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Education News

Solar Energy Series

How much do you know about solar energy? Solar energy is becoming more popular everyday so make sure you’re armed with the information you need to represent your buyers and sellers well. The new four-class solar series at the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® covers all the basics, from solar terminology to appraising and financing …


Facebook Live Event on December 12 -Tax Reform

Learn and ask questions about what happens next on tax reform now that House and Senate lawmakers are set to convene a conference committee to iron out differences between their bills. NAR’s new Call for Action can help let lawmakers know about changes REALTORS® are seeking. These include maintaining current law for the mortgage interest …


Sign-up for a RESAAS webinar today!

This week, RI REALTORS®  officially launched the exclusive RESAAS (Real Estate Software as a Service) RI RealTime MLS platform, an exclusive network that empowers RI REALTOR® members to connect with over 400,000 Realtors globally to share listings and information. Register for a Rhode Island RealTimeMLS webinar to learn more about how to get started and get the most value …


Rhode Island Approves Grants for Six Rhode Island Charitable Organizations

Warwick, RI, December 4, 2017 – The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island has announced the disbursement of $16,350 to six local, charitable organizations. The Foundation provides grants of up to $5000 per quarter for organizations that support the Foundation’s mission to help create more productive and enriched communities and to help people affected by personal disaster. …

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2004 Past President David Godden – REALTOR Randall Realtors, Westerly David G. Godden, 70, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of the late Glenn and Mildred (Link) Godden. David was a real estate broker for 40 plus years. Throughout his career he received recognition …

2017 News President's Report

RIAR President’s Report – November 2017

We have a lot going on in the world of real estate this month!  Closing activity was up in the condo and multifamily home markets and despite a slight dip in single-family sales during the third quarter, single-family sales are up over last year since the beginning of the year. The median price of single-family, …

MLS News

New Policies for Deferred Showings

Are  you unable to show a property because it’s being painted?  Do you need to delay showings because the staging won’t be completed for a few more days?  Does the seller want you to debut the property at this weekend’s open house? The new “Deferred Showing” policy allows you to responsibly serve your client’s needs …


Free Continuing Education: Good Bargain or RESPA Violation?

When a client asks you to recommend a mortgage lender, closing attorney or home inspector, does your client expect you to recommend a service provider who will (a)  provide the best service for your client or (b) give you the best kickbacks? The answer is (a). If you answered (b), you’re on your way to …

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Joseph Luca to Head R.I. Association of Realtors as President

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors has announced that Joseph Luca will serve as 2018 president of the 5200-member organization.  He is affiliated with RE/MAX Preferred in North Providence. Luca has served in various leadership roles at the local, state and national levels of the Realtor organization and is a past recipient of the Realtor …