Category Archives: 2017

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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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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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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 …

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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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RIAR President’s Report July 2017

July 26, 2017 One of my goals when I took office was to cultivate REALTOR® leaders and to raise the bar on education and our profession. I’m happy to report that we’ve made significant progress toward that end this year. For example, RI REALTORS® has been working with Bryant University to launch a partnership with …

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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 …

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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 …

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RIAR President’s Report – April 2017

April 27, 2017 Dear Member, When you think about it, how much of your knowledge was derived from a classroom versus casual conversations with other people? Personally, I think the vast majority of the things I know today came to me by way of friends, colleagues and mentors. That’s why I’ve constantly stressed the importance …

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RIAR President’s Report – March 2017

March 31, 2017 Dear Member, What a thrill to be part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Dedication last Saturday for Catherine Chabot and her 7-year old son Christian. As a baby, Christian suffered an accident which left him with severe disabilities. His condition now requires special home adaptations to extend his life expectancy. (Read our …

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RIAR President’s Report – February 2017

February 3, 2017 Dear Member, I think you will agree that 2016 was the busiest year we’ve seen in a very long time.  Last year, our members were involved in a record number of transactions, listing or selling a mind-boggling $4.5 billion in real estate sales. There’s no doubt that Rhode Island’s housing market has …