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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, …

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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 …

2017 News President's Report

RIAR President’s Report – October 2017

October 24, 2017 Last year at my installation, I spoke about three keywords that I feel are necessary for any success:  professionalism, teamwork, and focus. As I head toward the finish line of my year as president of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS, I’m happy to report that by paying attention to those three …

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What could tax reform mean to Rhode Island homeowners?

Did you know? Pending tax reform plans threaten to wipe out the tax benefits of owning a home for 95% of American families.  Take Action Now.  What could tax reform mean to Rhode Island homeowners? Of the approximately 241,000 owner-occupied houses in Rhode Island in 2014, 168,000 or 70% had a mortgage.  In 2014, 135,900 …

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Two RI REALTORS Inducted Into Omega Tau Rho Fraternity

Warwick, RI, October 24, 2017…The Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR) has announced that Brenda L. Marchwicki, Broker and Owner of BisMarc Properties, LLC and Patricia Lenihan, Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, have been inducted into the Omega Tau Rho fraternity of the National Association of Realtors.  Membership in the honorary fraternity is …

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Duane Boucher Named R.I. REALTOR of the Year

Warwick, RI…October 23, 2017 – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR) has announced that Duane Boucher, of Boucher Real Estate in Woonsocket, R.I. was chosen by his peers as the 2017 Rhode Island Realtor of the Year. The award recognizes one of more than 5000 Realtors throughout Rhode Island for their dedication to the …


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 …