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Questions about the new Team FAQs from RI DBR? New updates available!

In June, the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation (RI DBR) issued FAQs regarding teams and team management. Recently, Dean deTonnancourt, 2019 President of the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS (RIAR) and RIAR General Counsel, Monica Staaf, met with RI DBR to express concerns and questions about the recently released FAQs. Watch the video to …

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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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Deadline Approaching for REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island Grants

Each quarter, REALTOR® Foundation: Rhode Island provides grants of up to $5000 to non-profit entities who share its mission to support the enhancement of quality of life in Rhode Island’s communities and to assist individuals or entities affected by a personal or natural disaster. Organization or individuals who could benefit from REALTOR® Foundation: RI funds, …

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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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