Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Perception Institute have partnered together to help REALTORS® avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions. As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, NAR has begun circulating a new 50-minute training video which offers strategies to override bias in order to convey respect, ensure …

REALTOR Foundation: RI Helps Four Non-Profits This Spring

Thanks to the generosity of all those who gave so generously during its recent Matching Grant campaign, the REALTOR® Foundation: RI was able to provide more than $20,000 in funding to the Rhode Island Foundation and Family Service of RI. The two non-profit organizations will use the funds to assist their COVID-10 relief initiatives. On …

Mandatory Home Inspector Licensing July 1, 2020

Is “your” home inspector licensed? Starting on July 1, 2020, anyone who conducts a home inspection for a home or other residential property located in Rhode Island must be licensed as a home inspector or associate home inspector in Rhode Island. This includes home inspectors who are already licensed in other states like Massachusetts or …

Get to know your HomeVisit tools with these upcoming webinars!

Know your tools! HomeVisit is a new Member Benefit available through Matrix and Realist. Check out these upcoming HomeVisit webinars for State-Wide MLS members to learn how you can market your listings like a pro! Prospecting & Postcards in Matrix & the New Realist -Thursday, July 9th at 1 P.M. Learn how you can use …

Stay-at-home order curbs Rhode Island home sales in May

Warwick, R.I. – June 15, 2020 – The median price of single-family homes sold in Rhode Island hit a new record last month. May’s price of $309,500 was the third time in a year that Rhode Island’s median sales price topped the $300,000 threshold. The flip side of that news was a 31 percent decline in sales …

Realtors report effects of pandemic in April’s R.I. housing market

Warwick, R.I. – May 14, 2020 – Roughly two months after the news of the coronavirus spread to the masses, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors shared news of a housing market which began to show signs of the closed economy last month. April home sales data released today show a continued rise in median …

Pent up demand created strong foundation for RI Housing market in first quarter

During the first quarter, Rhode Island home sales and prices rose compared to the prior year, according to statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. All sectors of the housing market started the year off on a solid foundation due to pent-up demand. That demand …

R.I. Housing Sales Remain Active During March

Warwick, R.I. – April 10, 2020 … One month into the widespread effects of the coronavirus pandemic, statistics released today from RI Realtors indicate that despite impediments from COVID-19, single-family home sales rose slightly year-over-year in March and pending sales  – those under contract but not yet closed – dropped negligibly, down .4 percent. The …