NJ Realtors® Weekly–April 5
Top Story of the Week
Fulfill Your Fair Housing CE Requirement
In honor of Fair Housing Month, NJ Realtors® is hosting A Conversation on Fair Housing on April 27 at 10 a.m. with NAR Director of Fair Housing Policy & Programs Alexia Smokler. She'll cover the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Federal Fair Housing Act, lawful income discrimination, advertising, and more.
Reminder: The NJ Real Estate Commission mandates real estate licensees complete 12 CE credits every two years to maintain their license. All CE credits for the 2023 term must be completed by April 30, 2023, to avoid a $200 late fee.
One fair housing credit will be awarded to those who attend the April 27 event for the full amount of time and participate using the polling and/or Q&A features. Register here.
Being a Member Has its Perks
Save Up to 22% on Home and Auto Insurance
With NJ Realtors® Members Perks Partner Farmers Insurance, you can save money on your home and auto insurance with its GroupSelect program. It covers car special parts replacement, glass repairs without a deductible, towing and roadside assistance, and more.
Last Call for Scholarship Applications
NJ Realtors® Educational Foundation scholarship applications must be submitted and completed by April 10 at 5 p.m. EST. If someone in your family is pursuing higher education, encourage them to apply before the deadline.
State of the State
NAR Asks HUD for Appraisal Discrimination Clarification
With little legal clarity surrounding appraisal bias, the National Association of Realtors® sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development asking for practical guidance for appraisers to apply fair housing principles to their valuations.
NAR hopes to continue its efforts to eliminate discrimination and build tools and educational resources for its members.
Realtors on the Hill
NJ Realtors® Leadership Team and members from the Government Affairs Department visited elected officials in Washington D.C. to advocate for the real estate industry and private property rights.