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2017 News President's Report

RIAR President’s Report – June 2017

June 27, 2017 We’re officially almost one week into summer and things are definitely looking brighter. At least we’ve been seeing some sun mixed in with the clouds! All the rain we’ve had doesn’t seem to have dampened anyone’s enthusiasm about homeownership. Last month was the busiest May on record since the Association began keeping …


Attend our Broker Forum 7/12

Brokers and Managers: Who is responsible for paying for fees and advertising costs in your office?   Who holds the copyright to photos, videos, etc.?  What prevents a salesperson from taking clients and listings when leaving your office?  Do you have safety procedures to protect your licensees?   How about a social media policy to protect your …

Education News

How much do you know about solar energy?

RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center now offers a new four-class CEU Solar Series where you can learn the basics about solar energy to better represent your clients. Residential, solar-powered homes are becoming more popular every day so be prepared. Sign up for our new Solar Series today!   7/20 Solar 101 #465 (3 CEH) This …


DEM has launched two new online services.

The Office of Water Resources has launched two new online services allowing members of the public to view and print certain onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) [septic system] records from the RIDEM website.   These new features eliminate the need for customers to visit the Providence office in person to access these records.  OWTS records …

Events News

Have you ever considered running for office?

The RI REALTORS® Candidate Training Academy can give you the information you need to make a sound decision about making the leap, and the insight you will need to run a successful campaign if you decide to move forward. You will learn from nationally renowned campaign specialists and local legislative leaders in this dynamic, full-day …


Be the group leader people want to listen to

When you attend an association meeting, do you leave feeling energized and or frustrated? Was the meeting organized or a hot mess? Did the chair discuss everyone’s ideas or only his or her own? Part of becoming a leader is knowing how to chair a meeting – whether it’s a local or state association committee …

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State-Wide MLS has a seat at the table for you.

More than ever before, real estate offers new opportunities and challenges every day. State-Wide Multiple Listing Service is seeking leaders who acknowledge these challenges and embrace these opportunities to help shape the future our organization. The MLS Nominating Committee invites you to consider becoming a candidate for the State-Wide MLS Board of Directors for a …


Do you know someone who would be great in real estate sales?

Tell them about pre-license courses at the RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center. Not only is the RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center the premier source of pre-license real estate education , it is the only source of real estate education in Rhode Island that offers a full complement of pre- and post-license courses. In other words, RI …


June is National Home Ownership Month!

June 1st marked the beginning of National Homeownership Month.  RI REALTORS® is encouraging all REALTORS® to visit the National Association of REALTORS® Consumer Advocacy Outreach Program website here and share the latest news, stories and videos that inspire homeownership. Use the #MyHomeMyVoice hashtag when sharing your stories with clients on social media.

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2017 News President's Report

RIAR Presidents Report – May 2017

May, 2017 Dear Member, There’s power in numbers. Nowhere was that more apparent than at NAR’s Mid-Year Meeting in Washington D.C. last week. The impact that our collective voices have on our policymakers was evident when meeting with our Congressional delegation. The key issues affecting real estate were laid out on the table and thankfully …