Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the professional needs of more than 7,500 REALTOR® Members. GBAR is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) - the largest trade association in America.

GBAR has worked diligently to establish itself as an accurate, knowledgeable, central resource for the media for information related to local real estate issues and trends. The Association regularly disseminates - among its members, the media, and the public - information on local real estate trends, consumer education initiatives, and industry advances. Below you will find links to the latest news and information from GBAR.

(Teaneck, NJ) – Greater Bergen Realtors® (GBR) held their midyear meeting at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe where GBR member, Bonnie Borghi from Friedberg Properties – River Vale was presented with the 2019 Greater Bergen Realtors® Good Neighbor Award.

The annual Greater Bergen Realtors® Good Neighbor Award is presented to one REALTOR® who makes extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their local and/or global communities through volunteer community service.

Bergen County – The first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering from record lows and several more days of wintry weather in April – slower sales persisted across most local residential real estate markets.

In Bergen County, single family closed sales decreased 6.5 percent to 489, townhouse -condo closed sales decreased 12.9 percent to 183. Adult communities closed sales decreased 42.9 percent to 4. The single family median sales price was down 0.2 percent to $475,000, townhouse-condo median sales price was up 2.9 percent to $350,000. Adult Communities Median Sales Price was up 140.2 percent to $672,500.

dog park

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The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® has received a $5,000.00 placemaking grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to help make the town of Glen Rock a better place to live by transforming an unused space into vibrant public space for the community to gather and enjoy. The grant is intended to help REALTOR® Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper placemaking projects in their communities. The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® will use the funds to purchase agility equipment and bench seating.

2019 rebuilding

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The Greater Bergen Association of Realtors® (GBAR) participated in a community project with Rebuilding Together Northern New Jersey  on April 27th for National Rebuilding Day. Volunteers came together to help paint and refurbish 2 locations in Bergen County, NJ. GBAR Community Service & Outreach Committee Co-Chairs, Hilda Williams and Jeanine Soderlund spearheaded the two projects.

ypn raises money

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(Saddle Brook, N.J.) – The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) hosted their second event of the year this past Wednesday, May 1st. Their event took place at The Plank Pizza Co Beer Parlor in Saddle Brook, NJ.

The event was built around raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack’s Sensory room project. Joseph Licatta, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi/Hackensack stated “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lodi & Hackensack is honor to have the Greater Bergen County Association of Realtors as a partner in positively impacting the lives of those children who need us the most. They have put in their time, energy and resources to ensure that children in need get the best supports possible. We truly thank their Young Professionals Network for the time they put in volunteering and supporting our children. Together we are creating GREAT FUTURES for children in need.”

The Greater Bergen Association of Realtors (GBAR) Realtors® Care Foundation and the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS)  are proud to announce that they will be recognizing 52 High School Seniors in the Bergen and Hudson County areas with $26,000 in scholarships for their exceptional academic achievement.  Students will be presented with their scholarship during the month of June.

rpac wine cheese

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(Ramsey, N.J.)  - The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) hosted their Wine and Cheese Silent Auction at the Ramsey Country Club this past March. During the event, members and industry professionals enjoyed a delicious spread of assorted food and unlimited wine. Additionally, during the event, the committee held a silent auction where members were able to bid on items ranging from a cooking class to New York Yankee Baseball tickets. 65 baskets were put together thanks to the kind donations of members and local business owners.

ypn bowling

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The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) hosted their first event for the 2019 calendar year at the Bowlero Alley and Sports Bar in Fairlawn, NJ. Over 100 members were in attendance at the event where they enjoyed an evening of networking and bowling while also raising money for the CTC Academy.

gbar 2019 circle of excellence

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(Rockleigh, NJ – March 8, 2019) - The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® hosted NJ Realtor 2018 Circle of Excellence award Luncheon Ceremony at the Rockleigh Estate in Rockleigh, NJ. Each year the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.

gbar asian

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Ridgefield, NJ – (February 20, 2019) The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Northern New Jersey chapter partnered together for the 3rd year in celebration of the Lunar New Year. This year both organizations celebrated the year of the pig in a grandeurs style. The event took place at the Canton Palace in Ridgefield, NJ. Guests where introduced and immersed in the culture as they were presented with the traditional 10 course Chinese meal ceremony.

The consolidation of The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® and The RealSource Association of REALTORS®, two of the largest REALTOR® trade associations in the state of New Jersey, have formalized their union after The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) approved their new name, The Greater Bergen Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).