MCAR News

Find an MCAR Affiliate Member

Posted Sep 7, 2018

View or print a copy of the current MCAR Affiliate Membership List (as of 9/7/18).


Newest Member Benefit - Preferred Members Card

Posted Apr 13, 2018

TAGS: Preferred Members Rewards Program Preferred Members Card Card Free MCAR 2018

Now available to all MCAR Members! Your Preferred Member Card gives you access to deals from a variety of local businesses, and is completely FREE. Stop by our office 9am - 5pm weekdays to pick up yours! Watch the video or see below for details. La Bonbonniere Bakery (Multiple locations: Edison, Somerset, Woodbridge, South Plainfield): --$15 Gift Card with Purchase of Any Platter less than $50 --$25 Gift Card with Purchase of Any Platter Over $50 Labebe, Authentic Mediterranean Restaurant North Brunswick: --Purchase $50 Gift Card, Get a $15 Gift Card Free Ryan's Pub, Monroe: --Complimentary Glass of Wine or Beer with Purchase of Entree Skylark Diner, Edison: --Purchase $50 Gift Card, Get a $15 Gift Card FREE Greek on Main, Greek BYOB Bistro, Metuchen: --Purchase $50 Gift Card, Get a $20 Gift card Free Gardenias Florist, Metuchen: --Purchase a $50 House Warming Bouquet, Get a $15 Gift Certificate FREE


Meeting and Training Room Facilities Available for Rent

Posted Feb 21, 2018


Congratulations 2017 COE Award Recipients

Posted Feb 2, 2018

Metro Centre Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce the 2017 Recipients of NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence. View 2017 Circle of Excellence Recipients below.


COE Advertising Rules

Posted Jan 17, 2018

Advertising Rules & Enforcement Note: All advertisements will be subject to the most current advertising rules of the New Jersey Realtors® in the current year's application regardless of when the award recipient last applied or received the award. Please click below to view full Advertising Rules & Enforcement.


Updated Facebook Policy

Posted Jan 16, 2018

Posting Guidelines and Protocol of Facebook Pages “Metro Centre REALTOR Group” and the “Metro Centre Association of Realtors” November 18, 2015 Due to Facebook’s policies, majority of the posts will be in the Group page. Events will be created on the public page. The group was created to provide a centralized place where the Metro Centre Association of REALTORS® (MCAR) could communicate with its members and the members can exchange ideas and challenges. Posts during MCAR events with photos are encouraged. The MCAR Facebook pages may be use as an online forum among members. Questions and comments pertinent to MCAR or beneficial to the overall membership are welcome. Posts will be monitored by the Technology Committee and the MCAR staff. The Executive Officer will have sole discretion on the deleting of posts that are inappropriate and do not fit the guidelines. The Executive Officer will have the ability to consult with Technology Committee, if deemed necessary, prior to deleting a post. Acceptable Posts: - Beneficial Association Comments and Questions - Affiliate Sponsored Functions at a neutral venue (non-Brokerage). - Events by other real estate organizations open to MCAR members (i.e. CJMLS, WCR, AREAA, NJR, NAR) - Job postings for real estate organizations and the affiliates that would be looking toward the membership for a candidate. - Articles appropriate to the real estate industry Unacceptable Posts - Derogatory, political, or threatening questions or comments. Any post violating the code of ethics. - Broker sponsored events that can be construed as recruiting or self-serving. A broker sponsored event that is beneficial to the entire association and that is being held at an appropriate venue to accommodate such a large group should be cleared with the Executive Officer before it is posted. - Self- promotion that is a blatant advertisement. - Public and Broker open houses


IT’S EASY TO CONTRIBUTE TO RPAC!

Posted Jan 16, 2018

To make a contribution to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) for 2018, click here: https://tinyurl.com/2018RPACcontribution, sign into your account with MCAR, add the contribution to your cart and follow the prompts to check out. Support the PAC that protects the real estate industry and homeownership. Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood. 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.


2018 REALTOR® CODE OF ETHICS and VIDEO SERIES

Posted Jan 1, 2018

Every REALTOR® agrees to abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics as part of membership in the National Association of REALTORS® – and by extension, the Metro Centre Association of REALTORS® (MCAR). It’s a good time to review the 2018 Code of Ethics. To print a copy, click below. Short 8-minute video segments that cover the Preamble, Articles and many Standards of Practices. Perfect for office meetings and training. The videos are important reminders of the obligations established in the Code of Ethics. It’s available 24/7 and it’s FREE at http://Realtor.org/codevideos


View the 2018 MCAR Committee List

Posted Dec 26, 2017

Thank you to the members who submitted a sign-up form to be part of the 2018 committees of Metro Centre Association of REALTORS® (MCAR). This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in MCAR. Below is a link to the 2018 MCAR Committees. If your name appears under a committee(s), you were selected to serve on that committee by MCAR President-Elect Lorraine Colavito. Committee members are expected to attend committee meetings and accomplish a set of goals for the year. This is a year-long commitment and we thank our committee members for their interest in volunteering to be involved with MCAR in this capacity.


ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Posted Nov 10, 2017

The Metro Centre Association of REALTORS® (MCAR) is committed to providing an accessible website. If you have difficulty accessing content, have difficulty viewing a file on the website, or notice any accessibility problems, please contact MCAR at 732-442-3400 to specify the nature of the accessibility issue and any assistive technology you use. MCAR will strive to provide the content you need in the format you require.


We've Moved to 14 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River

Posted Sep 15, 2017

Our phone and fax numbers are still the same.


Look up Your CE Credits Today

Posted Mar 12, 2017

Want to check how many credits you have for license renewal? Visit http://njrece.psiexams.com to check your CE credits. PSI Exams New Jersey Real Estate Commission’s Online Continuing Education Tracking System What is PSI Exams? PSI Exams is the New Jersey Real Estate Commission’s online CE tracking system. In addition to tracking all of your CE credits (those taken on New Jersey REALTORS® Academy of Continuing Education as well as every other provider), you can also search for approved providers and courses. How do I login to the PSI website? Your initial password is “L” plus your License Reference Number plus the last 4 digits of your SSN (ex: L00100019999). After your initial login, you may click on ‘My Account’ to add an email address and change your password. For step-by-step instructions, please click on the link below to print out detailed document. If you require assistance logging in, please contact PSI directly at ce@psionline.com or 877-526-6833.


Complete CE Credits Online at The CE Shop

Posted Mar 11, 2017

The CE Shop CE Deadline Less than 25 Days Away! Looking to fulfill your NJREC CE credits online? Visit the CE Shop for discounted online classes. Buy today and SAVE 25%! Go to middlesex.theceshop.com and enter promo code NJSAVE25.


Tech Helpline Member Benefit

Posted Oct 21, 2016

MCAR is proud to inform you of a new powerful member benefit: TECH HELPLINE This unlimited tech support service is offered as PART OF YOUR DUES BENEFIT, brought to you by a joint venture of the Middlesex County MLS and the Middlesex County Association of REALTORS®. Contact Tech Helpline Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, toll-free at 877.573.5609 or via live chat - http://chat.techhelpline.com/ Call Tech Helpline if....... Your computer is running slow. You need help removing a virus or spyware. You need help hooking up your printer. You want to know which smartphone works best for your business. You have questions about software, hardware, networking or digital devices. and much, much more! Tech Helpline's analysts can even connect remotely to your computer and fix it for you! Find out more here. We trust you will enjoy this new benefit. Best regards, Nicole Banbor, MCAR Executive Officer


TO PRINT YOUR NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE LICENSE

Posted Oct 19, 2016

All licensees have the ability to generate their own real estate license as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document. You have the option of saving the document for printing or having it emailed directly to you for display on a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or other electronic device. This includes referral agents, salespersons, broker salespersons and brokers of record. For more information click link below.


MEMBER BENEFIT BROCHURE

Posted May 12, 2016

What do you get for your dues? Click on the link below to see some of the member benefits provided by Metro Centre Association of REALTORS®, New Jersey REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.


ONLINE MERCHANDISE STORE

Posted Jun 20, 2015

Check out the MCAR Online Store by going to My Account under Quick links. Log in and go to Online Store. Great items for sale such as multi cleaning cloths, shoe covers, pamphlets and more.


TENANT REPORTS DISCOUNT

Posted Apr 20, 2014

$5 Discounts offered on bundled tenant screening reports at  www.TenantReports.com/MCAR    MCAR members can receive a $5 discount on online Tenant Screening Bundle reports.  The Statewide Bundle includes credit summary with FICO Score, SSN verification, criminal background check, sex offender search and eviction report for only $20 (cost is $25 with no discount).   All reports can be ordered online with instant results. Multiple ways to place orders.  Have the applicants pay with their own credit card. You also have the option to choose from individual reports if you don't want the bundle.   GET TENANTS ACCEPTED INTO RENTAL PROPERTIES QUICKER.  MAKE RENTING A PROPERTY EASIER FOR A LANDLORD.  THESE REPORTS WILL HELP SPEED UP THE RENTAL PROCESS. To receive the discount, go to www.TenantReports.com/MCAR


MONTHLY HOUSING MARKETING REPORTS

Posted Feb 19, 2014

The Market Reports from New Jersey REALTORS® Research are available to Middlesex County Association of REALTORS® members. Want to see how your area's housing market performs each month? These unique, monthly reports shed light on the true picture of the residential housing market at a state, county and local level, unseen before in New Jersey. The reports may be found at www.njrealtor.com/research/10k/ in a user-friendly map. Login is required with your NJ REALTOR® username and password to view the member only section. Once logged in, click on Middlesex County on the state silhouette and then on the municipality you are interested in. Updated reports will be available each month, so check back frequently.


REALTOR® PLEDGE

Posted Jul 22, 2011

I AM A REALTOR® Pledge Myself To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it; To be honorable and honest in all dealings; To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence; To act fairly towards all in the spirit of the Golden Rule; To serve well my community, and through it my country; To observe the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and conform my conduct to its loft ideals. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®


REAL ESTATE TODAY RADIO

Posted Jun 7, 2011


SAVE 10% AT THE REALTOR.ORG STORE

Posted May 3, 2011

Use promotional code MC5 at check out and receive 10% off all products at the www.REALTOR.org/Store. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) is offering the latest must have products to help you take advantage of the changing market at the completely redesigned online store, www.REALTOR.org/Store.