Category Archives: News

2017 News President's Report

RIAR President’s Report – August 2017

August 22, 2017 Recently, RIAR President Elect Joe Luca, CEO Phil Tedesco and other state, local, and national officers and association executives traveled to the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Summit in Chicago.  They had the opportunity to hear from the mouths of NAR’s new leaders – CEO Bob Goldberg and 2018 President, Elizabeth Mendenhall …

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Education News

Brown Bag Lunch Session – Navigating Conflict

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” -Versace Would learning how to successfully navigate conflict help you improve your business? We think so! Here’s your chance to learn how to employ active listening techniques to truly understand the other party’s wants/needs. Find out how to avoid misunderstandings and get past the emotional response so that …

MLS News

Part of a Team? Play by the Rules!

Being part of a team can offer opportunities and rewards but it’s also important for principal brokers, team leaders, and team members to understand and comply with legal requirements.  Read about five important rules that apply to teams. Rule #1 – Supervision and Liability:   The principal broker is legally responsible to make sure that all …

MLS News

Are you using NS in the Compensation Field correctly??

Many listings are added into MLS with “NS” included in the Compensation to Cooperating Broker field without understanding what it means and/or what is required when using it. This code is used only when the listing broker is disclosing that the compensation will be based on the Net Sale price. If NS is added to …


RIAR Forms Update

Seller’s Suitable Housing, Personal Property, Sales Disclosure and More On August 1st, the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors approved three new forms and changes to two existing forms.  Depending on what Forms provider you use, watch for changes by the end of September or earlier. Release of Purchase and Sales Agreement and …

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Events News

Join us at RIAR to donate blood!

Did you know the number of blood donations decreases every summer? Therefore, we need your help! Join the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®  and the Rhode Island Blood Center on September 6th,  2017.  Just giving twenty minutes of your time could save a life.   When: September 6, 20017 12:30p – 4:30p Where: RIAR 100 …

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Free Leads and More from sends thousands of leads back to listing agents and brokers each month as part of the MLS Partnership program. As a member of your local MLS you have access to your listing leads through the free lead system provided to you by In this 30 minute webinar, we will show you the …

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Join us for an interactive panel discussion about Cybersecurity

NEWS FLASH! Just weeks ago, the clients of a Rhode Island REALTORS® were targeted by an email scam and lost $60,000 to the perpetrator. Do you want this to happen to you or your clients? Cyber fraud grows more sophisticated by the day and NO ONE is immune. Please join us for this informative and interactive …


Upcoming DotLoop trainings at RIAR

Join RI REALTORS® on August 29th or 30th for an in-depth training on how to become an expert looper. At dotloop Training, you will learn document editing, eSignatures, tasks, third-party collaboration and more. Improve client experience and drive savings and productivity by getting the most out of dotloop. There are 3 sessions to choose from each …