NJ Realtors® Weekly—Feb. 22
Top Story of the Week
The DEI Summit is Back
New Jersey Realtors® is excited to announce the real estate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Summit will be back June 5-6 at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center in Tarrytown, NY.
This regional two-day conference will cover fair housing, implicit biases in the real estate industry, and more. Register by May 1 for early bird pricing.
Being a Member Has its Perks
Realtors® and homebuying go together like pork roll, egg, and cheese. Watch our latest video here.
State of the State
Legislation to Help Combat Texting Fraud
Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee voted in favor of S3578, legislation requiring anyone not a licensee with the NJ Real Estate Commission to send a preliminary text message before soliciting a homeowner. The text to the homeowner must include that they are not a licensee with the REC, the name of the company they work for, and include that the text is a solicitation.
If passed in the State Senate, there will be penalty fees for any violators and the Division of Consumer Affairs will develop a public relations campaign to combat text messaging fraud as it relates to home sales.
New Jersey Realtors® worked closely with the bill sponsors to amend the legislation language and protect those with their real estate licenses.