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.

[Glen Rock, NJ – January 1, 2020] – On January 1, 2020, Glen Rock held their dedication for their first dog park dedicated to the 9/11 search and rescue dogs. Over 300 dogs took part in the search, rescue, and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in Manhattan. The story behind the creation of the park is trujessenia friasly touching. The park began as a Girl Scout Gold Award project by Glen Rock resident and founder, Michelle Hillock.

[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.

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(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.

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.

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Top Left to Right: YPN Members, Joseph Licata, BGCA of Lodi/Hackensack, CEO 

Bottom left to right: Boys and Girls Club og Lodi/Hackensack Club Members

 

Lodi, NJ(August 20, 2019)— Greater BergenRealtors®YPN partnered up with The Boys & Girls Club of Lodi and helped as aides to the staff throughout the day during scheduled summer program activities. These programs are offered through the organization, which currently serve 3,000 local kids in Lodi and Hackensack, New Jersey. During their volunteer day, YPN members presented a fundraiser check of $2,364 to the Club. These funds will be used toward the Special Needs Sensory Room at the Lodi clubhouse.

 Lodi, NJ (August 26, 2019) — The Greater Bergen Realtors® Care Foundation will be hosting their first beefsteak dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, September 17th at The Elan in Lodi, New Jersey. The fundraiser will assist in the mission of the REALTORS® Care Foundation to provide support to those in need in the local communities where our members live and work.

Hasbrouck Heights (August 22, 2019) — Greater Bergen Realtors®, along with the National Association of Realtors®, today commended the Department of Housing and Urban Development for finalizing new Federal Housing Authority condominium loan policies. By increasing the availability of FHA-backed condo loans, these changes should yield thousands of new homeownership opportunities nationwide and help alleviate affordability restraints impacting Bergen County’s housing market.

[Hackensack, NJ - July 2019]During the month of July, Greater Bergen REALTORS® (GBR) community Service & Outreach Committee and the Young Professionals Network (YPN) participated in the annual ‘Dinner with a Realtor’ initiative through the Family Promise Dinner of Bergen County. Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since 1991. Every day of the year, a different group is scheduled to prepare and serve dinner at the Health and Human Services Center in Hackensack. Up to 150 people are served a nutritious meal each night. 

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