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.
[Waldwick, NJ – March 23, 2020] – According to February’s ShowingTime market reports, the actual and expected impacts of COVID19 continued to grow, with concerns of economic impact reaching the stock market in the last week of the month.
As the stock market declined, so did mortgage rates, offering a bad news-good news situation. While short term declines in the stock market can sting, borrowers who lock in today’s low rates will benefit significantly in the long term.
In the wake of all the recent developments of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the state of New Jersey, and particularly in Bergen County, Greater Bergen Realtors has taken the following measures to ensure the safety of our member, staff and the general public:
Effective immediately, we’ll be shifting the GBR team to conduct operations remotely through the end of March. Note that normal business hours of operation will continue, and a team member will be available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have about your membership throughout this difficult time. Please be advised that although the office will run normal hours of operation, on-site visits will be done by appointment only. Please note that this is for your safety and the safety of others.
As we navigate this complex and challenging situation, we are being challenged daily. Rest assure that we are doing our best to balance what is right for our members, our partners, and our communities. We will continue to actively monitor the pandemic, along with the recommendations by authorities for all appropriate actions.
Jorge Ledesma, Chief Executive Officer
[Lodi, NJ – December 6, 2019] – Greater Bergen Realtors®, Realtors® Care Foundation hosted its annual Realtors Care Foundation Awards Luncheon at the Elan located in Lodi, NJ.
In partnership with the New Jersey Multiple Listing Services (NJMLS), this year, the REALTORS® Care Foundation awarded over $192,450.00 to 32 local organizations throughout Northern New Jersey. This year was a special year since this was the first luncheon that the Realtors Care Foundation held since its consolidation.
The Global Business Council of Greater Bergen Realtors® has been awarded the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of Realtors®, placing the Global business Council in the top 10% of Global Councils nationwide.
(Left to Right: Christopher Tausch, 2019 Greater Bergen Realtors President; Lynne Algrant, Bergen Volunteers CEO;
Annekee Brahver-Keely, 2019 RCF President & David Warshaw, Bergen Volunteers, Chair)
[Hackensack, NJ] — [October 30, 2019] – Greater Bergen Realtors® and the REALTORS® Care Foundation were honored for their continued work and volunteerism within their communities at the Bergen Volunteer Center’s Annual Hearts of Gold Dinner & Reception. The Hearts of Gold Dinner celebrates its programs that help improve lives and strengthen the community. The event honors exemplary individuals, companies, and organizations that support their mission to turn caring into meaningful action.
Bergen County, NJ (September 25, 2019) – Greater Bergen Realtors® members participated in Realtors® Care Day. Realtors® Care Day is an initiative set forth the NJ Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation and has been a great way for Realtor® members to give back to their communities through improvements including landscaping, outdoor cleanup, exterior repairs, and safety modifications. Ultimately, the projects not only restore a homeowner’s pride but also instill a revitalizing momentum within the community. Greater Bergen Realtors® Care Foundation was again this year’s projects’ proud sponsor.
Wood-Ridge, NJ – (September 19, 2019) – Greater Bergen Realtors® and Liberty Board of Realtors®️ along with NJ Realtors came together to host their first regional VP town hall meeting at the Fiesta in Wood-Ridge, NJ. This was a free event for all Realtor®️ region 5 members.
Lodi, NJ – (September 17, 2019) – The Greater Bergen Realtors®, Realtors® Care Foundation debuted their first annual beefsteak/Tricky Tray fundraiser at the Elan in Lodi, NJ. The event was sponsored by Robert Khoury with Main Street Title, whose office is based out of Hackensack, NJ. Over 100 Realtor and Industry professionals came together to support this charitable cause.