November 24, 2020
Member News



Join us to support CORE President Gloria Monks as she is honored with the State Realtor of the Year Award. As part of New Jersey REALTORS® Virtual Conference, the NJ Realtors Awards Session & President's Installation will take place virtually Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, which will include the presentation of the 2020 NJ Realtors State and Local Realtor and Realtor-Associates of the Year awards. Click here to view the NJ Realtors® Virtual Conference agenda.

Reminder - Annual Dues Renewals are Due by December 31. Please note that, in order to avoid a late fee, dues renewals must be paid by January 31, 2021. Your 2021 Realtor dues invoice is now available through our new, user-friendly membership system. Instructions on how to pay your dues online can be found here. To pay your dues now, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@core-realtors.com.

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

Local Housing Market Reports Find the latest data reports examining market activity.
  • ShowingTime MarketStats - View report here.
  • Bright MLS Weekly Report - View summaries here.

Mercer County Park Commission to Hold Virtual Public Meeting for Quarry Park Master Plan The virtual meeting will be held Wednesday, December 2, from 7 to 9 pm. For more information, click here.

Amazon is Coming to Somerset On Tuesday, December 1, from 11:00 am - Noon, the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, serving Somerset and Hunterdon counties, is joining with Amazon to present virtual information sessions to learn about:
• Amazon’s application procedure
• Hiring process
• Current openings & growth opportunities
• Benefits
Deadline register is November, 28. Click here to register.
Discover your next opportunity at Amazon. Text MISHANDCEP to 77088
Bright MLS
Create Targeted Prospecting Lists and Mailers for the Holidays with Remine Pro The holiday season is just around the corner! Now is the perfect time to stay top of mind with current and potential clients. Did you know you can identify new leads, create prospecting lists and set up direct mail campaigns directly from Remine Pro? Read more.
New Jersey

New Jersey Realtors®: Missing Triple Play? New Jersey Realtors will be holding a virtual conference that will take place December 7 - 10. As an NJR member benefit, it's 100% free to you. Register now.
  • Participate in live webinars to fulfill earn credits toward your 2021 CE requirement–core, elective and fair housing credits available. View the schedule here.
  • Meet top industry leaders and nationally-recognized speakers covering hot button issues and detailed business topics to help you learn, grow and prosper in 2021.
  • Join NJR in honoring 2020 award winners and installing of the 2021 Leadership Team. Recognize your colleagues for their hard work this year.

NJ Realtors: RPAC Baby Picture Contest Running through December 4, NJ Realtors is hosting an online baby picture contest featuring baby pictures of over 20 Realtors from across New Jersey as well as corresponding adult pictures. Pictures include members of the state leadership team, several local board/associations Presidents and Presidents-Elect who provided pictures as well as several RPAC trustees.
  • For a $25 investment in RPAC, Realtors will be given the opportunity to match the baby picture with the corresponding adult picture. The first, second and third place winners with the most successful matches will win a $300 Amazon gift card for first place, $200 Amazon gift card for second place and $100 Amazon gift card for third place.Make your guess here.
Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. The amounts indicated are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts provided your contribution is within applicable contribution limits. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Unless otherwise required by applicable law, any request for the refund of a contribution must be made within two (2) business days of the date on which you authorize RPAC to charge you for said contribution. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116.

CBSPhilly: Snapshot - New COVID-19 Restrictions In Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware
  • In Pennsylvania: Out-of-state travelers are now required to test negative for the coronavirus before arriving in the Commonwealth. Masks are now required to be worn everywhere outside and inside the commonwealth.
  • In Philadelphia: New limits on gatherings were imposed on the city. This includes closing gatherings like indoor dining, museums, libraries and gyms.
  • In New Jersey: Outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 people, down from 500, and indoor gatherings are now limited to 10 people.
  • For Delaware: Some new restrictions include indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people. As well as, restaurants ordered to operate at no more than 30% of fire capacity indoors, with allowances for additional outdoor seating.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Expands PPE Access Program NJEDA will increase the discounts available on purchases of personal protective equipment made through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program to nearly 70%, effective November 24. NJEDA will also double the per-business cap on discount vouchers. These discounts will be available to NJ businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees until December 10, 2020. Click here to apply and find a retailer. Read more.

NJ Realtors: Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live. This GivingTuesday, making a donation to NJ Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation can do just that. Join in the effort to provide equal and safe housing for all. Donate now.

National

NAR: Training Begins for Code of Ethics Changes Monthly training sessions that provide guidance on recent changes to NAR’s Code of Ethics begin Monday, November 30. View the schedule and register today here.

NAR: How to Be Code Compliant Learn about some of the most common Code of Ethics violations that can trip up even the most well-intentioned Realtors. Read more. 

NAR: Real Estate Could See Best Winter Ever Economist Lawrence Yun unveils his 2021 housing forecast. Learn about the trends that are driving the unseasonably active market. Read more.

NAR: Create Ads with Fair Housing in Mind You advertise your services every day on a variety of platforms. Avoid violating the Fair Housing Act by incorporating these best practices into your advertisements. Read more.

RIS Media: 10 Tips to Generate Listings Ninja Style During a time when the real estate market is hot, real estate agents are having trouble finding…Read more.

NAR: Bids That Stand to Lose in a Multiple-Offer Situation Buyers who are able to limit concessions are more likely to win the day. Read more.

NAR: 3 Reasons Why You Should Put Your Rentals on the MLS Much has drastically changed in rental markets nationwide since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Moving trends and rental prices have been significantly impacted by job losses...Read more.

NAR: Protect Yourself and Your Clients and Customers NAR recently released a new video, Window to the Law: Preventing Cybercrime During COVID-19. Watch the video here