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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Make the most of your summer with the C2EX Summer Challenge!

In cooperation with our local Rhode Island Boards of REALTORS®, RI REALTORS® is excited to bring you the C2EX Summer Challenge! The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It’s not a course, class or designation—it’s an Endorsement that helps you improve …

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Introducing HomeVisit – A Better Way to Market Your Listings

    HomeVisit by CoreLogic is now available in Matrix and Realist! We are pleased to announce that HomeVisit is now available through Matrix! With a single click, you can order and upload property imagery and market your listings directly from your Matrix workflow. Transform your tours and print marketing with stunning photographs captured at …

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Incentives for Landlords Through R.I.’s Housing Now Campaign

The State of R.I. Office of Housing and Community Development has emergency rapid re-housing vouchers that will guarantee rental income to landlords. Tenants pay 30 percent of their income toward rent to the landlord and the vouchers pay the difference of the total rent, directly to the landlord.  The vouchers are available now to rapidly …

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RI Supreme Court rules on unauthorized practice of law

After months of anticipation, the Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld the legal right of title companies to conduct residential real estate closings of transactions and prepare routine documents without an attorney for transactions that the title companies are insuring. However, the court also decided only attorneys can draft deeds and conduct title examination for the …

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Important Message to MLS Broker Participants Regarding License Renewal

The extended license renewal deadline has passed. If any of your licensees failed to renew, please read the following: The MLS Broker/Appraiser Participant is responsible for: Verification that each licensee affiliated with the brokerage has a license in good standing with the licensing bureau at the beginning of each renewal term (Section 2.4 of Commercial Licensing. Regulation …

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