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Forms Changes to RIAR Sales Disclosure – Coming Soon

The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® has approved the following to the RIAR Real Estate Sales Disclosure form.  Watch Instanet or your online forms provider for these form changes. RIAR Forms ▪Real Estate Sales Disclosure (REVISIONS):  4.  Wood/Coal/Gas/Pellet Stove:  Adds an option for a pellet stove. 5.  Heating System:  Asks whether the seller is aware …

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Online “Bargain” = A Failed Smoke/CO Inspection?

Are you planning to buy a new smoke or carbon monoxide detector for a home or rental property that you own or have listed? NOT SO FAST! The type that you buy can mean the difference between a passed or failed inspection. Some detectors do not meet fire safety code requirements in the state of …

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Leaders Wanted: Seeking Candidates for RIAR Office – Apply by June 13th!

Real estate offers new opportunities and challenges every day. The Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® is seeking leaders to help us embrace and navigate those changes. What: The RIAR Nominating Committee, which is chaired by Joe Luca, invites you to apply for one or more of the following offices: President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. …

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Commitment to Excellence – Take the C2EX Challenge!

Learn how to be the best real estate professional you can be with the Commitment to Excellence program, also known as C2EX. C2EX is a free assessment and learning tool from the National Association of REALTORS® that will help you enhance your skills. You can learn where you stand on ten elements of professionalism and …

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Litigation update from NAR

Following the Moehrl v. NAR litigation filed in March that challenges the MLS system and the way that broker commissions are paid, two additional lawsuits with similar allegations have been filed against NAR and the same four franchisor firms that were sued in Moehrl. The two new suits are quite similar to the Moehrl litigation. …

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Take action now!

Oppose New Taxes on Homebuyers! On March 27, the Newport City Council approved a nonbinding resolution asking Rhode Island’s General Assembly for approval on legislation that would enable the City of Newport to impose a two percent conveyance tax on homebuyers. Legislation has been introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and the Senate, and …

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Don’t Miss REBar Camp May 9th

Join us for our sixth semiannual REBARCamp at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence!   This free educational event allows you to pick the topics and choose what to learn.   Upon arrival, suggest a topic you’d like to hear about or one you’d like to share, and we’ll develop the schedule around you!   …

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May 15th application deadline for REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island grants

The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island is accepting applications from nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations within the state for grants of up to $5000. Applicants must support the Foundation’s mission to enhance the quality of life within our communities by organizing volunteers and/or raising funds that enrich communities and assist individuals or entities affected by a personal or …

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Send your NAR committee applications in by May 1st.

The NAR committee application process allows members to enter committee applications and endorsements online. Once your applications are submitted and endorsements are received, the information is compiled into reports which are used by NAR Officers in the NAR committee selection process. -Create or edit your expertise profile (requires log-in)-View the timeline for the 2020 committee …

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