I get at least seven calls a day for the same thing. The calls are not about my health. Not my kids. (They never call; I could be left in Atlantic City waiting at the buffet line for a month and not get a call). Calls are not asking me out for lunch or “Hey come on over after work to try this new Merlot”. Ring, ring… I eagerly run to the phone hoping it’s a lost face book friend or maybe an attorney telling me an uncle left me an estate over looking Central Park. Nope it’s all the same call.
“SILKY WHERE ARE MY CE CREDITS, I CAN”T FIND EM?”
“SILKY I’M ON THE NJAR SITE THEY SAID I HAVE NO CREDITS, HOW COME?”
“SILKY I CAN’T FIND MY CREDITS ON THE BOARD SITE.”
“ SILKY MY FRIEND SAID HE DOESN’T NEED CE.”
“ SILKY I TOOK THE ETHICS COURSE FOUR YEARS AGO, I’M STILL ETHICAL WHY DO I NEED IT AGAIN?”
“ SILKY, I LOG ON THE NJREC SITE AND IT WON’T LET ME ON”
Nobody ever calls me to say, “My Silky, have you been working out? Nice abs? or “Gee Silky, driving that Hyundai makes you look macho.”
Okay let me explain CE credits once more.
CE (continuing education) is a New Jersey Real Estate Commission regulation. They are ‘Da Man.’ CE has nothing to do with your board of Realtors or Quadrennial. Rules are rules. It is as simple as that. “Da Man” made ‘Da’ rules and we all have to follow. No exceptions!
Now if the ‘Da’ rules come from the New Jersey Real Estate Commission located near the Delaware River on State Street in Trenton, I guess the best place to check credits would be the ‘Da Man’s’ New Jersey Real Estate Commission web site. Yes it is that simple! The most important place to check credits and the most accurate way is to go to the NJREC web site then link to PSI. That’s the company that tracks your credits for the real estate commission. Forget NAR, NJAR, and your local boards (they have enough to do). CE courses are approved by NJREC not NAR, NJAR or Boards of Realtors. The NJREC website is the only reliable site to check status of CE credits.
The next question asked is, “Silky, I can’t log on”. Well the answer is very simple. If the NJREC is ‘Da Man’ what do you think the LOGIN and PASSWORD would be? Hmmm, your MLS number or maybe your NRDS number? No… Could it be the bold REFERENCE number right after your name on your license issued from the NJREC?
I want to wish you all a happy and healthy new year, and feel free to call when you open that bottle of Merlot…… Silky.