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March 21, 2017

Realtor® vs Real Estate Licensee - as members of RealSource we all know the distinction, but do our clients and customers? The chances are they don't, and as Realtors® we are the only ones who can educate them. Our Code of Ethics not only establishes our obligations to other Realtors®, but specifically addresses our conduct with both clients & customers and the general public. Your clients and customers are already getting a higher level of service and competency by dealing with a member of RealSource, so take the time to tell them about your obligations under the Code of Ethics. A one page summary of the Code of Ethics is available by clicking here. Use it with your presentations to both buyers and sellers.

NJMLS has added a new feature for the prospect tool that allows agents to enable a property search option. This new feature lets you offer your customers the ability to run and save a simple property search in their “Client Connect” page. You control this by turning on the “Enable Property Search” option on the set-up screen when you create a prospect, or at the top of the “Run Matches” screen to add to prospects that are already saved. Prospects will be informed of this new feature when you enable it for them. When your customer saves a search, you will receive an email that lists the search criteria they have saved.

Also, when running a CMA report be sure to include the “Member Benefits” flyer. This attractive page lets the seller know why listing their property on NJMLS is an advantage and details the exposure of their listing via our members and the consumer site provide.

NJR - At a joint session of the State Legislature on February 28th, Gov. Christie proposed the final budget of his administration. The FY 2018 budget totals $35.5 billion and contains no tax or fee increases. NJ Realtors® will work with members of the Christie Administration and State Legislature to ensure no taxes are raised on areas affecting the real estate industry including the realty transfer fee, seasonal rental taxes or a tax on commissions. The budget must be adopted by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor by June 30.

RealSource - We are continuing to reach out to the membership to ensure that we are delivering to them the resources they need to be successful. One of the greatest member benefits of RealSource is education. To date RealSource has provided 3,057 hours of education and training to our members between CE classes or Power Hours. Not only is this a benefit to our members, but also to the general public. RealSource members take their profession seriously.

Please help us as we collect new and gently used items to help provide desperately needed supplies to Southern Paws, a local shelter in New Jersey.

Our Wish List
Food (Dog) Dry, & Wet, Food (Cat) Dry & Wet, KMR Milk Replacement, Bowls, Pet Beds, Collars / Leashes, Toys / Treats / Bones, Cat Nip, Scratch Posts, Crates / Carriers, Gift Cards from Pet & Grocery Stores, Blankets / Towels / Sheets, Litter Pans / Cat Litter, Heartworm Flea & Tick Prevention, Alcohol / Cotton Balls, Cleaning Supplies (Bleach / Dish Soap / Laundry Products), Rubber Gloves, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Zip Lock Bags

Donations will be accepted at RealSource, 5 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick From March 1st through March 31st.

Database Marketing: How to Double Your Income Through Past Clients

Join us for this informative program by Michael Graber. This is a FREE event for members of RealSource!

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
When: 10:00a - 11:00a
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Tpke, Waldwick


RealSource Global Diversity Committee Presents:

Join International Attorney, Meaghan Touhey, and Senior Mortgage Loan Originator with Classic Mortgage, Laura Moritz, to learn more information on this hot topic. Includes a question and answer period with each speaker.

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 3:00p - 5:00p
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Tpke, Waldwick



Teeing Off Fore Charity

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 5:00p - 8:00p
Where: Topgolf, 1013 U.S. 1, Edison, NJ

Join New Jersey Realtors® Young Professionals Network for its first event of 2017!

Topgolf is a one-of-a-kind golf experience where competition is mixed with a luxury hangout. NJ Realtors® YPN is hosting this charity event at New Jersey’s first Topgolf location in Edison, where wait times normally exceed 2 hours.

Skip the line. Attend this YPN charity event!

$25 for members of NJ Realtors®
$35 for non-members
*Prices will increase for $50 (members) and $65 (non-members) at the door.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the NJ Realtors® Educational Foundation, which provides scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate degrees.


Join our affiliate members for this informative panel presentation on financing!  Speakers to include:

Luke Chamberlin, NJ Lenders - What Realtors® Need to Know about Mortgages
John Vicchio, Jersey Mortgage - Reverse Mortgages
Christopher Henwood, Movement Mortgage - Pre-Qualification vs Pre-Approval
John Bruggeman, Advisors Capital Management - Income Protection for Professionals
Michael Ravensbergen, Merrill Lynch - Planning for the New Age of Retirement

When: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 9:00a to 11:30a
Where: RealSource, 5 Franklin Tpke, Waldwick

Free to members of RealSource!

Click here for more information and to register!

Two Upcoming NAR Application Deadlines:

2017 REALTOR® Emeritus Status Application
Applications must be submitted to RealSource by Friday, March 31, 2017
Click here for more information.

2017 REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Award Application
Application must be submitted by Friday, May 12, 2017
Click here for more information.

RealSource Global Diversity Committee Presents:

Join the Cultural Diversity Committee for an informative presentation on Feng Shui given by Jackie Pirante-Fuchs.

Jackie advocates the authenticity of Feng Shui based on Classical Feng Shui, BaZi, Xuan Kong and other Chinese Metaphysics application. Jackie integrates her expertise in real estate with her interior design background in her Feng Shui analysis and consultation.

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: RealSource Association of REALTORS®, 5 Franklin Tpke, Waldwick, NJ



Free Event Open to Brokers and Managers Only

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 8:30a - 11:00a
Where: The Hermitage, 334 Franklin Tpke, Ho-Ho-Kus

To Register for this event, please contact our Event Coordinator, Kathy Colucci at 201-444-3100, ext. 6 or via email

*If you are unable to attend the event after ordering your free ticket you must cancel your registration by Friday, March 31st, midnight to avoid being charged a no-show fee of $20.00, there will be no exceptions made to this policy. Free tickets ordered after the cancellation deadline (Friday, March 31st) are unable to be cancelled.

A ReSourceful Night Out

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 5:30p - 7:30p
Where: Ridgewood Moving Services, 575 Corporate Drive, Suite 405, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Please join our Affiliates and Realtors® for this fun night out on Wednesday, April 5th from 5:30-7:30 PM as we celebrate our resources at the Ridgewood Moving Services in Mahwah. Besides RealSource & Affiliate Bingo, wine and cheese, we'll have some interesting themes in some of the storage vaults. Come mingle and bring anyone you think may make a great new affiliate member.  

This event is co-sponsored by Cindy Myer of Ridgewood Moving Services and Jean Marie Herron of POSSE Partners. It is open to all RealSource Realtors®, Affiliates and guests but please RSVP by March 24th so they can be prepared for the evening.

Wine Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 5:00p - 7:00p
Where: iCan Storage, 135 N. Rt. 9W, Congers, NY 10920

Fine Wine in an iCan! Let us bring the wine country to you…Tour iCan Storage’s warehouse and see their level delivery systems in action while you sample several limited production, premium wines from the Boisset Collection -  it's the only way to taste before you buy without actually visiting the wineries themselves. 

Here is a great opportunity to connect at one of our Affiliate Sponsored Field Trips with two of our newer Affiliate Members, Judy Klein of iCan Storage and Julie Belardinelli of the Boisset Collection . There is no charge for this event which is open to all Realtors and Affiliates, but please do be considerate and RSVP by April 14th so they can plan appropriately.


YPN is seeking volunteers

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 11:00a - 6:00p (depending on when you can volunteer)

The RealSource YPN is looking for volunteers to contribute some time to help them feed the needy at Family Promise of Bergen County.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact YPN Committee Chars, Deb Norman ( or Nick Esposito ( for more details.

The RealSource Community Service Committee has a question for you....GOT HEART?

If you do, please volunteer to help a senior citizen in Ridgewood with your able hands or generous sponsorship of needed supplies.

Individual or Office Sponsorship is Welcome!

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 8:00a until finished...or as much time as you can give.
Where: Steilen Road, Ridgewood

Call or email Jeanine Soderlund to volunteer your time on Rebuilding Day or to inquire about items to sponsor. Jeanine Cell: 201-657-1811 or email at

RealSource Community Service Committee Presents:

All-You-Can-Eat Beefsteak Dinner by Nightingale's Catering!
Beefsteak (Filet Mignon), Vegetarian & Chicken Dinners Available** Appetizers, Salad, Dessert, Beer, Wine, Soda, DJ and Dancing!

All for only $55 per person!

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 7:00p - 11:00p
Where: St. Leon's, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn

Contact Jeanine Soderlund at, or any member of the community service committee for tickets. Tickets are also available at RealSource. Make checks payable to "Families in Need."

**Vegetarian & Chicken Dinners must be ordered at time of ticket purchase. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Fund-raiser supports Center for Hope & Safety, Rebuilding Together Bergen County, Center for Food Action, Community Meals, Eva's Village, Family Promise of Bergen County and many more!

The CE Shop is running a 30% off sale until midnight!

Save 30% on your online classes!

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.  Enter savings code NEW30 at checkout. 
Available Live Classes at RealSource:

Check your CE Credits Here! Login to PSI, the state database that houses your CE Credits for License Renewal.

Do you know someone you would like to nominate??

Each year, the NJ Realtors® Educational Foundation awards dozens of scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduates through the generosity of our members. 

Click here to submit an application! Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2017.

Waldwick Interlocking Tower Volunteer Opportunity-Landscaping Event

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: Starting at 9:30a (depending on when you can volunteer)

The Waldwick Historical Society was awarded a generous $1500 grant from RealSource. With that grant, the Historical Society will be to dressing up the landscape around the tower.

On Sat April 1, starting at 9:30 AM, they will place new benches in the garden area, build a memory garden, plant a few shrubs, spread mulch, etc. If you care to help out join the members of the Waldwick Historical Society to create a park-like setting around the tower. Bring any gardening tools you are comfortable using to help as much or little as you can.

The tower is located next to 1 Bohnert Dr, Waldwick NJ adjacent to the NJ Transit right of way.

If you would like to sign up to help, contact Sue TenEyck at RealSource, 201-444-3100, ext. 4 or via email

Vincent Stanson to Special Properties, Franklin Lakes
Sami Maalouf to Special Properties, Ridgewood
Marisa Traverso to Special Properties, Ridgewood
Atheena Tarkazikis to Coldwell Banker, Hillsdale
​​​​​​​Josephine Martin to Berkshire Hathaway, Wyckoff
5 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ 07463
Phone: 201-444-3100  |  Fax: 201-444-6368  |  Email: