RISMEDIA, Sept. 14, 2007-The New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR®) unveiled its newly redesigned Web site, www.njar.com, which includes information and resources for real estate professionals, consumers and members of the media. The site, which is more user-friendly and easier to navigate, provides 24/7 access to real estate-related information such as NJAR® news, legislative issues and housing statistics.
“NJAR®’s Web site is an excellent way for anyone to get information about our association and real estate issues in New Jersey,” said NJAR President Bill Hanley. “As a leading advocate for private property rights and homeownership opportunities in our state, it is essential that we provide a way for real estate consumers and professionals to be updated and informed on real estate issues that may impact them.”
Among many features available at njar.com is access to information about the impact a local realty transfer fee could have on the cost of buying and selling a home in New Jersey. Visitors may use the site to learn more about Realtors and the Realtor Code of Ethics, which sets forth standards of practice for all members of the Realtor organization to act honestly and ethically. They can also find information and resources about preventing identity theft and predatory lending. For those looking to buy and/or sell real estate, the site provides a link to a statewide Realtor search as well as access to a national property search. Materials such as a free Housing Opportunity Resource Guide, which was created to help prospective buyers identify the many housing programs available in New Jersey, are also available. For those considering a career in real estate, more information about how to obtain a real estate license and become a member of the Realtor family may also be found.
Housing research and statistics, such as the quarterly New Jersey Home Sales Report, are regularly posted at njar.com. Survey results such as the New Jersey Member Profile, Profile of New Jersey Buyers and Sellers, and Profile of New Jersey Real Estate Firms may also be viewed. Several studies conducted by the NJAR Governmental Research Foundation on topics such as the impact a realty transfer fee could have on home sales, and options for reforming property taxes in New Jersey are also available. Through the press room individuals may access NJAR news, a downloadable press kit, industry resources and annual real estate events.
NJAR members have exclusive access to information about the Association’s advocacy efforts on a local, state and national level. They may use the site to learn more about environmental issues that impact a real estate transaction and legislation that could affect their business, homeownership opportunities and private property rights. Information about how members can comply with federal and state laws is also available through a new section on risk management. Additional resources include links to an online forms site, professional development opportunities and Realtor family designation programs.
For more information, visit www.njar.com.