Message from the President
October 17, 2017

RealSource - The dedication and support of our membership is the driving factor in the success of RealSource. In addition to local membership participation, we have a strong representation at all levels in the Realtor Community.
  • Margaret Ajamian - 2017 NJR Director
  • Gene Azzalina - 2017 NJR Director
  • Dorothea Bello - 2017 NJMLS Director, NJR Director and NAR Federal Financing and Housing Policy Committee
  • Fran Blakely - 2017 NJR Director and Chair Member Perks Committee, and 2018 NAR Delegate
  • Mary Davis - 2017 NJMLS Member of Executive Committee, NJR Director, RPAC Participation Council, 2017 & 2018 NJ representative to NAR’s Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee as well as 2018 Past President Representative to the Executive Committee of NJR
  • Anna DiMiceli - 2017 NJR Director and Chair Circle of Excellence
  • John Falcone - NJMLS Member Executive Committee
  • Bill Gilsenan - 2017 NJMLS Treasurer and 2017 NJR Director and 2017 NAR Delegate;2018 NAR State Representative to the Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and NAR Director
  • Kathy Houston - 2017 NJR Director and 2017 NAR Director and NAR 2018 Conventional Financing and Policy Committee
  • Suzan Koren - NAR 2018 Association Executives Committee
  • Chris Tausch - 2017 NJMLS Director and NJR Director
  • Joan Sobeck - 2017 NJR Director
  • Pat Sudal - 2017 NJR Director and 2018 NAR Federal Financing & Housing Policy Committee​​​​​​​
Thank you to all for their dedication to our industry!
Affiliate Spotlight - Jean Marie Herron from POSSE
Jean Marie Herron, Certified Professional Organizer®, is the owner of POSSE which stands for "Professional Organizing Solutions Serving Everyone…Who Wants to Dwell, Sell or Move".

POSSE has been specializing in residential organizing in the Northern New Jersey area for 12 years this October. POSSE helps overwhelmed homeowners tackle the arduous task of “whole-home” decluttering so clients can easily transition from one home to another or simply fall in love with their house again.

As a residential organizer, POSSE can be a trusted resource to agents in preparing their properties to sell. As a productivity professional, Jean Marie can also consult and present to both private and public audiences.

This year Jean Marie brought her organizing skills to RealSource as the Affiliate Chair for 2017. She and her affiliate team have significantly increased the affiliate membership and added special events such as "Wine Down Wednesdays" in addition to other venues to connect Realtors® and affiliates.

Jean Marie is a Golden Circle Member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and has served in many different positions on the NAPO-Northern New Jersey Board. She was also voted Organizer of the Year for 2007 and 2014.

Jean Marie Herron, CPO®
POSSE Partners, LLC.
Professional Organizing Solutions Serving Everyone…Who Wants to Dwell, Sell or Move!
RealSource Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast
FREE To All Members of RealSource!
When: Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:30 AM
Where: Sheraton Mahwah Hotel, 1 International Blvd., Mahwah

Join us for a full breakfast buffet at The Sheraton Mahwah!

Voting for the 2018 RealSource Officers will take place at the meeting. We will also be announcing Realtor of the Year and the Good Neighbor Award Recipient.
Speakers to include the hilarious motivational keynote speaker, trainer, and coach, Terry Watson.

We will be holding a food drive at the meeting. We are asking that all members bring food items for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, for example, gift cards to purchase turkeys, stuffing mix, gravy, rice, cranberry sauce, potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned veggies. They can also always use pasta, pasta sauce (no glass jars), and hearty soups. Donations will benefit the Center for Food Action.

Deadline to register is Thursday, October 19th by 11:30 PM, no exceptions will be made. Additional parking for the event is located in the parking garage around the back of the building.

AFFILIATES ONLY: Please contact Kathy via email at to register.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must register to attend, there will be no admittance to people not on the registration list. There will be a $40.00 no-show fee if you register for this event and do not attend. Cancellations must be received no later than Friday, 10/20/2017 to avoid the no-show fee.
State Senate Candidate Forum
On October 24th, we are hosting a Senator Forum along with the Eastern Board of Realtors®. The Senate candidates from both parties for our Districts 36, 37, 38, 39, and 40 will be addressing the following US Realtors® important issues:

• Property Taxes and how they propose to lower them
• Realtor® Transfer Fee increases and where they stand on the issue
• Eminent Domain being used to assist local homeowners whose mortgages are underwater
• Realtors® as Independent Contractors
• Lead Paint and requiring time-of-sale homes be tested prior to closing
• Student debt and how it interferes with purchasing a home

The event will be held at The Ballroom at St Leon’s in Fair Lawn New Jersey at 6:00p. Don't miss this opportunity to hear and be heard.

Please click on the invitation below to register.
Ask the Experts: Scary Environmental Issues Pre and Post Closing
FREE To All Members of RealSource!
When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:00a - 11:30a
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick

Join our own RealSource Affiliates as they convene on an expert panel to discuss environmental issues that challenge Realtors® today.

Speakers include: 
Joseph Bucci - Chancellor Closing Services (Title Professional)
Jeff Coldon - Tank One Environmental Tank Services (Home Inspector)
Karen Centauro - Servpro of Northwest Bergen County (Remediation Professional)
Fabio Gulla - Fairway Independent Mortgage (Appraiser)
Scott Leifer - Hawkeye Services (Oil Tank Professional)
George Pangis Esq.- The Pangis Law Firm (Attorney)

If you would like to submit questions beforehand for the panelists, please email them to our Affiliate Chair, Jean Marie Herron, at"

Seating is limited, register now! (You must be logged into ACE to register.)
International Agent Panel-Presented by the Global Diversity Committee
Do You Work with International Buyers & Sellers??

Join us for this International Agent Panel that will focus on working with many culturally diverse clients.

When: October 25, 2017, 12:00p - 3:00p
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick

- Topics will include working with international clients
- Customs, protocols, and etiquette

We will also be enjoying ethnic foods that represent the countries of the agents who are on the panel.

Register Now! (You must be logged into ACE to register.)
Women's Council of Realtors® - Bergen County
When: Thursday, October 19, 5:30p - 8:00p
Where: Ridgewood Moving Services, 575 Corporate Drive, Suite 405, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Tricky tray event sponsored by the Women's Council of Realtors® and Ridgewood Moving Services to benefit the Center for Hope and Safety. 
Ticket price: $45.00 (includes food, wine and 10 basket tickets, extra tickets available at the event.)

Only 100 tickets available!

TriplePlay Annual Realtor® Convention
Every year since 2000, the Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo has attracted thousands of REALTORS®, brokers, appraisers, and other real estate professionals to the largest real estate convention and trade show of its kind in the U.S. Last year, participants traveled from coast-to-coast and Canada to learn about the newest and most exciting developments in real estate products and services.

When: December 4 - 7, 2017
Where: Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Taking Control of Your Retirement - Women's Council of Realtors®
When: Friday, October 20, 2017 from 11:00a - 1:30p
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Tpke., Waldwick
Cost: $10 Non-WCR Member Fee (Includes Lunch)

Insights and tips on how women can plan and prepare for retirement. Debbie will also discuss the areas you specifically noted – SEP IRA and the importance of putting commissions away for retirement, as well as IRS tax simplifications for Realtors.

Wearsafe for our Members
In a bad situation, making a phone call is harder than you think. Meet Wearsafe — an amazing Peer-to-Peer Safety technology that makes it simple.

As a benefit of your membership with RealSource, Wearsafe will be offered to all Members at no cost for 12 months.

The following training sessions are now available. Please visit our calendar at to register.

Wednesday, October 25, 10:00a - 11:00a
Tuesday, October 31, 12:30p - 1:30p
Wednesday, November 8, 12:30p - 1:30p
Friday, November 17, 10:30a - 11:30a
Wenesday, November 29, 10:30a - 11:30a
Members on the Move
Steven Goodman to United Real Estate
David DeFabiis to Berkshire Hathaway HomeService
Fabio Taliercio to Keller Williams Village Square, Wyckoff
Jenny Banes-Kievit to Century 21 Gentry
Sibia Mathew to RE/MAX Properties
Maria Hoogendoorn to United Real Estate
Mahdi Naebzadeh to Keller Williams, Pascack Valley

5 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ 07463
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