News and Events
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Updated Smoke Alarm Regulations
Please be advised that as of January 1, 2019, the state of New Jersey requires that battery powered single station smoke alarms be replaced with a ten year sealed battery powered smoke alarm. 

While the State of NJ acknowledges that there will be an additional cost for these units, they determined that the increase was warranted to account for safety.  These new units are not required to replace AC-powered smoke alarms or multi station alarms. 

NJ Realtors submitted comments in opposition to the rule proposal on November 21, 2017. However, the State of NJ adopted these rules without notice to the association.

CLICK HERE to view the message on the NJ REALTOR for your convenience.
If you receive an email with the subject line "⚠️Signature requested by National Association of REALTORS®,” it is NOT from NAR. The email spoofs a Citrix ShareFile site and asks you to sign an “important file” from NAR.
If your members receive this fraudulent email, they should alert NAR Member Support at and then delete the email.

CLICK HERE to view the email online.
Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform
On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®' first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential figures in America's housing finance system.
New Resource Library From NAR Global: Real Estate Practices Around the World
Among countries that share borders or customs, it’s sometimes expected that their real estate processes work the same way, too. However, each country has its own nuances. For some, title insurance doesn’t exist, referral fees aren’t common, or the presence of an attorney would signify something is wrong. When working outside your home country, it is important to be educated about their real estate business practices so you can best prepare your clients for the process.
7 technology tips that will change your business
In perhaps one of the most lively presentations at ICSF — “10 technology tips that will change your business” — Kristi Kennelly (a former Broadway actress!) of shared seven (that’s right, you have to go visit her to get the final three tips) real estate agent tech hacks that you will likely want to implement immediately — even if you aren’t an agent. Here they are:
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