AS WE WELCOME 2019
Message to our Consumers –
Thanks for taking the time to visit the Gloucester-Salem Counties Board of Realtors’ online. We hope you’ll find everything you need to help you buy, sell, rent, or invest in a home in our area. Our two county area in South Jersey (the unofficial 51st state in my opinion) has a lot to offer from our beautiful open farmland in our more rural areas to historic towns such as Woodbury, Penns Grove, Salem, and Mullica Hill, as well as easy access to Philadelphia, Wilmington, and of course, the shore communities. Believe me, as a lifelong resident who grew up in Washington Twp, has lived in both Glassboro and Mullica Hill, and has worked in both counties over the years, Gloucester and Salem Counties are truly a great place to call home. I encourage you to take a “Sunday Drive” and experience all of it yourself. When you find that place you want to call home, call your REALTOR and start living the American Dream!
Message to our Members –
2018 is looking to be a great year for our business. Our board is strong and has a lot to offer its membership. I look forward to meeting you, the REALTOR members in our area, the 2018 Board of Directors and of course, the hard working staff at the Board office in Woodbury Heights. I also encourage you to take the time to attend a board meeting or two and volunteer for one of our committees. This board only functions well with the help and feedback from its members.
It has been said over and over that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Let me tell you, REALTORs care and we are ready to help the community. As the 2018 GSCBOR Board President, my goal is to encourage the membership of the board to get out and make our communities better through involvement with community service projects that are sponsored by our local association, area broker offices and community organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and other opportunities promoted by the Volunteer Center of South Jersey Center. The Board will be promoting “Community Care” events throughout the year, so please subscribe to our Facebook page and your weekly e-mail message for details to follow.
In addition to the Community Care initiative, we, as a board, will continue our commitment to bringing quality continuing education to our membership. Our updated board office in Woodbury Heights, has a classroom that can hold up to 35 people and offers a state of the art projection system, wifi, two smart tvs, and equipment to hold webinars as needed. This is available to our membership for corporate trainings as well, just schedule with Kim at the board office. It’s our education committee’s goal to offer monthly trainings to meet the need of our membership. We will be working on a few CE classes as well, with the help of our vendor members and local real estate schools.
Part of what the board does for its members is offer a line of communication to our government officials. This is essential so we can have our voice heard on local issues such as sign ordinances, vacant home fees, and CO issues through State and Federal issues such as real estate taxes & deductions, home ownership initiatives and license issues. This effort is paid for by the contributions the membership pays toward RPAC – REALTORS Political Action Committee. We have resources working on our behalf on all levels of government to make sure our voice is heard loud and clear. If you have any questions about RPAC, let me know or visit https://realtorparty.com/.
Here’s to a great, productive 2019!
William H. Nelson III (Bill)
GSCBOR President, 2018-2019