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February 14, 2017

RealSource - GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS - We are prepared to assist in monitoring any local legislation that impacts either homeownership or your ability to easily transact business. If you become aware of any issue, please contact the Board Office and we will take it from there.

Thank you to all our members who participated in the Food Drive for the Center for Food Action. The drive will conclude this week.

NJR - Many towns, especially in Bergen County, have sought to outright ban AirBNB from operating in their town, or, like Jersey City, sought to enact taxes. NJ Realtors is currently tracking legislation that would impact the "transient guest" and "transient space marketplace," more commonly known as websites such as AirBNB or VRBO. As the popularity of these websites increases, we are monitoring the legislation to ensure that proper regulations are enacted while the exemptions that seasonal rentals currently enjoyed are maintained.

NJMLS - New Session Icon: This icon appears at the top of the XL Paragon desktop and allows you to open a new session in another tab, so you can “multitask” without risk of losing work done in the first session. For example, if you’re entering a listing into the system and you have to add a co‐listing salesperson, you can open another session to look up the member ID number of that agent and then go back to the listing to complete it.

NAR - PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS- The Supreme Court will hear the Property Rights Case, Murr v. State of Wisconsin, on March 20, 2017. The Murr case, for which NAR submitted an Amicus Brief, arises from a Wisconsin’s family’s attempt to sell or develop a small river-front plot of land which they acquired in 1963 for investment purposes. The family also owns a different, adjacent lot containing a small lake cabin they use for family vacations and recreation. The family of the late William Murr want to sell the vacant parcel, to fund repair of their family’s cabin, which sits on a separate, adjacent lot that their parents bought several years earlier. But government officials have forbidden the Murrs from selling or making any productive use of the vacant parcel. To avoid liability for an unconstitutional taking, officials are arbitrarily treating both lots as if they were a single unified parcel, even though the two parcels were bought by the Murrs’ parents at different times and are legally distinct. The case poses a precedent-setting question: Can government take property without compensation simply because the owner happens to also own adjacent land? Are people denied constitutional protections for their property rights if government decides they own “too much” property? The Pacific Legal Foundation will be arguing on behalf of the Murrs.


Join us for unlimited Wine or Beer, Cheeses, Fruit, Cruditè and Antipasto.

Event also includes Auctions for RPAC! Money paid for auction items will count towards your RPAC credit for the year!

Ticket Price: $30.00 (price is actual cost p/person, RPAC does not receive money from the event price.)
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 5:30p - 8:30p....or stay longer if you like!
Where: The Abbey at The Ramsey Golf and Country Club, 105 Lakeside Dr., Ramsey, New Jersey 07677


The RealSource office will be closed in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 20th, 2017.

We will re-open at 9:00a on Tuesday.

Join us for RealSource's 2016 Circle of Excellence Celebration Cocktail Event!

Hosted at Seasons in Washington Township, we are looking forward to celebrating the 300 members of RealSource who achieved the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Sales Award.

Purchase tickets to the event by logging into ACE HERE. Click on "Course Registration" and scroll down to the event (in date order) to March 29. You also have the option to purchase a guest ticket, if you choose not to, leave the amount set to "0" and click add to cart.  You can then check out via your shopping cart as usual.

If you wish to place a congratulatory ad in the event booklet, please contact Judie directly at

*If necessary, all cancellations for paid tickets must be made by Wednesday, March 22th, midnight in order to receive a refund, there will be no exceptions made to this policy. Tickets purchased after cancellation deadline (Wednesday, March 22th, midnight) are non-refundable.

CAMP YDP of Paterson, NJ

A Community Association with a Ministry to People (CAMP YDP) is an umbrella organization whose mission is to cultivate achievement and map out possibilities for the children and families of Paterson, New Jersey. We strive to work in partnership with parents, administrators, and community members to provide a safe haven for children and their families to grow, learn, and be empowered academically, socially and emotionally. Through our full day preschool program, after school enrichment programs and summer camp program we encourage our children to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of society.

For more information on the CAMP Youth Development Program visit their website:

Each year the Community Service Committee of RealSource in conjunction with the NJMLS contributes thousands of dollars and items to local charities. This past year, we were able to donate over $70,000 to organizations in our area. Each week we will be highlighting one of the groups that have benefited from the generosity of the members of RealSource.

Marc Demetriou
Residential Home Funding Corp.
Phone: 973-492-0117
Visit Marc's website:

Marc Demetriou has become one of the most trusted mortgage bankers in New Jersey, especially among the accounting and legal community where he is called upon frequently as an expert panelist and speaker. He has been the #1 top producer and a member of the President’s Club at Residential Home Funding Corp. from 2006-2016. Marc is a licensed mortgage banker/broker in NJ, NY, CT, PA and FL, successfully servicing his clients in traditional and reverse mortgages.

Having a proven track record as a mortgage consultant, Marc continues to be ranked in the top 1% of Mortgage Originators in America by Scotsman Guide, National Mortgage News and Mortgage Executive Magazine. Most recently he was named a Five Star Mortgage Professional for superior professionalism and customer service, which will be highlighted in New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s March 2017 edition.

To add to his long list of accomplishments, Marc is now an author, his first book is due out this year, called “Lessons from My Grandfather; Wisdom For Success in Business and Life,” in which he shares how anyone can be successful and is entitled to lead their best life, stemming from the knowledge gained from his mentor and beloved Grandfather, Charlie. He is also a proud father of three daughters and lifetime NJ resident.

RealSource Association of REALTORS® relies on the expertise, guidance and support of our members to effectively and efficiently assist in leading our organization. Each week we will be highlighting one of the many committees here at RealSource!

Global Cultural Diversity Committee is a committee which strives to promote fair housing and create opportunities through diversity by educating, networking, and offering business tools to our members. Broadening your knowledge of the Global Real Estate Arena and in turn, knowing how to effectively work with diverse populations can help Realtors® build successful businesses in today’s multicultural real estate market.

Watch for our upcoming classes:
Feng Shui, Immigration Law & Finances, International Agent Luncheon, and At Home with Diversity Certification

We received word that food pantry inventory in our area is extremely low and unable to keep up with the demand of those in need. The Community Service Committee of RealSource is leading a food drive to benefit local food pantries.

Date: Now through February 14
Where: Drop off at RealSource

Please bring a BAG of food, or any food item...gluten free and healthy foods welcome! The following items are URGENTLY needed:

Supermarket Gift Cards, Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc., Canned Hearty Soups, Canned Vegitables, Packaged Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cereal (low-sugar and oatmeal), Dry Milk (or boxed Parmalat), Canned Fruit, Instant Potatoes or Rice, 100% Juice, Baby Formula and Diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes and Dental Floss.

Please: no glass, perishable foods and/or expired foods!

Clutter Busters for Life

Date: Monday, February 27 from 10:00a - 11:30a
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick

Join Certified Professional Organizer® and our RealSource Affiliate Chair, Jean Marie Herron, in this 90 minute workshop.

Instead of learning how to "dig out" of the current clutter situation in our homes and offices, the idea behind Clutter Busters is to learn how to avoid taking on more possessions and balance out what you already own and work with. This presentation will give you the ammunition to say, "enough is enough" and stay strong in your dealings with the myriad of items taking residence in your spaces and places. There are over 25 tips, tricks and mottos being taught in this one course.


The CE Shop is running a ONE DAY Valentine's Special 12-Credit Online NJ CE Package!

This package will fulfill all of your requirements for the cycle ending April 30, 2017. This package is normally $99.00, but if you order it TODAY you pay only $69.30!

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.  Enter savings code HEART30 at checkout. This offer expires at midnight don't wait!

Available Live Classes in January and February at RealSource:

Ethics-How to Minimize Your Liability - 3 Ethics Credits - $15.00
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday, February 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ABR Course - 12 Ethics Credits - $275.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:30 AM - Wednesday, March 1, 2017 5:00 PM

Don't forget to check out the available online courses that offer CE credits:
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Christina LaBarbiera to Special Properties Mahwah
Anna Mecca to Keller Williams Pascack Valley
Ellen Kimmerle to Coldwell Banker Ramsey
Robert Konnelly to Keller Williams Village Square Ridgewood
Kevin Clark to High Woods Realty
Alicia Meyers to Keller Williams Hudson Valley
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