NJ Realtors® Weekly—Oct. 4
Top Story of the Week
Thank You For Attending Our September Events
Realtors® Care Week: This year Realtors® Care Day was extended to a full week to expand opportunities for local boards and associations to participate.
Thank you to all who helped homeowners in need throughout the state and helped continue the Realtors® Care Day tradition—this year's participation nearly doubled over last year.
YPN Kickball Tournament: New Jersey Realtors® Young Professionals Network hosted its first-ever kickball tournament at Cheesequake State Park.
The event brought members together, provided unique networking opportunities, and more.
HOF 5K Walk/Run: New Jersey Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation hosted a 5K in collaboration with the Montclair Brewery and Fleet Feet Montclair. Attendees participated in the 5K route to and from the brewery and enjoyed pizza, beer, and live music.
The foundation raised more than $5,000 to continue to support affordable housing in New Jersey.
Realtor® Palooza: Members earned CE credits, updated their headshots, and networked with fellow Realtors® at New Jersey Realtors® fifth annual Realtor® Palooza.
We were happy to see so many new faces and hope you will join us again next year.
Being a Member Has its Perks
Encourage Your Family Members to Enter this Year's Art Contest
New Jersey Realtors® is once again sponsoring a children's art contest to create awareness and celebrate the importance of the Fair Housing Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. This year's theme is Open Doors, Open Hearts and we encourage all who have family members between the ages of 6 and 18 to submit an entry.
This year's first-place winner will receive a $100 gift card. Click here to learn more.
Read This: October Issue of Designated Realtor®
State of the State
The National Flood Insurance Program Extended
On Friday, the National Association of Realtors® initiated a member-wide call for action as Congress neared its first government in nearly five years. 1.5 million Realtors® across the country were urged to reach out to Congress to emphasize the risks of allowing the NFIP to expire during the potential government shutdown.
The following day, Congress approved a last-minute spending agreement to prevent a government shutdown and extend the NFIP.
The call for action will remain open with updated language to thank Congress for extending the NFIP and urging them to not let the program lapse in November. Learn more here.