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NAR Call to Action: Reform our tax code AND protect middle class homeowners.

As a REALTOR you have no doubt heard about tax reform plans from Washington, DC. Now Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Take action to …


Cloud CMA Training Offered Oct.17 and 18

Whether you are working with buyers or sellers, your biggest challenge is getting them to commit to working with you – not the competition. So, how do you do that? It’s simple – use tools that make you look awesome. Come see the newest features just added to Cloud CMA and Cloud Streams that will …

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Hands-on Social Media – Brown Bag Lunch Session

Join us for a free Social Media Hands-on Session where you will get tips on how to optimize your social media page to boost your business. Bring your device to this hands-on session with the Facebook app installed and WIFI connected. (WIFI login information will be available in the classroom.). Please be aware that our …

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Changes in Broker Licensing Requirements Took Effect on October 16th

October 17, 2017…New broker licensing requirements went into effect on October 16th. Applicants for a broker’s license will be required to complete 90 hours of education approved by the R.I. Department of Business Regulation and work full-time as a salesperson for two years immediately before applying for a license instead of meeting only one of …


Become a Certified Real Estate Team Specialist

This two-day, 14-credit course is the main component of the designation for NAR’s Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS) designation*. This credential is designed for team leaders, team members, those looking to start a team, brokers or managers with teams in the office, or those who simply want to sharpen their leadership skills. In this …

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RIAR President’s Report – September 2017

Great news! This week, the broker education bill submitted at the request of RI REALTORS® passed the General Assembly. For those of you who are not familiar with the bill, HB 5532/SB 299 removes the exception to qualification for a broker’s license previously granted to those with a baccalaureate in real estate. Those who graduate …


Improve Your Speaking Skills at the RIAR Toastmasters Club

Would you like to conquer your fear of speaking in public? Would you like to improve your speaking skills? Join the club – literally.   The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and Toastmasters International are launching a club in Warwick on October 4th. What:  Toastmasters International, is a non-profit international organization that lets you inexpensively pursue …

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New Policies for Deferred Showings

Can’t show a property because it’s being painted?  Don’t want to show because the staging won’t be completed for a few more days?  Seller wants 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 and cooperate ethically with fellow MLS subscribers. …


Please Let Us Know What You Think

The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® (RIAR) will be updating the Association’s Strategic Plan in October.  Your input is needed to ensure that we continue to adequately address the needs of our members moving forward.  As part of the process, we are conducting a Member Needs Survey. Your input is critical …

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REALTORS® Step Up to Help Flood Victims

Warwick, RI, August 30, 2017 As the devastation of Hurricane Harvey unfolds, local REALTORS® have stepped in to help with a two-pronged approach to aid those in need. First, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, in cooperation with Rhode Island’s five local boards of REALTORS®, have collectively donated $10,750 to …