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Check out the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo’s full lineup

The 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, hosted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), is taking place November 8-11 in San Francisco, CA. It’s the largest annual event for the most successful real estate professionals. To help you plan your time-on-site, download a copy of the 2019 Advance Program. It includes detailed information on the …

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MLS Reminder: Report Sales Promptly

Please be sure to complete the information accurately when reporting a listing SOLD. State-Wide MLS needs to preserve the integrity of its data to ensure that it remains reliable and relevant for our members and the public. MLS is also reliant on our members’ commitment to reporting the information in a timely manner as required …

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Act now for a special deal on Microsoft certification with Roger Williams University

The RI REALTORS® Professional Development Center is proud to announce a partnership with Roger Williams University (RWU) to offer training on Microsoft products. The training, which focuses on Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook, is a self-paced program beginning with one introductory class and then completed online. The cost will include all educational and testing components …

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September is Safety Month!

Check out these upcoming educational events that will help you keep you and your clients safe: Consumer & REALTOR® Safety, September 13, 9am – noon Learn a common-sense approach to REALTOR® Safety at this RI REALTOR® course held at the Newport County Board of REALTORS®. How many times have we heard, “The world has changed. …

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REALTOR® Foundation: RI disburses third-quarter grants

REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island has announced the recipients of the Foundation’s third-quarter grants. Five thousand dollars was disbursed, split evenly between Sojourner House, an organization committed to ending domestic and sexual abuse, and Amos House which provides social services to more than 15,000 people each year and manages Rhode Island’s largest soup kitchen. Sojourner House …

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DBR Proposes Changes to Renewal Deadlines

The Department of Business Regulation plans to amend its licensing regulations.  Here is a summary of the amendments: Section 2.9  License Renewal Team:  Staggers the license renewal process for new licensees.  Anyone who is issued a new license on or after January 1, 2020 would renew two years later on the anniversary date of the issuance …

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Updated Condo Rule Guidance

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released updated guidance on FHA-insured condominium financing. The new rules should benefit your real estate clients and customers by allowing more buyers to obtain low down-payment mortgages on affordable housing options. Specifically, the new rules will: • Extend FHA certifications on condo developments from two years …

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Before changing a listing to “Active Under Contract” status…

• Do you have a fully signed binding contract executed? • Is the seller allowing the property to be shown during this time? • Is the seller accepting back up offers? Active Under Contract status should be used when a binding contract has been signed, subject to meeting certain contingency conditions while the property remains …

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