For Affordable Care Act Major Medical Coverage is August 15 Call (877) 267-3752 to speak with a Realtors insurance place specialist to learn about coverage options. Learn more.

FEMA: National Flood Insurance Program Below are a number of resources available for your use. All resources may be distributed widely with other partners in insurance, public safety, emergency management, media, and elsewhere.

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