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A guide to the rights and responsibilities of residential tenants and landlords in New Jersey
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Real Estate Update During COVID-19 March 24, 2020 The Metro Centre Association of REALTORS is working everyday to obtain information to share with our members during this uncertain and confusing time. We are here to help REALTORS through the process. We have the following information to share with you. New Jersey REALTORS sent a Letter on March 21, 2020 (https://www.njrealtor.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO107_NJRealtors-3-1.pdf) to Governor Phil Murphy on behalf of its 55,000+ members requesting clarification on how the Executive Order 107 (https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf) applies to the activities performed by real estate professionals. Some of the services performed by real estate professionals may be essential during the time the Executive Order is in place but real estate was not listed as an essential business in the Executive Order. We expect to have a more clear answer from Governor Murphy within the next 24 hours. The closure of municipal and county government in New Jersey has lead to uncertainty in fire inspections, certificate of occupancy requirements, dead recordings and title searches. Many municipalities have a waiver in place for fire and CO inspections during COVID-19. In certain municipalities where they are waiving the Fire Certificate and Certificate of Occupancy inspections, your client should consult their attorney for guidance. If you are aware of a municipality that does not have a waiver in place, send an email to me Nicole@MetroCentreRealtors.com or call me at 732-442-3400 extension 4. We will contact the municipality. One of the great benefits of being a REALTOR member are the forms provided to you by New Jersey REALTORS. They have the capacity to provide up-to-date forms even during crises like the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. An Addendum Regarding Coronavirus is available to you to use with the New Jersey REALTORS Standard Form of Real Estate Sales Contract. The form is optional and is located in the New Jersey REALTORS Form Library through Zipform (https://www.njrealtor.com/zipform/). If you are looking for more information on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, feel free to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (https://www.cdc.gov/)to learn what they are doing in response to the outbreak and how to protect yourself. The MCAR staff continues to serve our 3,000 members remotely and are responding to emails and returning phone calls promptly. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We are all in this together. Take good care of yourself. Be safe. Be well. Be kind. Be strong. Sincerely, Nicole Banbor, Executive Officer Metro Centre Association of REALTORS firstname.lastname@example.org (732) 442-3400 ext. 4
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
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.
$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
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.
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®
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