Pearson Vue Reopens Limited Number of Testing Centers for Real Estate and Appraiser Testing

Pearson Vue has reopened its East Providence testing center for real estate and appraiser testing with a number of safety protocols in place. They have also activated third-party test sites to assist with any backlog from the last several months. The safety protocols are as follows: To protect other candidates and staff, you will not …

REALTOR® Matching Grant Fundraiser

Help us help our neighbors during our May Matching Grant Fundraiser RI REALTORS® is committed to helping others and giving back, but we need your help. COVID-19 has impacted nearly every Rhode Islander in some way. In an effort to help those who need it most, the RI Association of REALTORS® and State-Wide MLS have pledged …

Clear Cooperation Policy Now in Effect

At long last, the new NAR-mandated Clear Cooperation policy is now in effect.  The most significant impact of this policy on State-Wide MLS customers will be a restriction against publicly marketing Non-MLS listings. Please see the FAQs for details on what is considered public marketing.   As this policy applies to ALL Non-MLS listings—past and future—please cease …

Leaders Wanted: Seeking Candidates for RIAR Office

Real estate offers new opportunities and challenges every day.  The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® [RIAR] is seeking leaders to help us embrace and navigate those changes. What:   The RIAR Nominating Committee, which is Chaired by RIAR Immediate Past President Dean deTonnancourt, invites you to apply for one or more of the following offices: President-Elect, …

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 …

RI REALTORS® release February home sales statistics

Warwick, R.I. – March 20, 2020 – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service (MLS), released its February home sales data today which relayed a median price of single-family home sales in February of $274,900, a ten percent increase from 12 months earlier. The number of closed transactions also …