Founded in 1969 as part of the New Jersey Real Estate Board, the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) is a statewide organization dedicated to provide support, education, and advocacy for the more than 45,000 realtors and realtors' associates doing business in the Garden State.
NJAR, according to the group's mission statement, is pledged to "observe and uphold the Realtor Code of Ethics," which outlines the privileges and obligations of realtors and realtor associates and establishes the highest and best standards of personal and professional conduct in the practice of real estate.
In a nutshell, NJAR works to support, educate, and advocate for both realtors and homebuyers in New Jersey by lobbying for fair tax legislation, environmentally-friendly urban growth and development, and the rights of individual homeowners throughout New Jersey.
To reach all 45,000 association members, NJAR sends out weekly email newsletters, as well as the New Jersey Realtor, a full color magazine members receive 10 times a year that includes information, education and news. NJAR also offers its members the Housing Opportunity Resource Guide, which offers information about state and federal real estate guidelines, as well as contact information for mortgaging and financing.
NJAR's current leadership is comprised of president Charles Oppler, president-elect Mary Davis, first vice president Bonnie Lakewood, and treasurer Christina Clemons, all of whom are New Jersey natives.